Samsung today announced that it has ranked as a Top 5 Best Global Brand for the fourth consecutive year by Interbrand. The company achieved $91.4 billion in brand value and is highly recognized for promoting a consistent customer experience strategy and leading future technologies such as 6G and AI.
According to Interbrand, Samsung Electronics’ evaluation for Global Top 5 brand was positively influenced by the following:
- Consistent company-wide improvement of the customer experience based on the “One Samsung” strategy.
- The increased level of connectivity and enhanced gaming experiences through the company’s wide-ranging product portfolio and SmartThings.
- The company’s role as a leader in future innovative technologies such as 6G, artificial intelligence (AI), automotive, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
- Consistent actions to strengthen ESG leadership through eco-conscious activities across all product lines.
Samsung’s Recognized Efforts in Each Business Division
- Camera innovation of the Galaxy S23 series based on customers’ insights
- Launching the “Join the Flip Side” campaign and maintaining its leadership in the foldable phone category
- Strengthening its position in the gaming industry to optimize gaming performance in the Galaxy devices by working with industry leading gaming partners
- Consistently enhancing the accessibility of its products and services, including the “Ambient Sound” feature on the Galaxy Buds
- The Samsung Global Goals app to mobilize the Galaxy community and educate them about ways to support the Global Goals
- Pioneering 5G innovation through technical leadership such as 5G virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) and Open RAN
- Strengthening its position in the 5G industry through strong partnerships with global Tier 1 telecommunications operators
- Communicating the sustainability aspects of Samsung’s 5G network technology
- Consolidating global market leadership through continuous product innovation, including Neo QLED 8K and Micro LED
- Strengthening its position in the gaming industry through innovative products such as the Odyssey Ark, the Samsung Gaming Hub and partnerships with global leading game streaming services
- Enhancing accessibility through Relumino Mode and RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind People) partnerships
- Maintaining global leadership in major home appliance categories such as refrigerators and washing machines
- Enhancing user experience throughout product life cycle based on customer insights
- Introducing a new role for home appliances with Bespoke products and winning CES Innovation Award, iF Design Award and more
- Delivering industry-first innovations, such as 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM and solidifying market leadership
- Strengthening partnerships in high growth areas such as AI and automotive
- Expanding Exynos applications into wearables and 5G
- Enhancing credibility with ISOCELL sensors in flagship smartphones from major manufacturers
- Consistently strengthening ESG communications
Samsung Android 14 One UI 6.0 Ineligible Device List
For any smartphone maker, it’s not possible to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Samsung devices ended major upgrade support, and the same happened with One UI 6.0 for a handful of Samsung smartphones.
This year, popular Samsung smartphones such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6.0. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Stable One UI 6.0 is on the way for Samsung Galaxy A52s
Samsung has been working to roll out the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for more eligible Galaxy devices. At the moment, a new One UI 6 testing build has appeared for the Galaxy A52s 5G smartphone on the Checkfirm platform.
According to a report by @tarunvats33, the new One UI 6 testing build for Samsung Galaxy A52s has been spotted on Samsung’s internal test server in India. This means that the Korean tech giant could soon start pushing the official One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy A52s.
The firmware version of the testing build is A528BXXU5FWK8, which indicates that Samsung is almost ready to roll out the stable version of One UI 6.0 for the Galaxy A52s 5G users in India.
One UI 6 is based on Android 14, which is the latest version of Google’s operating system. It brings new features such as Material You design, a privacy dashboard, scrolling screenshots, and more. Samsung also adds its own tweaks and enhancements to One UI 6, such as redesigned widgets, improved camera app, enhanced dark mode, and more.