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Tech & Science New Galaxy S9 Leak 'Confirms' Samsung's Powerful Choice

14:52  05 december  2017
14:52  05 december  2017 Source:   forbes.com

Samsung made an app that adjusts its TVs for color blindness

  Samsung made an app that adjusts its TVs for color blindness It identifies the perfect display settings based on your vision.The app has been developed in partnership with the department of mechatronics, optics and mechanical engineering informatics at the Budapest University of Technology, and uses color filters and mathematical modelling to diagnose levels of CVD. Some 300 million people around the world have CVD, but according to Samsung the majority are unaware of their condition, so the app could make TV-viewing a richer experience for those who've been watching just fine for years. Or it could just be a novel app to test out when there's nothing else on.

Galaxy S 9 Leak Reveals Samsung ' s New Smartphone. Samsung ‘ Confirms ’ Exciting Folding Smartphone. This is interesting! Samsung ’ s new luxurious smart flip phone has the widest aperture camera lens yet. New Galaxy S 9 Leak ' Confirms ' Samsung ' s Powerful Choice .

Samsung has publicly fired the gun on the chips that many suspect are destined for the Galaxy S 9 and S 9 Plus flagships. DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung , speaks about the new Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images).

a close up of text on a black background: <span style=DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung, speaks about the new Samsung Galaxy Note8  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)" src="/upload/images/real/2017/12/05/a-close-up-of-text-on-a-black-background-span-style-font-size-13px-dj-koh-president-of-mobile-commun_229261_.img?content=1" /> © Provided by Forbes Media LLC DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung, speaks about the new Samsung Galaxy Note8  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Over the weekend Samsung quietly announced that it had started the mass production of its latest system on chip products. These will use its second-generation 10nm FinFETprocess technology, which promises higher performance or improved battery life over the first-generation products.

While Samsung does not specify which products will benefit from the increased specifications of these system-on-chips, it does state that the “SoCs designed with 10LPP process technology will be used in digital devices scheduled to launch early next year”. There’s one handset on the horizon that is tailor-made to showcase this chip.

Samsung has moved on to second-gen 10-nanometer chips

  Samsung has moved on to second-gen 10-nanometer chips The faster, lower-power chips could power next-gen Qualcomm processors.The new 10-nanometer LPP chips are reportedly manufactured in much the same way as Samsung's current LPE wafers, so little delay is expected for full volume production. Samsung has already qualified its 8-nanometer chips that, despite having smaller traces, are also manufactured in much the same way as its 10-nanometer processors.

New Galaxy S 9 Leak ' Confirms ' Samsung ' s Powerful Choice - www.forbes.com. Samsung has publicly fired the gun on the chips that many suspect are destined for the Galaxy S 9 and S 9 Plus flagships.

Galaxy S 9 Leak Reveals Samsung ' s New Smartphone. Samsung ‘ Confirms ’ Exciting Folding Smartphone. This is interesting! Samsung ’ s new luxurious smart flip phone has the widest aperture camera lens yet. New Galaxy S 9 Leak ' Confirms ' Samsung ' s Powerful Choice .

Samsung has publicly fired the gun on the chips that many suspect are destined for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus flagships.

Traditionally Samsung’s Galaxy S handsets have come with two flavours of system-on-chips – Samsung’s in-house Exynos SoC, and Qualcomm’s SnapDragon SoC. Because of the varying frequencies and systems offered by 4G networks around the world, Samsung needs to cover the various options so the Galaxy S handsets can be truly ‘world’ phones. That means mixing up the production with Exynos and Qualcomm.

That’s not the only difference. Although fulfilling the same design brief, there are subtle differences in the two options, as Anandtech’s Matt Humrick discussed earlier this year when comparing the Exynos and SnapDragon flavoured Galaxy S8 models earlier this year:

Samsung Galaxy S9 could charge to full in just twelve minutes

  Samsung Galaxy S9 could charge to full in just twelve minutes Battery breakthroughs happen all the time, in labs, but rarely make it to devices - until now.&nbsp;The new battery will replace current lithium-ion batteries found in phones, wearables and cars. The next generation battery uses what are called graphene balls which are able to hold 45 percent the capacity of the lithium ones but charge super fast in 12 minutes. This makes them perfect not only for smartphones but also for cars.

The Galaxy Note 7 had different variants available around the world, both of which had been tested in Europe prior to the public release of the phablet. New Galaxy S 9 Leak ' Confirms ' Samsung ' s Powerful Choice .

Quietly, with little fanfare, Samsung has publicly fired the gun on its new 10nm system-on-chip production line. Chips that are expected to power the Galaxy S 9 and S 9 Plus flagships.

Both models deliver excellent graphics performance, although the [Exynos] E8895 model and its 20-core Mali-G71 GPU is a little faster in most workloads. The flip side is that the [Qualcom SnapDragon] S835 model’s Adreno 540 offers much better efficiency, prolonging battery life by an extra hour in our GFXBench Manhattan ES 3.1 battery test.

Peak performance is good for bragging rights, but what really matters when playing the most demanding games is sustained performance. Interestingly, both S8 models deliver the same steady-state performance after throttling GPU frequency to stay within their thermal limits. While neither SoC can maintain peak frequency for very long, sustained performance is still excellent, which is important if you want to use the S8 with Samsung’s Gear VR system.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus topped five million sales in the first month. Samsung will be looking for a similar explosive launch with the S9. With the South Korean company expected to tease the launch of the Galaxy S9  at CES in January 2018 and a full launch in late February at Mobile World Congress, the time is right for production to start ramping up on the silicon heart of the S9 family.

Now read about Samsung’s potential third S9 handset, the S9 Mini…

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018 .
Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors.&nbsp;It was exactly a year ago today that Synaptics first announced its FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor “family.” At the time, it was merely a technological breakthrough — more a statement of intent than a forthcoming real-world product — and subsequent events have shown that there were issues with the implementation of that tech, which reportedly forced Samsung into a last-minute change with its flagship Galaxy smartphone.

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