Nokia is working on a mysterious mobile device called Nokia Suzume, and it has recently been identified on benchmarked on the Geekbench. According to the online tool, the so-called Nokia Suzume is based on the Exynos 7884B chipset which was released by Samsung a few years ago.
Samsung has not used the Exynos 7884-series since the launch of the Galaxy A20 in 2019. Combining the Exynos 7884B SoC and 3GB of RAM, the Nokia Suzume comes into the budget smartphone category. Interestingly, Geekbench indicates that this mysterious budget smartphone from Nokia will run Android 12OS.
Respectively, it topped the single-core and multi-core exams with 306 points and 1,000 points. Samsung does not have an Exynos 7884B-enabled phone that comes with Android 12 update, but Nokia is working to bring both of these features with the release of Suzume.
The Exynos 7884B SoC features six power-efficient ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores, two ARM Cortex-A73 performance cores, and the Mali G71-MP2 graphics chip. The relatively high score helped by increasing the CPU frequency for the Cortex-A73 core to 2.08GHz and for the Cortex-A53 cluster to 1.69GHz.
At the moment, it is known about the Nokia Suzum smartphone is powered by Android 12 and the Exynos 7884b SoC, so it is not clear if Nokia has any real plans to release it.
Samsung shows off the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs
Samsung is a major contributor to the foldable smartphone market. So far, the company has introduced 4 generations of its Fold and Flip lineup. Meanwhile, Samsung is now taking a step further to introduce a slidable display for PCs.
On September 27, Intel held its Innovation 2022 Day event where it introduced the 13th-generation Intel Core processors for desktops. At the same event, Intel has Samsung Display’s CEO – JS Choi to show off a prototype of the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs.
According to the report, it is basically a 13-inch display that can be extended as much larger as 17-inch. You can simply pull the display which will unroll the hidden portion of the screen.
This working prototype showcased by Samsung featured an unmoving image that shows Samsung Display + Intel written on it. Meanwhile, Samsung Display CEO said, it is specifically created for computers with tablet-like form factors, such as the Microsoft Surface Go 3.
Besides these, the company does not reveal anything about this display so it’s hard to judge it at this moment. The screen resolution, aspect ratio, brightness, and other features are yet to be known. Even Samsung did not tell how durable this display is.
A notable part is that Samsung calls it a Slidable display instead of an Expandable screen, which suggets that the Korean company wants to differentiate its product from others.
Another highlighting part that Samsung Display’s CEO said with the introduction of a slidable display is “foldable is gone”. However, it remains to be seen if the company will launch products that actually feature this technology and if it will launch then when?
Via – The Verge
Samsung planning to introduce new gaming service – Gaming Plus or Game Plus
Samsung TV Plus is a platform created by Samsung for Galaxy devices including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. It provides you with different kinds of entertainment content even without any subscription or hidden charges, for free.
Earlier, the company announced the expansion of TV Plus service with the addition of new channels and TV shows. Well, it looks like, Samsung is planning something big for gamers, as two trademark applications for Samsung Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus emerged on the web.
According to tipster @stufflistings, Samsung filed trademark applications for two names – Gaming Plus and Game Plus. Both of these text trademarks suggest that the company is planning to introduce a gaming platform for various devices, similar to the TV Plus.
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— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 20, 2022
As of now, we don’t have more information regarding Samsung’s unreleased Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus. As soon as the company shares more details about these products, we will provide you with the latest and authentic insights. Until then, stay tuned with us!
Snapchat lenses used over 2.5 Billion times in Samsung phones
Samsung officially announced that the Galaxy A series exclusive feature Fun Mode has been used over 2.5 billion times since its launch in 2021. This mode introduces Snapchat AR lenses to the Samsung stock camera app.
The data has been calculated from March 2021 to August 2022. As of now, this feature is only available for a limited Galaxy A series which has now been extended to Galaxy F and M series devices. Also, this mode is available on selected Galaxy S, Note, and Z series smartphones.
Last year, the company launched region-specific AR lenses in India and has since expanded to other countries including Germany, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, and Mexico.
What is Fun Mode?
Fun Mode! It is an exclusive feature of the Samsung Galaxy A series that lets users can take pictures and videos from the stock camera app to turn any moment into fun and unique content to share with their friends or upload to their social media.
In the year 2021, Samsung announced a partnership with Snapchat to bring AR Lens directly into the native Camera app of Galaxy devices. Fun Mode is powered by Snap’s camera suite, which allows businesses and developers to bring Snap’s augmented reality capabilities into their own apps.
Fun Mode is a very useful feature for selfie lovers, as it brings all the popular AR filters inspired by Snapchat to the Samsung One UI Camera app.
The SVP of Content and Partnerships at Snap, Ben Schwerin stated:
“Lenses are the way over 250 million Snapchatters engage with augmented reality every day, and we’re thrilled that these experiences delight and resonate with Samsung Galaxy’s community. Integrating the Camera Kit into Samsung Galaxy’s proprietary camera is an opportunity to collaborate on compelling, local AR experiences and bring them to Galaxy users around the world.”