Recently, Huawei launched its new phones and everyone is comparing them with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 or S23 Ultra but the real answer is that these phones are just empty boxes in the global market without Google apps.
So the selling point of the latest Huawei smartphones is the camera, satellite connectivity, and glittery design. The Huawei P60 and Mate X3 are two expensive devices with no added value for global consumers.
All because of two core functionalities that Samsung offers including Google apps and 5G. After the U.S. banned Huawei for alleged spying on customers, Huawei’s liability is crushed around the globe. Then, the company saw a sharp decline in its smartphone market and it’s now out of the global trends.
The lack of Google apps doubts consumers and they don’t want to spend on Huawei devices that can’t do anything at all. On the other hand, they are fleeing over to other brands including Samsung.
A friend of mine with a Huawei P50 Pro told share his experience. He said Huawei has nothing in its phone, there are stock apps and these are unuseful. The pre-installed AppGallery app store has no useful apps.
Furthermore, his phone only has 4G, which is lackluster in the 5G era. All combined, it’s just a heavily priced box that could be used for calling and some sort of photography.
There’s one major aspect of these phones includes software support, there’s no Android support. Meanwhile, global users are still waiting for a major upgrade since last year. There’s no schedule to roll out new firmware and software updates are delayed for months for even Huawei’s premium models.
So as an answer from Samsung smartphone users to people who are bragging about the innovation of new Huawei phones without Google apps and 5G are nothing more than just some expensive empty boxes that have no value in the global market.
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.