We are currently thinking about the Galaxy S23 series, while it looks like, Samsung already has plans for the Galaxy S25 series flagships. According to the latest leak, Samsung is planning to introduce in-display power and volume buttons using software, starting Galaxy S25 series.
According to the latest leak (via @OreXda), the South Korean tech giant is planning to remove the physical buttons of the upcoming smartphones which will include both volume adjustment buttons and side key (power button) by enabling the same through display edges.
The tipster further revealed that the change won’t apply either with the Galaxy S23 or the Galaxy Z Fold 5/Flip 5, however, the OEM has planned to adopt this technology with the Galaxy S25 flagships or customized variants of Korea Telekom, which could launch sometime in early 2025.
At present, smartphone vendors usually bring just three physical buttons with most smartphones including two for volume increment and decrement, and the third for power on or off. It’s expected that the technology will be matured in the future and that in-display buttons will replace the physical ones.
Galaxy S25 won’t be the first to do so!
In the past, several smartphone makers have tried to remove the physical buttons of smartphones. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes first on the list that brought volume control function by touch and slide, keeping the physical power button unchanged.
Moving ahead, Meizu also introduced a non-porous design and used pressure detection technology way back in 2019 to recognize virtual power and volume buttons on both sides, well, the crowdfunding got failed, resulting there was no mass production.
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Google confirms Galaxy S23 FE coming in two SoC variants
Google Play Console database confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE will be available in two SoC variants. The company is about to introduce a handful of new Fan Edition products including a smartphone, two tablets, and a pair of wireless earbuds.
In a recent development, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE surfaced on the Google Play Console database, which not only confirmed that two SoC variants are coming but an image of the phone also got shared. The device will have Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, based on market/region.
In addition, the S23 Fan Edition will bring 8GB of RAM, well, at least one of its variants will. It’s easily possible this will be the only RAM variant, though. Android 13 is also confirmed, while One UI 5.1 will be included on top of it as well as eligibility of 4 OS plus 5 years of security updates.
Here’s when Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival by OnePlus going official!
OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone – the OnePlus Open on October 19. A reliable source revealed the launch date, following OnePlus’ announcement about the “soon” arrival of its first foldable handset.
The upcoming OnePlus Open reportedly features a form factor of OPPO Find N2. After Google’s Pixel Fold, the OnePlus Open will compete with Samsung, which has dominated the international foldable market.
Notably, the Chinese phone maker kicked out China’s BOE in favor of Samsung Display. This decision led the vendor delay the unveiling of the foldable phone as major change in its OLED panel supply chain.
OnePlus today announced that #OnePlusOpen is launching “soon”
Now let me tell you what soon means: The very first foldable smartphone from @OnePlus is launching October 19th! 🗓️
I’m truly excited about this device!
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) September 20, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus gains sequential improvement
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Plus featuring the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor visited Geekbench. Following its first appearance on the benchmark platform in late July, the Galaxy S24 Plus scored slightly better points in the fresh test.
According to the input, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, powering the Galaxy S24 Plus, scored 2240 points and 6743 points in Geekbench 6’s single-core and multi-core tests. For reference, the device reached up to 2242/6730 and 2233/6661 as of July 2023.
The South Korean tech giant will also introduce the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. These variants will be available in certain markets including Europe, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra only equipped with the Snapdragon chipset.