In order to support Busan’s bid for World Expo and target the Asian smartphone market, Samsung is moving its next Unpacked from the United States to South Korea. Now, a Korean media report talks about the exact location where Samsung could unveil the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5.
According to SBS Biz, Samsung is pushing for a plan to hold the next Galaxy Unpacked event to unveil its Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 foldable phones at COEX, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on July 26. Notably, it’s going to be the first foldable phone Unpacked to be held in Korea.
The report claims that COEX, downtown Seoul, is selected as a potential venue for this year’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 Unpacked, and related preparations are underway. The South Korean tech giant has previously unveiled new smartphone lineups outside Korea.
In August 2022, Samsung’s Unpacked event for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 was held in Manhattan, New York, USA, and in January, the Galaxy S23 series Unpacked was held in San Francisco, USA. Besides, the Z5 Unpacked is also happening about two weeks earlier than the last year’s event.
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Samsung Galaxy A55 to boast 32-megapixel selfie camera
Details about Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy A5x smartphone continue to appear. In a new report, it has been revealed that Samsung considering bringing a 32-megapixel selfie camera to the Galaxy A55 5G, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Starting with the Galaxy A51, Samsung utilized a 32-megapixel front camera in the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A54. If the report is correct, it’s going to be the company’s fifth handset, bringing the same resolution front camera sensor.
Besides 50-megapixel primary and 32-megapixel selfie cameras, the Galaxy A55 5G will be equipped with a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, the same as its predecessor. Besides, details about the phone’s macro (third rear) camera sensor remain unknown, leaving hope for improvement.
iPhone 15 Faces Critical Issue with BMW Wireless Charging!
Apple has yet to muffle the iPhone 15’s overheating complaints, another problem pops up on the web. This time, the problem is related to the failure of NFC, causing to users have a BMW car.
According to reports on the internet, some BMW owners have complained that their iPhone 15’s NFC chip no longer works after charging with their vehicle’s wireless charging pad.
Consumers report that their iPhone 15 enters the data recovery mode with a white screen, and the NFC chip is no longer functional. Notably, the NFC chip powers features like Apple Pay and digital car keys.
Due to the NFC failure, some consumers got a replacement unit from Apple, but the replacement iPhone is then vulnerable to the same issue. Affected users receive a “Could Not Set Up Apple Pay” error message in the Wallet app.
OnePlus Strikes Back: New Foldable Hinge and Gapless Design Take on Samsung!
OnePlus is expected to introduce its first foldable smartphone in the market this month. Ahead of official unveiling, OnePlus Chief Pete Lau sat down with a well-known YouTuber to discuss their first foldable phone and show off the new foldable hinge and gapless design of an early model.
This year’s foldable phone by Samsung brings new Flex Hinge technology, which results gapless foldable. Since the Chinese phone maker confirmed to introduce OnePlus Open in the global market, the Korean tech giant may face some heat of competition, which is radically rising.
Through an exclusive interview with Unbox Therapy, OnePlus gives an official look at an early build of its upcoming foldable, showcasing the revamped hinge build and “gapless” design. Pete notes that OnePlus retains over 600 patents surrounding elements of the hinge alone.
OnePlus Open foldable phone will come with a gapless design, similar to the Oppo Find N2. Notable, the company’s forthcoming foldable brings 31 fewer components in comparison.
In the video, Pete has Lew close the Open with a piece of paper tucked inside. It looks more like a case of strong magnets laid across the outer edges of the inner display to an outside viewer.
When it’s coming?
OnePlus is expected to launch its first foldable smartphone on October 19. Tomorrow, Samsung and Google will have their epic events, with the former set to unveil a set of Fan Edition products and the latter will unveil the Pixel 8 flagship and Pixel Watch 2nd generation.