South Korean media outlet Yonhap reported that Samsung is likely to announce the mass production of its next-gen 3nm chipset next week. If it becomes reality, the company will beat its biggest rival TSMC in using the advanced chip manufacturing process.
According to the information, the next-generation 3nm chips will be manufactured on the Gate-All-Around (GAA) technology. Samsung earlier said that the new process reduces 45 percent area alongside providing 30 percent higher performance and 50 percent lower power consumption, as compared to existing FinFET process.
Last month, Samsung showcased its 3nm chips to the United States’ President Joe Biden during his visit to the world’s largest semiconductor facility in Samsung’s Pyeongtaek complex in Seoul. Meanwhile, TSMC is reportedly planning to start mass production of 3nm chips in the second half.
Samsung and TSMC are competing to become the world’s first 3nm chipset developer on the commercial channels as part of winning orders from smartphone vendors. However, it will be interesting to see which company delivers mobile chipsets with higher efficiency and performance.
Aside from this, the Korean tech giant earlier disclosed that its 2nm process node was in the early stages of development, while the mass production planned for 2025. Well, the 3nm chip phones are likely to start launching later this year, while Samsung will bring it with the Galaxy S23 series in early next year.
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Google Android 13 Beta 3.3: What’s new
Today, Google rolled out a new incremental update, Android 13 Beta 3.3 to eligible Pixel smartphone users that had joined the Developer Preview or Beta program. By version number, it seems just a minor patch update, while it contains fixes for a lot of issues in the software system.
According to Google, Android 13 Beta 3.3 fixes various issues related to Pixel launcher, system UI, WiFi network, signal strength, slow performance and cold starts for apps, a kernel panic in certain cases, slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance.
This is the third minor patch update that arrived on top of the 3rd Beta build, which suggests, that Google wants not to expand the Beta program to any more major firmware (Beta 4). Well, we’ve also started hearing about Samsung’s Android 13 Beta activity which will bring the new One UI version 5.0.
You can check out the Android 13 Beta 3.3 update changelog below.
- Fixed an issue with the Pixel launcher where if the Always show keyboard option was enabled for the app drawer, then when the user closed the app drawer and opened an app folder on the Home screen, the keyboard was erroneously shown as well. (Issue #236584457)
- Fixed an issue where in some cases, such as gesturing to go back, the system UI crashed. (Issue #236558007)
- Fixed an issue where devices couldn’t connect to a WiFi network in some cases even when the network was available and the signal strength was good. (Issue #236617510)
- Fixed an issue where the BluetoothManagerService continued to try and bind to the TbsService even when bluetooth.profile.ccp.server.enabled was false, leading to slow performance and cold starts for apps.
- Fixed an issue where in some cases after a device was plugged in to charge (for example, overnight), the device would become unresponsive until it was rebooted.
- Fixed a kernel issue with lib/list_debug.c that caused a kernel panic in certain cases on some devices.
- Fixed an issue with the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager that caused slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance in some cases.
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Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 launched: World’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor
Samsung has now officially launched the Odyssey Neo G8, in South Korea, which is the world’s first curved gaming monitor featuring 4K resolution support and high refresh rate of 240Hz. The Neo G8 (model name: G85NB) has a 32-inch size, 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160), and a 1000R curvature curved design.
The company says Odyssey Neo G8 uses ‘Quantum Mini LED’, which is one quite slimmer than existing LEDs, as a light source, and uses ‘Quantum Matrix’, Samsung’s proprietary image quality control technology, and ‘Quantum HDR 2000’, which supports a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits.
Aside from this, the screen brightness is controlled in 4,096 steps (12 bits) to support a fixed contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, which is the highest ever made, and more detailed and perfect black details are realized through a local dimming zone.
Moreover, Odyssey Neo G8 supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to reduce tearing when playing high-end games because of communication problems between PC and monitor. It has two HDMI 2.1 slots, DisplayPort 1.4 and CoreSync, which automatically recognizes the color of the screen and matches the rear lighting and color.
Also, Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor comes with a number of convenient gaming-related features, such as ‘Auto Source Switch+’, which automatically recognizes when the device is running and switches to the screen of the device for an immersive gaming experience.
Here’s what Samsung said –
“The world’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor Odyssey Neo G8, introduced this time, is an innovative product that provides a differentiated gaming experience with the core performance and features that customers expect,. We will lead the premium gaming monitor market by strengthening the Odyssey Neo lineup.”
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Samsung One UI Home 13.1.07.3 update enhances performance
Samsung One UI Home is a system launcher for Galaxy devices, which unlocks amazing new features. It is installed by default on any Samsung device that runs any version of One UI. At the moment, the company has started pushing a new update for One UI Home with version 13.1.07.3.
Samsung One UI Home 13.1.07.3 update
The latest update of the Samsung One UI Home comes with an installation package size of 14.18 MB. Users can install the update via their personal data as the update size is too small. This update compatibility is only for Galaxy devices running Android 12-based One UI 4.1/ One UI 4.0 or below.
According to the information, the most recent update brings general fixes for Galaxy devices. Aside from minor bug fixes, this package includes improvements to various optimization functions for a better user experience.
It is an initial rollout, so may take some time/days to reach all the eligible Galaxy devices. Still, you can get it now through our dedicated app file directory. Once downloaded, you will have to install it manually by allowing the system software to allow apps from third-party sources, however, we do not recommend this.
- Get Samsung One UI Home 13.1.07.3 Update – APKMirror
Previously, Samsung rolled out a new OTA update to the Samsung System Launcher 13.1.05.21 update, which improves the overall user experience alongside bringing fixes for some common issues,