Instead of M13, the iPhone 15 series, Galaxy Z Flip5, and Z Fold5 are expected to feature Samsung OLED display with an M12 material set. It’s the same OLED panel that the company used in high-end iPhone 14 models as well as the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4 last year.
According to TheElec report, Samsung Display is aiming to expand the usage of its M12, an organic light emitting diode (OLED) material set, to all four types of Apple iPhone 15 series alongside the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5.
Last year, the two top models of the iPhone 14 series applied the latest M12 material set, however, the M11 was debuted in both low-end models. However, there’s no material set upgrade for the Pro and Pro Max iPhones, but the lower lineup material set is likely to be upgraded.
2023 foldable Galaxy devices are likely to use the same M12 material set as last year’s Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. Samsung Display has developed a new material set M13 for use by other customers, including Samsung Electronics, except for Apple, but it is known that it will not be applied this time.
That said, the next-generation OLED display with M13 material set is said to initially apply to Google’s first foldable phone – Pixel Fold. And it’s expected that the company will release its first foldable device int he second half of this year.
Beyond M13, Samsung Display is reportedly working on an M14 material set for Apple. This technology could be applied to the iPhone 16 series to be released next year. As Samsung Display develops M13 for Samsung Elec and others and M14 for Apple, probably, OLED material sets will be shared and applied in the future.
What is OLED material set?
OLED material set refers to the composition of OLED materials that panel makers apply to smartphones. The OLED material set consists of a light emitting layer and a common layer, such as dopant (light emitting body), host (light emitting layer), prime (auxiliary layer) of individual pixels of red (R), green (G), and blue (B).
Google confirms Galaxy S23 FE coming in two SoC variants
Google Play Console database confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE will be available in two SoC variants. The company is about to introduce a handful of new Fan Edition products including a smartphone, two tablets, and a pair of wireless earbuds.
In a recent development, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE surfaced on the Google Play Console database, which not only confirmed that two SoC variants are coming but an image of the phone also got shared. The device will have Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, based on market/region.
In addition, the S23 Fan Edition will bring 8GB of RAM, well, at least one of its variants will. It’s easily possible this will be the only RAM variant, though. Android 13 is also confirmed, while One UI 5.1 will be included on top of it as well as eligibility of 4 OS plus 5 years of security updates.
Here’s when Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival by OnePlus going official!
OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone – the OnePlus Open on October 19. A reliable source revealed the launch date, following OnePlus’ announcement about the “soon” arrival of its first foldable handset.
The upcoming OnePlus Open reportedly features a form factor of OPPO Find N2. After Google’s Pixel Fold, the OnePlus Open will compete with Samsung, which has dominated the international foldable market.
Notably, the Chinese phone maker kicked out China’s BOE in favor of Samsung Display. This decision led the vendor delay the unveiling of the foldable phone as major change in its OLED panel supply chain.
OnePlus today announced that #OnePlusOpen is launching “soon”
Now let me tell you what soon means: The very first foldable smartphone from @OnePlus is launching October 19th! 🗓️
I’m truly excited about this device!
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) September 20, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus gains sequential improvement
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Plus featuring the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor visited Geekbench. Following its first appearance on the benchmark platform in late July, the Galaxy S24 Plus scored slightly better points in the fresh test.
According to the input, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, powering the Galaxy S24 Plus, scored 2240 points and 6743 points in Geekbench 6’s single-core and multi-core tests. For reference, the device reached up to 2242/6730 and 2233/6661 as of July 2023.
The South Korean tech giant will also introduce the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. These variants will be available in certain markets including Europe, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra only equipped with the Snapdragon chipset.