Samsung unveils its first 5-nanometer based Exynos 1080 processor
As rumored from the last couple of days, Samsung has now officially unveiled its latest Exynos 1080 SoC at an event in China. This new 5-nanometer based chipset packs some great capabilities for enhanced user experience. This processor will make its debut with Vivo smartphones in the coming days. It is the first chipset from Samsung to be based on the 5nm EUV FinFet process.
Built on the 5-nanometer the Exynos is designed to manage performance-intensive tasks with ease. It is based on tri-cluster architecture, the CPU of the processor consists of one Arm Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores for efficiency and multitasking.
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This new processor takes gaming to the next level, with Arm’s second-generation Valhall architecture-based Mali-G78 GPU reducing load time and lag. It supports up to 144Hz refresh rate along with HDR10+ that enables a high smooth and interactive touch response.
The Exynos 1080 SoC comes with on-device intelligence and an image signal processor (ISP). With this chipset, the device can equip up to 200MP camera and up to six individual camera sensors, as well as with the support of true 10-bit recording, you can even record HDR10+ videos.
Talking about the connectivity it can support Bluetooth 5.2, FM Radio, and WiFi 6. It can also support the Sub-6GHz frequency band and the millimeter-wave frequency band for connectivity.
Samsung boss flies to China ahead of the business summit
On March 23, Samsung Elec’s executive chairman Lee Jae-yong arrived in Beijing, China to attend a high-profile business summit this weekend. For the first time in three years, an official Samsung Group leader has visited China, where it operates major production facilities.
According to KoreaHerald report, the Samsung boss is scheduled to attend the three-day China Business Summit set to run at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse until Monday. He is likely to be joined by global business leaders and high-ranking Chinese government officials.
Among the key participants are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chairman Ola Kallenius and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
Lee Jae-yong’s Beijing trip is drawing great attention from industry circles as it came shortly after the US on Tuesday announced the details of its guardrails provisions for its CHIPS for America Incentive Program, which limits the government’s subsidy recipients’ production expansion in China.
China Business Summit 2023
Under the theme of “Economic Recovery: Opportunities and Cooperation,” this year’s business summit will focus on opportunities in the Chinese market, stabilization of global supply chains, and the green transition, announced by the Development Research Center of China’s State Council.
Samsung in China
The Korean tech giant operates two chip production plants in Xi’an that produce about 40 percent of the world’s largest memory chipmaker’s global NAND flash products. In Suzhou, the tech giant operates a semiconductor packaging factory, as well as a manufacturing plant for home appliances.
Sources say the Samsung chief is highly likely to visit the company’s business operations and encourage employees there. In May 2020, the last time when he visited China, Lee met with government officials of the Shaanxi Province and inspected the Xi’an chip plants.
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The new Galaxy F14 5G packs Secure Folder, Voice Focus and Samsung Wallet
Today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy F14 5G budget smartphone, which sports a massive 6.6” Full HD+ 90Hz display, segment-only 5nm processor, 6000 mAh battery, and comes with a host of exclusive features such as Secure Folder, Voice Focus, and Samsung Wallet.
Samsung’s new Galaxy F14 5G supports Secure Folder for enhanced security & privacy when it comes to storing personal data and apps. Besides, it also features Voice Focus and Samsung Wallet for providing an all-in-one app for storing your financial stuff, personal IDs, and other confidential documents.
Out of the box, the F14 5G brings One UI 5 based on Android 13. The company will provide up to 2 generations of OS upgrades and up to 4 years of security updates for the device, ensuring users always have the latest features and are always secured.
Galaxy F14 KeySpecs
Galaxy F14 5G flaunts a 6.6” Full HD+ 90Hz display providing users with an immersive viewing experience. The display comes protected with Gorilla Glass 5 which lets users stay worry-free. On the back, there’s a 50-megapixel primary camera plus a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
The new Galaxy F14 5G is equipped with Exynos 1330, which is a segment-only 5nm processor. Exynos 1330 allows users to multitask with ease, play games, and do just about anything very smoothly. Moreover, it features a 6000 mAh battery, which provides up to 2 days of battery life.
With 25W super-fast charging support, users can quickly charge their phone and continue using it without any interruptions. It also supports 13 5G bands, which empowers users to download, stream, share, and browse all their favorite content at lightning-fast speeds.
Price, Availability and Offers
As an introductory offer, Galaxy F14 5G will be available at an all-inclusive price of INR 12,990 for the 4+128GB and INR 14,490 for the 6+128GB variant with select bank cards. Shipping starts on March 30 on Flipkart, Samsung.com, and select retail shops.
Samsung expands powerful Bixby to Switzerland
Samsung released a major update for Bixby in February 2023 and now the company is expanding the update to Switzerland. The new update brings new features and improvements to enhance the capabilities of Bixby.
The latest update for Samsung Bixby greatly improves Bixby’s speech recognition and offers users even more control options. Now, users of Galaxy devices in Switzerland can install the latest update of Samsung Bixby to get a better Galaxy user experience.
New Features of Samsung Bixby
Bixby Text Call
Bixby’s new update brings several new features and improvements that allow users to further customize their user experience, including the recent availability of Bixby Text Call in English.
Now English speakers can take calls from anywhere by typing a message that Bixby converts to audio and communicates directly with the caller on their behalf.
Availability: Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Z Fold 4, and Z Flip 4. In addition, it works on phones with One UI 4.1.1 or above for Korean and phones with One UI 5.1 or above for English.
Bixby can now better understand the purpose to handle subsequent requests by understanding the context and adding words used earlier in the conversation.
It can now offer more seamless continuity and better meet user needs in Samsung Health by introducing new scenes, including playing music based on the type of workout or saving a schedule to the calendar.
Bixby Voice Creator
Users can also personalize their Bixby Text Call voice. With the new Bixby Custom Voice Creator, users can record different phrases, which Bixby analyzes and then creates an AI-generated copy of their voice and tone.
This generated voice is currently available in Korean but is also said to be compatible with other Samsung apps beyond phone calls. And for those who want to customize their wake word, Bixby now also supports custom wake phrase changes in Bixby settings and adds a new option to create a personalized wake phrase.
Improved Language Recognition, Processing, and Response
In addition to these cool new features, Samsung has also expanded the on-device AI support of Bixby. The user can now execute important commands completely offline, such as Set a timer, taking a screenshot, or turn on the flashlight.
By integrating on-device AI into its native apps, Samsung continues to expand its voice offering and capabilities with advanced AI-based voice dictation. These updates to Bixby benefit from powerful innovations in Samsung Galaxy devices, including AI applications that bring industry-leading performance to the devices.