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Samsung ticker: Enterprise Editions, RCS, Galaxy A15 benchmark

Samsung Enterprise Editions from 2023 get more warranty, RCS gets no love from Apple and the Galaxy A15 comes to the benchmark test.
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Samsung announces extended warranty for Galaxy Enterprise Edition devices

Samsung Galaxy Enterprise Edition devices typically come with a two-year commercial warranty. Now the Koreans have surprisingly announced a warranty extension for Galaxy Enterprise Edition devices from 2023. These include the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 , Galaxy A34, Galaxy A54 and the new Galaxy Tab S9 FE.

Samsung has extended the commercial warranty by one year, so the above devices now have a three-year warranty. Even better, this extension also applies to devices purchased before Samsung’s announcement. If you have the Samsung Care+ for Business plan, the commercial warranty is extended to four years. Samsung announced this warranty extension via its French newsroom, so it’s likely limited to France at the moment. Hopefully other markets will follow.


Samsung is pushing Apple to implement RCS

Someone always keeps pushing Apple to adopt RCS and implement it in iMessage so that the gap between the green and blue bubbles can finally come to an end. The latest attempt comes from Samsung and comes in the form of a 30-second clip. It’s a play where an Android phone chats with an iPhone and discusses Apple’s stubbornness in supporting RCS in iMessage.

Google developed RCS as a universal standard to replace SMS and eliminate the need for a mobile operator. Since then, Android as a whole has been trying to get Apple to allow RCS in iMessage. But of course that would mean Apple is abandoning a major hurdle that makes it difficult for iPhone users to switch to Android – iMessage is iPhone-exclusive. As expected, Apple is not inclined to comply with this request.

At this point, it would likely require some sort of regulatory decision to introduce RCS. Something similar already happened with the EU directive, which made it mandatory for Apple and all other manufacturers to introduce USB-C.


Samsung Galaxy A15 4G appears in Geekbench test

Renders of the Samsung Galaxy A15 surfaced online last month, revealing the design. Now the affordable Samsung cell phone has appeared on Geekbench, with the most important technical data coming to light. The test ran on the 4G variant with the model code SM-A155F. In addition to Android 14, there was also 4 GB of RAM on board and an octa-core processor with a maximum clock frequency of 2 GHz.

The Samsung Galaxy A15 4G achieved a single-core score of 743 points and a multi-core score of 2,005 points in the benchmark test. Geekbench doesn’t reveal much more, but the leaked renders already showed that the smartphone will launch with a flat frame and a 6.4-inch Infinity-U display.

Further details about the Samsung Galaxy A15 4G are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.


Thomas Dietrich
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