In February 2020, Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series smartphones and the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the top variant of this lineup that offers great hardware and software capabilities along with a next-level camera specification. In the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung used a special periscope lens that offers up to and 10x optical zoom and up to 100x space zoom when combined with software.
Apple is also planning to improve its future iPhone’s camera by adding a periscope lens for extending its zoom capabilities. The company will use this lens in its iPhones to offer 10x optical zoom without increasing the thickness of the phone or the camera module.
According to the latest news, Samsung may become Apple’s supplier for the periscope lens. The South Korean tech giant has used this lens in its Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone that features Space Zoom with up to 100x. And now Apple may use it in the upcoming iPhones.
The periscope lens works likewise the periscope used in the submarine. The light enters the front lens at a 90-degree angle and then passed to one more element before reaching the camera lens. Due to reflection, the light travels for a long time which results in capturing more light. This helps the lens to capture the light for a longer time that produces a clear image even after 10x zoom.
It seems that Apple is expanding its relations with the South Korean firm as earlier also there has been news about their collaboration for the M1 Silicon chip production. However, until now there is no confirmation about this agreement.
Apple to reduce iPhone 15 ‘hotness’ w/ new iOS 17 update
Apple’s newly released iPhone 15 Pro models evolved controversial over the heating problems. Various users complain that their device gets warm even without heavy usage. Well, Apple has finally decided to acknowledge overheating issues with the iPhone 15 Pro.
The iPhone maker issued a statement via Forbes, as to how it plans to address the problems. Apple has finally acknowledged that the iPhone 15 Pro series is having overheating problems. The company will release a new iOS 17 update for the devices soon.
Apple said the following: “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected. The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity”.
Apple’s statement notes that recent updates to some third-party apps on iOS 17, like Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber, overload the A17 Pro chip’s CPU, causing the iPhone to get warmer than normal. The optimization work is underway along with implementing necessary fixes to completely address the problem.
Feature image – Ian Zelbo!
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be the next king of gaming
Samsung is returning the Exynos chip, while the next Galaxy S Ultra will solely use the Snapdragon chipset. Equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the Galaxy S23 Ultra already surpasses the iPhone 15 Pro Max in graphics tests, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the next gaming king.
In a recent GPU compute test on Geekbench 6, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scored over 15,000 points, 60% higher than the GPU score (9,000 points) of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Since the Galaxy S24 Ultra will boast the 8 Gen 3’s “for Galaxy” variant, the GPU performance will likely be even better.
The time for Snapdragon has returned.
The GPU score for 8 Gen 3+ has been leaked.
8G3+ 15K. pic.twitter.com/PdR8S6RzWA
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) September 25, 2023
Previous reports revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 brings one ARM Cortex-X4 CPU core, five ARM Cortex-A720 CPU cores, and two Cortex-A520 CPU cores. In particular, it packs the Adreno 750 GPU with hardware ray-tracing acceleration, offering 50% better graphics than its predecessor.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE with Exynos 2200 launching on October 4
Samsung is ready to return the Exynos chip with its next Fan Edition smartphone. The Galaxy S23 FE will come with Exynos 2200 processor and is set to officially debut on October 4. The aggressive pricing strategy of this device will help Samsung boost sales in key markets like India.
Earlier, tipster @stufflistings made an X post, revealing that the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE uses Exynos 2200 chip in India. In other markets like the United States, the device will get Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 AP, the same as the Galaxy S22 flagships.
Apart from the S23 FE, the South Korean tech giant will also unveil the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9+ FE tablets alongside the Galaxy Buds FE on the same day. It’s worth mentioning that Google will also hold its made by Google event to introduce the Pixel 8 series.
[Exclusive] Here’s a real-life image of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.
Plus, here's the Geekbench score comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (right) with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (left).
Furthermore, I can confirm that the Exynos 2200 variant of the Galaxy S23 FE will launch in… pic.twitter.com/5872oKbh6Q
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 30, 2023