Earlier, Samsung announced that select flagship Galaxy devices will be able to act as a key of consumer’s cars. Today, Samsung and Hyundai announced that the GV60 Genesis electric vehicle will be the first to support ultra-wideband (UWB) digital keys available on Galaxy devices.
Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will support a digital key powered by UWB technology.
Using the Digital Key function, you can now unlock your car with your smartphone simply by walking up to it and lock it back up again by just touching the door sensor. Well, it’s time to meet such technology that transforms your smartphone into a digital key.
UWB-powered Smart Car Key
Ultra-wideband, commonly known as UWB, is a wireless technology that lets your phone connect the directly communicate with your car. After registering a digital key, supported cars, such as GV60, can identify authorized Galaxy devices and unlock the doors as they approach.
All thanks to Samsung Pass
Samsung Pass, which is a system for storing digital signatures, IDs, and passwords, avails a Digital key feature to the Galaxy consumers. The company has confirmed that the service will also be available on the Samsung Wallet app, allowing users to securely store and manage digital IDs, boarding passes, vouchers, and credit cards.
How to use Samsung Digital Car Key
All you need to do is just install and open up the Genesis Connected Service app in the car. Once done, select “Vehicle” menu on the infotainment system, select the “Digital Key” menu on the screen, and “Register” on your Genesis Connected app. That’s it! Samsung Pass should start automatically registering the key in both apps.
Ways to unlock car
There are two ways to unlock your car using UWB; either you can open your car door by pressing the door handle while your phone is in your bag or pocket, or you can automatically unlock it simply by approaching the car with your smartphone.
Apart from these capabilities, there are also some helpful features that users can enjoy remotely on their Galaxy phone, like honking the horn or starting the car before entering the vehicle by pressing the engine button in Samsung Pass.
Digital Key sharing
You can choose to share your Digital Key with three of your contacts by selecting them from a list and clicking “Send Digital Key.” This will send a text message that will guide you through setting up a digital key on your Galaxy smartphone.
Once you’ve shared the key, the recipient can immediately use it by adding it to their Samsung Pass. You can even control how long the key is used and revoke access if necessary.
Users can rest assured that their digital key is safe, thanks to the high-quality security chipset that protects Samsung Pass. The app’s authentication process ensures you’re always in control of who can borrow your car key and when.
Samsung believes that all of our Galaxy users deserve the convenience of a more digital lifestyle. That’s why they continue to expand their core digital services through innovative partnerships with global automakers. The goal of Samsung is to increase the number of smartphones that support digital car key feature with UWB technology.
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Apple certified Chinese BOE OLEDs for iPhone 14
According to the report, BOE got Apple’s notification regarding the certification of the iPhone 14 OLED panels. The Chinese display maker will start mass production in July, while shipments are likely to begin in September.
Apple certified BOE displays for iPhone 14 earlier compared to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series devices. Therefore, it looks like the company could launch the upcoming iPhone lineup earlier than its predecessor.
Recently, a TheElec report revealed that Apple and BOE will start evaluating OLED samples of the iPhone 14, while the former might give approval at the end of June 2022.
In September, Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 14, 14 Pro 14 Max/Pro and 14 Pro Max. However, only the standard iPhone 14 model will feature an OLED display made by BOE, while others will pack Samsung’s.
Ahead of the iPhone 14 series, Samsung is going to introduce its futuristic next gen foldable displays that will debut with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones. Also, reports are there that the company might be launching a $800 foldable in the coming months.
Samsung developing 2nd gen OLED for future Apple iPads and Macs
South Korean media outlet TheElec reported that Samsung is already developing display panels for the second-generation OLED iPad models. The company is negotiating prices for its new Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment, which is designed to make OLED display panels for devices such as tablets.
As per the information, Samsung plans to use the device to mass-produce Gen 8.5 OLED panels by the end of 2024 for Apple’s second-generation OLED iPad. In 2021, the Cupertino-based OEM started transitioning its iPad and MacBook lineup to mini LED displays, and OLED will be the next step after that.
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Notably, the OLED display uses self-illuminating pixels and doesn’t require a backlight that improves contrast and helps improve battery life. To be mentioned, earlier, Apple used OLED displays in its latest iPhones and all Apple Watch models.
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Reports suggest that the second-generation OLED iPad will feature 8.5-generation OLED panels, which is more economical for larger devices than using the 6th-generation. It is even more suitable for smaller devices such as smartphones because more OLED panels can be produced per substrate.
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It’s expected that the first OLED iPad models might launch in 2024, therefore, the display for the second-generation model is expected to be mass-produced in late 2024 and sometime in 2025. That’s it for now, stay connected with SammyFans.com for more information.
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Vo5G/VoNR supported Samsung devices [List]
5G is currently the latest era of mobile network technology, which is expanding to more and more countries gradually. The Galaxy S10 5G was Samsung’s first 5G smartphone, while there are a lot of Galaxy models available in the market with the latest network tech.
While the 5G network is currently being used for data transfer purposes only, network providers are working hard to start the calling functionality as well. It’s worth mentioning that the world’s first phone call on the 5G network was done by the Galaxy S22 smartphone, as claimed by Zain Kuwait.
Later on, T-Mobile unveiled the Vo5G/VoNR technology that introduces a calling service for the 5G network capable smartphones. The US carrier has also used Samsung Galaxy S21 series devices for voice calls service trials over the 5G network.
Day by day, the service will be deployed in various markets, where 5G network testing is underway or concluded. At the same time, more Samsung and non-Samsung devices will join the party with Vo5G AKA VoNR capability in the near future.
Below, you can check the list of Samsung devices that support calls over the 5G network, commonly known as Vo5G/VoNR:
Galaxy S22 Series – Zain Kuwait
- Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S22 Plus 5G
- Galaxy S22 5G
Galaxy S21 Series – T-Mobile US
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
- Galaxy S21 5G