Recently, Samsung announced that it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) to lead ESG value management. Now, a Korean media report suggests that Samsung Display is working to supply foldable OLED panels to Gooogle, Xiaomi, and Oppo. And, their foldable phones will be launched within 2021.
Xiaomi revealed a 7.92-inch screen prototype developed in cooperation with Visionox. Meanwhile, the company aimed to develop an 8.03 inches foldable panel along with its external screen size of 6.38 inches this year. Previously, the panel was jointly developed by Samsung Display and China Star Optoelectronics.
It is worth mentioning that the outer folding method is easier to ensure the curvature required for panel folding but it is too sensitive to external damage. That’s why it looks like, Xiaomi is also moving from outward foldable to inward foldable smartphones.
Although Samsung Display is a leader in this field, Chinese display makers including BOE, Huaxing Optoelectronics, and Visionox are also developing their own foldable panels for Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Besides, Google asked Samsung Display to develop a foldable OLED panel with a size of about 7.6 inches.
On the other hand, the OLED panel delivered to Oppo can be folded from top to bottom and is a clamshell design with internal folding. Moreover, while unfolded, its size is 7.7 inches, and the size of the external screen is between 1.5 and 2 inches, larger than the Galaxy Z Flip that was launched last year.
Back in 2020, Oppo introduced a 7.7-inch external foldable phone prototype in collaboration with Samsung Display, BOE, and Visionox. However, the Korean tech giant will exclusively supply foldable screens to Oppo this year.
Also, there are a bunch of foldable phones planned to be unveiled this year from several OEMs. It will be interesting to see, what the phone makers will offer with their respective foldable phones in order to capture a large amount of the market share.
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.
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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