Friday, March 26, 2021

Samsung unveils the industry’s first 512GB DDR5 module based on High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology.





Press Release.

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has expanded its DDR5 DRAM memory portfolio with the industry’s first 512GB DDR5 module based on High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology. Delivering more than twice the performance of DDR4 at up to 7,200 megabits per second (Mbps), the new DDR5 will be capable of orchestrating the most extreme compute-hungry, high-bandwidth workloads in supercomputing, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), as well as data analytics applications.

 

“Samsung is the only semiconductor company with logic and memory capabilities and the expertise to incorporate HKMG cutting-edge logic technology into memory product development,” said Young-Soo Sohn, Vice President of the DRAM Memory Planning/Enabling Group at Samsung Electronics. “By bringing this type of process innovation to DRAM manufacturing, we are able to offer our customers high-performance, yet energy-efficient memory solutions to power the computers needed for medical research, financial markets, autonomous driving, smart cities, and beyond.”

 

“As the amount of data to be moved, stored and processed increases exponentially, the transition to DDR5 comes at a critical inflection point for cloud data centers, networks, and edge deployments,” said Carolyn Duran, Vice President and GM of Memory and IO Technology at Intel. “Intel’s engineering teams closely partner with memory leaders like Samsung to deliver fast, power-efficient DDR5 memory that is performance-optimized and compatible with our upcoming Intel Xeon Scalable processors, code-named Sapphire Rapids.”

 

Samsung’s DDR5 will utilize highly advanced HKMG technology that has been traditionally used in logic semiconductors. With the continued scaling down of DRAM structures, the insulation layer has thinned, leading to a higher leakage current. By replacing the insulator with HKMG material, Samsung’s DDR5 will be able to reduce the leakage and reach new heights in performance. This new memory will also use approximately 13% less power, making it especially suitable for data centers where energy efficiency is becoming increasingly critical.

 

The HKMG process was adopted in Samsung’s GDDR6 memory in 2018 for the first time in the industry. By expanding its use in DDR5, Samsung is further solidifying its leadership in next-generation DRAM technology.

 

Leveraging through-silicon via (TSV) technology, Samsung’s DDR5 stacks eight layers of 16Gb DRAM chips to offer the largest capacity of 512GB. TSV was first utilized in DRAM in 2014 when Samsung introduced server modules with capacities up to 256GB.

 

Samsung is currently sampling different variations of its DDR5 memory product family to customers for verification and, ultimately, certification with their leading-edge products to accelerate AI/ML, exascale computing, analytics, networking, and other data-intensive workloads. 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Samsung's development of the double-folding smartphone, is real.

 


Samsung has previously announced it will skip introducing a new version of one of its non-folding flagship phones, the Note, this year, while CEO Koh Dong-jin said the company hopes to increase its foldable phone production despite an ongoing global chip shortage.

"The suspension of the Note series was pretty much decided last year. The company wants to bet more on foldable phones that have much higher prices with distinctive designs," one of the people familiar with the matter said. 

Instead, Samsung Electronics is betting heavily on foldable smartphones, with plans to sharply increase production and a new, double-folding model under development.

The double-folding phone could be unveiled as early as the end of this year. Samsung has filed multiple patents for a double-hinged design.

The design is set to make the unfolded screen aspect ratio be in line with the mainstream ratio of 16:9 or 18:9, so more video games and other apps could run more smoothly with better resolutions on the device.

An analyst said, Samsung shipped some 3.5 million foldable smartphones last year, and it is "very likely" that it could double that total to 7.5 million units this year. 

With this panorama, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Flip 3, alongside the new double-folding smartphone later this year.

However, the unprecedented global shortages of chips and components, however, could disrupt the South Korean company's ambitious plans, multiple sources said.

CEO Koh Dong-jin, in charge of Samsung's mobile division, addressed the issue at the company's annual general meeting on Wednesday.

"We are making our best efforts to increase the production of foldable smartphones. ... For foldable phones, the display matters the most. We resolved considerable parts of problems [in securing display supplies], although we still cannot produce as many foldable phones as other smartphones."

Samsung has acknowledged that the global chip supply crunch may be problematic for the company for the April-June period but said it is making additional efforts to tackle the issue. The company did not cite the chip shortage as a reason for its decision not to introduce this year a new Galaxy Note phone, which usually competes with the new iPhone series in the second half of the year. Chip supply issues have already hit automakers, industrial computers, and consumer electronics.

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Samsung,

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Samsung introduces the Galaxy A52/A52 5G and A72 smartphones. Press Release. Specifications.

 




A52/A52  5G






A72






Press Release.


The new Galaxy A series experience is enhanced by the seamless connections and new opportunities offered through the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.


Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, making powerful innovation accessible to everyone. The latest Samsung Galaxy A series lets you communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera, immerse yourself in a clear viewing experience with a smooth scrolling display, and enjoy greater peace of mind with innovative Galaxy foundation features including water resistance and a long-lasting battery. The Galaxy A series will also expand your mobile experience by providing access to the wider Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy SmartTag, and Galaxy Tab.1

 

“Samsung strives to give consumers what they want and need most. That’s why we set out with a vision for the Galaxy A series to democratize Galaxy innovations for everyone,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 encapsulate the Galaxy brand philosophy with cutting-edge innovations, services and features at an accessible price.”


Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, making powerful innovation accessible to everyone. The latest Samsung Galaxy A series lets you communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera, immerse yourself in a clear viewing experience with a smooth scrolling display, and enjoy greater peace of mind with innovative Galaxy foundation features including water resistance and a long-lasting battery. The Galaxy A series will also expand your mobile experience by providing access to the wider Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy SmartTag, and Galaxy Tab.1

 

“Samsung strives to give consumers what they want and need most. That’s why we set out with a vision for the Galaxy A series to democratize Galaxy innovations for everyone,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 encapsulate the Galaxy brand philosophy with cutting-edge innovations, services and features at an accessible price.”


Samsung has set the bar high for camera quality, and the Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 are no different. By making exciting camera innovations available for the new Galaxy A series, you can enjoy more fun and versatile photos and videos.

 

  • Versatile Camera Experience – Shoot vivid and crisp photos and videos with ease thanks to a versatile quad camera with 64MP high-resolution. Instantly turn your favorite moments from 4K videos into 8MP high-resolution images with 4K Video SnapScene Optimizer uses AI to shoot with optimal settings for 30 categories of images and backgrounds such as food, landscapes, and pets.
  • Stable day or night – Whether filming the latest dance trend or capturing a new skateboard trick, OIS (optical image stabilization) ensures pictures and videos come out sharp and steady. No need to miss an important moment anymore because of low lighting. Night mode uses multi-frame processing, resulting in a bright and crisp image even in the dark.
  • Fun content capture – Add style and unique flair to content using AR Emoji and My Filter. Additionally, you can now apply AR Lenses from Snapchat with Fun Mode2 when snapping content from the native camera app.

See and Be Seen With an Awesome Display and Refined Design

Samsung enhances experiences and style with a vivid display and sophisticated design to fit and reflect your life.

 

  • Brighter and Smoother – Enjoy your favorite show on Samsung’s beloved Super AMOLED display. Now with 120Hz refresh rates on the Galaxy A52 5G, and 90Hz on the Galaxy A52 and A72, the scrolling experience is even smoother. Keep watching and scrolling social media posts even when outside thanks to an increased 800 nits luminance.
  • Comfortable viewing experience – The display is also ‘Eye Care’ certified,3 and automatically adjusts the display’s color temperature based on smartphone usage patterns to reduce eye fatigue with ‘Eye Comfort Shield’.4
  • Refined design – The new Galaxy A series features a refreshed design that is simple yet purposeful with a soft-edge design and minimal camera housing.

Expand Your Experiences Thanks To the Power of the Awesome Galaxy Ecosystem

The new Galaxy A series experience is enhanced by the seamless connections and new opportunities offered through the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.

 

  • Stay organized and connected – SmartThings connects to and controls thousands of devices in a smart home environment right from the Galaxy A series—including wearables, tablets, PCs and TVs. Additionally, SmartThings Find locates your paired devices with more intuitive and detailed directions, and Galaxy SmartTag5 Bluetooth locator can find non-connected devices or belongings by attaching it to what matters most. So you can connect and control thousands of devices from your Galaxy A series.
  • Enjoy music together without hassle – Whether participating in a joint workout at home or catching up on the latest podcast with friends, connect and listen to music togetherMusic Share simply syncs a phone with a friend’s device to share music without speaker pairing. Also, pair phones with two sets of Galaxy Buds devices and listen together with Buds Together.
  • Connect and share with ease – Quick Share lets you easily send pictures and videos without size limitation to nearby Galaxy devices so you can get quick approval before posting a group selfie. With Private Share,6 you can change your mind whom to share with, or revoke the photos and videos even after sharing with just one tap.

 

 

Expect More and Get More With Awesome Galaxy Foundation

The new Galaxy A series comes with the Galaxy essentials that all Galaxy users deserve to have.

 

  • Peace of mind – Take chances and get messy without worry as the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 are water and dust resistant7 with an IP67 By adding Samsung Care+,8 you can plan for the unexpected with instant support and guaranteed coverage for damages, breakdowns, theft, and loss. Protect the things that matter with built-in Samsung Knox9—Samsung’s defense-grade security system that safeguards personal information and data in real-time.
  • Two-day battery – Capture, create, and consume without slowing down with a large battery capacity that lasts two days10 with A52’s 4,500mAh and A72’s 5,000mAh battery capacity.11
  • Hyper fast 5G – Life moves quickly, and phones should keep up. With power, hyper-fast speeds and strong performance, the Galaxy A52 5G makes 5G connectivity12 accessible.
  • Enjoy premium essentials – The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 are equipped with the Galaxy essentials including stereo speakers and external memory up to 1TB.13 Enhance the stereo speakers experience with Dolby Atmos for a rich soundscape filled with up-leveled depth and detail. Also, the redesigned One UI 314 helps enable more intuitive experiences and consistent interactions by increasing speed, reducing distractions and highlighting important information.
  • Support sustainability – Samsung regularly evaluates products, packaging and operations to discover new ways to improve our efforts to promote sustainability. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 use pulp mold and paper to minimize unused space and material use for the packaging.15
  • Software updates – Samsung always aims to provide Galaxy users with an up–to–date mobile OS, and this is now expanded to the A series. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 will support software upgrades for three generations, and regular security updates for a minimum of four years.16


  • Stay organized and connected – SmartThings connects to and controls thousands of devices in a smart home environment right from the Galaxy A series—including wearables, tablets, PCs and TVs. Additionally, SmartThings Find locates your paired devices with more intuitive and detailed directions, and Galaxy SmartTag5 Bluetooth locator can find non-connected devices or belongings by attaching it to what matters most. So you can connect and control thousands of devices from your Galaxy A series.
  • Enjoy music together without hassle – Whether participating in a joint workout at home or catching up on the latest podcast with friends, connect and listen to music togetherMusic Share simply syncs a phone with a friend’s device to share music without speaker pairing. Also, pair phones with two sets of Galaxy Buds devices and listen together with Buds Together.
  • Connect and share with ease – Quick Share lets you easily send pictures and videos without size limitation to nearby Galaxy devices so you can get quick approval before posting a group selfie. With Private Share,6 you can change your mind whom to share with, or revoke the photos and videos even after sharing with just one tap.

 

 

Expect More and Get More With Awesome Galaxy Foundation

The new Galaxy A series comes with the Galaxy essentials that all Galaxy users deserve to have.

 

  • Peace of mind – Take chances and get messy without worry as the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 are water and dust resistant7 with an IP67 By adding Samsung Care+,8 you can plan for the unexpected with instant support and guaranteed coverage for damages, breakdowns, theft, and loss. Protect the things that matter with built-in Samsung Knox9—Samsung’s defense-grade security system that safeguards personal information and data in real-time.
  • Two-day battery – Capture, create, and consume without slowing down with a large battery capacity that lasts two days10 with A52’s 4,500mAh and A72’s 5,000mAh battery capacity.11
  • Hyper fast 5G – Life moves quickly, and phones should keep up. With power, hyper-fast speeds and strong performance, the Galaxy A52 5G makes 5G connectivity12 accessible.
  • Enjoy premium essentials – The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 are equipped with the Galaxy essentials including stereo speakers and external memory up to 1TB.13 Enhance the stereo speakers experience with Dolby Atmos for a rich soundscape filled with up-leveled depth and detail. Also, the redesigned One UI 314 helps enable more intuitive experiences and consistent interactions by increasing speed, reducing distractions and highlighting important information.
  • Support sustainability – Samsung regularly evaluates products, packaging and operations to discover new ways to improve our efforts to promote sustainability. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 use pulp mold and paper to minimize unused space and material use for the packaging.15
  • Software updates – Samsung always aims to provide Galaxy users with an up–to–date mobile OS, and this is now expanded to the A series. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 will support software upgrades for three generations, and regular security updates for a minimum of four years.16

 

Availability

The new Galaxy A Series will be available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White17 For more information about the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, visit news.samsung.com/galaxywww.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy.




Product Specifications

 

Specification

Galaxy A52

Galaxy A52 5G

Galaxy A72

Display

6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400)
407 ppi
90 Hz refresh rate

6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x2400)
407 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate

6.7” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400) 394 ppi
90 Hz refresh rate

* Infinity-O Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal screen.
* Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.

Dimension
& Weight

75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm
189g

75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm
189g

77.4 x 165.0 x 8.4mm
203g

Camera

 

[Front]
32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

[Front]
32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

[Front]
32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

[Rear]
Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)
Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)
Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)
Depth: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

 

*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X

[Rear]
Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)
Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)
Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)
Depth: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

 

*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X

[Rear]
Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)
Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)
Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)
Tele(3x): 8MP OIS AF (F2.4, 1.0µm)

 

*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 30X
Optical Zoom at 3X

AP

Octa-Core (2×2.3 GHz + 6×1.8 GHz)

Octa-Core (2×2.2 GHz + 6×1.8 GHz)

Octa-Core (2×2.3 GHz + 6×1.8 GHz)

Memory

RAM: 4/6/8GB
ROM: 128/256GB

RAM: 6/8GB
ROM: 128/256GB​

RAM: 6/8GB
ROM: 128/256GB

* May differ by model, color, market, and carrier.
* Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software.

Expandable Memory
& SIM Card

2 slots (SIM 1 + Hybrid)
MicroSD: Up to 1TB

* MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and manufacturer.
* SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
* Use of eSIM on Galaxy device may be enabled by software update or disabled in some markets where it is purchased. Availability of eSIM mobile plan may vary depending on carrier. Check with your carrier if your mobile network plan supports eSIM.

Battery

4,500 mAh (typical)

4,500 mAh ​(typical)

5,000 mAh (typical)

* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh for Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and 4,860mAh for A72, respectively. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns, and other factors.

Charging

25W Fast Charging

* Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC.

OS

Android 11

Network

LTE

5G Sub6 FDD, 5G Sub6 TDD

LTE

* Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz)
Bluetooth® v 5.0
USB Type 2.0-C
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo)

* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.

Payment

NFC
MST

* Available in select markets. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on market, carrier, and service providers.

Sensors

Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor, Virtual Proximity sensor

Authentication

Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Face Recognition, Fingerprint sensor

Audio

[Stereo speakers sound by AKG]
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology

 

[Ultra high quality audio playback]
UHQ 24-bit
PCM: Up to 24 bits

 

[Audio playback format]
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

 

[Bluetooth]
Dual Audio: Connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.

* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung and AKG. 

Video

[Video playback format]
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

[TV connection]
Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)

Water Resistance

IP67

* Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach, pool use and soapy water.

 

 

1 Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy SmartTag, and Galaxy Tab sold separately.

2 Availability may vary by markets and carriers.

3 SGS, the world’s leading certification company, awarded Galaxy A series’ display the Eye Care Certification based on its ability to reduce the blue light. This certification can be found on www.sgs.com.

4 Eye Comfort Shield is ‘off’ by default, and must be turned on in Settings.

5 Galaxy SmartTag sold separately.

6 Private Share enables more secure sharing with blockchain-based encryption technology and works between Galaxy smartphones with Android P or later. App download required to send/receive Private Share link. After sharing, senders can revoke the files from receivers.

7 Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A52 are rated as IP67. Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach, pool use and soapy water. In case you spill liquids containing sugar on the phone, please rinse the device in clean, stagnant water while clicking keys. Safe against low water pressure only. High water pressure such as running tap water or shower may damage the device.

8 Samsung Care+ is available in 34 countries. Coverage may vary by country and deductibles may apply. For more information, visit https://www.samsung.com/samsung-care-plus/

9 Availability varies by device.

10 Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2021.01.20-01.31 in UK with pre-release versions of SM-A725, SM-A525, SM-A526, SM-A325, SM-A326 under default setting using LTE and 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.

11 The Galaxy A52 LTE and A52 5G have a 4,500mAh battery, and the Galaxy A72 has a 5,000mAh battery.

12 5G network availability and actual speed may vary depending on country, network provider and user environment.

13 SD Card sold separately.

14 One UI 3.1

15 These materials are PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified

16 After the initial phone release. Availability of security updates may vary by device and market. The lists of security update models are subject to change and will be reviewed on a periodic basis. For further details, please refer to Samsung Mobile “Security Updates” https://security.samsungmobile.com/workScope.smsb

17 Available colors may vary by country.

 


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