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Samsung foldable phone could become reality this year, finally

Samsung seems to have worked out the wrinkles on its much-rumored foldable phone and could unveil such a handset later this year, according to a report from Korea.

The electronics giant is working on a phone with a flexible display that folds open into a 7-inch tablet, the Korea Herald reported Wednesday. It is expected to ship more than 100,000 units during the third quarter, sources described as familiar with the matter told the newspaper.

Korea-based Samsung had initially focused on a fold-in phone but abandoned the plan out of concern that people would find it inconvenient to unfold the phone every time they wanted to use it, the Herald reported.Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Why an eye scan could soon unlock Samsung and Apple phones

Iris scanning may be coming to a smartphone near you as early as next month. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone—to be released August 2—will very likely include iris recognition technology to unlock your phone. Apple may also roll out new iPhones with iris sensors in 2018, according to DigiTimes—delivering on user demand for biometric security checks over numeric passwords, but raising new practical and privacy concerns.

Iris scanning works by recognizing the flat, colored, ring-shaped membrane of the user’s eye. Like a fingerprint, each person’s iris is unique. While a retinal scan requires close proximity to an eyepiece, iris capture is more like taking a photograph.

“Smartphones have been improving camera quality, so it’s natural and easy to add the iris scan,” said Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner Research. “There is a lot of interest in iris scans and other biometrics among both consumers and employers, because the other security methods are being circumvented.”

Source: Why an eye scan could soon unlock Samsung and Apple phones – TechRepublic

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​Samsung’s bendable screen: Real innovation will be finding a use case | ZDNet

Samsung is reportedly working on a bendable screen that could be used in new smartphones, fold into a smaller form factor and be durable enough for daily use. The real innovation and marketing will be convincing tech buyers they need a flexible screen.

A Bloomberg report noted that Samsung’s bendable screen could appear early next year in two smartphones. Samsung could also use the technology to create a phone and tablet 2-in-1 device. Samsung floated the idea in 2014 as well as 2013. Samsung already has its Galaxy S7 Edge device.

Source: Samsung’s bendable screen: Real innovation will be finding a use case | ZDNet

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State of Mobile 2013

State of Mobile 2013

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September 26, 2013 · 8:10 am

Samsung AMOLED Flexible Design Contest

How would you change people’s lives with Samsung Flexible Display technology?


Samsung introduced at CES-2011 their first prototypes with flexible AMOLED technology.
Under the brand “Youm” Samsung want to introduce first products in the next few years.
Now the company is searching for the most innovative designers, hardware engineers and entrepreneurs to develop new product ideas that put our revolutionary Flexible Display technology to use in ways that will define the future.

The contest is being organized by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (part of the Device Solutions division of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.), together with Samsung Display Co., Ltd., a global leader in display panel technologies and products. Samsung is continuously innovating, and may develop information that is similar to materials submitted in this contest, so only non-confidential information should be submitted.

Samsung says the flexible display can be 1 inch to 20 inch with a FULL HD Resolution.


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OLED TV Arrives – IEEE Spectrum

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New displays will be big, bright, fast, and thin—but not cheap


For the past decade, two television display technologies—liquid crystal and plasma—have fought for supremacy, and although the LCD won the battle, it is about to lose the war. A third contender’s star is rising: the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED.

The thin, bright, beautiful, low-power OLED has been shining from the occasional cellphone or digital camera for several years now, but manufacturing problems kept its cost too high and its effective lifetime too short for consideration in big-screen TV.

This year, however, at least four major manufacturers think the time is right to sell 55-inch sets to consumers with cash to spare and an urge to own the latest and greatest gizmo. In a few years, OLED will reign supreme—at least until the next big technology comes along

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CHART OF THE DAY: Samsung’s Massive Marketing Budget

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This is how it became the world’s biggest smartphone company.


Another great  chart from Horace Dediu at Asymco. He looks at the advertising budget of Apple, Samsung, HP, Dell, Microsoft, and  Coke. Why include Coke? Because it’s a huge advertiser, and its “primary cost of  sales is advertising.”

As you can see, Samsung is blowing all the companies away in advertising and  marketing.

Not a bad price to pay, if it means you get to become the world’s  biggest smartphone company. Certainly  HTC wishes it had Samsung’s marketing budget.


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Samsung Flexible OLED Display Phones Reportedly in Mass Production, Pegged for 2013 Release

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Samsung brings the perfect solution to butter-fingered users with its whole new range of flexible phones and tablets which are expected to hit the market early next year.
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Samsung sues LG Display over OLED patents

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In the legal battle between the two display makers, Samsung claims that some of the OLED patents held by LG are invalid. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.

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Samsung Windows 8 Slate PC


The S-Pen slots into the side of the Slate and offers 1,024 levels of sensitivity. Depending on the software designed to work with the S-Pen, it could be a killer differentiating feature compared to other Windows tablets. Samsung’s also installing MediaHub software to help out with entertainment and app access to Samsung’s content.

The Series 7 Slate weighs a little more, at 1.89 pounds, and it’s thicker: 0.5 inch. Its 11.6-inch screen has a higher 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution. The Series 7 Slate (XE700T1C-A01US) comes with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD, as well as Gigagbit Ethernet with an adapter and Bluetooth 4.0, matching the standards of many ultrabooks.


The Series 5 and 7 Slates look attractive, but not particularly different from previous Samsung Windows Slates, and have a bit of a different aesthetic than the generally sleeker, thinner Galaxy Tab Android tablets. The success of Samsung’s Slates will go as far as Windows 8 tablet functionality will take them. If these slates can demonstrate excellent battery life and easy-to-use Windows apps, then they could be compelling hybrids. The $749 Series 5 Slate feels like the more interestingly priced device; the Series 7 Slate, at $1,199, is pretty expensive for an 11-inch device, even with its specs. Both will be available at Windows 8 launch on October 26.


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