Hey, Samsung! Is there something new to ‘Unfold’ at the February Unpacked?
Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones in August 2022. Now, the company is all set to unveil the Galaxy S23 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st.
Meanwhile, Samsung Developers just posted a mysterious message through its Twitter account, which indicates a new foldable device coming at the Unpacked event along with the Galaxy S23.
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Samsung Developers Twitter account promoted Galaxy S23 Unpacked, which is scheduled for February 1st. However, the Tweet reads “Unfold your world at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st.”
As the next-gen Galaxy foldable devices likely to go official in August this year, it looks like this is a typo. Alongside Galaxy S23, the Book3 lineup of laptops is also coming, but, laptops naturally bring a foldable form factor!
Anyways, don’t overthink future possibilities as Galaxy S23 and Book3 series launch is confirmed. We will meet the next-gen foldables in the third quarter and before that, we are excited to meet the S23 Ultra!
Unfold your world at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st. For more information on new releases, visit https://t.co/KS228swK8J.#GalaxyUnpacked2023 #BeASamsungDev pic.twitter.com/UiOzKAD9qR
— SAMSUNG DEVELOPERS (@samsung_dev) January 26, 2023
Galaxy S23 FE is dead, Samsung aims to launch tri-folding device this year: Leak
Samsung began 2023 by launching the Galaxy S23 flagships and recently unveiled the Galaxy A54/A34 mid-rangers. Now, the company is focussing on improved Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 for its August debut, while the S23 FE is reportedly dead and the tri-folding device might be coming this year.
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According to tipster YogeshBrar, Samsung’s most-anticipated Galaxy S23 FE smartphone has not entered the development chain so far. It indicates that the company has not any plan for the next Fan Edition this year, as it aims big, way too big.
There is no Galaxy S23 FE in the development chain unlike what the recent rumours have been pointing..
Samsung is instead working on the improved Z Fold 5 & Flip 5 along with a Tri-Fold that might finally ship this year
FE fans should look elsewhere…
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) March 24, 2023
Apart from focussing on the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 foldable phones, the South Korean tech giant is aiming to ship a new type of foldable this year, which could be a tri-folding device. As of now, there’s no information from Samsung about its plans to commercialize a tri-folding display device.
Since there’s no official information available on the tri-folding Galaxy device, we are sure that it will be equipped with Samsung Display. As it’s going to have a tri-fold form factor, the company may bring two hinges in the device so it can fold twice and take the shape of a tablet while fully unfolded.
Previously, it was reported that the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 devices would feature a new kind of droplet (waterdrop) hinge. This new technology is under testing internally, which could make it possible to lessen crease wrinkles as well as reduce thickness.
More than once, Samsung Display showcased its futuristic tri-folding OLED screen. At the time of getting commercialized under the Galaxy brand, Samsung Display’s tri-fold OLED products may be refined and polished to deliver experiences like never before.
Samsung boss flies to China ahead of the business summit
On March 23, Samsung Elec’s executive chairman Lee Jae-yong arrived in Beijing, China to attend a high-profile business summit this weekend. For the first time in three years, an official Samsung Group leader has visited China, where it operates major production facilities.
According to KoreaHerald report, the Samsung boss is scheduled to attend the three-day China Business Summit set to run at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse until Monday. He is likely to be joined by global business leaders and high-ranking Chinese government officials.
Among the key participants are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chairman Ola Kallenius and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
Lee Jae-yong’s Beijing trip is drawing great attention from industry circles as it came shortly after the US on Tuesday announced the details of its guardrails provisions for its CHIPS for America Incentive Program, which limits the government’s subsidy recipients’ production expansion in China.
China Business Summit 2023
Under the theme of “Economic Recovery: Opportunities and Cooperation,” this year’s business summit will focus on opportunities in the Chinese market, stabilization of global supply chains, and the green transition, announced by the Development Research Center of China’s State Council.
Samsung in China
The Korean tech giant operates two chip production plants in Xi’an that produce about 40 percent of the world’s largest memory chipmaker’s global NAND flash products. In Suzhou, the tech giant operates a semiconductor packaging factory, as well as a manufacturing plant for home appliances.
Sources say the Samsung chief is highly likely to visit the company’s business operations and encourage employees there. In May 2020, the last time when he visited China, Lee met with government officials of the Shaanxi Province and inspected the Xi’an chip plants.
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The new Galaxy F14 5G packs Secure Folder, Voice Focus and Samsung Wallet
Today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy F14 5G budget smartphone, which sports a massive 6.6” Full HD+ 90Hz display, segment-only 5nm processor, 6000 mAh battery, and comes with a host of exclusive features such as Secure Folder, Voice Focus, and Samsung Wallet.
Samsung’s new Galaxy F14 5G supports Secure Folder for enhanced security & privacy when it comes to storing personal data and apps. Besides, it also features Voice Focus and Samsung Wallet for providing an all-in-one app for storing your financial stuff, personal IDs, and other confidential documents.
Out of the box, the F14 5G brings One UI 5 based on Android 13. The company will provide up to 2 generations of OS upgrades and up to 4 years of security updates for the device, ensuring users always have the latest features and are always secured.
Galaxy F14 KeySpecs
Galaxy F14 5G flaunts a 6.6” Full HD+ 90Hz display providing users with an immersive viewing experience. The display comes protected with Gorilla Glass 5 which lets users stay worry-free. On the back, there’s a 50-megapixel primary camera plus a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
The new Galaxy F14 5G is equipped with Exynos 1330, which is a segment-only 5nm processor. Exynos 1330 allows users to multitask with ease, play games, and do just about anything very smoothly. Moreover, it features a 6000 mAh battery, which provides up to 2 days of battery life.
With 25W super-fast charging support, users can quickly charge their phone and continue using it without any interruptions. It also supports 13 5G bands, which empowers users to download, stream, share, and browse all their favorite content at lightning-fast speeds.
Price, Availability and Offers
As an introductory offer, Galaxy F14 5G will be available at an all-inclusive price of INR 12,990 for the 4+128GB and INR 14,490 for the 6+128GB variant with select bank cards. Shipping starts on March 30 on Flipkart, Samsung.com, and select retail shops.