Samsung detailed how the new and updated Slim Hinge offers additional durability and improved design on the new foldable smartphones. Now, Samsung released a 17-second video, which showcases the UDC 2.0, its second generation of under-display camera technology, which debuted the with Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The South Korean tech titan is aware of the thing that Galaxy users care about having an immersive viewing experience on their devices. To further explain the UDC 2.0 tech, Samsung shared a new video of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which shows how it improved over its predecessor.
Samsung UDC 2.0
Samsung revealed that it has created the UDC (under-display camera) technology to deliver an uninterrupted viewing experience on the 7.6-inch main screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 4. This was the first of its kind on a foldable, and with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the company was able to make the experience even better.
Here’s how: Engineers at Samsung reconfigured the pixels on top of the camera. It improved the perceived resolution and thus make the camera even more unnoticeable. Moreover, the team has changed the sub-pixel arrangement to a scatter-type, to increase grid pattern visibility and improve the text readability.
All of these changes together bring improvements to the user experiences on the main screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 4. You can have an uninterrupted experience while watching content, playing games, and reading, while using the fourth-gen Samsung foldable.
New Samsung Superfast Portable Power products on the way?
On November 23, Samsung submitted a new trademark application for the text ”Superfast Portable Power” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark document describes the purpose as – “Battery chargers for mobile devices; battery packs for mobile devices.”
If the trademark application can be believed, Samsung fans can expect that new portable power products such as power banks and/or similar devices are on their way. There are already plenty of power products available at Samsung including fast-charging power banks.
By applying for the trademark, Samsung is securing the name/text – Superfast Portable Power, which can be used in various forms if gets commercialized. Most possibly, the South Korean tech giant may expand its portable power device portfolio such as power banks and/or chargers.
Since Samsung’s picked up “Superfast” word in the trademark, the products are expected to be featuring higher charging speeds for Galaxy devices. The Galaxy S22 Ultra supports up to 45W fast charging, and the same is rumored for the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
If not with the Galaxy S23 series, we might soon see radical fast charging speeds as Samsung may have got an idea to speed up Galaxy devices’ battery charging even without affecting the age and performance. Time will tell what becomes reality, however, stay tuned with us for future developments.
Samsung Self Repair Assistant App
Apart from “Superfast Portable Power,” Samsung also applied trademark application for Self Repair Assistant at the US authority. With this name, the company may debut a new app, which could be used for self-repair, self-maintenance, and self-installation of devices including phones, watches, tablets, and earbuds.
Samsung is building new global research unit for semiconductors
Taking a big step, Samsung Electronics is going to establish a new global research unit for semiconductors under the DS Business Division in December 2022, BusinessKorea reports.
According to the information, the new global semiconductors research unit will be headed by DS Business Division’s Vice President and expected to analyze the semiconductor market and other related industries.
At present, the South Korean tech giant has numerous research units that include Samsung Research for research on advanced technologies, as well as Samsung Securities Research Center, and Samsung Global Research.
Since the above-mentioned research organizations are responsible for different fields, the tentative Global Research unit dedicated to semiconductors will surely help Samsung with in-depth analyses of the industry.
Due to global supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 crisis, the company felt the need for a dedicated semiconductor research organization, as result, it’s going to be established next month.
Big changes in Exynos’s strategy
The Galaxy S23 series is likely to globally feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s overclocked variant, while the flagship Exynos 2300 chipset reportedly making its commercial debut with a future Galaxy A or M series phone.
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Samsung patents dual display foldable laptop, here is the possible design
Samsung Display already showcased a prototype of a dual display foldable laptop, which may soon be hitting the market. The company apparently working on the development of dual display foldable laptop product, which could have ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo-like design, reveals a design patent.
Discovered by 91mobiles, Samsung filed a patent application for the dual display foldable laptop in 2020 at the United States Design Patent, which was published on the database yesterday.
The design patent showcases images of a laptop-like product that has a large foldable display that can fold from the middle to create the main screen and a secondary screen.
Similar to regular laptops, the patented device has keyboard area, which could be virtual, instead of physical buttons or with less key travel, however, the next vacant area might be available to use like a touchpad.
Since the design of the patent laptop looks completely inspired by ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, Samsung will make it more advanced with its premium AMOLED display and innovative tech.
The current Galaxy Book products run Windows operating system and flagship processors for a great performance during tasks. However, Samsung’s yet to reveal any kind of information about its dual-display foldable laptop.