Following its habit, Qualcomm has officially introduced its new flagship processor entitled Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G as a successor to the Snapdragon 888, which was launched back in late last year and powering most of the flagship smartphones.
According to the info (via TheVerge), the Snapdragon 888 Plus boosts the max Kryo 680 CPU Prime core clock speed from 2.84 GHz to 2.995 GHz. Moreover, the 6th Gen Qualcomm AI Engine sees a 20% at 32 TOPS versus 26 TOPS on the regular 888 for improved neural network performance. However, the other specs are the same as the Snapdragon 888.
At the Mobile World Congress 2021, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 888 and 888 Plus combine to “power more than 130 designs announced or in development.” Furthermore, the company revealed that Asus, Honor, Motorola, Vivo, and Xiaomi will introduce their Snapdragon 888 Plus powered phones in Q3, 2021.
Upcoming phones with Snapdragon 888 Plus
- Asus – Gaming Phone
- Honor – Magic 3 series flagship
- Motorola – N/A
- Vivo – New flagship device
- Xiaomi – High-end segment
Support for 5G mmWave
On the other hand, Qualcomm also announced its commitment from 39 worldwide industry partners to “support 5G mmWave.” This includes:
AT&T, Casa Systems, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Elisa, Fastweb, Fibocom, Gongjing Electronic, HMD Global, HONOR, Infomark Co., Ltd, Innowireless Co., Ltd., KDDI CORPORATION, Kyocera, MeiG, Motorola, NBN Co, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Oppo, Optus, Orange, Partron Co., Ltd., Quectel, Rakuten Mobile, Samsung Electronics, Singtel, Softbank Corp, Sunsea AIoT, TCL Communication, Telia Finland, Telstra, True Corporation Plc., UScellular, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Shipments To Hit Historic 10 Million Unit Milestone
Shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 are approximately 10% higher than last year’s models. If 7 million new products and 3 million units of legacy models are shipped this year, the number will reach 10 million units for the first time in history.
According to the info, shipments of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 were found to be 8-10% higher than the shipments of their predecessors. In terms of shipment volume by model, Z Flip 5 accounts for 60-65%, and Z Fold 5 accounts for 30-35%.
Component partners of Samsung say that the number of parts ordered for the two recent models did not change significantly or decrease slightly compared to expectations.
Earlier, it was expected that the Korean tech giant would order 12 to 13 million units of parts for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 by the end of this year. However, recent reports revealed that there may be a decrease of about 1 million units.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.