In recent years, the number of health functions of smartphones and smartwatches has significantly increased. Nowadays, peoples are using mobile phones and smart watches as a fitness training tutor and sleep tracker. For example, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 feature ECG and blood pressure monitoring through the Samsung Health app.
Now, it looks like the South Korean tech giant seems to bring these powerful health functions to its future foldable smartphones. According to LetsGoDigital, Samsung has been gained a patent, in which technology is designed for foldable smartphones with an inward folding display.
Back in April 2020, Samsung filed a new patent entitled ‘Foldable electronic device and method of estimating bio-information using the same’ at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). And the documentation was approved and published on March 25, 2021.
According to the images mentioned in the patent application, both tablet-like foldable and clamshell foldable phones can adopt this technology. Moreover, two image sensors are built-in under the flexible screen at the bottom side of the phone. By placing the index finger on one or two sensors, image data can be obtained.
Pixel intensity is converted to pulse wave amplitude for subsequent collection of information about your health through an amplitude conversion model. The pressure that the finger exerts on the screen is also calculated in order to get accurate data.
The obtained data will be displayed on the flexible screen by just placing only your finger on the first sensor. If you put your finger on the two sensors, the data will be displayed on the cover display. When necessary, the user is required to move the finger and/or increase pressure at the same time.
The bio-information can include information on various health aspects :
- Blood pressure: Oscillometric method to measure pressure changes in the artery.
- Vascular age: The condition of your carotid artery. Can also provide information about your cholesterol level.
- Aortic pressure waveform: Ratio of sitting to supine position. Sitting for long periods can also negatively affect vascular health.
- Arterial stiffness: Or arterial vessel wall stiffness. Stiffening of the arteries causes the heart to pump harder.
- Vascular compliance: The degree to which an organ yields when force is applied.
- Stress index: To what extent do you suffer from physical or mental stress.
- Fatigue level: How fit you feel. This value can be related to your stress index.
Aside from this, the blog pointed out that Samsung could also decide to place the sensors on the outside of the device. It can be measured by placing the palm of your hand against the device.
As always, it is still unclear whether Samsung this functionality will implement this tech with its smartphone. Meanwhile, the company is likely to introduce the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2/3 around July this year. Besides, the next Galaxy Fold could the first foldable from Samsung to come with S Pen support.
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Samsung Galaxy S22 3D protective glass image hints at thinner bezels than S21
Samsung is already preparing a series of its next flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S22. Meanwhile, more and more details about them appear on the network. Recently a well-known tipster IceUniverse share live screenshots of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ screen protectors, showing very thin bezels around the screen.
Nevertheless, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will include a smaller and wider display compared to its predecessor – Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+. Also, the corners are slightly more rounded.
As expected, smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series will be the first swallows to receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC. Also, smartphones will receive an updated design and upgraded cameras. The older model in the series, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, will stand out with sharper angles and increased similarity to the Galaxy Note series.
That’s not all, though. The tipster said all three flags of the Galaxy S22 will embrace a “new building style”, referring to their displays. Looks like the three of them are going to give more exposure. The tipster has given us an example with the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It states that the display aspect ratio of the phone will change from 20: 9 to 19.3: 9.
The same thing could happen to two other phones. It would be weird if only the Galaxy S22 Ultra ended up with a different aspect ratio. It was recently reported that the Galaxy S22 will have a smaller battery than its predecessor. The phone is said to include a 3,700mAh unit, while the Galaxy S21 offers a 4,000mAh battery.
That has raised concerns for users, or the phone will have a small display too. Will that be enough to pay for battery differences, in addition to new students? Yes, it will still be visible, but it certainly doesn’t sound right.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch rescheduled for January 11, 2022
The Galaxy S21 FE is Samsung’s next most-anticipated smartphone, which could release ahead of the Galaxy S22 series. A number of rumors revealed that the device won’t be released, while some of them climbed about the arrival for select countries.
Recently, famous tipster Jon Prosser claimed that Samsung has delayed the January 2021 launch of the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone, and the event could be held on January 11, 2022. If the company launches the FE variant in January next year, the Galaxy S22 series could be introduced a few months later.
Recently, Samsung confirmed that it will hold the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 on October 20, while there’s no information regarding the upcoming products. However, it’s expected that Samsung will reveal more information regarding the One UI 4.0 and new applications.
Aside from this, some reports also revealed that the Korean tech giant could announce the Galaxy S21 FE at the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2. If the company decided to launch the Galaxy S21 FE in January 2022, the next Galaxy S flagship lineup will surely be showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Last month, it’s reported that the company had manufactured just 10000 Galaxy S21 FE units and later on reportedly decided to cancel the launch. By canceling the S21 FE, Samsung may be expecting to launch the Galaxy S22 series earlier than the Galaxy S21 series.
Galaxy S21 FE Google Play Console listing revealed some of its key specifications such as 6GB of RAM and an FHD+ sAMOLED display. On the front, it might have a 6.4-inch screen with a 120Hz higher refresh rate, Android 11-based One UI 3.1 pre-installed, 4370mAh battery and a 12MP primary camera.
[New rumor] Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and S22 series could come together in December or January
Update 2: October 14
Well known tipster claimed that the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE is delayed until January 2022. At the same time, the possible launch date of Samsung’s upcoming flagship killer smartphone could be January 11, as revealed by Jon Prosser.
Samsung’s S21 FE is delayed until January, as far as I know.
Launch is rescheduled for January 11, 2022.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 14, 2021
Update 1: October 13
New rumor suggest that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone on October 20. To be noted, the company has announced that it will hold a new product launch conference on 20th of this month. [Source]
Original Story: October 6
There’s a lot of confusion inside the mind of Samsung consumers about the arrival of the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone this year. Recent report revealed that the company has canceled its new product launch event, which was going to happen in October in South Korea.
Now, reliable tipster, IceUniverse disclosed that Samsung might launch the Galaxy S21 FE alongside the Galaxy S22 series at the end of December or January. Well, this leak seems not practical as why the company will take a risk by unveiling a full-fledged flagship and a flagship killer together.
Galaxy S21 FE will be released together with the S22 series, at the end of December or January.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 6, 2021
At the moment, we suggest you take this information as a pinch of salt as the company may change its strategy anytime. Also, it’s not expected that the Galaxy S22 series will be introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 FE in the coming months.
Previously, it’s reported that the Korean tech giant had manufactured just 10000 Galaxy S21 FE units and later on reportedly decided to cancel the launch. By canceling the S21 FE, Samsung may be expecting to introduce the Galaxy S22 series earlier than its predecessor.
Earlier, Google Play Console exposed that the S21 FE will introduce 6GB of RAM and an FHD+ sAMOLED display. On the front, it might have a 6.4-inch screen with a 120Hz higher refresh rate, Android 11-based One UI 3.1 pre-installed, 4370mAh battery and a 12MP primary camera.
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