Samsung is planning to bring new droplet design hinge to its next-generation foldable smartphone. The launch is reportedly scheduled for late July, while a reliable Korean publication revealed that the first mold product for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 waterdrop hinge will be released this week.
According to trusted South Korean publication TheElec, the first mold product for the waterdrop-shaped hinge, which Samsung plans to apply for the first time to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 this year, will be shared within the company this week.
The South Korean tech giant aims to complete mass production approval and shipping approval for the waterdrop hinge by the end of next month or early July. However, some parts for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 have already started mass production.
Besides, it plans to share the first mold product of the waterdrop hinge internally this week, and if the performance meets internal standards, it will begin preliminary production in small quantities while supplementing the problems.
After that, the development verification (PVR), mass production approval (PRA), and shipping approval (SRA) stages for the waterdrop hinge are expected to be completed by the end of next month or early July.
The mass production approval stage after development verification is the point at which verification is virtually completed. The release is the final formal approval, but release is a formal procedure.
The company is planning to conduct a waterdrop hinge reliability test in a harsh environment. Durability must be secured so that there is no problem with product performance even if the axis for implementing the waterdrop hinge is repeatedly moved.
If the space required for axis movement increases, the battery capacity may be limited, or the thickness of the product may not be as thin as expected when folded. It is known that Samsung’s own research personnel design the waterdrop hinge.
The OEM is expected to highlight the waterdrop hinge and weight reduction in foldable phones this year. The weight target for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is known to be 254g. Last year, the weight of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was 263 g, 8 g less than the previous one (Z Fold 3, 271 g).
The size of the external screen of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is 3.38 inches, which is larger than the 1.9 inches of the external screen of the previous Z Flip 4. The size of the Z Flip 5 internal screen (6.7 inches), Z Fold 5 external screen (6.2 inches) and internal screen (7.6 inches) are the same as the previous ones.
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Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max: So Hot It’s On Fire! Literally.
Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro is a hot topic, why not it should be, it’s so hot (even on fire!). Following the release, some iPhone 15 Pro Max users complained about the overheating issues. Their device gets warm, even with no longer use cases or gaming, rendering them in big trouble.
Initial purchasers of the iPhone 15 Pro Max complain that their phone gets too hot within minutes. The phone’s temperature reaches a level where the iOS stops charging (if connected) until it decreases. Some report that the titanium body appears horribly hot, which is disappointing.
A user managed to check the temperature of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which registered over 100-degree Fahrenheit. The model is getting warm even without using it as well as sometimes minutes after connecting the USB C-Type charging cable.
Notably, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max is equipped with A17 Pro chipset. This processor is manufactured by Taiwan’s TSMC on the cutting-edge 3nm process technology. Apple recommends users not charge their iPhone with Android’s USB C cable, while the overheating reports continue to emerge.
It was over 100° Farenheit but I wasn't actually using the phone at all pic.twitter.com/iq4bWRAwqE
— Ale𝕏 Gear & Tech (@AlexGTech1) September 25, 2023
Rumor Mill Buzzing: Samsung Galaxy S24 Series May Hit Shelves in January 2024
Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series in February, while the Galaxy S24 series is reportedly coming earlier. Recently, Korean media reported that the parts production for Samsung’s Galaxy S24 smartphones could begin in mid-October.
According to a reliable source, Samsung may launch the Galaxy S24 series in January 2024. The tipster claims the devices may be unveiled around January 18, but it’s not confirmed. Notably, Korean media reports that the S24 series will go official a month earlier than this year.
The South Korean tech giant believes that the early debut of its next-gen Galaxy S flagships will help counter the success of the iPhone 15 series. Following the release, Apple is securing outstanding consumer response towards its iPhone 15 series internationally.
Next year’s Galaxy S flagship lineup will present three models – S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra. Samsung appears to be bringing back the in-house Exynos 2400 chipset, but the Ultra will solely use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, manufactured by TSMC.
S24 to launch on January 18? pic.twitter.com/J1fXbMo1oR
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) September 26, 2023
Samsung Gears Up for Early Release of Galaxy S24 Series to Challenge Apple’s iPhone 15
According to Korean media, Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series will be released early next year. The company will be starting to produce parts in the middle of next month, with the official launch taking place in January.
The report suggests that the early launch of the Galaxy S24 series is in response to Apple’s iPhone 15 series, which continues to see strong demand despite market concerns internationally.