The Galaxy S22 series is Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy S version in recent years, according to the company’s own remarks. However, the Galaxy S22 has also been at the center of a few unfortunate controversies that buyers need to know about before purchasing the flagship. Now, there’s yet another problem to add to the pile of Galaxy S22 issues, an audio-video sync bug that Samsung has yet to fix.
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To recap the recent Galaxy S22 controversies and issues that prospective buyers should be aware of, we’ll remind you that Samsung has been misleading customers regarding a few key features.
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus do not have a dynamic refresh rate as good as initially advertised. The Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra do not actually recharge much faster using the optional 45W fast charger.
Then, Galaxy S22 phones were found to throttle performance and cheat on benchmark tests. There’s a software fix for this one in some regions, but not in the US. Samsung was quick to address the issue after many people criticized the Galaxy S22 in Korea.
That’s to say that Samsung can fix software issues, like the new audio-video problem that users discovered.
Finally, some Galaxy S22 units ran into GPS connectivity issues, another problem that software might fix.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone. Image source: Samsung The audio-video sync issue
Unlike the throttling issue that Samsung hurried to patch, there’s no telling when the audio-video sync problem will be fixed. Also, unlike the Galaxy S22 performance slowdown, there’s no telling how widespread the audio problem is.
Per SamMobile, “many” Galaxy S22 users had to deal with the audio-video sync issues.
The problem impacts both the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the phone. Notably, the throttling issue seemed to primarily affect the Exynos 2200 models.
The Galaxy S22 audio-video sync issue can appear with or without wireless earbuds. The wireless earbuds seem to trigger it even more, however.
The blog says there are some types of actions on the phone that can cause audio-video sync issues. The problem can happen in the Gallery app and also in YouTube or Chrome.
In the Gallery, unmuting a video might lead to the image freezing, but the audio continues playing. Changing resolutions in YouTube can also cause audio and video to fall out of sync.
Interestingly, SamMobile says the “Processing speed” toggle that fixes throttling doesn’t impact the audio-video sync bugs. They occur regardless of whether it’s on or off. Also, the audio problem affects both Snapdragon and Exynos phones. However, the sync issues might have appeared after Samsung fixed the throttling problem, the blog says.
Your mileage might vary but if you experience audio-video sync issues on your Galaxy S22, you’re not alone. Samsung will hopefully fix the problem at some point in the future. But for the time being, there’s no way to fix it yourself.
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By STF News
On March 30, Samsung Electronics held its virtual Unbox & Discover 2022, at which the company introduced its very latest Samsung Neo QLED 8K along with the remastered Samsung Smart Hub and other user-first innovations set to redefine the role of the screen and provide users with all-new viewing experiences.
If you weren’t able to catch the event live, take a look at the video below for a replay of the Unbox & Discover event in its entirety, and be sure to stay tuned to Samsung Newsroom for all the latest details on Samsung’s newest products.
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By STF News
Ahead of the livestream broadcast of their 2022 Unbox & Discover event, Samsung Electronics has released a brief preview of the event in the form of a teaser video. Take a look at the video below for a sneak peak into how Samsung is set to redefine the role of the screen on March 30, along with the new viewing experiences set to be heralded by the all-new Neo QLED 8K lineup.
Be sure to tune in to Samsung’s Unbox & Discover 2022 event on either Samsung Newsroom or Samsung.com on March 30 at 11 p.m. KST to learn more about the future of the screen experience.
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DALLAS—Parks Associates has released consumer research showing that in Q3 2021, 27% of US broadband subscribers reported that smart TV’s using the Samsung Tizen operating system were their primary device for consuming video content.
The data highlighted the fact that more “changes are coming for the video entertainment market in 2022," said Eric Sorensen, senior contributing analyst, Parks Associates. "The smart TV will cement its status as the default streaming platform in the households. We will see many more content partnerships and service acquisitions among providers and manufacturers. Content creators will leverage their ability to reach audiences directly, while service and content providers will adapt their business models to anticipate higher levels of churn than in previous years."
Acquisitions and consolidations are becoming key options for streaming firms to compete in the face of limited material and the constant demand for more new content, Parks also reported.
It’s OTT Video Tracker found that the average churn rate for SVODs increased to 45% in 2021, a 5.5 percentage point jump from 2020. Consumers hold on to the services they use the most and jump among the others, paying for a program or season and then canceling when they are finished, Parks reported. The number of subscriptions may rise and fall over time, indicating that churn rates will continue to be elevated in 2022.
Parks Associates also reported that streaming media providers will face increasing competition from digital and social content producers in 2022. Popular online content creators are circumventing established distribution models and building their streaming applications from the ground up. For instance, KevOnStage Studios, created by comedian and multi-viral content producer Kevin Fredericks, whose stage name is KevOnStage, is very successful with his YouTube channel.
"Streaming apps provide new revenue opportunities, especially with the chance to retain content ownership rights," Sorensen said. "Digital content creators can monetize content and build audiences collected from social networking and video sharing platforms to their streaming applications and websites."
The OTT Video Market Tracker, an annual service from Parks Associates, features monthly updates on trends and market activities in the OTT video space, including comprehensive tracking of existing and emerging players and quarterly subscriber estimates.
Samsung’s Latest Virtual Experience Serves Up Cutting-Edge Solutions for the Food and Beverage SectorBy STF News
Samsung Electronics has announced that registration is now open for the third installment of its Virtual Experience series, following the success of its recent broadcast-focused VX showcase. The event will highlight displays that have been designed for quick service restaurants (QSRs) and Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs).
From fast-food outlets to cafés, Samsung, a leader in the digital signage market for over a decade, will take its audience on a virtual tour of a QSR or SMB environment to demonstrate how its portfolio of displays enables businesses to realize their vision.
At the center of the SMB experience, visitors will learn how Samsung’s cutting-edge self-ordering kiosk can revolutionize the shopping experience for customers and storeowners alike. The company’s business TV optimizes engagement as it sits behind the counter, displaying the latest promotions and sales offers.
The QSR experience will take the audience on a journey through a typical quick service restaurant, putting a spotlight on Samsung’s Crystal UHD, Outdoor LED and Business TV units. The video wall and window display provide an exceptional customer experience, allowing customers to easily access the menu. Samsung’s showcase will also highlight screens for outdoor use, which can be utilized for curbside pickup and drive-thru restaurants. The Full Outdoor Signage ensures clear and bright messages, regardless of environmental conditions.
Samsung’s full line-up will be on display throughout the virtual showcase, and will be supported by customer success stories that prove the efficiency of its products and solutions. Visitors will hear internationally recognized QSRs and successful SMBs discuss topics including implementing Samsung’s portfolio, and how a seamless, efficient experience can be provided to customers.
To join the experience and learn more about what Samsung’s latest visual display solutions and innovations can do to enhance your business, please visit: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/showcase/virtual-experience/samsung-vx-2021/qsr-smb.
(Clockwise from top left) A QSR drive-thru, displays for ordering and payment in a QSR, promotional displays in a QSR and a QSR patio area
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