Mobile operators in South Korea have drastically increased discounts on their flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, to support a sharp drop in sales amid controversy over the Game Optimizing Service (GOS), which slows down gaming performance.
Samsung has been criticized for the GOS app, with users finding that the service cannot be disabled manually. In response to the backlash from users, the company provided a software update that does not limit the performance of devices until the phones get too hot.
KT and LG Uplus said they have increased discounts for mobile service subscribers who purchase the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus to $410. Last month, mobile operators already increased the discount amount on the Galaxy S22 Ultra to $410. It turns out that the starting price of smartphones has already halved.
Our company and the mobile operators made this discount decision together after consultation. Currently, the device market as a whole is in a difficult situation, so discounts have been increased since April 1st.
A spokesman for the local carrier added that the GOS scandal had indeed affected sales of the Samsung Galaxy S22.
There are more than 500 million users of Xiaomi smartphones in the world. The company joined Samsung and Apple
According to the analytical company Counterpoint Research, there are already more than 500 million smartphone users in the world of the Chinese company Xiaomi, which has joined the club where Samsung and Apple already belong.
Theoretically, Xiaomi’s large user base could further develop the company’s brand if products meet or exceed expectations. It may also give Xiaomi more opportunities to monetize traffic on its smartphones and allow the company to effectively sell IoT devices, headphones, smartwatches and other gadgets.
2021 was a very successful year for the company, with users actively buying smartphones. Xiaomi’s successful global expansion is particularly noticeable in India and Europe, where it became one of the top three OEMs in the first quarter of 2022. In India, the company leads the market with 23% of the market, and in China it is in fifth place.
The average revenue per user (ARPU) of Xiaomi in China is much higher than other regional markets, with ARPU for premium smartphones higher than for lower-end smartphones. This partly explains the strategic importance of the Chinese segment of the premium smartphone market, although demand seems weak at the moment. The additional profit and revenue from Chinese premium smartphone users could help Xiaomi further subsidize overseas sales channels, expand into new countries and launch global marketing campaigns.
According to Xiaomi, more than 80% of internet service revenue comes from China, with the main contributor being advertising.
The iPhone 15 could do what Jobs wanted to see in the very first iPhone. It’s about the lack of a SIM card slot.
According to numerous rumors, the iPhone 15 line of smartphones may be the first Apple models in which the company will abandon the slot for conventional SIM cards. That is, they will completely switch to eSIM. As it turned out, Apple wanted to abandon the SIM even in the very first iPhone.
According to former Apple CEO Tony Fadell, Steve Jobs wanted to release the first iPhone without a SIM card slot. Of course, then there was no talk of any eSIM in its modern form. It’s just that Jobs liked the concept of the iPhone without SIM cards, and it could be realized by switching completely to CDMA networks. However, Fadell dissuaded Jobs from this idea, showing statistics according to which, the distribution of CDMA left much to be desired. Later, Apple did release a CDMA-enabled iPhone for Verizon, but that was just a modification.
Now, more than 15 years later, Jobs’ original concept may be fully realized. True, eSIM does not work in all countries, so Apple will have to continue to release iPhones with SIM card slots.
Dimensity 1300, 50 MP, 4500 mAh and 80 W. OnePlus Nord 2T will be the first phone with Dimensity 1300
The OnePlus Nord 2T smartphone will be presented this Thursday, May 19th. Ahead of the event, the company confirmed one new information about the phone.
Yesterday, the company confirmed support for 80W SuperVOOC charging, which allows you to charge your smartphone for a full day of work in just 15 minutes. Battery capacity is not mentioned, but according to leaks, it is 4500 mAh.
Today’s announcement confirms the use of the Dimensity 1300 single-chip system. It is worth noting that the OnePlus Nord 2T will be the first phone with the Dimensity 1300.
The smartphone is rumored to feature a 50MP IMX766 main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP rear camera, and a 32MP IMX615 front camera.
The screen should have a diagonal of 6.43 inches with a resolution of FullHD + and an image refresh rate of 90 Hz.
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