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Samsung SDI to decide a place for joint venture with automaker Stellantis

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Samsung SDI is going to finalize the place for making the automotive battery with the automaker Stellantis within the month of April 2022. Both are yet to decide the place where the joint venture could take place.

According to ‘TheElec‘, Samsung SDI has recently finished up all the discussions over subsidies with local governments in North America.

Samsung SDI is planning to supply its prismatic batteries. It will be manufacturing the Generation 5 batteries, which are already built at its factory in Goed, Hungary.

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What does this mean? This means that it will likely use equipment supplied by Philenergy for the joint venture with Stellantis.

What does generation 5 battery mean?

The Generation 5 batteries are made through stacking material such as the cathode, the separator, and the Anode instead of winding them as Samsung SDI has done with all previous four generations and innovating for the next.

Why does Samsung SDI need to do this?

The above process is done to increase the energy density of these batteries. By this, they are able to store more capacitive power. The joint venture with Stellantis represents that they are going to use these batteries for present and future Electric Vehicles, and this will provide a boost to the sale of these vehicles.

Samsung SDI is also in talks with Stellantis for manufacturing the cylindrical batteries. Nowadays, some new vehicle makers are also opting for cylindrical batteries looking at market demands. But the productivity of such batteries are need to be cemented, said the automaker.

LG is also in news to form a joint venture with Stellantis and said that it is going to make a heavy amount to increase the production capacity by 45GWh by 2026.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series grabs June 2024 update in India

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Samsung Galaxy S21 June 2024 update India

Samsung is expanding the June 2024 security update to Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones in India. The update is already live for users in Korea, Europe, and the US.

The fresh patch fixes a bundle of issues to provide a better usability experience. It brings security improvements, functional enhancements, bug fixes, and stability optimization. Aside from this, the changelog does not include any new features or changes.

This update mainly improves image display on the screen, battery usage tracking, secure phone calls, and the functionality of the Samsung Dialer application.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S21 are getting the June 2024 security update in India with the One UI build versions mentioned below.

  • G991BXXSBGXEC – Galaxy S21
  • G996BXXSBGXEC – Galaxy S21 Plus
  • G998BXXSBGXEC – Galaxy S21 Ultra

To access the update on your smartphone, go to the Settings app, tap on Software Update, and then select Download and Install. This will initiate the update process, and once completed, you’ll enjoy a more efficient smartphone experience.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series getting June 2024 security update [US Verizon]

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Samsung ‘still’ working on Instagram Super HDR toggle for Galaxy S24

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Super HDR

Samsung has confirmed its collaboration with Instagram to bring a new Super HDR feature to the Galaxy S24 series. Through this, the company aims to introduce the Super HDR on/off toggle, providing a new way to view Instagram feeds.

By default, the Super HDR feature is enabled for users’ Instagram feeds, ensuring that content appears vibrant and with the fullest screen brightness. Considering different user preferences, Samsung plans to include a toggle that allows users to easily turn the Super HDR feature on or off.

According to community moderators, Samsung and Instagram are actively reviewing users’ feedback to enhance the Super HDR feature. The company is also working to introduce the Super HDR toggle to Instagram feeds and make it a default for Galaxy S24.

This option ensures users who prefer an SDR viewing experience can still enjoy Instagram content without HDR enhancements.

As development progresses, Samsung plans to keep users informed through its Samsung Members app. Through this, users can easily check the latest updates on the availability and functionality of the Super HDR feature for the Galaxy S24 series.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra and Watch 7 appear on 3C

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra Renders

Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra and Watch 7 series clear 3C certification in China. These smartwatches are expected to be unveiled on July 10, 2024, in Paris, France. The database listing also revealed the charging adapter-related information.

As spotted by MySmartPrice, the upcoming Galaxy Watch Ultra and Watch 7 series secured 3C certification. The upcoming Galaxy Watch Ultra (LTE) and Galaxy Watch 7 (LTE) have the model numbers SM-L705 and SM-L315, respectively.

The authority’s database confirmed that the models support a 10W adapter. It indicated that the watches will feature a 10W charging speed with a wired adapter. However, the Galaxy Watch 7’s FCC listing revealed support for 15W fast charging.

A lower power adapter might have been used to test the smartwatch. The difference between charging speeds would only be cleared after the official debut. The event’s invitation is likely to be released tomorrow, with the event allegedly scheduled for July 10.

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At the event, new foldable phones will likely be introduced alongside new smartwatches, Galaxy Ring, and earbuds. Earlier, ETNews revealed that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 may be released on July 21 or 22. It will be the first time when Samsung released foldables in July.

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