Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 enters mass production, launching in August this year
Samsung is expected to launch its next generation of foldable smartphones in near future, meanwhile, a recent report reveals that these upcoming devices entered mass production. Usually, the company launches its products around two months after it enters the production process.
According to a reliable tipster Roland Quandt ( via WinFuture.de), Samsung has started to produce the first components for use in the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 in large numbers. These are the external elements that will be implemented into the upcoming foldable screen smartphone.
By beginning the mass production of its future foldable device, Samsung is expected to introduce it within the next two to three months. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is going to be a high-priced phone, the company is obviously planning to use comparatively restrained quantities.
Samsung hopes millions of foldable phone sales this year
A couple of days ago, South Korean media reported that Samsung has set a shipment target of 6 to 7 million new foldable phones for the upcoming foldable phones. The report also revealed that the company is expected to sell 2.5 million to 3 million units of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and 3.5 to 4 million units of Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specs [Preview]
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 will exclusively come with the latest One UI version 3.5 on top of Android 11. Previously, Samsung insider exposed that the upcoming foldables will feature a new adaptive UI, and the name of this UI could be “Split UI”, which radically adapts an app according to the screen size and orientation.
However, there’s no authentic information available regarding the specs or design of Samsung’s next foldable phone, but reports suggest that it will feature an under-display selfie camera, S Pen, IP rating, 120Hz LTPO screen, Snapdragon 888 SoC, etc.
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INSANE: Samsung Remaster brings teeth to baby pic, check video
Samsung managed to silence the AI Moon controversy with an official explanation. Samsung might be taking a sigh of relief in unawareness of the radical use of AI in its photo Remaster tool as it just caught bringing artificial teeth to a baby pic.
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Twitter user @earcity shared the video, which shows how Samsung and One UI features are radically using AI to make things magical. The user shared a video revealing that the Remaster feature brought teeth to a 7-month-old baby, who has nothing in reality.
Since the user is shocked to see artificial teeth in the baby’s pic, it raises questions of authenticity. No doubt, machines, and AI don’t have a brain to think or emotions to feel, which makes us just laugh over these kinds of magical incidents.
However, smartphone vendors can make kind use of deep machine learning and artificial intelligence. According to Samsung, the Remaster feature just upscales the image and removes reflections and shadows so the photo can look better and blur-free.
This is how gross Remastering is on the @SamsungMobile @Samsung #S23Ultra #SamsungS23Ultra. AI casually adding teeth to a 7 month old baby. NO ONE ASKED FOR THIS! pic.twitter.com/X9WUHWS2Hr
— Apricot Lennon 🐱🥙 (@earcity) March 22, 2023
Meanwhile, TheVerge tried doing the same with a baby pic and Samsung’s Remaster feature. The experiment didn’t go the same as the video shared by the Twitter user, possibly due to the pose of the baby in the pic. As far as the spread is concerned, there are no complaints about fake teeth by Samsung Remaster.
As anything isn’t going on automatically there, it’s not good to blame Samsung for the teeth error. Remaster feature works on images captured by Galaxy or available in the Gallery app. You need to tap the toggle to trigger the feature upscaling of images, which purely uses AI.
Samsung wants sweet battery business with Lucid Motors
Next month, Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong will meet with the management of Lucid Motors in the US to discuss the battery business. According to the information, Samsung Chairman Lee is scheduled to meet with the management of Lucid Motors next month.
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It is likely that Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol will accompany on his state visit to the US on April 26 and meet at a Korea-US business roundtable. At Lucid Motors, CEO Peter Rawlinson is expected to discuss with Chairman Lee regarding the ways to cooperate with electric vehicle batteries.
Lucid Motors has used cylindrical batteries from Samsung SDI and LG Energy Solutions. From 2020, LG Energy Solutions is in charge of most of the volume, however, this contract ends in 2023. Samsung SDI can offer Lucid Motors a 46 pie (Φ 46 mm in diameter) cylindrical battery that it has decided to supply to BMW.
In particular, considering the relationship between Chairman Lee and Lucid Motors and Crown Prince bin Salman, and the recent rapid growth of the battery market, there is a possibility that the battery factory construction mentioned in 2018 will be mentioned again.
After meeting with BMW chairman Oliver Zipse in June 2022, Chairman Lee visited Samsung SDI’s Suwon plant in February 2023 to tour the all-solid-state battery test production (pilot) line and seems to be focusing on the battery business.
The all-solid-state battery piler line will be completed in the first half of the year. As Chairman Lee directly took care of the business site on this day, it is observed that Samsung’s version of the ‘battery super gap’ strategy will be in full swing.
Huawei’s Galaxy Z Fold4 rival is lighter and thinner but not better
Huawei just brought its new flagship devices to consumers in China. In addition to the P60 series, Huawei launched the Mate X3 foldable phone as an indirect competitor to the Galaxy Z Fold4. Compared to Samsung, Huawei’s foldable phone is lighter and thinner, but not better.
According to Chinese media (via Huawei Central), the Huawei Mate X3 foldable weighs just 239 grams. Besides the lightweight structural design, the smartphone mainly uses ultra-light diamond aluminum and carbon fiber bamboo books as part of weight reduction.
Compared to Huawei’s latest foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is quite heavier as it weighs 263 grams. And due to the U-shaped hinge design, the Galaxy foldable becomes radically thicker than its Chinese competitors from Huawei, OPPO, and Honor.
The Mate X3 reportedly uses ultra-thin Type-C technology to move the original device shell to the middle frame to reduce thickness and make it lighter. The phone’s thickness is just 11.08mm when it is folded, and 5.3mm when it is unfolded, which is over half of its predecessor’s build.
Talking about the hinge design, the Huawei Mate X3 features a new generation of double-rotation water-drop hinge. It makes the folding and unfolding experience smoother by maintaining tougher folding reliability using a double-rotating water drop shaft with 700Mpa wing aluminum.
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is Samsung’s second-generation foldable phone, which brought an IPX8 rating for water resistance. Huawei has now also brought the water resistance feature to its 2023 foldable phone, but the next Galaxy Fold reportedly features dust resistance too.
Similar to the P60 series, the Chinese phone maker introduced a two-way satellite SMS feature for the Mate X3 smartphone as well. Moreover, there’s a BatteryCare tech that extends the battery life and keeps healthy for up to five years of continuous use.
Talking about security and reliability, Huawei Mate X3 has nothing to offer. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold phone brings industry-grade software, which keeps your data and privacy secure and the phone maker away from getting banned by the US, like Huawei.