Samsung Galaxy A14 will launch looking quite like the Galaxy S23 and with a screen-size upgrade – Notebookcheck.net

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Is this the Galaxy A14? (Source: OnLeaks x GizNext)

The Galaxy A14 4G might be one of the cheapest Android smartphones Samsung launches in 2023; however, new renders give it a rear camera hump not hugely unlike that linked to its putative flagship S23 counterparts. The putative budget model is also now thought to debut with a display bigger than that of its A13 predecessor, flattened edges and a 3.5mm jack.

Samsung is rumored to have taken the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s heretofore-exclusive, individually-machined-lens rear camera style and refined it for the upcoming S23 series. Now, according to new renders posted by OnLeaks in partnership with GizNext, the resulting rear panel style might indeed be constant for the OEM’s entire Android smartphone line-up for 2023.

This apparently even goes for the successor to the 4G/LTE-only version of the budget A13, although it may be paired to a relatively low-end, FHD+ display with a U-shaped notch in that case. Then again, the “A14’s” screen is now tipped to be 6.8 inches in diagonal length, compared to 6.6 inches in its alleged forebear.

The entry-level A14’s rumored adoption of the S22 Ultra look means it may have 1 less rear camera than its predecessor; then again, if it is the depth of field or macro shooter that gets the axe, that may be no bad thing. 

Otherwise, the ‘Galaxy A14 4G’ is projected to have flattened sides not that different from that of the A13, which might suggest more plastic for its black rear panel. Those edges are now rumored to contain a fingerprint sensor/power button; therefore, there may be no chance of an upgrade to OLED in this generation either.

All in all, the A14 as depicted in this new leak may represent a relatively mild upgrade from its well-received forebear, save in looks. Should it really launch in that form, Samsung will hopefully refrain from charging a premium for the design update.

Check the Galaxy A13 out on Amazon today.

Deirdre O’Donnell – Senior Tech Writer – 5581 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018

I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.

Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-A14-will-launch-looking-quite-like-the-Galaxy-S23-and-with-a-screen-size-upgrade.659118.0.html

Samsung Galaxy A14 will launch looking quite like the Galaxy S23 and with a screen-size upgrade – Notebookcheck.net

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Is this the Galaxy A14? (Source: OnLeaks x GizNext)

The Galaxy A14 4G might be one of the cheapest Android smartphones Samsung launches in 2023; however, new renders give it a rear camera hump not hugely unlike that linked to its putative flagship S23 counterparts. The putative budget model is also now thought to debut with a display bigger than that of its A13 predecessor, flattened edges and a 3.5mm jack.

Samsung is rumored to have taken the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s heretofore-exclusive, individually-machined-lens rear camera style and refined it for the upcoming S23 series. Now, according to new renders posted by OnLeaks in partnership with GizNext, the resulting rear panel style might indeed be constant for the OEM’s entire Android smartphone line-up for 2023.

This apparently even goes for the successor to the 4G/LTE-only version of the budget A13, although it may be paired to a relatively low-end, FHD+ display with a U-shaped notch in that case. Then again, the “A14’s” screen is now tipped to be 6.8 inches in diagonal length, compared to 6.6 inches in its alleged forebear.

The entry-level A14’s rumored adoption of the S22 Ultra look means it may have 1 less rear camera than its predecessor; then again, if it is the depth of field or macro shooter that gets the axe, that may be no bad thing. 

Otherwise, the ‘Galaxy A14 4G’ is projected to have flattened sides not that different from that of the A13, which might suggest more plastic for its black rear panel. Those edges are now rumored to contain a fingerprint sensor/power button; therefore, there may be no chance of an upgrade to OLED in this generation either.

All in all, the A14 as depicted in this new leak may represent a relatively mild upgrade from its well-received forebear, save in looks. Should it really launch in that form, Samsung will hopefully refrain from charging a premium for the design update.

Check the Galaxy A13 out on Amazon today.

Deirdre O’Donnell – Senior Tech Writer – 5581 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018

I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.

Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-A14-will-launch-looking-quite-like-the-Galaxy-S23-and-with-a-screen-size-upgrade.659118.0.html

Samsung Galaxy A14 will launch looking quite like the Galaxy S23 and with a screen-size upgrade – Notebookcheck.net

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Is this the Galaxy A14? (Source: OnLeaks x GizNext)

The Galaxy A14 4G might be one of the cheapest Android smartphones Samsung launches in 2023; however, new renders give it a rear camera hump not hugely unlike that linked to its putative flagship S23 counterparts. The putative budget model is also now thought to debut with a display bigger than that of its A13 predecessor, flattened edges and a 3.5mm jack.

Samsung is rumored to have taken the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s heretofore-exclusive, individually-machined-lens rear camera style and refined it for the upcoming S23 series. Now, according to new renders posted by OnLeaks in partnership with GizNext, the resulting rear panel style might indeed be constant for the OEM’s entire Android smartphone line-up for 2023.

This apparently even goes for the successor to the 4G/LTE-only version of the budget A13, although it may be paired to a relatively low-end, FHD+ display with a U-shaped notch in that case. Then again, the “A14’s” screen is now tipped to be 6.8 inches in diagonal length, compared to 6.6 inches in its alleged forebear.

The entry-level A14’s rumored adoption of the S22 Ultra look means it may have 1 less rear camera than its predecessor; then again, if it is the depth of field or macro shooter that gets the axe, that may be no bad thing. 

Otherwise, the ‘Galaxy A14 4G’ is projected to have flattened sides not that different from that of the A13, which might suggest more plastic for its black rear panel. Those edges are now rumored to contain a fingerprint sensor/power button; therefore, there may be no chance of an upgrade to OLED in this generation either.

All in all, the A14 as depicted in this new leak may represent a relatively mild upgrade from its well-received forebear, save in looks. Should it really launch in that form, Samsung will hopefully refrain from charging a premium for the design update.

Check the Galaxy A13 out on Amazon today.

Deirdre O’Donnell – Senior Tech Writer – 5581 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018

I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.

Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-A14-will-launch-looking-quite-like-the-Galaxy-S23-and-with-a-screen-size-upgrade.659118.0.html

Samsung Galaxy A14 will launch looking quite like the Galaxy S23 and with a screen-size upgrade – Notebookcheck.net

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Is this the Galaxy A14? (Source: OnLeaks x GizNext)

The Galaxy A14 4G might be one of the cheapest Android smartphones Samsung launches in 2023; however, new renders give it a rear camera hump not hugely unlike that linked to its putative flagship S23 counterparts. The putative budget model is also now thought to debut with a display bigger than that of its A13 predecessor, flattened edges and a 3.5mm jack.

Samsung is rumored to have taken the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s heretofore-exclusive, individually-machined-lens rear camera style and refined it for the upcoming S23 series. Now, according to new renders posted by OnLeaks in partnership with GizNext, the resulting rear panel style might indeed be constant for the OEM’s entire Android smartphone line-up for 2023.

This apparently even goes for the successor to the 4G/LTE-only version of the budget A13, although it may be paired to a relatively low-end, FHD+ display with a U-shaped notch in that case. Then again, the “A14’s” screen is now tipped to be 6.8 inches in diagonal length, compared to 6.6 inches in its alleged forebear.

The entry-level A14’s rumored adoption of the S22 Ultra look means it may have 1 less rear camera than its predecessor; then again, if it is the depth of field or macro shooter that gets the axe, that may be no bad thing. 

Otherwise, the ‘Galaxy A14 4G’ is projected to have flattened sides not that different from that of the A13, which might suggest more plastic for its black rear panel. Those edges are now rumored to contain a fingerprint sensor/power button; therefore, there may be no chance of an upgrade to OLED in this generation either.

All in all, the A14 as depicted in this new leak may represent a relatively mild upgrade from its well-received forebear, save in looks. Should it really launch in that form, Samsung will hopefully refrain from charging a premium for the design update.

Check the Galaxy A13 out on Amazon today.

Deirdre O’Donnell – Senior Tech Writer – 5581 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018

I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.

Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-A14-will-launch-looking-quite-like-the-Galaxy-S23-and-with-a-screen-size-upgrade.659118.0.html

Samsung Galaxy A14 will launch looking quite like the Galaxy S23 and with a screen-size upgrade – Notebookcheck.net

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Is this the Galaxy A14? (Source: OnLeaks x GizNext)

The Galaxy A14 4G might be one of the cheapest Android smartphones Samsung launches in 2023; however, new renders give it a rear camera hump not hugely unlike that linked to its putative flagship S23 counterparts. The putative budget model is also now thought to debut with a display bigger than that of its A13 predecessor, flattened edges and a 3.5mm jack.

Samsung is rumored to have taken the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s heretofore-exclusive, individually-machined-lens rear camera style and refined it for the upcoming S23 series. Now, according to new renders posted by OnLeaks in partnership with GizNext, the resulting rear panel style might indeed be constant for the OEM’s entire Android smartphone line-up for 2023.

This apparently even goes for the successor to the 4G/LTE-only version of the budget A13, although it may be paired to a relatively low-end, FHD+ display with a U-shaped notch in that case. Then again, the “A14’s” screen is now tipped to be 6.8 inches in diagonal length, compared to 6.6 inches in its alleged forebear.

The entry-level A14’s rumored adoption of the S22 Ultra look means it may have 1 less rear camera than its predecessor; then again, if it is the depth of field or macro shooter that gets the axe, that may be no bad thing. 

Otherwise, the ‘Galaxy A14 4G’ is projected to have flattened sides not that different from that of the A13, which might suggest more plastic for its black rear panel. Those edges are now rumored to contain a fingerprint sensor/power button; therefore, there may be no chance of an upgrade to OLED in this generation either.

All in all, the A14 as depicted in this new leak may represent a relatively mild upgrade from its well-received forebear, save in looks. Should it really launch in that form, Samsung will hopefully refrain from charging a premium for the design update.

Check the Galaxy A13 out on Amazon today.

Deirdre O’Donnell – Senior Tech Writer – 5581 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018

I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.

Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-A14-will-launch-looking-quite-like-the-Galaxy-S23-and-with-a-screen-size-upgrade.659118.0.html

Samsung Galaxy S23 cases leak – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com

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After last week’s detailed renders Galaxy S23 and S23+, we are now getting a follow-up in the form of two protective cases for the smaller S23 model. The two cases reveal the button placement for the vanilla model will remain as they were on the S22 while the camera bump will now feature a thinner design in line with that on the Galaxy Z Fold4.

Samsung Galaxy S23 cases

Interestingly enough Samsung is also preparing a similar camera bump design on the upcoming Galaxy A14 which also leaked in render form over the weekend.

Samsung Galaxy S23 renders

Based on the latest rumored specs, Samsung Galaxy S23 will retain its 6.1-inch AMOLED display with slightly thicker bezels. The phone’s dimensions are listed at 146.3 x 70.8 x 7.6 mm which matches the S22. The device will reportedly launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Exynos 2300 chipset, depending on the region. The rumors also suggest the same 25W charging.

Source (tweet)

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s23_cases_leak_-news-56021.php

Samsung Galaxy S23 cases leak – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com

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After last week’s detailed renders Galaxy S23 and S23+, we are now getting a follow-up in the form of two protective cases for the smaller S23 model. The two cases reveal the button placement for the vanilla model will remain as they were on the S22 while the camera bump will now feature a thinner design in line with that on the Galaxy Z Fold4.

Samsung Galaxy S23 cases

Interestingly enough Samsung is also preparing a similar camera bump design on the upcoming Galaxy A14 which also leaked in render form over the weekend.

Samsung Galaxy S23 renders

Based on the latest rumored specs, Samsung Galaxy S23 will retain its 6.1-inch AMOLED display with slightly thicker bezels. The phone’s dimensions are listed at 146.3 x 70.8 x 7.6 mm which matches the S22. The device will reportedly launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Exynos 2300 chipset, depending on the region. The rumors also suggest the same 25W charging.

Source (tweet)

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s23_cases_leak_-news-56021.php

Galaxy A54 camera ‘downgrade’ might just have been confirmed – SamMobile – Samsung news

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While there’s a good six months left before the Galaxy A53 completes one year on the market, we’ve heard rumors that work on the Galaxy A54 has been in full swing for some time. We have also heard that the Galaxy A54 might sport a main camera with a lower megapixel count than its predecessor, and today, a new report supporting that particular detail has been published online.

Our friends over at GalaxyClub –– who have an excellent track record of correctly revealing such details about upcoming Galaxy devices — have learned that the Galaxy A54 does indeed have a 50MP main camera, suggesting a downgrade (at least in terms of pure megapixel count) is on the cards. For those who need a refresher, both the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A53 feature 64MP main rear cameras.

Galaxy A54 camera setup could bring notable changes

Unfortunately, no information on other specs of the Galaxy A54’s main camera has been revealed. Still, we can assume that it won’t be the same flagship 50MP camera that debuted on the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ earlier this year and will be more in line with the mid-range 50MP camera sensor Samsung has been using for its recent mid-range smartphones.

Of course, we will be glad to be proven wrong. In fact, considering Samsung’s Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A53 already feature many flagship-level features, such as water resistance, high refresh rate screens, and stereo speakers, it wouldn’t be completely out of the realm of possibility that the Galaxy A54 could come with a flagship-grade camera as one of the upgrades to entice customers.

In addition to the switch to a lower-resolution main camera, rumor has it that the Galaxy A54, along with other mid-range Galaxy smartphones, could miss out on a depth camera. But details are scarce at the moment, and again, there’s around six months to go before the Galaxy A54 is expected to be released. Nothing can be said for certain at this time, except that the phone is guaranteed to run Android 13 and One UI 5 out of the box.

Source: https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-galaxy-a54-camera-downgrade-might-have-been-confirmed/

Samsung’s Smart Monitor tries too hard to be clever – The Register

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Desktop Tourism Samsung’s vision for a smart monitor tantalizes: the company suggests you park your PC and instead use Bluetooth input devices to work with a monitor that bakes in a browser and Office 365. If you really need a PC, the device can remote into a PC or Mac.

Once the working day is done, the 32 inch M8 Smart Monitor includes Samsung’s smart TV interface and can install apps that allow it to connect to myriad streaming services.

The device mostly delivers as an entertainment machine. Samsung’s Tizen-based Smart TV environment is intuitive, slick, and speedy. The M8’s 3,840 x 2,160 display is large, bright, pleasant, and handles subtle color grading and rapidly changing images well.

Speakers are merely adequate, as you’d expect of a display that’s just 22mm deep. Bluetooth speakers are therefore an option many will chose to add.

Some may miss the presence of a TV tuner, but I was able to find apps for local free-to-air stations and stream their offerings. Samsung’s remote control is entirely adequate, and the inclusion of USB-C charging for the battery is pleasing.

The M8 can therefore do a job as a TV alternative in a small room. I can imagine it would work very well in a teen’s bedroom, for example, allowing them to watch vids from their beds instead of curling up with a laptop.

But that hypothetical teen could not use the M8 for much work. Nor could anyone else.

Samsung’s promised integration of Office 365 is very much skin deep – you get links to web app versions of Microsoft’s famous productivity suite and, if you have an account, access to cloud storage. Each Office app appears in a browser tab that immediately occupies the entire screen. But Samsung’s supplied browser reported it is incompatible with Teams, making the included webcam less useful.

It is possible to exit full screen and view the web apps as tabs, but the device never offers anything that resembles a desktop metaphor or PC-like user experience. It’s hard, for example, to switch between apps.

Instead, as soon you leave a browser tab the device offers a UI designed for being driven by a remote control. Getting anything done requires a lot of poking about with a giant cursor, or reversion to the remote.

Samsung M8 Smart Monitor (click to enlarge)

The device offers the chance to add other “Workspaces” so I did by signing into my Google account. Again the browser protested it was not built to handle the web apps on offer.

Remoting into a PC was easy enough, but performance was not crisp enough to be viable option for daily use.

I can therefore image the M8 could be useful for emergency access to a document that has to be fixed before you get to work tomorrow, but not much else.

On the road with a portable monitor

In the last few weeks I’ve indulged in some actual tourism – a trip to the USA to catch up with other Vultures and attend VMware’s Explore gabfest – and took a Dell C1422H Portable Monitor along for the ride.

The device is a 14-inch LCD HD monitor with USB-C connectors. It weighs 590 grams and comes in a felt pouch. It’s about the size of a laptop and fit in my messenger bag’s padded slot alongside my ThinkPad without needing a shove or a squeeze.

I found the monitor a pleasing option for the rare moments my trip required a couple of hours uninterrupted working.

Here it is on a hotel room desk, with its pouch serving as a mousepad.

Dell portable monitor (click to enlarge)

I’m above average height and find a day spent working on a laptop puts me at risk of neck pain. The extra screen let me lean out just enough to be more physically comfortable, and once I figured out that the machine’s stand is stable in portrait or landscape orientation I was able to put windows closer to my eyeline and appreciated that immensely.

Dell’s monitor sells for $320 – $9 less than Apple’s most basic iPad – or $29 less than Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy Tab S8. While both of those tablets are smaller than the portable monitor, they can extend a Mac’s or a PC’s screen … and probably be used on more days a year than the dedicated portable display.

If I were spending my own money, I’d probably buy the tablet. But for those of you who travel for work and are happy to make your bags a little bulkier, I recommend trying to get the boss to pay for this portable monitor in the name of improved ergonomics wherever you roam.

The M8 also annoyed in other ways. Writing Desktop Tourism means I’ve plugged a lot of computers into a lot of monitors this year: the M8 could not detect the presence of my workhorse ThinkPad using HDMI, the first such failure I’ve experienced.

The monitor boasts a pair of USB-C ports, but only one can handle video and the tiny glyphs that make that apparent are all-but-impossible to see because the ports are on the device’s rear behind its stand. Yes, I could have read the manual, but the M8 is a monitor, a class of device I think it is reasonable to assume plugs and plays.

The USB-C cable that Samsung supplies with the monitor is of miserly length so it’s hard to arrange a desktop around the M8. Whether that’s a casualty of Samsung being a bit cheap, or the vagaries of USB-C cables, or both, is hard to divine. At least the cable can carry power to a laptop. But it and the monitor could not automatically detect a Mac I plugged in for some variety.

I also found it odd that the M8 doesn’t turn off when a connected laptop is closed or shut down. The monitor instead displays a splash screen with a countdown to entering Smart TV mode, and that can only be dispelled by finding the remote and powering down the monitor off.

Once I figured out the M8’s foibles, which meant ignoring its role as a PC alternative, I enjoyed having it around. I found that a monitor which includes a Smart TV interface draws a pleasingly sharper line between work and play by removing my PC as a distraction while watching videos.

But by trying to be clever with the addition of Office 365, the whole package struggles to deliver on the promise of being Smart. A monitor with a Smart TV interface, and a crisp and definitive personality change to a dumb PC-driven display, would be more satisfying than this machine’s poor attempt at adding productivity features. Samsung also needs to drop the price of this $700 device, because that sum can cover the cost of a decent monitor and a low end smart TV. ®

Source: https://www.theregister.com/2022/10/03/samsung_m8_smart_monitor_review/

This 110″ Samsung Micro-LED Display is the Future of TVs – Sound&Vision

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Samsung’s MS1A is a 110” 4K micro-LED TV. It uses the same direct-view LED technology as modular, professional video walls that are used for billboards, giant video displays like you see in sports arenas, and super high-end home theaters. What Samsung has done is shrunk the LEDs to the point where 4K worth of pixels fits in a 110” screen and packaged it as a TV, no assembly required.

Making a micro-LED display is tough, every single LED, three per pixel, needs to be perfectly placed by a robot. If that sounds complex, it is. And the price of the MS1A, reflects this: It’ll set you back about $150,000. Talk about paying a premium for early adoption! But anyone who does cough up the dough will witness next-level image fidelity. With micro LED, there is nothing between you and the light-emitting diodes creating the picture. It’s like OLED in contrast, but with even higher brightness. Plus, there’s no glass in front of the screen, so there are no reflections to distract from what you see.

Because micro-LED panels are modular, it essentially consists of square tiles, the MS1A does have extremely fine seams that you might occasionally notice if you stand a few feet away, but they disappear completely at a normal viewing distance. By pre-assembling the tiles and putting them in a frame (which Samsung calls Monolith Design) it looks and acts like a giant TV. It even has built-in sound.

Samsung’s Jonathan Samborski explained that “It’s a 110-inch micro-LED TV that we call the Monolith design because it comes pre-assembled, where the integrator just needs to basically hang it mounted on the wall and adjust for the Z axis alignment and then calibrate for uniformity and you’re pretty much ready to go. So it’s the future of LED, direct view led, and it’s got around a 0.63-millimeter pitch, so that makes it extremely tight fitting where you can pretty much watch it from a 10-foot distance or greater without seeing the dreaded lines or edges of the actual modules.”

The performance of micro-LED is seductive. The trick is shrinking the LEDs, so they fit in a display at a size that works in a home, as opposed to in a football stadium. The MS1A achieves this milestone, it is a pricey glimpse of the future of TV technology that you can special order today.

Source: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/110-samsung-micro-led-display-future-tvs