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Samsung Food

Samsung Food, an AI-powered food and recipe service now available globally

The platform will act as a personalised assistant that helps users discover new dishes, create tailored meal plans and order ingredients online

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Z Fold5, Flip5 in UAE

The brand has consistently refined and optimised the Galaxy Z series lineup

Galaxy Z Flip5, Z Fold5

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Z Flip5, Fold5

From content creation on Galaxy Z Flip5 to seamless multitasking on Galaxy Z Fold5, this series of Galaxy foldables meets and exceeds the distinctive needs of today’s users

Samsung and FRAME tap local creators for Galaxy Z Flip4 accessories inspired by UAE cultureSamsung and FRAME tap local creators for Galaxy Z Flip4 accessories inspired by UAE culture image credit Samsung and Frame

Samsung, FRAME unveil Galaxy Z Flip4 accessories inspired by UAE culture, created by local artists

The creations launched at Al Shindaga Museum in collaboration with Dubai Culture are available for purchase online until the end of July

television

Demand for luxury TVs surging in the GCC, says Samsung

Nikola Aksentijevic, head of Visual Display Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, asserts that the increasing income levels and purchasing power of consumers in the region are fuelling the demand for premium products

Apple and Samsung

Apple, Samsung looking to expand in India, minister says

The South Asian nation is seeking to expand its early success in smartphones to other product categories

Samsung Pay

You can now pay your DEWA bill with Samsung Pay

DEWA is the first government entity in Dubai to adopt the Samsung Pay option within its digital channels

Samsung

Samsung posts record chip losses

Korea’s largest company reported net income of KWR1.4tn and its semiconductor division posted a loss of KWR4.58tn

Apple’s 40% plunge in PC shipments is steepest among major computer makers

Shipments by all PC makers combined slumped 29 per cent to 56.9 million units – and fell below the levels of early 2019

South Korea

South Korea to surpass China in chip machine spending next year

Chip foundries are particularly important in the race for economic and political dominance

Aramco

Aramco, Samsung sign MoU, will leverage 5G tech

The non-binding MoU aims to contribute to the digital transformation of various industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia

Galaxy A54

Samsung launches Galaxy A54, A34 5G smartphones in UAE

Both smartphones will be available from March 21 on the brand’s website as well as in select retailers across the country

Smartphone market

Is the region’s smartphone market expected to grow in 2023?

The competition remains stiff in the coming years, especially for emerging brands

Samsung

Samsung drives $400bn South Korea plan to propel key tech

The company plans to build a new chip cluster on the outskirts of Seoul

Samsung galaxy

Samsung unveils Galaxy S23 series

Starting February 17, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 will be widely available in carriers and retailers, and on the brand’s website

Smartphone shipments

Smartphone shipments drop for fourth consecutive quarter, down 12% in 2022

Samsung defended its first-place position, claiming a 22 per cent market share with 257.9 million shipments

Samsung

Samsung heir Lee formally takes helm of technology empire

The board approved the 54-year-old’s ascension to the helm of the $250bn company on Thursday

Samsung emissions

Samsung to invest $5bn under plan to tame rising emissions

South Korea’s biggest company also aims to switch overseas factories entirely to renewable electricity within five years

Samsung

Samsung is first to start mass production of 3-nanometre chips

Samsung’s 3nm products reduce power consumption by up to 45 per cent and improve performance by 23 per cent compared to 5nm chips

GCC smartphone

GCC smartphone market suffers decline as demand continues to weaken

The GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09bn in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5 per cent quarter on quarter

Microsoft Xbox

Microsoft Xbox brings cloud gaming to Samsung smart TVs without console

Starting June 30, hundreds of cloud-enabled games attached to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be available through Samsung’s Gaming Hub

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series now available for pre-order in the UAE

The S8 Ultra comes in graphite, while the S8 and S8+ are available in graphite, silver, and pink gold

50% of the top 10 auto OEMs to design their own chips by 2025: Gartner

Automakers and Tier 1 suppliers desire greater control over their chip supply

Samsung to replace unit heads, combine mobile and consumer arms

The move simplifies the company’s operational structure, segmenting its semiconductor and consumer groups

Global smartphone sales declined 6.8% in third quarter of 2021: Gartner

Apple reclaimed the second position among the top five smartphone vendors in the third quarter and Xiaomi slipped to the third place

SMARTPHONE

Global smartphone sales grew 10.8% in second quarter of 2021: Gartner

Xiaomi moved into the second spot; Apple dropped to third

Gartner says worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.4% in 2020

Intel retained its position as the No. 1 global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2020

Apple leads in global smartphone shipments in Q4 of 2020: IDC

Apple ships 90.1 million iPhones in Q4 for 23.4% market share

Samsung to train UAE students in AI and machine learning

Samsung Future Academy is to launch its AI course in the UAE

social media

Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in September

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region