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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2Q 2018: Smartphones market share worldwide: Samsung 20.9%, Huawei 15.8%, Apple 12.1% says IDC.



Smartphone Rankings Shaken Up Once Again as Huawei Surpasses Apple, Moving into Second Position While Overall Market Declined 1.8% in Q2 2018, According to IDC.

According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 342.0 million units during the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), resulting in a 1.8% decline when compared to the 348.2 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2017. The drop marks the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines for the global smartphone market and only the fourth quarter of decline in history. IDC believes this is the result of churn in some highly penetrated markets, although many high growth markets still exist and should return smartphone shipments to overall growth.

The arrival of Huawei in the second position marks the first quarter since 2Q10 where Apple has not been the number one or two smartphone company in terms of market share. Huawei delivered shipments of 54.2 million units to move into the second position with a record high market share of 15.8%. Samsung maintained a comfortable lead, although indications from its recent 2Q18 earnings call suggest its mobile division revenues will face challenges moving forward.

"The continued growth of Huawei is impressive, to say the least, as is its ability to move into markets where, until recently, the brand was largely unknown," said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. "It is worth noting that Apple moved into the top position each of the last two holiday quarters following its product refresh, so it's likely we'll see continued movement among the top ranked companies in 2018 and beyond. 

For most markets, the ultra-high end ($700+) competition is largely some combination of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, depending on the geography, and this is unlikely to change much in the short term. At the same time, Xiaomi, OPPO, and vivo are all slowly pushing their customer base upstream at a price tier slightly lower than the top three. This is an area they should all watch closely as the builds in this segment are getting increasingly more advanced."

"The combination of market saturation, increased smartphone penetration rates, and climbing ASPs continue to dampen the growth of the overall market," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. 

"Consumers remain willing to pay more for premium offerings in numerous markets and they now expect their device to outlast and outperform previous generations of that device which cost considerably less a few years ago. To contest this slowdown, vendors will need to focus on new innovative features and form factors combined with incentives and promotions to drive growth in many of these highly competitive markets moving forward."

Smartphone Company Highlights

Samsung once again remained the leader in the worldwide smartphone market despite a 10.4% decline in shipments from last year. The flagship S9/S9+, which launched late in the first quarter, witnessed slower than normal sales according to Samsung. Samsung claims the slowdown is due to both intensified competition at the high end and an overall sluggish smartphone market. 

The Korean giant will look to bolster sales in the coming weeks as we await the arrival of the new Galaxy Note 9. The new Note will be unveiled on August 9th and is expected to launch earlier than the Note 8 to gain a foothold ahead of pending fall launches from Apple and others. The device is expected to feature a bigger battery, new S-Pen capabilities, and increased performance.

Huawei surpassed Apple for the first time to move into the second position based on global market share. It continues to lead the China smartphone market with a record-high market share of 27.0% in 2Q18. In the first half of this quarter, Huawei's P20/P20 Pro series found strong demand in the $600-$800 price segment, helping Huawei build a high profile in the market. 

In the second half, with the release of its "GPU Turbo" technology, Huawei continued to earn a good reputation. 618 promotions led to strong sales for Honor models in the online channels as the Honor brand continues to be a key driver of growth for the Chinese tech giant.

Apple dropped to the third spot for the first time despite its second quarter growth. Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones, representing modest growth of 0.7% over the 41.0 million units shipped last year. The iPhone continued to perform well at the high end as the iPhone X remains a top seller in many markets. 

Apple will look to regain control of the market this fall with the expected launch of three next generations of iPhone models. The new models are rumored to bring different screens sizes, price points, increased performance, and new features to the table when they arrive next quarter.

Xiaomi has pulled ahead of Samsung for the number 1 position in India over the past few quarters and has now closed the gap with Samsung in Indonesia as it ramped up its local production to address the increased demand during Ramadhan period, while also expanding its online channel presence and opening up more Mi home stores in the country.

OPPO faced a slowdown in key markets like India and most of Southeast Asia as it eased back on its aggressive marketing and sales activities in the region. Despite this, the company still managed to grow 5.1% over last year as it continued its expansion into other markets such as the Middle East & Africa. The recent launch of the Find X has also garnered Oppo some praise as the innovative, bezel-less and notch-less design has grabbed the attention of many.


Samsung teases 5G, Ai,IoT and new technologies for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy F foldable smartphones.


Samsung on todays 2Q 2018 earnings report is expressing clearly about innovative and NEW  technologies that will benefit NEW FORM FACTORS for connected devices.

We asume Samsung the next Galaxy S10 and Galaxy F foldable (new form factor) will come with 5G, Ai and IoT and many more new technologies in,  thanks to the slow sales of the GalaxyS9/S9+ and according to the following quotes of the company press release:


Over the mid- and long-term, Samsung expects new opportunities in the component business from the ongoing transformation in the industry, led by the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G technologies. The set businesses will also benefit from the introduction of new form factors and innovative technologies to support growing demand for connected devices. 
Amid the sluggish premium smartphone market and intensifying competition, Samsung’s smartphone shipments and revenue declined QoQ due to the slow sales of Galaxy S9 and S9+ as well as the phasing out of older low-end models.  
Demand for smartphones and tablets is forecast to increase in the second half as the market enters a period of strong seasonality, but competition is seen intensifying as new smartphone models are released. In response, Samsung will seek to expand sales by introducing a new Galaxy Note earlier than usual, which offers exceptional performance for a reasonable price. Also, Samsung plans to strengthen price competitiveness and adopt advanced technology in the mass models.  
Looking to the future, the Company will continue to reinforce product competitiveness based on hardware leadership, by adopting cutting-edge technology and new form factors and gaining leadership in 5G. Furthermore, based on the ever-evolving Bixby ecosystem which connects smartphones, TVs, refrigerators and other IoT devices, Samsung aims to offer personalized service to customers and create synergy with other services such as Samsung Pay.  

The Galaxy S10 is expected to arrive at CES 2019 and the Galaxy F at MWC 2019 or viceversa, but they are coming anyhow and very loaded with new innovative things.

Press Release:

Samsung Electronics Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results.

Reports operating profit of KRW 14.87 trillion on sales of KRW 58.48 trillion.

2Q consolidated net profit at KRW 11.04 trillion.

Expects 2H improvement on memory market strength, flexible OLED sales.

Samsung Electronics reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company posted KRW 58.48 trillion in consolidated quarterly revenue, down 4 percent from a year earlier, and KRW 14.87 trillion in quarterly operating profit, up 6 percent. 

Second quarter revenue fell due to softer sales of smartphones and display panels, despite robust demand for memory chips. The continued strength of the Company’s memory business contributed to the higher operating profit. Net profit was little changed from a year earlier due to higher income tax. 

Both revenue and operating profit decreased from the previous quarter. The Korean won weakened against the US dollar but rose against the euro and several other key currencies, resulting in a negative impact of net KRW 400 billion on the quarterly operating profit compared with the previous quarter. 

By business unit, the Semiconductor Business continued to deliver strong earnings, driven by demand for DRAM chips used in data centers and NAND flash memory for high-capacity storage, amid a softening of NAND prices. Samsung solidified its competitive positioning by focusing on value-added products, including 64GB and higher-density server DRAM based on the 1X nanometer technology and 128GB and higher for NAND mobile storage. 

In the Display Business, the Company saw weak demand for flexible OLED panels in the second quarter while the shipment and price for LCD panels also fell. 

Amid the stagnant high-end smartphone market, the IT & Mobile Communications Division reported a drop in earnings, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter, over slow sales of the Galaxy S9. The network business, however, achieved solid growth led by investments in LTE networks by key global customers. 

Stronger sales of premium TVs such as the QLED models, helped by a major global soccer event, lifted profits from the Consumer Electronics Division, although the Digital Appliances Business saw earnings decline due to weak demand for air conditioners. 

Looking ahead, Samsung expects sustained strength in the memory market and growing demand for flexible OLED panels to drive earnings higher in the second half. 

The outlook for the memory chip business remains strong across all applications thanks to demand for server and PC memory as well as new mobile product launches. Samsung will proactively address demand for differentiated products such as high-density server memory and High Bandwidth Memory. The Company will also strengthen its technological leadership by increasing the portion of 10 nanometer-class products and expanding mass production of 5th generation V-NAND. 

The System LSI and Foundry businesses are set to benefit from higher demand for mobile APs and image sensors. Flexible OLED shipments are expected to rise, even as competition is seen intensifying over rigid products. 

The mobile market condition will likely remain challenging in the second half amid pricing competition and new product launches. The Company will respond through the early introduction of the Galaxy Note and competitive mid- and low-end models with new features. Earnings from the TV business will continue to improve as Samsung expands sales of new innovative premium models including QLED and 8K TVs. 

Over the mid- and long-term, Samsung expects new opportunities in the component business from the ongoing transformation in the industry, led by the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G technologies. The set businesses will also benefit from the introduction of new form factors and innovative technologies to support growing demand for connected devices. 

In the component business, Samsung will use its cutting-edge semiconductor technology to capitalize on new demand for chipsets used in automotive and AI applications. The Company will also leverage its strength in OLED panels to take advantage of wider applications in the IT and automotive industries. 

The Company’s capital expenditure in the second quarter was KRW 8.0 trillion, including KRW 6.1 trillion for the Semiconductor Business and KRW 1.1 trillion for the Display Business. It brings the total spent in the first half of 2018 to KRW 16.6 trillion.

Semiconductor to see Continued Strong Demand in Second Half.
The Semiconductor Business posted consolidated revenue of KRW 21.99 trillion and operating profit of KRW 11.61 trillion for the quarter. The memory business achieved strong results despite weak seasonality, as overall demand growth was solid, driven by servers for data centers.

For NAND, demand remained robust on the back of the continuing trend toward higher density for smartphones and the increase in demand for server SSD due to expansion of cloud infrastructure. Samsung posted solid earnings by responding to new mobile device launches and demand for higher density products. The Company also focused on value-added and high-density SSD for servers. 

For DRAM, server demand stayed strong owing to the ongoing shift to higher density and expansion of data center infrastructure. PC demand remained robust, driven by increasing demand from large OEMs, while strong gaming demand helped the graphics segment. In the mobile market, despite concerns over a slowdown in smartphone growth, increase in memory content per device continued. 

For the second half outlook for NAND, adoption of SSD is expected to expand into more sectors and all product segments are projected to use more high-density eStorage. For servers, demand for SSD for data centers is forecast to remain strong, while for enterprise, adoption of high-density server SSD over 8TB is expected to continue. 

In mobile, demand for high-density storage for new smartphones and high-end models is likely to remain robust. Samsung will increase server SSD supply and respond to high-density eStorage demand based on 64-layer 3D NAND products and competitiveness of high-density solutions. 

As for the second half DRAM outlook, strong demand from all applications is expected to continue. For servers, demand growth is forecast to persist due to expansion of data center demand from the US and Chinese markets, while high-performance cloud services are also projected to launch. 

In mobile, in addition to new flagship smartphone launches, memory content is projected to increase in mid-range models as they begin to support high-specification mobile games, on-device AI and dual camera features. In addition, PC demand will be driven by back to school sales, while graphics demand will be led by the buildup for game consoles. Samsung will focus on strengthening product competitiveness via continuous expansion of 10 nanometer-class technology migration and expanding sales of high value-added products, such as high-density server DRAM, HBM2 and LPDDR4X. 

In the mid- to long-term, the trend toward high-performance and higher density servers for data centers is expected to continue due to expansion of AI-related services based on machine learning and adoption of in-memory database. In mobile, demand growth is projected to continue, as the need for high-performance devices increases with the rise of high-density content. Samsung will closely monitor the market condition and the supply and demand conditions of each segment to maintain sustainable earnings in the mid- to long-term with the industry’s leading technology. 

For the System LSI Business, overall earnings declined due to weaker demand for mobile application processors and DDIs, but demand for image sensors continued to increase on the back of higher adoption of dual cameras from Chinese smartphone manufacturers. In the third quarter, earnings are expected in increase QoQ on demand for image sensors and DDIs amid strong seasonality for smartphones. 

In the second half, overall earnings are projected to improve compared with the first half, led by strong demand for OLED DDIs and high-pixel image sensors. In addition, Samsung plans to diversify its customer base for mobile APs from China and develop chips for use in automotive and IoT applications. Mid- to long-term, the Company will focus on developing chipsets for 5G, multiple cameras and display panels, seeking to achieve higher growth compared to that of the market. 

For the Foundry Business, total earnings continued to grow QoQ due to strong demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) chipsets, mobile APs and image sensors. In addition, by securing orders for 8-inch specialty products, the Company has established a base for achieving stable earnings going forward. Earnings are expected to be solid in the second half on the back of higher demand for mobile APs and image sensors. Samsung will also strengthen process technology leadership by beginning 8-nanometer mass production and EUV-based 7-nanometer test production. 

The Company expects revenue to exceed USD 10 billion in 2018, following sales of USD 9.8 billion in 2017, securing a strong second place in the foundry market.

Display to Rebound in Second Half Led by Flexible OLED
The Display Panel Business posted KRW 5.67 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.14 trillion in operating profit for the quarter. 

For OLED, earnings decreased QoQ despite improved factory utilization for rigid products, as demand from major customers for flexible panels remained slow. Earnings from LCD also declined from the previous quarter as the shipment and average panel price continued the downward trend. 

Looking ahead to the second half, OLED sales are expected to rebound on recovering demand for flexible displays. Samsung aims to increase market share by actively addressing customer demand while enhancing technological and price competitiveness. The Company will incorporate more value-added features into panels and reinforce its competencies in new applications such as foldable displays, seeking new growth drivers. 

For LCD, Samsung expects demand to grow in the second half for premium TV panels that are used in high-resolution and ultra-large models, amid peak seasonality. Intensified competition and the industry’s capacity expansion will limit improvements in profits, but the Company will continue to focus on profit with differentiated high-end products such as Quantum Dot and 8K resolution TV panels. 

Mobile Posts Sluggish Sales, Networks Grows on LTE Expansion
The IT & Mobile Communications Division posted KRW 24.0 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 2.67 trillion in operating profit for the quarter. 

Amid the sluggish premium smartphone market and intensifying competition, Samsung’s smartphone shipments and revenue declined QoQ due to the slow sales of Galaxy S9 and S9+ as well as the phasing out of older low-end models. 

The Company posted a drop in quarterly operating profit due to higher marketing expenses. Meanwhile, the Networks Business saw a healthy sales growth as major overseas carrier partners increased investments in LTE expansion.

Demand for smartphones and tablets is forecast to increase in the second half as the market enters a period of strong seasonality, but competition is seen intensifying as new smartphone models are released. In response, Samsung will seek to expand sales by introducing a new Galaxy Note earlier than usual, which offers exceptional performance for a reasonable price. Also, Samsung plans to strengthen price competitiveness and adopt advanced technology in the mass models. 

Looking to the future, the Company will continue to reinforce product competitiveness based on hardware leadership, by adopting cutting-edge technology and new form factors and gaining leadership in 5G. Furthermore, based on the ever-evolving Bixby ecosystem which connects smartphones, TVs, refrigerators and other IoT devices, Samsung aims to offer personalized service to customers and create synergy with other services such as Samsung Pay. 

As for the Networks Business, the Company will supply its major partners with 5G network solutions and continue to invest to become the global leader in next-generation network solutions. 

Consumer Electronics to Maintain Premium Market Leadership
The Consumer Electronics Division, including the Visual Display and Digital Appliances businesses, posted KRW 10.4 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.51 trillion in operating profit for the second quarter. 

The overall TV market saw demand grow from a year ago as a major global soccer event lifted sales. Samsung reported a significant boost in earnings in the TV business due to strong sales of its premium products, including QLED and ultra-large screen TVs. 

Following a successful restructuring of its product line-up, Samsung led expansion of the premium TV market, winning more than 50% market share in the ultra-large screen segment of 75-inches and above. 

For the Digital Appliances Business, the overall market decreased YoY largely due to the instability in emerging markets, although developed markets posted a moderate growth. Samsung continued to expand sales of its premium products in the second quarter, including the Family Hub refrigerator and premium air purifier “CUBE”. However, earnings decreased slightly YoY, due to weak demand for air conditioners. 

Looking to the second half, the TV market is projected to grow YoY, especially in developed economies. Samsung will work to further improve profitability by focusing on sales of premium TVs and maximizing shipments during the year-end peak season. The Company’s second half release of the industry’s first AI- based 8K QLED TV is expected to further solidify its position as a leader in the premium TV market. 

As for the Digital Appliances Business, the Company will focus on profits by enhancing peak-season promotions in key regions including Black Friday, and expanding sales of premium products and built-in home appliances.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Samsung Unpacked Official Teaser Series: A Lot Can Change In a Day. New Videos Ads. Galaxy Note 9.





Samsung has made 3 teasers (below) previous it Unpacked event of August 9. About the battery, the storage and slow phone.

The company is saying the Galaxy Note 9 has been optimized from the inside out to keep up with users’ busy lives, with technologies that raise the bar for smartphone power, performance and speed. 

Quote from Samsung:
Are you tired of your smartphone slowing you down?  
On August 9 in New York City, Samsung Electronics will unveil a device that will allow you to get the most out of everything you do. 
The newest addition to the Galaxy family’s most premium line has been optimized from the inside out to keep up with users’ busy lives, with technologies that raise the bar for smartphone power, performance and speed.  
Together, these enhancements make Samsung’s newest flagship its most powerful yet, and the only device you need to manage work, play and everything in between.







Get ready for a BIG 4000 mAh battery says Samsung on a NEW Video Ad. Galaxy Note 9.



Samsung is clearly advertising a BIG  batttery which will come with the new Galaxy Note 9 in August 9, UNPACKED 2018 event.

Is a  4000 mAh battery enough for your needs? Will Samsung replaceable battery coming back?

Battery can’t keep up? A lot can change in a day, is the title of the Samsung ad here below:



Before related post:
It`s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming with 4000 mAh battery, confirmed.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Samsung Begins Mass Producing Industry’s First 2nd-Generation 10nm-Class, 16Gb LPDDR4X Mobile DRAM.




- Samsung to expand its DRAM lineup by more than 70% based on 1y-nm process
- Ultra-thin 8GB package enables slimmer design for next-gen flagship mobile devices.

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer-class* (1y-nm), LPDDR4X (Low Power, Double Data Rate, 4X) DRAM to improve the efficiency and lower the battery drain of today’s premium smartphones and other mobile applications. 

Compared to the mobile DRAM memory chips most used in current flagship mobile devices (1x-nm 16Gb LPDDR4X), the 2nd– generation LPDDR4X DRAM features up to a 10 percent power reduction while maintaining the same data rate of 4,266 megabits per second (Mb/s). 

“The advent of 10nm-class mobile DRAM will enable significantly enhanced solutions for next-generation, flagship mobile devices that should first hit the market late this year or the first part of 2019.” said Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to grow our premium DRAM lineup to lead the ‘high-performance, high capacity, and low power’ memory segment to meet the market demand and strengthen our business competitiveness.” 

Samsung will be expanding its premium DRAM lineup that is based on the 1y-nm process by more than 70 percent. This initiative began with mass producing the first 10nm-class 8Gb DDR4 server DRAM last November and continues with this 16Gb LPDDR4X mobile memory chip only eight months later. 

Samsung said that it has created an 8GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM package by combining four of the 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM chips (16Gb=2GB). This four-channel package can realize a data rate of 34.1GB per second and its thickness has been reduced more than 20 percent from the 1st-gen package, enabling OEMs to design slimmer yet more effective mobile devices. 

With its LPDDR4X advancements, Samsung will be rapidly expanding its share of mobile DRAM in the market by providing a variety of high-capacity products, including 4GB, 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X packages. 

In line with its roll-out of 10nm-class LPDDR4X, Samsung has started operating a new DRAM production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, to assure a stable supply of all mobile DRAM chips, in response to the increasing demand.

*10nm-class denotes a process technology node somewhere between 10 and 19 nanometers.

Samsung`s unbreakable display for smartphones and mobile is certified by the US Department of Labor.



Samsung Display, under tech giant Samsung Electronics, said in July 26, the unbreakable panel was approved by Underwriters Laboratories, an official testing company for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor, claiming it can be applied on various devices from smartphones to military equipment.

Samsung said the examination was conducted by dropping the display from a height of 1.2 meters 26 times, along with temperature tests from minus 32 degrees Celsius to 71 degrees Celsius. 

“Even in a subsequent 1.8-meters drop test -- significantly higher than the US military standard -- Samsung Display’s unbreakable panel operated normally with no sign of damage,” the company said.

Samsung Display said flexible the OLED panel comes with an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely attached to it. 

“The fortified plastic window is especially suitable for portable electronic devices not only because of its unbreakable characteristics, but also because of its lightweight, transmissivity and hardness, which are all very similar to glass,” the company said. 

The display maker said the potential usage of its unbreakable panel includes not only smartphones, but also displays for automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs.

Samsung Unbreakable OLED Display.

Press Release:
Samsung Display’s ‘Unbreakable Flexible Panel’ Verified by Underwriters Laboratories.

SEOUL, KOREA ― JULY 26, 2018 ― Samsung Display announced earlier today that its recently-developed, unbreakable smartphone panel has just been officially verified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. Samsung Display said that in addition to being used on smartphones, the newly developed display is expected to find viable markets with other electronic products such as display consoles for automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs for e-learning.

Samsung Display developed the flexible OLED panel with an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely adhered to it. Current-generation flexible display products attach a glass-covered window to their display that often breaks when severely impacted.

“The fortified plastic window is especially suitable for portable electronic devices not only because of its unbreakable characteristics, but also because of its lightweight, transmissivity and hardness, which are all very similar to glass,” said Hojung Kim, general manager of the Communication Team, Samsung Display Company.

According to UL, the unbreakable display developed by Samsung Display passed the rigorous real-time durability test that is based on military standards set by the U.S. Department of Defense. After a drop test administered at 1.2 meters (nearly 4 feet) above the ground 26 times in succession, and accompanying high (71 degrees) and low (-32 degrees) temperature tests, the Samsung unbreakable panel continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides or edges.


Even in a subsequent 1.8M (nearly 6 feet) drop test – significantly higher than the U.S. military standard – Samsung Display’s unbreakable panel operated normally with no sign of damage.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage coming just in BLUE. Launch August 24th.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will arrive with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage plus microSD for aditional storage. This version will be assorted in different colors as you can observe here below:


The colors are: black, purple, brown, gray, blue and lilac purple.

But the Galaxy Note 9 with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage will come only in BLUE. We don`t know if the company will start launching the other colors later for this version.

Pre-orders will start in  August 10, 2018 and launch from August 24, 2018.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Samsung Notebook 5 coming with Intel`s hyper-fast memory module next month.




The Samsung Notebook 5 will launch first in China and Korea at the end of August and will have a basic 8GB DDR4 memory module and be additionally equipped with Intel’s 16GB Optane memory module.

Optane is Intel’s trademarked term for a new class of extremely fast memory modules, which makes the speed of reading hard disk drives faster by serving as a cache that’s capable of storing and utilizing often-used data.

Optane memory allows the HDD to work two times faster than existing modules, with the speed of booting and high-capacity media work capability being five times and 4.1 times faster, respectively.

Samsung said the new notebook model will include the Window 10 operating system, Intel’s latest eighth-generation processor and a 39.6-centimeter full HD display.

The Notebook 5 was first announced in April 2018 newssamsung


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Boot Loader menu picture leaked.


The Android Recovery menu of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 code named CROWN  it is showing cleary the mobile has Android 8.1.0 and is the model SM-N960NKSU1ARG7  apparently for a South American country like Argentina, but don`t take my words as true.

At least is confirming The Galaxy Note 9 will arrive in August 9 with Android OS 8.1.0 OREO as rumored before.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Qualcomm unveiled the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones.





Qualcomm Delivers Breakthrough 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz RF Modules for Mobile Devices.

New family of mmWave antenna modules makes mobile mmWave viable in a smartphone form factor, supporting large-scale commercialization.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today unveiled the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. The Qualcomm® QTM052 mmWave antenna module family and the Qualcomm® QPM56xx sub-6 GHz RF module family pair with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem to deliver modem-to-antenna capabilities across several spectrum bands, in a very compact footprint that is suited for integration in mobile devices.

“Today’s announcement of the first commercial 5G NR mmWave antenna modules and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices represents a major milestone for the mobile industry. Qualcomm Technologies’ early investment in 5G has allowed us to deliver to the industry a working mobile mmWave solution that was previously thought unattainable, as well as a fully-integrated sub-6 GHz RF solution. 

Now, these type of modem-to-antenna solutions, spanning both mmWave and sub-6 spectrum bands, make mobile 5G networks and devices, especially smartphones, ready for large scale commercialization,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated. “With 5G, consumers can expect gigabit-class Internet speeds with unprecedented responsiveness in the palm of their hands, which stand to revolutionize the mobile experience.”

To date, mmWave signals have not been used for mobile wireless communications due to the many technical and design challenges they pose, which impact nearly every aspect of device engineering, including materials, form-factor, industrial design, thermals, and regulatory requirements for radiated power. As such, many in the mobile industry considered mmWave highly impractical for mobile devices and networks, and thus unlikely to materialize.

The QTM052 mmWave antenna modules work in tandem with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, as a comprehensive system, to help overcome the formidable challenges associated with mmWave. They support advanced beam forming, beam steering, and beam tracking technologies, drastically improving the range and reliability of mmWave signals. They feature an integrated 5G NR radio transceiver, power management IC, RF front-end components and phased antenna array. 

They support up to 800 MHz of bandwidth in the 26.5-29.5 GHz (n257), as well as the entire 27.5-28.35 GHz (n261) and 37-40 GHz (n260) mmWave bands. Most importantly, the QTM052 modules integrate all these capabilities in a very compact footprint, such that up to four of them can be integrated in a smartphone. This allows OEMs to continue evolving the industrial design of their mobile devices, offering attractive form factors combined with the benefits of extremely high speeds from mmWave 5G NR, and making such devices available for launch as early as the first half of 2019.

While mmWave is best suited for providing 5G coverage in dense urban areas and crowded indoor environments, broad 5G NR coverage will be achieved in sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. As such, the QPM56xx RF module family (including the QPM5650, QPM5651, QDM5650, and QDM5652) is designed to allow smartphones based on the Snapdragon X50 5G modem to support 5G NR in sub-6 GHz RF bands. The QPM5650 and QPM5651 feature integrated 5G NR PA/LNA/Switch and filtering subsystem. 

The QDM5650 and QDM5652 feature integrated 5G NR LNA/switch and filtering subsystem for diversity and MIMO support. All four modules offer integrated SRS switching required for optimum massive MIMO applications and support for 3.3-4.2 GHz (n77), 3.3-3.8 GHz (n78) and 4.4-5.0 GHz (n79) sub-6 bands. These sub-6 GHz RF modules provide mobile device makers with a viable path to delivering on the promise of 5G NR massive MIMO technology in mobile devices.

Both the QTM052 mmWave antenna module family and the QPM56xx sub-6 GHz RF module family are now sampling to customers.



Qualcomm lanza nueva antena 5G para telèfonos inteligentes y mòviles.



Qualcomm llevó a cabo lo que se dice que son los primeros módulos de antena 5G NR mmWave y sub-6GHz completamente integrados, lo que ayuda a habilitar la ola de teléfonos inteligentes 5G y dispositivos móviles que se esperan para 2019.

En un comunicado, el presidente de Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon, calificó el lanzamiento como "un hito importante para la industria móvil".

Sherif Hanna, directora de marketing de productos 5G de Qualcomm, dijo a Mobile World Live que el lanzamiento complementa la presentación de la compañía de su módem X50 5G en octubre de 2016. Donde el X50 sirve como el cerebro de un dispositivo, Hanna explicó que los nuevos módulos de antena actuarán como los ojos de un dispositivo y orejas

Los módulos QTM052 mmWave incluyen antenas de cuatro milímetros de haz con formación de haz, dirección del haz y tecnología de seguimiento del rayo; un transceptor de radio; amplificadores de potencia para aumentar la potencia de la señal; y filtros para perfeccionar la banda derecha.

Qualcomm ofrece diferentes variantes de módulos que admiten hasta 800MHz de espectro en la banda 26.5-29.5GHz, así como bandas de 27.5-28.35GHz y 37-40GHz.

La firma de análisis ABI Research dijo que lo más llamativo del anuncio fue "la velocidad con la que Qualcomm ha logrado entender las complejidades y los desafíos asociados con la implementación de mmWave en un formato muy compacto".

La compañía también dio a conocer nuevas variantes de módulos 5G sub-6GHz con soporte para las bandas 3.3-4.2GHz, 3.3-3.8GHz y 4.4-5.0GHz.

Diseño de próxima generación
En febrero, 19 OEM de dispositivos se conectaron para usar el módem X50 en sus productos 5G a partir de 2019. Hanna dijo que no todas las compañías en esa lista inicialmente fabricarán dispositivos compatibles con mmWave (con algunos, dependiendo de la región objetivo, optando en cambio por hacer que los dispositivos 5G sub-6GHz comiencen), pero señaló que "una parte saludable" de ellos está planeando incorporar la tecnología.

Pero dado que la mayoría de los fabricantes de equipos originales nunca antes habían utilizado mmWave, señaló que Qualcomm ha estado trabajando con ellos más de cerca que nunca para diseñar dispositivos de próxima generación. "Literalmente afecta todos los aspectos del teléfono, desde el grosor hasta los bordes, a los materiales que usa, a la ubicación. Entonces no se puede diseñar en el vacío ", dijo.

El ejecutivo también señaló que se espera que el módulo mmWave sea utilizado tanto en dispositivos inalámbricos fijos como móviles.

Tanto los módulos mmWave como sub-6GHz están actualmente muestreando a los clientes.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

It`s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming with 4000 mAh battery, confirmed.

ANATEL National Agency of Telecommunications from Brazil , Approval Certificate for Samsung, shows a Litium battery for cellular mobiles with a 4000 mAh capacity for a model commercial number EB-BN965ABC.




slashleaks via gsmarena



Friday, July 20, 2018

Meet the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump. Video.






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Never Flat™ technology is an auto-engaging, whisper quiet pump that maintains constant air pressure throughout the night for an undisturbed, continuous night's rest that is never flat.

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The Insta-Bed is available in 3 colors: Queen Grey, Queen Tan and Queen White.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

3 iPhones new 2018 models front panels pictures leaked.


Apple is going to unveil 3 new iPhones in September as follows:

iPhone 5.8" (OLED), iPhone 6.1" (LCD), iPhone 6.5" (OLED)

From two different sources  the front panels of the 3 models have leaked and matched, confirming once more the sizes of the screens: 5.8" OLED, 6.1" LCD and 6.5" OLED



The 3 iPhones models are coming with thin bezels and with notch included, meaning all of them will work with Apple`s Face ID.

Names of each are not confirmed yet, but at least two of them might be called iPhone X and iPhone X Plus.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Samsung has developed world`s first 10nm-class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM 1.5 faster for 5G networks and Ai mobile applications



Samsung Electronics said on July 17 it has developed a new mobile DRAM solution optimized for the 5G network and artificial intelligence features of smartphones.

The Korean tech giant said it finished the development of the 10nm-class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM in April, boasting the speed of 6,400 Mbps, which is 1.5 times faster than the existing LPDDR4X DRAM currently installed in flagship smartphones.

Samsung said the speed is capable of transmitting 14 full-HD quality movie files, or 51.2 GB, in a second.

The company said the development of the new product will generate new opportunities in the mobile and automotive industries, adding the 10nm-class LPDDR5 DRAM will be available in two bandwidths for different needs from such segments. 

“By doubling the number of memory banks -- subdivisions within a DRAM cell -- from eight to 16, the new memory can attain a much higher speed while reducing power consumption,” the company said.

“The 8Gb LPDDR5 also makes use of a highly advanced, speed-optimized circuit architecture that verifies and ensures the chip‘s ultra-high-speed performance,” it added. 

Samsung said the 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM consumes 30 percent less power compared with the predecessor, allowing smartphones to last longer by boasting improved features. The company said such developments will allow smartphones to come with stable ultra-HD, AI and machine-learning features as well. 

Press Release:
Samsung Electronics Announces Industry’s First 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM for 5G and AI-powered Mobile Applications.

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has successfully developed the industry’s first 10-nanometer (nm) class* 8-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM. Since bringing the first 8Gb LPDDR4 to mass production in 2014, Samsung has been setting the stage to transition to the LPDDR5 standard for use in upcoming 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered mobile applications. 

The newly-developed 8Gb LPDDR5 is the latest addition to Samsung’s premium DRAM lineup, which includes 10nm-class 16Gb GDDR6 DRAM (in volume production since December 2017) and 16Gb DDR5 DRAM (developed in February). 

“This development of 8Gb LPDDR5 represents a major step forward for low-power mobile memory solutions,” said Jinman Han, senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to expand our next-generation 10nm-class DRAM lineup as we accelerate the move toward greater use of premium memory across the global landscape.” 

The 8Gb LPDDR5 boasts a data rate of up to 6,400 megabits per second (Mb/s), which is 1.5 times as fast as the mobile DRAM chips used in current flagship mobile devices (LPDDR4X, 4266Mb/s). With the increased transfer rate, the new LPDDR5 can send 51.2 gigabytes (GB) of data, or approximately 14 full-HD video files (3.7GB each), in a second. 

The 10nm-class LPDDR5 DRAM will be available in two bandwidths – 6,400Mb/s at a 1.1 operating voltage (V) and 5,500Mb/s at 1.05V – making it the most versatile mobile memory solution for next-generation smartphones and automotive systems. This performance advancement has been made possible through several architectural enhancements. By doubling the number of memory “banks” – subdivisions within a DRAM cell – from eight to 16, the new memory can attain a much higher speed while reducing power consumption. The 8Gb LPDDR5 also makes use of a highly advanced, speed-optimized circuit architecture that verifies and ensures the chip’s ultra-high-speed performance. 

To maximize power savings, the 10nm-class LPDDR5 has been engineered to lower its voltage in accordance with the operating speed of the corresponding application processor, when in active mode. It also has been configured to avoid overwriting cells with ‘0’ values. In addition, the new LPDDR5 chip will offer a ‘deep sleep mode’, which cuts the power usage to approximately half the ‘idle mode’ of the current LPDDR4X DRAM. Thanks to these low-power features, the 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM will deliver power consumption reductions of up to 30 percent, maximizing mobile device performance and extending the battery life of smartphones. 

Based on its industry-leading bandwidth and power efficiency, the LPDDR5 will be able to power AI and machine learning applications, and will be UHD-compatible for mobile devices worldwide. 

Samsung, together with leading global chip vendors, has completed functional testing and validation of a prototype 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM package, which is comprised of eight 8Gb LPDDR5 chips. Leveraging the cutting-edge manufacturing infrastructure at its latest line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, Samsung plans to begin mass production of its next-generation DRAM lineups (LPDDR5, DDR5 and GDDR6) in line with the demands of global customers.


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