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Huawei reveals secret links with Samsung for 5G technology

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Huawei reportedly said that it has licensed key 5G technologies to Samsung Electronics. Since both of these OEMs were major competitors in the global market, the report suggests some deals and licensing reports have been signed silently.

Notably, Huawei and Oppo have recently signed (via HuaweiCentral) a major agreement to share key technologies amid recent US restrictions. Meanwhile, it’s the first time that Huawei itself revealed that Samsung Electronics is also a licensee for key 5G technologies, and the deals have been extended.

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Aside from the Chinese company claiming that it has patent cross-licensing deals with 20 global and Chinese companies. Among those 20 vendors, Samsung is also a partner of Huawei, while it didn’t respond to Nikkei Asia’s request for comment.

If you don’t have an idea, Huawei was the first to introduce 5G network-capable chipsets, but American bans restricted its access to chip makers like Qualcomm. Since Huawei can now only purchase downgraded Snapdragon 4G chips, it still holds a rich 5G patent portfolio.

Alan Fan, head of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Department said:

“Huawei has developed multiple high-value patent portfolios in the global marketplace in domains like 5G, Wi-Fi, and audio and video codecs. This will enable our industry to keep innovating and provide consumers with more competitive products and services.”

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Samsung’s new Chromebook to have a dedicated AI key

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Samsung is reportedly working on a new Chromebook that will feature a special key for accessing AI features. The device, codenamed Xol, is expected to be powered by Intel’s Raptor Lake processors and have a traditional clamshell design.

According to the Chrome Unboxed, Xol will be the first Chromebook besides Google’s Pixelbook series to have an Assistant key. This suggests that Google is enhancing its AI capabilities on ChromeOS, especially with Gemini.

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However, Xol is not likely to be a Google product, as Samsung developers have contributed most of the code changes for it. Xol will probably be a Samsung Chromebook, similar to the Galaxy Chromebook Go from 2021, and expected to launch this year.

The Assistant key on Xol could also be a Gemini key, as Google has been testing Gemini on some Chromebook Plus devices. Samsung and Google may be working together to bring Gemini to more ChromeOS devices, starting with Xol.

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Immersive Team develops Samsung XR to beat Apple, Meta: Report

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Samsung is reportedly boosting its efforts to develop extended reality (XR) headsets. The company’s Mobile Experience (MX) division has formed a ‘secret organization’ called the ‘immersive team’ to speed up the development of XR devices, which has grown from a few to about 100 people.

The Korean tech giant is also collaborating with Google and Qualcomm to create innovative devices. Samsung’s MX Division Head (President) Noh Tae-moon said, “We will change the future of mobile by jointly building the next-generation XR experience.”

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Samsung aims to launch its XR headset within this year, as it faces powerful competition from other tech giants such as Apple and Meta. Apple’s Vision Pro is seen as a game-changer in the XR market as it sold 200,000 units in less than a month, while Meta’s Quest 3 is the most popular device in terms of price and technology.

The IDC report has revealed that the Quest 3 shipments are estimated to be between 2 million and 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of last year. Despite the high price, the industry consensus is that attitudes on the Vision Pro XR headset are changing.

The global XR headset market is expected to grow by 47% this year, reaching 11 million units, according to IDC. Along with Samsung, Sony is also preparing to launch its XR headset ‘Head Mount’ in the second half of the year.

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Forbes honors Samsung’s OLED TV as the ‘Best TV’

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Forbes, the famous American business magazine, has chosen Samsung Electronics’ OLED TV as the ‘Best TV’. The report highlights Samsung‘s excellence in providing the best TV products to consumers.

For superb quality and performance, Samsung’s OLED TV ‘S95C’ has been chosen as the ‘Best TV’. The S95C has self-emitting pixels that create more vibrant colors. It also has QD-OLED technology, which makes OLED panels brighter than regular OLED and shows vivid images.

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Forbes has also picked Samsung’s QLED 8K TV ‘QN900C’ as the ‘Best 8K TV’ for its stunning resolution and immersive experience. It also has an upscaling algorithm that improves the quality of lower-resolution content to near-8K level.

The QN900C is the ultimate TV for those who want to enjoy the best cinematic experience at home. Forbes said, “With this product, you can vividly see Mother Nature from the movie ‘The Lord of the Rings.’

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