Samsung and KIMUSTUDIO collaborated to bring new and artistic perspectives to Galaxy customers. The Korean company is bringing eye-catching pieces from artists of diverse backgrounds to its art platforms.
KIMUSTUDIO is an organization that works with designers with disabilities that create captivating pieces of art. With this partnership, Galaxy users will get the ability to enjoy beautiful pieces of art created by KIMUSTUDIO members on their Galaxy smartphone, Family Hub refrigerator, or The Frame, Samsung’s lifestyle TV.
While customizing Samsung products with these pieces of art by KIMUSTUDIO, Galaxy users can learn about unique artistic perspectives and support diversity, and inclusion in the art community.
On the Art Store, users can access unique works of art that capture various subjects, including animals, fruits, and objects as well as buildings, scenery, and abstract imagery. Some top artwork includes:
- Momentary Landscape:
The “Momentary Landscape” series is a collection of art created by Special Designers that captures the minute details and beauty of daily life, inviting the viewer to a new space. Users can access this series on the BESPOKE Atelier app.
- Hotel Brooklyn:
The contrast of the deep blue color of the evening sky and the bright lights from the windows displays the vibrance of nightlife scenery.
- Slow Autobahn:
This artwork evokes a relaxed and laid-back feeling with the imagery of a car cruising in the middle of the picture.
- I Am Because We Are:
This artwork represents the dreams and friendships of young refugees.
- Cactus and Leopard:
This artwork displays an imaginative picture of a Leopard surrounded by cactus plants.
- Lovely Rabbit:
To welcome in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, Lovely Rabbit is a new character that will be introduced on Galaxy Themes. Unlike other rabbits, Lovely Rabbit’s one ear is folded, but he is kind and a good listener. The message of Lovely Rabbit’s character is that our differences make us special.
Furthermore, the works of art created by the designers can be displayed as Galaxy themes to allow users to create and enjoy their own personal art gallery in the palm of their hands.
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.