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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Dominates The Flagship Android Market: Globally

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  • The Foldable Z series also gain momentum in the ultra-premium segment.
  • Apple still takes the lead.

Lately, a report was released by Counterpointresearch on the 23rd of June. It is a market research and consulting firm that conducts sales surveys and collects data for various devices annually and monthly. 

This report mentions the top-selling smartphones in the premium and ultra-premium segments.

The research was based on samples from Beijing, London, San Diego, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Seoul, and Hong Kong.

Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G became the best-selling Android smartphone in the premium segment in Q1 2022 by capturing a 3% share along with the Foldables, which were also mostly from Samsung & are expected to become mainstream.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was followed by Galaxy A13 with 1.4%, Galaxy A03 Core with Galaxy 1.4%, and Galaxy A53 5G with 1.3% for Samsung in terms of global premium market sales.

Following remained the key highlights; According to the report- From Q1 2017 to Q2 2022.

  • The premium segment (400 $ or above) accounted for almost 66% of global smartphone value highest till now during the 1st quarter of 2022.
  • The volume growth in the ultra-premium segment was driven by Apple and Samsung.
  • Developed countries still continue to dominate the premium market sales.
  • The premium segment became significant, in emerging markets like India and Latin America.
  • Ultra-premium (US$>1000) segment captured the fastest-growing spot globally as seen 164% YoY sales volume growth in China, Western Europe, and North America.
  • Three in 10 smartphones sold came from the premium segment, its highest-ever Q1 share Its Sales value grew by +0.5% YoY because of an increase in Average Selling Price (ASP).
  • The sales volume for Foldable grew 184% YoY in the premium segment acquiring 3% of the total sales volume in the premium segment.
  • The overall smartphone market declined by 10%.
  • The global premium, US$400 or above wholesale ASP market sales volume declined 8% YoY.
  • The premium market has outperformed overall smartphone market growth consecutively for the eighth time.

In spite of these, sales in the premium segment declined YoY i.e. Year-over-year (YOY), which is a method of evaluating two or more measured events to compare the results at one period with those of a comparable period on an annualized basis.

Samsung’s top models made up just 22% of its total sales.

Apple took 62% of the premium market in Q1 2022 with sales in April 2022 with the Apple models in the top 10 accounting for 89% of its total sales for the month, due to iPhone 13,iPhone 13 Pro Max,iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 12 grabbing the top 4 spots in terms of market sales shares.

Future Expectations :

We can anticipate the market by the above reports as ;

Growth in 5G device sales, as the last month’s best-sellers list, saw an increase in the number of 5G-enabled smartphones.

Foldable smartphones could challenge the top sitters as their growth increased and people showed interest.

An ultra-premium segment to grow even further as customers’ interests continuously increase throughout the years.

India and other developing countries will possibly shift more towards the ultra-premium segment, as these devices are becoming both luxury & necessity.

As for Samsung, it is expected that it will continue to dominate the foldable market through its Z series and along with the Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G the spiritual successor of the Note series.

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Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Samsung Galaxy S25’s advanced AI novelties could boost its price

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Samsung started working on the Galaxy S25 series, which is supposed to be launched early next year. This forthcoming device is expected to be priced higher as compared to its predecessor. 

Samsung will expand its high-end S series by introducing a next-gen smartphone series named the Galaxy S25. It’s too early to discuss the Galaxy S25, but leaks and rumors are doing their jobs by offering more details about the upcoming Galaxy S25. This upcoming device is expected to cost more than the current S-series devices. 

The reason behind this report appears to be that a Galaxy S25 will be more expensive than a Galaxy S24 due to its higher manufacturing costs. The US chip designer Qualcomm could push the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 into production in the second half of the year. This latest chipset is expected to boost AI processing. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be a truly advanced chip, but its high-end tech advancements might lead to higher costs, which could translate into a price hike for the upcoming Galaxy S25. The report suggested that, according to a recent prediction from industry watcher Ming-Chi Kuo, Qualcomm might increase the cost of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 by 25–30% compared to the Gen 3 solution. 

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be manufactured on the 3nm N3E process by TSMC; it’s the same technique used to build Apple’s A18 Pro chip. This shift will supposedly cause the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to be 25–30% more expensive than its predecessor. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 costs around $190–$200; by this metric, the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 might cost $260. 

However, Samsung could deal with the higher expenses of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for the Galaxy S25 by absorbing the cost or reducing the quality in other areas, such as the battery or display, but this could be risky, such as switching to its in-house Exynos 2500 chip. The upcoming chipset will be fabricated from TSMC’s most advanced process and should bring performance gains to the CPU, GPU, and NPU (AI processing).

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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