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Samsung to Lead Smartphone Market in 42 Countries in 2023

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As per the Quarterly Market Monitor study by Counterpoint Research, Samsung is expected to maintain its dominant position in 42 nations in 2023, compared to its previous dominance of 46 countries. Based on comprehensive research including 74 countries, it is anticipated that Samsung could relinquish its top ranking in six of them, including the Philippines, while simultaneously taking the lead in two of them, India and Malaysia. This year, Samsung is expected to drop out of the top spot in four nations.

Three of the six nations where Samsung is expected to lose its top spot are Kuwait, Algeria, and the Philippines. In the past, Samsung has found success in the Philippines, where it has a significant portion of the Southeast Asian market for exports. Unfortunately, things are changing, particularly in light of the enthusiastic reaction that the Realme C55 model, which was introduced in H1 2023, has received. A midnight sale on e-commerce sites was the result of the model’s considerable popularity.

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This increase in momentum portends a potential challenge to Samsung’s dominant position in the second half of the year. Samsung is predicted to lose ground to Apple in Kuwait, while TECHNO is predicted to overtake Samsung in Algeria. With the success of the iPhone 14 Pro series in the $800 and up luxury class during H1 2023, Apple is likely to take the lead in Kuwait’s largest GCC market. Samsung, however, is about to lose its top spot in Algeria as a result of TECNO’s aggressive price policies.

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But Samsung has a good chance this year to overtake Xiaomi and take the top spot in Malaysia and India. To gain market share in India, Samsung has been utilizing a variety of tactics. The Galaxy A series is aimed at physical channels; the F series is concentrated on Flipkart, a major online store; and the M series is a major participant on Amazon. Samsung’s market share has expanded in part because of the positive reception the company’s premium portfolio of the Galaxy S and Z series has received in India. Samsung is effectively executing a well-rounded distribution plan.

Thanks to “Counterpoint


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Galaxy Z Flip 6 has Desktop Mode similar to Samsung DeX

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Samsung DeX is one of the most appreciative features of Galaxy devices, which allows users to take advantage of several applications on the desktop directly through their connected smartphone. However, the availability of the feature is limited to some devices.

In simple words, the application is available for flagship devices, but the feature was still absent from the Flip lineup. With the latest Galaxy Z Flip 6, Samsung has introduced desktop mode for the devices, But it’s not similar to the Samsung DeX.

According to the information, the Desktop mode allows users to easily connect the smartphone to an external monitor or TV, so it can benefit from a desktop system that can be used with all the applications on our phone.

Samsung DeX to be available on the Galaxy Z Flip 6

However, it is currently spotted by Android Authority, which claims it. The feature is hidden under the One UI 6.1.1 settings, and to enable it, the developer has to force desktop mode on. According to the screenshot shared, it lacks some features like Taskbar.

Meanwhile, the multi-window feature works seamlessly; it even allows you to resize and move app windows. However, the split screen feature displays on the phone’s screen rather than the external display, and the maximize and minimize buttons for windows don’t work.

It looks like an internal experiment run by Samsung, and it may soon work seamlessly in the coming days by capturing more potential in the desktop mode for the Galaxy Z Flip series.


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Good news foldable fans: A new leak reveals launch time for Galaxy Z Fold 6 slim

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Galaxy Z Fold 6

Samsung always keeps its users ahead in terms of new technology and other innovations. Foldable devices are one prime example. The Korean giant is one of the companies that initiated the foldable device concept and started making it available commercially. Now, with the latest development, the company has introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6 devices.

This time, Samsung is planning to launch more variants of its latest foldable in the form of Slim/Ultra. We have already reported on the availability of this new foldable based on rumours. Now, a popular tipster has shared information about the timing of the device’s launch.

According to the tipster ICE Universe, Samsung could launch the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slip in October. He also mentions the markets, including South Korea, and the device will be rebranded as W25 in China.

According to another report, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim will have a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the Korean outlet reported that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim or Ultra have a 6.5-inch screen and an 8-inch internal display. As the latest version, it should bring more new hardware to compete in the coming days.


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Google Play system July 2024 update brings major Play Store enhancements

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Google frequently brings new updates to the Play system store, which brings several new features and enhancements under the several internal functions of the devices, allowing users to take advantage of the full potential of the devices. Now, with the July 2024 update, the company is aiming to bring new changes to its several built-in applications.

Google Play system July 2024 update brings changes to Google Play Store, play services and many more

Google introduces new changes for its leading applications, including Google Play services and the Google Play store, every month. The company doesn’t release one software update to enhance these but distributes frequent updates many times a month.

According to the changelog, the Google Play store is experiencing several new changes. Users can now see more updates about the game directly from the developer. Play Protect can also remove permissions from unsafe apps to further protect users.

Now, when you click ads for apps, the Play store will directly open the app page for you to check out the details. Along with this, Japan users will get the exclusive tab to see comics, including manga, webtoon, and anime content.

Meanwhile, the Google Play services also have several improvements, like joining your phone hotpot from your tablet without having to manually set anything. The company also made some new changes to maintain the account management and security of the devices.

How to get the latest update

It is worth noticing that these changes will be distributed as new changes in the form of software updates. To get the latest update, you need to keep an eye on the working update available from the Google Play system update, which you can check through the system main settings.


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