The news about Samsung foldable has come in news recently that it could be equipped with the fast charging technology, and it will have a charging upgrade than its predecessors. According to the Chinese consumer safety and authority and a 3C database and listing suggested that Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 will come with 25W charging support.
We are aware that a month ago Samsung has filed a patent with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for its two upcoming foldable smartphones. Both of them could be named Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z flip 4. Appeared in Chinese 3C Certification, carries a model number SM-F9360 for Galaxy Z Fold 4, and SM- F7210 for Galaxy Z Flip 4 has moreover confirmed its launch.
We know that last year Z Fold 3 was launched with 15W fast charging. So we can evaluate and consider this as an upgrade over the last Samsung foldable phone. Looking at this the Samsung lovers may get a little bit disappointed.
If the price of the following Samsung Phone remains unchanged, it could suffer a great loss and could be unable to expand its customer base. But according to the tech talks on the popular blogs, this is not going to create lots of difference.
The leaked information tells us that the battery capacity of Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be 4270mAh, and that of Z Flip 4 may get a small upgrade of 100mAh, which totally counts to 3400mAh. Both the devices are likely to be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus SoC. Other specifications from the side of Samsung remained unknown. So you have to wait until these new foldable handsets are launched.
Phones will be banned in schools across New Zealand
New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Christopher Luxon announced that he would promote the ban on phones in primary and secondary schools across the country. This initiative aims to improve the quality of education for primary and secondary school students in New Zealand.
According to New Zealand education sources, the literacy skills of New Zealand primary and secondary school students have been declining in the past few years, and have even reached a “crisis” level. Over 1/3rd of the country’s 15-year-old students have poor literacy levels, which has aroused concern from all walks of life.
In order to solve this problem, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Lacson decided to take action. Within 100 days after taking office, he push for the ban on mobile phones in primary and secondary schools across the country to reduce students’ distractions so they could concentrate on class.
Nintendo may use Samsung OLED display on its new console
Nintendo is in talks with Samsung Display for supply of the next-generation OLED panels, following Valve’s SteamDeck. Both companies initially considered China’s BOE as a supplier but changed way to Samsung due to the burden of the risk arising from the patent infringement lawsuit.
According to the report, Japan’s Nintendo is known to have requested the supply of OLED panels from Samsung Display, following Valve. These companies negotiated with China’s BOE to lower device prices, but it is said that they chose Samsung Display panels.
In June 2022, Samsung Display filed a patent infringement lawsuit against China’s BOE in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The technology that Samsung Display claims to be infringing on is five OLED display patents for all products released after the iPhone 12.
Last December, Samsung Display filed a complaint with the ITC against 17 US parts wholesalers to keep BOE in check, asking the ITC to stop using parts and panels that infringe on the company’s ‘Diamond Pixel’.
Accordingly, BOE filed a countersuit in Chongqing’s First Intermediate People’s Court in May against Samsung Display China and Samsung Elec China, claiming patent infringement.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to be made by TSMC, for Galaxy by Samsung
Similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, TSMC is exclusively producing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. While the new processor has just started to debut with smartphones, a new leak suggests that TSMC will continue to produce Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, while Samsung orders shelved until 2025.
According to tipster Revegnus, Qualcomm will rely solely on TSMC for producing the 3nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor in 2024. The company has reportedly decided to bet on Taiwanese chip manufacturer again as it’s aiming to use custom Oryon CPU cores.
It’s worth noting that a dual chip sourcing strategy is still on the cards for 2025 when the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 comes out, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for Galaxy will be produced at Samsung’s foundry 3GAP, reports Taiwan’s TechNews.
In a multi-core scenario, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is said to surpass 10,000 points on Geekbench 6, while the Adreno 830 GPU offers the same level of power draw as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 while offering excellent performance gains. The whole SoC is rumored to consume just 8W.