Samsung has been doing very well in the foldable smartphone market and also planning to diversify the lineup. With three foldable smartphones currently, the Korean tech giant is working to introduce four more smartphones next year.
Now as per the Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Samsung has been the leading brand in the global foldable market in 2020. Further, the report estimates that Samsung’s foldable market in terms of shipments will go up to 88% this year. The Galaxy Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip, both are expected to be the best selling fold smartphones of 2020.
Among the four new fold smartphones next year, Samsung is also expected to release some of them at a decent budget to capture more share in the market. The Company is also planning several new technologies for the upcoming fold phones such as UDC (Under Display Camera), Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG), and the S-Pen functionality.
DSCC also said that the foldable panel shipments are expected to go up to 454% and will reach up to 3.1 million units this year. There are also some predictions made regarding the UTG, which claims that this technology will lead the market next year in terms of foldable smartphones with an 84% share this year.
The company also got competitors for the next year such as Oppo, Huawei, Xiaomi, and Motorola. These smartphone brands will also bring new foldable smartphones in the coming days. It remains to be seen what new technologies these companies will offer and at what price segments.
Samsung Gears Up for Early Release of Galaxy S24 Series to Challenge Apple’s iPhone 15
According to Korean media, Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series will be released early next year. The company will be starting to produce parts in the middle of next month, with the official launch taking place in January.
The report suggests that the early launch of the Galaxy S24 series is in response to Apple’s iPhone 15 series, which continues to see strong demand despite market concerns internationally.
Galaxy S23 Ultra GPU is better than iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro series is the first to debut 3nm smartphone chipset. Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, equipped with a 4nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip has a better GPU compared to Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Galaxy S23 Ultra performs much better than iPhone 15 Pro Max in the 3DMark Wildlife Extreme test. The former starts at 3,886 points in the first run and drops to 2,794 points in the 20th run. Meanwhile, iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at 3,608 points in the first run and drops to 2,843 points in just the 2nd run.
The image shows that the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s GPU performance dropped by 22% after just one run of the test. On the flip side, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s GPU performance dropped by 28% after 20 runs of the graphics test. This gradual decline ensures users won’t notice a sudden drop in performance during gaming.
Samsung will release the Galaxy S24 series next year, which will use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor. It’s reported that select countries will get Exynos 2400 in their S24 and S24 Plus, while the S24 Ultra will solely use Snapdragon processor.
Be Gentle: Apple’s Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max cracks within 5 seconds
Famous YouTuber, JerryRigEverything, posted his new durability test video on Apple’s latest iPhone. Despite titanium build and durability claims by Apple, the iPhone 15 Pro Max back glass immediately cracked in less than 5 seconds with minimal pressure applied.
The iPhone 6 Plus was the last Apple iPhone, which failed the durability test. The latest durability test video raises concerns that something is wrong with Apple’s latest iPhone 15 Pro Max as its back glass cracked within 5 seconds, even with the least force applied.
This year, Apple used the Aerospace-grade Titanium for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Meanwhile, JerryRigEverything’s iPhone 15 Pro Max durability test video reveals that it’s not as durable as the marketing would lead buyers to believe.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max teardown by JerryRigEverything (Video)
The crack happened immediately at the back of the device whereby the back glass is shown to be completely cracked with glass coming out. However, the device passes the scratch test, with the Ceramic Shield glass starts scratching at Level 6 with deeper grooves on Level 7 on the Mohs scale of durability.