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Samsung Display published a video on their own website showing of the future in display technology.  It's actually pretty cool to imagine, but how much of it is reality would be the question.


In this video that was shown at the analyst day by Samsung (November 2013) shows how the future with Samsung OLED displays will change. The products are flexible, bendable, indestructible, rollable, transparent .


  • - Flexible & Sensor integrated Display
  • - Wall display
  • - Foldable Display Alarm clock
  • - Bended Display for kitchen
  • - Automotive Window Display
  • - Blackboard Display
  • - Unbreakable Display for school
  • - Edu-Desk system
  • - Transparent Elevator
  • - 3-Foldable Display
  • - Wearable Display
  • - Smart Window
  • - Foldable & Sensor Integrated Display
  • - Transparent Large Format Display


 

LG Display is looking to get a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in South Korea, claiming that it violates three of their patents covering the display.  LG Display can also be seeking damages of US$933,000 daily for ongoing infractions while Samsung continues to sell named device. The most recent move is surely an escalation in a patent dispute involving the two companies over display patents.


Back in September, LG Display filed a patent lawsuit against numerous Samung smartphones citing OLED related patents. Samsung denies the claims, and possesses previously noted that it holds more display related patents than LG Display - so a tit-for-tat dispute could escalate even further if the two sides cannot agree funds.


In November, Samsung retaliated by filing its own suit against LG seeking to invalidate the patents in question on the grounds that they "lack innovation."

 


 

Apple may have quietly invested more than $2 billion in display maker Sharp, the struggling Japanese company that is a component rival to Samsung. While Apple also receives display supplies for its products from Samsung, the iPhone maker and the Korean company have been in an increasingly uneasy relationship because of their rivalry in the smartphone market.

 

Apple's annual capital expenditures for the full fiscal year were $2.3 billion higher than anticipated, which has led Asymco analyst Horace Dediu to believe that the company gave the same amount to Sharp. In an analysis made on Wednesday, Dediu said Apple spent one-third more than it expected in capital expenditures in the 2012 fiscal year. While it had forecast in October of 2011 that it would spend about $8 billion, the final number came in at $10.3 billion. Nearly all of the over-spending related to "product tooling, manufacturing process equipment, and infrastructure," Dediu noted.

 

"My guess is that these attempts to shore up Sharp are directed by Apple to ensure both continuity of supply and a balanced supplier base (offsetting Samsung, another supplier)," Dediu wrote. "If Sharp were to enter some form of bankruptcy, the key plant[s] used in producing screens for Apple might be ‘up for grabs' by creditors and they might be taken off-line, jeopardizing Apple's production capacity, irrespective of contractual obligations."

 

According to the analyst, the deal may have included pre-orders for new components for Apple products. Apple also reportedly sources displays from LG Display .

 

Financially struggling Sharp was set to receive a $1 billion investment from Apple manufacturer Foxconn earlier this year in order to build a new LCD plant and boost production for Apple products. However, the deal fell through. Sharp executives admitted at the end of last month that the company may not recover from its $5.6 billion loss.

 



According to the earlier reports, Samsung Galaxy S4 could feature a HD 4.99 inch Amoled screen which could allow pixel density of up to 440 PPI. Even though, this density is really sharp and attractive, But it's a lot similar to the densities of new Sony and HTC phones. So, Samsung in order to make Samsung Galaxy S4's display different from its rivals is working upon higher pixel densities. According to a report, Samsung is experiment upon hexagonal and diamond shaped pixels. Which in result provide them with their target of achieving pixel density greater than 440 PPI.


However, this enlargement of pixels is made possible by Laser induced thermal imaging which allows a place for sub-pixels; this technique is cheap, but, found some problems initially. Now, the issues are resolved and green signal has been given to this technique. So, Samsung would be first one to apply it and we have to wait and see how it works when Galaxy S4 emerges into the market.

 

 




The Galaxy Tab 3.0 with 7-inch display, initially rumored to come with a mediocre 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, is apparently now boasting a 1,280 x 800 res, which would result in a pretty decent 216 ppi pixel density.


This is the same resolution as the Nexus 7's panel and we haven't heard a lot of folks complaining about lack of sharpness or poor viewing angles on Google's slate.


The tablet in the past also appeared on The User Agent Profile Of Samsung Official Website.  According to GlBenchmark he specifications of GT-P3200 are:


  • Processor Operating Frequency 200~1500Mhz with Mali-400MP GPU 
  • Android 4.2.1 
  • 7 inch WXGA display with 1280*800 resolution 
  • Codename:Santos73g

SoC Type is still unknown,but it could be exynos processor.  Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0(GT-P3200) is expected to be released at MWC2013.

GLBenchmark also revealing that the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will be running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Finally, the CPU seems to be clocked at 1.5 GHz, although without knowing the number of cores, make and model, we can't say too much about it.


Source: GLBenchmark


 



The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mobile is undoubtedly the most awaited by those who intend to buy a Android smartphone , but also by those who are simply driven by a great curiosity to know.


Well, according to a South Korean document, we found the Galaxy S4 will be presented and launched on the world market at least two months ahead of schedule, that is, at the end of March .


According to Glbenchmark Specifications of Samsung Galaxy SIV (SHV-E300S) are:


  • 1.9Ghz Quad Core CPU
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 1920*1080 Display
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • navigations keys are not present on Display


Other Rumored Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy SIV


  • Supports Wireless Charging
  • 4.99 inch Full HD Display with 400ppi pixel density
  • Come with S-Pen Accessory
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13Mpx Camera



source: http://android.caotic.it




The Galaxy S IV will no longer use the Samsung EXYNOS processor and according to the latest rumours this processor has overheating issues. Today we can confirm Samsung will use the Snapdragon 600 and it is clocked at 1.9 Ghz which is 0.2 Ghz higher than the HTC One.


In addition to the image, SamMobile source also spilled few more details related to the hardware and surprisingly, AMOLEDs that are supposed to be the highlight of high-end Galaxy devices, won't be found on the Galaxy S IV.


These are the alleged full specs of the Samsun Galaxy S4, that SamMobile claims it has received from their insider:


  • 4.9-inch Full-HD SoLux Display
  • Snapdragon 600 1.9 Ghz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16, 32 or 64 GB
  • 13MP camera
  • 140,1 x 71,8 x 7.7mm
  • 138 gram
  • Home button with touch buttons
  • Plastic back with aluminum sides
  • Removable battery
  • Black / White


Source: SamMobile


 



Most reviews about Samsung's AMOLED display criticize it for its overly saturated colors and makes white displays bluish or greenish. With the Galaxy S 4, Samsung will probably fix these "issues" and make people really appreciate AMOLED displays.


Raymond Soneira, a display expert compared the S 3 to the iPhone 5 and concluded that the AMOLED was indeed oversaturated and does not display true colors. Also, he noticed that Samsung's AMOLED was poorly calibrated but with the right technology, oversaturation could have been prevented. Furthermore, he explained that the OLED is actually easier to calibrate than LCD.


From Samsung's description:


"Optimized display settings that fit you - Give your eyes a rest and let the Samsung GALAXY S4 adjust your view. With 7 automatic modes and 4 manual modes, the Samsung GALAXY S4 provides the optimal viewing experience. See your favorite videos, games, books and emails displayed with amazing color quality. Get the perfect and optimized view with the Samsung GALAXY S4."


For this reason, the Korean giant sets out to create the Adapt Display to solve calibration issues and fitted the technology on the Galaxy S 4. This feature will enable the S 4 to adapt to reading conditions and allow the display to self-adjust. Also, users can manually correct the display saturation and setting, so it will be easier on their eyes. With this feature, people will now be able to appreciate AMOLEDs better. We wonder if this technology will be applied on their OLED TVs as well.


Source: OLED-Info




Do you ever wonder how much Samsung paid for each Galaxy S 4 unit with its beefed up specs and possibly estimate how much it earns for each single S 4 sale? According to researchers at IHS who virtually estimated the S 4's hardware cost, the estimated amount that it took to build the S 4 increased significantly, compared to the Galaxy S 3.


For this reason, the S 4 costs slightly higher in the market than the S III was in its introduction. Some of the noticeable improvements made on the S 4 are the Full HD AMOLED display, memory, sensors for the display, and the Exynos Octa. This processor costs more than the Snapdragon 600, which is used in an S 4 variant, so cost per unit will also vary a little.


Furthermore, Samsung plans to sell 100 million units of its new device. One of the major reasons probably is to cover for the costs that it has spent on marketing the S 4, which could actually be bigger than it costs to make 100 million units.


Source: Forbes




A new tablet is coming up at Samsung's camp but it's not the 10.1-inch Full HD AMOLED device that it was originally planning to follow up S 4's release. Instead, an 8-in AMOLED tablet will most likely be launched in response to the iPad Mini and another 7-incher, the Google Nexus 7.


According to the source, this tablet will have a Full HD display at 1920 x 1200 pixels and is to be announced in IFA 2013 in Berlin. Samsung has delayed the bigger tablet to probably concentrate on the upcoming Note III and not let Apple and Google get away with the 7-inch market. It could also be the fact that Samsung is still developing the revolutionary AMOLED that self-adjusts according to the lighting condition and user comfort. A few more months to go and we'll already see these next exciting Samsung products.


 



Despite persistent rumors about Galaxy Note III having a flexible glass display, Samsung hints that it won't be possible to mass produce the flexible display as quickly as they plan to and the demand for the Note III can potentially equal that of the Galaxy S 4. Furthermore, according to ET News, Samsung is searching for alternatives to its "encapsulation technology" because the units take too long to manufacture with their "Vitex System" and time is of essence because they want to meet their sales target for the year.



There is no official announcement on the specs of the Galaxy Note III yet but expect Samsung to do so during the IFA 2013 in Berlin. But Samsung will most likely work on its devices' designs following the success of the sleek and streamlined HTC One, which, according to rumors, Samsung is really jealous of. Bring on the smartphone wars! In the end, when the competition is tough, manufacturers tend to outdo each other with more innovative products and features.


Source: etnews




There were rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Note III will feature a 5.9-inch display, but the latest word is that it will only have a 5.7-incher. which isn't really surprising since the original Note had a 5.3-inch display and the Note II had a 5.5-incher. If you're doing the math, that's an upgrade of 0.2-inches. Add that to the current Note II and you get 5.7-inches. 


How the Samsung Galaxy Note III performs is critical for Samsung. There have been news reports suggesting that sales of Samsung Galaxy S4 have started to cool off. Further, ETNews.com is reporting that sales of Samsung smartphones in July are expected to drop by 20 to 30 percent. This news report is based on the information sourced from Samsung's suppliers. Given that Samsung Galaxy S4 is company's flagship smartphone, the company will now banking on the likes of Galaxy Note III to ensure that its overall sales are not impacted.


source: @evleaks




There were rumors about the release out of the Galaxy Note 3 to be September 4th, this information that was later confirmed by The Korea Herald. As we are getting closer to the highly-anticipated smartphone's launch, more details about Samsung's next-gen pahablet are starting to surface.


It will reportedly sport a 5.7-inch touchscreen, 3 GB of RAM, and Android 4.3 on board from day one. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset will be used for the LTE versions of the device, including the one to be sold in Korea. This will support LTE-Advanced, the fastest network standard there is. In parts of the world where LTE isn't yet available, we might see a variant of the Galaxy Note III powered by the new Samsung Exynos Octa processor that was unveiled a few days ago.  


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will most likely run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, given that Google recently unveiled the latest Android iteration, and of course, the South Korean company will apply its proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top of it.


Thanks to AndroidGeeks for this news



 



Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will introduce a smartphone having a curved display in October, as the world's top handset maker seeks to create the pace of hardware innovation and keep its supremacy inside a fiercely competitive business.


Curved displays are an early stage in screen evolution which is shifting to bendable or foldable designs, eventually allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take on new forms that may radically alter the high-end smartphone market.


"We intend to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in Columbia in October," Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee said on Wednesday in an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in Seoul.


In January Samsung, that has taken over from Apple Inc as the global smartphone leader, displayed prototype products with a flexible screen and a display that extends from the side of the device.


But technology firms have yet to figure out how to mass produce the parts cheaply and come up with display panels that can be as thin like a sheet and highly heat resistant.


Curved display has already been commercially available in large-screen televisions. Samsung and it is home rival LG Electronics Inc had started selling curved OLED TV sets this year priced at about $9,000.


 




Samsung is soon to produce its first flexible display Smartphone as we earlier posted about the race of flexible displays between your Samsung and LG.As latest rumors based on our sources Samsung will not introduce Galaxy Note III using the flexible display but Samsung will release new flagship that'll be featuring a flexible display and Samsung is extremely near to reveal this product.


According to Sammobile, the unit will have a 4.7 inches of HD display having resolution of (720x1280), Quad-core CPU along with the 2GB of RAM and 8 mega-pixel of snapper with dual LED flash are coming with this Smartphone as sources say.There isn't any news about the battery so far but the device will be loaded with the Android 4.3 if this will launch.


Just rumors for now, and since previous rumors have suggested that the device could be a Galaxy Note 3 variant, there's no telling what we'll see in the final product. With the official unveiling supposedly happening next week, it won't be long before we find out what Samsung has in store for us.





 





Samsung introduced the first smartphone to come with a curved display. The Samsung Galaxy Round isn't traveling too far away as it will make its debut and launch in Korea on Thursday. Priced at 1.09 million won ($1013 USD), the device will originally be offered in Luxury Brown but other colors will be available later.


The Samsung Galaxy Round is basically a Galaxy Note 3 with a curved screen, which makes it less wide and thus probably easier to hold with one hand. Other than that, there are no benefits to the screen used, and the fact that it's ‘flexible'. Which is why Samsung is understandably only going to release the Round in South Korea. There are currently no plans for sales elsewhere, and you shouldn't expect that to change since the company still has a limited production capacity for flexible screens.


The 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen offers resolution of 1080 x 1920, and is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz processor with 3GB of RAM on board. A 2800mAh battery powers the unit which has Android 4.3 pre-installed. The handset is equipped with a 13MP rear-facing camera. While the phone has just been introduced, we could soon see major competition. Fellow Korean manufacturer LG said on Monday that its display unit is ready to release a flexible OLED panel.


The Samsung Galaxy Round will be available tomorrow in brown only, and more colors should follow at a later date. It will be priced at around $950-$1000, which is going to force it to stay niche for a long time.


 



Samsung has now announced a new model of the Galaxy S5 for Korea that features some improved specs over the original model.


Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will supports LTE-A connectivity. Some of the boosted specs include a 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display at 577 PPI, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB RAM.


The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is certainly an improvement over the standard Galaxy S5, however, the battery size which remains at 2,800mAh, kind of disappointing.

 


It looks like Samsung will soon reveal a successor to its Galaxy Tab S line-up (Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - Galaxy Tab S 10.5). The upcoming 2015 line-up will be called "Samsung Galaxy Tab S2" and Samsung around opted to use 4:3 aspect ratios this time, favored by Apple for all of its iPads, and by Google recently for the Nexus 9.



The Leaked Specifications belongs to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Model number SM-T815) which will pack a 9.7-inch touchscreen with 2,048x1,536 resolution, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front snapper. Ignore the 9.6" listing for screen size, as this particular benchmark can get that wrong sometimes.



The Tab S2 runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and it's powered by one of Samsung's own Exynos chipsets, which has a big.LITTLE CPU configuration, with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 ones. The maximum clock speed is 1.9 GHz. The GPU is a hexa-core Mali-T760MP6. So the SoC has been updated from the Exynos 5420 in the original Tab S tablets, which had older Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores. Meanwhile, the RAM amount has stayed the same, as have the cameras.



We might see this 9.7 Tab S2 released officially during the Q2,2015, it may get announced on March,1st along with the Galaxy S6.


Mo Cheng

Editor

YouMobile, Inc



The Xperia C670X is making a buzz among gossip mongers and it is said to rival the Galaxy S 4 with its Snapdragon 600 processor and 1080pixels screen. This rumored device was not announced on the Mobile World Congress. The devices that were introduced in the MWC were the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Z with the model names C650X and C660X, respectively.


According to a Sony informant, who confirmed the possibility of a C670X, a reported HTML 5 benchmark diagnostics showed a C680X, which is possibly another high-powered device from Sony. As with the C670X, it might be something to rival the likes of the HTC One with its processor and chipset.


It will also have an Exmore RS 13MP camera and will run on the latest Android Jelly Bean. Furthermore, an image of the rumored device was leaked but the authenticity was not verified.


While many welcome high-powered devices from Sony, others are not too excited about the fact that there are multiple flagship and high-powered devices all at once.


Source: xperiablog



Competition is getting heavier in South Korean, Pantech, country's third largest handset maker, has officially announced it's first full HD smartphone, code name Vega No. 6, which was rumored about a week ago.


The Pantech Vega No. 6 is one of the largest smartphones, with display measures 5.9 inches.  In addition, the handset comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Pantech's own UI called Flux UX, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 3,140 mAh battery, very big battery life.


Patech said its retail price will be 849,000 KRW, which's aournd $776 dollars. However, we aren't sure if it's going to be released outside of South Korea yet.


Before summer time this year, Samsung should unveil at least two Full HD devices: the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the Samsung Galaxy Note III.


Competition is always good for consumers, so we will keep a closer eye on this device.


Press Release



 


 

 

Paul Semenza, an analyst at DisplaySearch, has surmised in an interview that to beat the iPad Mini to the market, the second generation Nexus 7 may be unveiled even before Apple's higher-resolution device will be launched.


The iPad Mini Retina will possibly be introduced on the third or fourth quarter and will have similar resolution as the iPad 3 and 4. The present iPad is not as smooth as other contemporaries in the market. The Retina technology will double the iPad Mini's pixel density and will really improve the quality of display.


Semenza also mentions potential suppliers for the iPad Mini's display. He didn't mention any for the Nexus 7 but the device will similarly feature a richer display than the last generation. It might also feature HD technology as smaller tablets are somehow going in the same direction as the bigger tablets' display were improved markedly.

 

Source: cnet



Having launched the Nexus 7 last summer, Google and Nexus seem to be preparing the second generation Nexus 7.


With Google's I/O conference being held between the 15th and 17th of May, the upcoming Asus-manufactured tablet may be unveiled there, according to DigiTimes.


The new Nexus 7 features a thinner bezel and a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display running on the Android Jellybean platform. Pricing should be similar to that of the Nexus 7: $199 for the 8GB version, $249 for the 16GB one, and $299 for the 32GB one. Its retailing date is yet to be announced.


Sales are expected to surpass 6 million units this month. Similarly, Google is preparing to launch a Nexus 10 tablet featuring a quad-core CPU and an eight-core Mali T678 GPU to be manufactured by Samsung.



The next awesome smartphone war will arguably be between Motorola X and Google's Nexus 5. Google plans to leave out making a bigger display for the Nexus 5 and according to a leak, it will actually sport a 4.5-inch display but it will be stretched out a bit more to take up 88% of the smartphone's face. Furthermore, it will not compete against 1080p Full HD devices that are mostly coming out this season but will actually settle with 720p.


It will have a 9MP camera and a better battery life. Google's aphorism for this phone includes "compactness, having a great camera and huge battery life". It will also use Snapdragon 600 1.5GHz and will no doubt be more budget-friendly than other Google Nexus devices. Its direct competitor, the Motorola X recently released information about its impressive hardware, which somehow makes this bit of news a bit weird. It could mean that a different unit might go head-on with Motorola X or that Google will not compete with it because it has a bigger stake in Motorola X than we previously thought.


 

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