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Meta-LG team up for XR headset market against Apple, Samsung: Report

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Following the launch of Apple Vision Pro, Samsung has reportedly boosted its efforts to develop an extended reality (XR) headset with the collaboration of Google and Qualcomm. Therefore, a new report suggests that Meta in partnership with LG is also entering the headset market to compete with Apple and Samsung.

As per the input, Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Meta will visit Korea to discuss strategies for its joint development and release of extended reality (XR) headsets with the CEO of LG Electronics. In this meeting, both companies will discuss ways to cooperate on next-generation technologies and products such as AI and XR.

The two players including LG and Meta plan to release the highest-performance XR headset that surpasses Apple’s Vision Pro in the first quarter of next year. LG will use the hardware technology it has accumulated over the years, and Meta will use the know-how it has accumulated in the AI ​​and Metaverse business.

Notably, the collaboration between Meta, one of the strongest companies in cutting-edge technologies such as AI, and LG, a hardware company, is expected to have a significant impact on the global IT industry.

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Furthermore, the global XR headset market is expected to grow by 47% this year, reaching 11 million units. While Samsung intends to launch its XR headset within this year. For this, the company’s Mobile Experience (MX) division has also formed a ‘secret organization’ called the ‘immersive team’ which has grown from a few to about 100 people.

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Samsung Galaxy Ring’s sizes, model numbers revealed

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Samsung will debut a new “SM-Q” lineup for Galaxy Ring, with first-gen product coming this year in three colors and nine sizes. GalaxyClub found eight of nine model numbers and sizes of Samsung’s smart ring, which may be introduced later this year.

According to the info, the Samsung Galaxy Ring would carry model numbers from SM-Q500 to SM-Q509. The publication spotted eight mode numbers, indicating there’s room for another size/variant (up to two). Check the model numbers spotted so far below:

  1. SM-Q500
  2. SM-Q501
  3. SM-Q502
  4. SM-Q505
  5. SM-Q506
  6. SM-Q507
  7. SM-Q508
  8. SM-Q509

It’s expected that the SM-Q500 will be the smallest, and the SM-Q509 the largest, corresponding to the American ring sizes 5 to 13. Notably, SM-Q503 or SM-Q504 are missing from the model numbers series. It indicates that Samsung might add two more Galaxy Ring models.

The South Korean tech giant may hold its next Unpacked event in July this year. Besides new foldable phones, the company would release the Galaxy Ring also. The Watch 7 series could also consist of three models including a Standard, Pro, and Classic.

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Samsung’s first 3nm Exynos W1000 chip to power Galaxy Watch 7

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Samsung appears to be simplifying the naming scheme of the wearable Exynos chip. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 7 is expected to be equipped with the first 3nm chipset, which would be called Exynos W1000.

The Galaxy Watch 7 might use Exynos W1000 chipset, claims SamInsider (via SamMobile). Samsung’s first Wear OS smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4, debuted Exynos W920, which also powers the Galaxy Watch 5.

Last year, the company introduced the Galaxy Watch 6, which features the new Exynos W930. Judging from the previous naming, it was assumed that the Watch 7 series would have an Exynos W940 processor.

However, the South Korean tech giant apparently decided to simplify its Exynos line. If the report is correct, Exynos W1000 will power the upcoming Wear OS smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 7, Watch 7 Pro, and Watch 7 Classic.

Galaxy Watch x Exynos Chip

  • Watch 4: Exynos W920
  • Watch 5: Exynos W920 [Enhanced]
  • Watch 6: Exynos W930
  • Watch 7: Exynos W940 W1000

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Samsung will likely introduce the Galaxy Watch 7 alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. The company could hold the Unpacked event in the second week of July, just ahead of the Paris Olympics.

This year, the Watch lineup could consist of three models, an increment of one model. The Watch 6 has two models – Standard and Classic, however, the Watch 7 could bring Standard, Pro, and Classic.

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April 2024 Plugins available for Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 4

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 plugins are updated in April 2024 to enhance the Galaxy Watch experience. This update brings general improvements and bug fixes to enhance the performance of these popular wearable devices.

The update addresses issues encountered in previous versions to deliver a seamless and bug-free experience. The Watch Plugin is required for syncing the Galaxy Watch with smartphones or tablets.

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For the Galaxy Watch 5, the plugin update carries the version number 2.2.12.24032551 and is around 177.18MB in size. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 4 plugin update is not far behind with version 2.2.11.24032551, taking up 173MB.

To access the update, users should connect their Galaxy Watch to their smartphone via the Galaxy Wearable app. Within the app, select the Menu option, proceed to Settings, and then to About Galaxy Wearable for details.

Users can install the April 2024 plugins via Galaxy Store or download them directly from the third-party app source Galaxy Watch 4 plugin link and Galaxy Watch 5 plugin update link.

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