On September 29, Samsung announced that it has successfully demonstrated the development of Wi-Fi in the fast-moving subway system using its 5G mmWave solution as a refuge in Seoul, Korea. Experiments have shown how the use of 5G mmWave can greatly improve Wi-Fi service in a crowded, public place.
Samsung reached 1.8Gbps Wi-Fi downlink speed using the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra on the subway. This speed is about 25 times faster than the current average speed of 71Mbps in Seoul’s subway lines. The use of Samsung’s 5G Compact Macro helped to increase the speed of Wi-Fi data by using the ultra-high power of 5G mmWave spectrum as a backhaul.
The trial took place in parts of the Seoul Metro, which included five stations in the subway that circled large areas in the city center. The improved Wi-Fi service was powered by Samsung’s 5G mmWave Compact Macro, which is mounted on the side of the track and uses 800MHz in a 28GHz spectrum band.
In addition to delivering fast Wi-Fi speeds, the wide range of mmWave bandwidth enables a unique mobile experience for Smartphones and tablets in restaurants such as stadiums and supermarkets. Cases of 5G use have increased in various business areas including public transportation, such as high-speed trains, buses, and more.
Samsung’s Compact Macro combines a baseband unit, a radio, and an antenna in a single way. This integrated and lightweight solution can be easily installed on both sides of buildings and on support poles for the rapid construction of 5G networks.
Samsung’s Compact Macro is the first 5G product to be listed in the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Product Compliant List (PCL) and Canada Center for Cyber Security’s Certified Product List.
Samsung pioneered the successful delivery of end-to-end infrastructure solutions including chipsets, radios, and contexts. With ongoing research and development, Samsung is leading the industry to develop 5G networks with its market-leading product from RAN and Core fully integrated into independent network solutions and AI-powered automation tools.
Intel CEO could soon meet Samsung Lee for further partnerships
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation is reportedly starting his South Korea trip on Friday. This sudden trip indicates that Intel CEO is expected to meet Samsung Chairman Lee Jae-yong to discuss cooperation and further partnerships.
According to KoreaHerald sources, Pat Gelsinger could start his trip to South Korea this Friday. Most likely, he will be meeting with Samsung’s newly elected Chairman Lee for a discussion on strengthening partnerships. However, there’s no confirmed information regarding the detailed schedule and the list of people he will meet.
Apart from Samsung Boss, Intel CEO is likely to have meetings with other Korean businesses including SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chairman Chung Euisun and LG Group Chairman Koo Gwang-mo.
Since Samsung and Intel are tough competitors in the global chipset market, they are also essential partners for elements and technology. Intel is the world’s leader which makes central processing units, while Samsung creates cutting-edge memory chip, which is also an integral part of CPU.
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Samsung may introduce Self Repair Assistant app for Galaxy devices
Samsung may introduce a new application called Self Repair Assistant for Galaxy devices in the future. A recent trademark application filed by Samsung at the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Self Repair Assistant” indicates a new app might be coming soon.
The trademark application document suggests that the Self Repair Assistant may have a blue Samsung-style Android app icon with a gear and a wrench within it. In application, the purpose of this new service is described as “computer application software for mobile phones.”
It could be used for self-repair, self-maintenance, and self-installation of devices including smartphones, smart watches, tablet computers, and earbuds. Talking about the status of the application, the Trademark Office is currently waiting to examine the application, reports TheVerge.
We are assuming that the Self Repair Assistant app may provide users with repair guides and part information on different Galaxy devices including phones, tablets, watches, and earbuds. Notably, the company partnered with iFixit earlier this year to provide an online repair resource site with OEM parts and repair guides.
Back in March, Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit reportedly stated that his company is working to improve Samsung’s repair guide and DIY parts offerings. Accordingly, it looks like Samsung and iFixit are now shaking hands to introduce an app offering all that stuff to Galaxy consumers.
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Samsung is building new global research unit for semiconductors
Taking a big step, Samsung Electronics is going to establish a new global research unit for semiconductors under the DS Business Division in December 2022, BusinessKorea reports.
According to the information, the new global semiconductors research unit will be headed by DS Business Division’s Vice President and expected to analyze the semiconductor market and other related industries.
At present, the South Korean tech giant has numerous research units that include Samsung Research for research on advanced technologies, as well as Samsung Securities Research Center, and Samsung Global Research.
Since the above-mentioned research organizations are responsible for different fields, the tentative Global Research unit dedicated to semiconductors will surely help Samsung with in-depth analyses of the industry.
Due to global supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 crisis, the company felt the need for a dedicated semiconductor research organization, as result, it’s going to be established next month.
Big changes in Exynos’s strategy
The Galaxy S23 series is likely to globally feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s overclocked variant, while the flagship Exynos 2300 chipset reportedly making its commercial debut with a future Galaxy A or M series phone.
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