Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series in February 2023. This new smartphone lineup introduces some meaningful upgrades in terms of hardware and design. Also, it’s the first time in years that Samsung is offering the same Snapdragon variant worldwide.
The Galaxy S23 lineup consists of three models namely the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Both non-Ultra models adopted the same design as their elder sibling as part of initiating Samsung’s 2023 signature design approach.
Talking about Ultra, the South Korean tech giant didn’t bring any notable design changes except for the thick middle frame. However, the primary camera has been upgraded to a monstrous 200-megapixel sensor, ditching the conventional 108-megapixel snapper.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 14 Update
Software side, the Galaxy S23 series comes pre-loaded with Android 13-based One UI 5.1. Do note that it’s still the latest version of the company’s proprietary skin for Galaxy devices. In the coming months, the Galaxy Z5 lineup will debut along with the One UI 5.1.1, pre-installed.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will become the most expensive Samsung smartphone after launch, however, Galaxy S is the flagship stream. As the company is getting a long time with the S23 series in terms of firmware, consumers will get benefited from the fastest Android rollout.
Google introduced the Android 14’s Developer Preview build in early February. In April, the operating system entered Public Beta testing on eligible Pixel phones, with the latest milestone achieved it second Beta. With all four major rollouts, the company added new features, changes, and improvements.
For Pixel phones, Android 14 will be bringing new customization tools, as Google showcased at I/O 2023. Meanwhile, it won’t be the same case for the Galaxy devices as they run One UI, which is based on Android but tweaked by Samsung.
That said, Galaxy users don’t care what’s happening at Google’s Android department. They are just eagerly waiting for the One UI Beta Program that usually begins after the official release of Android every year. Among others, the S23 lineup will be the first to let Samsung start Android 14 distribution.
Samsung Android 14-based One UI 6 (Beta & Stable), both will first rollout to the latest Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The Beta firmware may be limited to seven countries, while the Stable builds availability may reach a wide mark by the end of October 2023.
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Samsung announces Galaxy S23 FE release date in France
Back in October, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone. Since then, the company has sequentially expanded the phone’s market-wise availability. Now, Samsung announced the release date of Galaxy S23 FE in France.
Samsung will release the Galaxy S23 FE in France on December 8, 2023. The company is highlighting the phone’s camera and videography skills along with battery and design. As shown in the image, the Galaxy S23 FE will be available in four colors: Purple, Black, White and Mint.
The Galaxy S23 FE is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 14-based One UI 6.0 software. In initial launch markets, the device was shipped with One UI 5.1, powered by Android 13. Moreover, the S23 FE France unit will be powered by Exynos 2200 chipset.
Samsung will produce 4nm AI chips for Hanwha
Samsung and Hanwha partner to produce cutting-edge AI chips. Hanwha subsidiary Vision Next’s AI semiconductors will be mass-produced at Samsung’s 4nm process technology.
The company has expanded its base for high-tech, high-tech processes, and Hanwha has secured a growth engine for the semiconductor business, which has been selected as a future growth engine.
According to a report, Samsung plans to mass produce Vision Next AI semiconductors using the 4nm (nanometer) process. It is planned to begin mass production as early as the first half of next year.
This move is expected to become the basis for cooperation between the foundry and fabless of leading domestic companies. This is because Samsung can increase its foundry status by expanding its 4nm customer base, and Hanwha can increase its semiconductor business capabilities.
Galaxy S23 Ultra slips out of bestseller club, iPhone tsunami continues [Q3 2023]
A new report shows that Samsung’s Galaxy A14 continues to lead the Android market globally. While the Apple iPhone’s tsunami continued, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra slipped out of bestseller club in the third quarter of the year.
Apple’s iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro were the bestsellers in Q3 2023. Notably, the iPhone 13 jumped to the fourth rank as its sales were high during the festival sales in India. From fifth to eighth, Samsung’s A series phones are listed on the chart.
Samsung’s Galaxy A14 LTE was the best-selling Android smartphone globally in Q3 2023. This phone’s 5G variant ranked 2nd in the Android market, while sixth in all categories. The Galaxy A54 and affordable Galaxy A04e secured seventh and eighth spots in the chart.
The most notable thing is that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra flagship slipped out of the top 10 bestseller club. It came as a big disappointment for Samsung as it’s preparing to unveil the Galaxy S24 Ultra alongside the S24 and S24 Plus in January next year.