Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 smartphones will reportedly pack batteries manufactured by LG Energy Solutions. Starting the Galaxy Z Fold3, the company has been using batteries made by LG, completing three years in a row.
According to TheElec report, Samsung MX will be using batteries supplied by LG Energy Solutions in its upcoming Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5. Both phones are likely to feature two batteries (primary & secondary) due to their foldable form factor.
“Samsung Electronics’ MX division (mobile) is known to use battery cells supplied by LG Energy Solutions for foldable phones such as the Galaxy Z Fold 5 (tentative name),” says TheElec sources.
The estimated battery cost is $10-15, hence, the total cost may be about $30 for each model. Meanwhile, LG couldn’t be going to the exclusive battery supplier for next-gen Galaxy foldables as Samsung SDI and China-based ATL are also in the supply chain. For some models, China’s BYD is also supplying batteries.
ITM Semiconductor was in charge of the battery protection circuit and packaging. The battery cells are expected to be produced at LG Energy Solutions Nanjing plant, moved to ITM Semiconductor’s local plant in Vietnam, assembled with protection circuits, etc., and supplied to Samsung’s smartphone plant.
Primary and secondary cell
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 batteries are divided into primary and secondary. As the screen is foldable, large and small-capacity batteries are used separately, it’s like having two batteries. However, the capacity is not much different from the previous model.
The battery occupies the largest area in a smartphone as a single component excluding the display panel. Looking at the shape, size, and capacity, you can gauge the design direction of the smartphone. Nowadays, smartphones, tablets, and laptops follow the “I” shape installation trend; AP and memory.
Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 220.127.116.11 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.