Today, Samsung announced that it’s partnering with AMD to advance 5G vRAN (virtualized RAN) for network transformation. This new collaboration will unlock a wider set of choices for operators to build high-capacity, energy-efficient networks, leveraging Samsung’s vRAN solutions and ecosystem.
Samsung and AMD have completed several rounds of tests at Samsung’s lab to verify high-capacity and telco-grade performance using FDD bands and TDD Massive MIMO wide bands, while significantly reducing power consumption.
In this joint collaboration, Samsung used its versatile vRAN software integrated with the new AMD EPYC 8004 processors. During technical verification, the EPYC 8004 processors combined with Samsung’s vRAN solutions delivered optimized cell capacity per server as well as high power efficiency.
More Samsung Galaxy A52 4G users getting Android 14 One UI 6.0 update
Samsung is expanding an Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to more Galaxy A52 4G smartphone users. This major update was previously limited in Russia and the company is now making it available in India and Ukraine.
One UI 6.0 update for Samsung Galaxy A52 4G smartphone installs January 2024 security patch to improve system security. Users will have to download around 2.1GB package to install the update and can identify through One UI build version A525FXXU6EXB3.
The major One UI update brings a bundle of new features and improvements. Some of the highlights include a redesigned interface, enhanced privacy controls, improved performance, and more.
In addition, the fresh software also updates several stock apps to available latest version such as Samsung Notes Addons, Kids, Notes, Internet, Health, SmartThings, Members, Wallet, and more.
If you are using a Galaxy A52 4G smartphone, then you can get the latest update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
One UI 7: These Galaxy A series smartphones are eligible for Android 15 update
Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone makers in the world, and its One UI skin is widely known for its features and performance. The latest version of One UI is 6.1, which is based on Android 14. However, Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the next major update, One UI 7, which will be powered by Android 15.
Android 15 is the upcoming version of Google’s operating system, which is currently in the Developer Preview stage. Samsung will open its Beta Program for One UI 7 for Galaxy devices later this year, after the official release of Android 15.
While it is still early to know the exact features and changes that One UI 7 will bring, we can expect some of the Android 15 features to be integrated into Samsung’s skin, along with some Samsung-specific additions and optimizations.
Based on the previous rollouts, software policy, and experience, we have compiled a list of Galaxy A series smartphones that are likely to receive One UI 7 based on Android 15.
- Galaxy A55 [Launching on March 11]
- Galaxy A35 [Launching on March 11]
- Galaxy A05s
- Galaxy A15
- Galaxy A25
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxu A24
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A73
If your Galaxy phone is not in the list, don’t worry as it will be updated later. The official list will come when the One UI 7 update starts around October 2024.
The article is updated on February 27, 2024.
Samsung Galaxy S24 boosts Camera Lens Market in 2024: TrendForce Report
TrendForce’s latest report revealed that the smartphone camera lens market is expected to rebound in 2024, growing by 3.8% to reach about 4.22 billion units. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for AI-powered smartphones.
Samsung is a leader in the smartphone camera lens market with its Galaxy S24 series, which has the ProVisual Engine algorithm to optimize images. The market is also showing a shift towards higher resolution and more lenses for rear camera setups. The standard configuration is now 49MP to 64MP for primary lenses and three lenses for rear setups.
Moreover, hardware innovations such as periscopic lens modules, hybrid glass-plastic lenses, and APO lenses are enabling better color fidelity and imaging capabilities.
According to the report, another factor that is driving the market is the consumer preference for camera spec upgrades so brands are focusing on enhancing the specs of high-end models. For example, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has the Tetraprism zoom lens, which will be used by more iPhone 16 Pro models. Vivo’s Y200 smartphone has a 64MP main camera, whereas most brands have scaled down the camera specs for their entry-level models.
However, the market is also facing challenges like cost issues. Android brands have different solutions for mid-range and high-end models. The future depends on how brands and consumers balance cost and performance.