Qualcomm may work with TSMC to produce 4-nanometer Snapdragon chips

As a giant in the chip industry, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series chips are all designed by Qualcomm, but they have been produced by TSMC and Samsung’s foundries for many years. Previously, Samsung was responsible for the production of the 14-nanometer Snapdragon 820 and the 10-nanometer Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 845; the 7-nanometer Snapdragon 855 was produced by TSMC, and then Qualcomm chose Samsung to produce the 7-nanometer Snapdragon 865 and this year’s 5 nanometer Snapdragon 888. .

  According to media reports, Qualcomm’s next-generation 5G chip is temporarily called the Snapdragon 895, and will again be manufactured by Samsung’s foundry using the 5nm process. However, in 2022, Qualcomm should work with TSMC to manufacture new chips using TSMC’s 4nm process. TSMC’s Chaorman said that the foundry is expected to produce 3nm chips in 2022-Qualcomm may let TSMC produce 4nm Snapdragon chips for it next year.
   According to WccfTech reports, the 3nm process node is proceeding as planned, and production is expected to start next year. Compared with the current cutting-edge 5nm process, 3nm chips are expected to increase speed by 11% and reduce power consumption by 27%. The executive believes that TSMC can shorten the cycle because of the use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. EUV can create extremely thin patterns on the wafer to locate components used on the chip.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

Huawei P50 new news! Or first Sony’s strongest CMOS camera to improve

After the release of Huawei MateX2, many people have set their sights on the Huawei P50 series, and there have been more and more news about it recently. According to the latest foreign news, Sony may release the 1-inch IMX800 in April this year. This will be Sony’s largest ever mobile phone CMOS. The performance may be better than the newly released Samsung ISOCELL GN2, and the Huawei P50 series may be the first to be equipped. Sony this monster CMOS. This means that the camera capabilities of the P50 series will be comprehensively improved compared to previous generations.

   Judging from the current news, the P50 series is expected to be available in standard, Pro and Pro+ versions, as well as an ultra-wide-angle lens and a periscope telephoto lens. From the exposure spy photos of the new phone, Huawei P50 will use a centered hole-digging solution, a rear-mounted simple camera arrangement solution, and has Leica certification.
In terms of hardware, Huawei P50 should be equipped with Kirin 9000 processor, which is a brand new SoC with 5nm process. The performance and energy efficiency have been greatly improved, and the user experience is also very guaranteed; it has a battery capacity of 4200mAh and above, and supports 55W and above. Fast charge.
   As the HarmonyOS operating system will be officially launched in April this year, Huawei MateX2 is the first batch of mobile phones to upgrade the operating system. Therefore, the release time of the Huawei P50 series will be later than April, which will be adapted to the HarmonyOS operating system after MateX2.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

Apple may replace iPad mini with foldable iPhone, launch in 2023 as soon as possible

On February 23, according to GSMArena, Apple may eventually replace the current iPad mini product line with a foldable iPhone, and the foldable iPhone will support stylus input.
   According to reports, the screen size of the foldable iPhone is between 7.3 inches and 7.6 inches. It adopts a clamshell folding scheme, which means that this phone may be similar in form to Samsung Z Filp. In the early report, the foldable iPhone will be unveiled in September 2022 at the earliest, but now there is news that this time may be postponed to 2023.

   But GSMArena also pointed out in the report that even if Apple will not eventually replace the iPad mini product line with a foldable iPhone, it may cancel it for other reasons. With the continuous reduction of the tablet frame and the increase of the screen-to-body ratio, it is possible that the size of the large-screen tablet may not affect the portability, and it also has a stronger configuration, which also compresses the iPad mini to a certain extent. Market space.
   Back to the foldable iPhone, this foldable screen phone will most likely not be available in the short term. It will take some time for Apple to improve the experience of using foldable screen products before launching related products on the market.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

Apple may launch a 7-inch foldable iPhone and support Apple Pencil

Recently, according to media reports, Apple is preparing a 7-inch foldable iPhone with Apple Pencil support. It is reported that this device will be equipped with an OLED panel with a size between 7.3-7.6 inches, and the screen size is close to the iPad mini. It is reported that this folding iPhone prototype has passed internal tests and is expected to be released in 2022 or 2023.

   The rumors about a foldable iPhone first appeared in 2016, and Apple also submitted a series of related patent applications. According to Digitimes, Apple has handed over the development of a foldable display to LG Display. According to the report, LG Display is “assisting” Apple in the development of the “iPhone” foldable OLED display. But the report did not mention whether Apple will hand over the mass production of the display to LG once the development is completed.
   In addition, Apple’s main screen supplier is Samsung. Apple uses both LG and Samsung’s OLED displays on the iPhone, so the display of the foldable iPhone is likely to be provided by two suppliers. Some reports claim that Apple prefers the clamshell design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

LG Innotek plans to invest 3.2 billion yuan to increase iPhone camera module production

According to media reports, LG Innotek, a subsidiary of South Korea’s LG Group, plans to invest 547.8 billion won to increase the production of iPhone camera modules. According to TheElec’s report, the company announced that it will increase its optical solutions department’s expenditures towards the beginning of each year.

   In 2019, LG Innotek’s business expenditures were 282.1 billion won (approximately US$255 million), which increased to 479.8 billion won (approximately US$434 million) last year, marking a 14% increase in spending over 2020. It is understood that the company’s move may be due to recent changes in Apple’s camera module supply chain.

   It is understood that Apple currently has two camera module suppliers, compared with three before. O’Film’s order has now been taken over by LG Innotek and Sharp. Previously, LG Innotek mainly provided camera modules for high-end iPhone models. The 3D sensor modules produced by LG Innotek enable mobile devices to have the ability to capture 3D data and recognize users even in dark environments. This is achieved by iPhone X. The key component of facial recognition function. In the future, LG Innotek may involve components of low-end models.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

Apple is hiring 6G engineers for next-generation 6G wireless technology research and development

On February 18, there were media reports that Apple was hiring engineers to engage in the research and development of next-generation 6G wireless technology. According to the recruitment information released by Apple recently, these engineers are located in Apple’s offices in Silicon Valley and San Diego, which are mainly engaged in wireless technology research and development and chip design.
   It should be noted that Apple only supported the 5G network for the first time in the iPhone 12 series last year, and its 6G technology is expected to be launched around 2030. According to Apple’s recruitment information, the company’s 6G engineers will have the opportunity to participate in the next generation of wireless technology, and will have a profound impact on Apple’s future products.

   Some media have reported that while 5G technology is on the right track, many countries and companies have begun research and development of 6G technology. Among them, Nokia will lead the EU 6G wireless network project. In order to lay the technical foundation for the 6G wireless system, Nokia-led projects will solve six research challenges, including connectivity intelligence, sustainability, global service coverage, ultimate experience, and reliability.
   There are a lot of opinions that 6G is expected to arrive in ten years, that is, around 2030. A 6G white paper in Europe pointed out that most of the performance indicators of 6G are 10 to 100 times higher than that of 5G, and the peak transmission speed will reach 100Gbps to 1Tbps, while 5G is only 10Gbps. In terms of specific application scenarios, many 6G white papers mention digital twin and holographic technology.
  Digital twin technology is the simulation and speculation of the physical world, which can accurately reflect and predict the real state of the physical world and perform predictive maintenance on it. Holographic technology realizes spatial stereo vision through three-dimensional images of objects and network transmission. This technology will be widely used in communication, telemedicine, military and entertainment games in the future.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

Samsung Note 21 FE renderings exposed, pure white body supports stylus

Just like the Samsung S20 FE launched last year, Samsung is likely to launch S21 FE this year, or even Note21 FE. A few days ago, the renderings of Samsung Note21 FE were exposed on the Internet. Since Valentine’s Day was at the time, this phone adopted an all-in-one white body design.

   Samsung Note21 FE is very similar in appearance to Samsung S21 and S21+, especially the camera part, which uses almost the same design language. But the fuselage lines are tougher than the S21 series, and support S Pen stylus input.

In other respects, this phone will be equipped with a 6.5-inch screen, and it is likely to be a straight screen with a resolution of 1080P+. At the same time, this phone is likely to use a plastic back cover, although this back cover material sounds somewhat It is cheap, but it does have higher durability than mainstream glass materials, and it is lower in cost and not easy to stain fingerprints. This phone may be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990, with a large battery above 4000mAh.
   Judging from the current exposure information, the configuration of Samsung Note21 FE is a certain distance from Samsung’s flagship product, but this also means that this phone will have a more competitive price.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

It is revealed that LG will develop a foldable display for Apple or release it soon

According to media sources, the new report shows that Apple will commission LG Display to develop a foldable display for its future release of the foldable iPhone.
   It’s no secret that Apple is developing a foldable iPhone. Just a few days ago, reports about a 7-inch foldable iPhone supporting Apple Pencil have come out. Today, a new report claims that Apple has commissioned LG to develop a foldable display panel for the iPhone. Taiwan Digitimes reported that Apple has handed over the development of a foldable display to LG Display. According to the report, LG Display is “assisting” Apple in the development of the “iPhone” foldable OLED display.

   The report did not mention whether Apple will hand over the mass production of the display to LG once the development is completed. The report contradicts Apple’s previous claims that Samsung cooperated on foldable displays. As we all know, Samsung is Apple’s preferred display partner. Most of the iPhone 12 XDR OLED display is manufactured by Samsung, and even the company has developed an LTPO 120Hz display for the iPhone 13 Pro.
   According to reports, Apple is testing two foldable displays for its iPhone. Some reports claim that Apple has always preferred the iPhone’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip flip design. A series of recent leaks indicate that we may soon see Apple’s first foldable device.
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F/1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens for all new iPhones exposed in 2021

In the past few years, Apple’s efforts in the ability to take pictures of iPhones are also very obvious. The previous iPhones had only one camera, but later the flagship phones were equipped with two lenses. Starting with the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple mobile phones equipped with a rear three-camera lens were unveiled, with the purpose of improving the camera effect of the phone. Now, news shows that Apple is about to equip the latest iPhone with a camera with a larger aperture.

   Apple’s latest iPhone series mobile phones will all be equipped with ultra-wide-angle lenses. This broke the news from Barclays analysts Ryan Curtis and Thomas O’Malley. They said that the new iPhone series in 2021 will be equipped with an ultra-wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture. The larger aperture can help the mobile phone get more light, the purpose is to improve the picture quality of the mobile phone when taking pictures in low-light environments. .
   However, since this information has not been confirmed by any official at present, it is only a revelation. There are other news about Apple’s next-generation flagship mobile phone. It is said that the ultra-wide-angle lens will only appear on the Pro version of the next-generation iPhone series. In general, the camera capabilities of some models of the new iPhone series in 2021 will be upgraded.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone battery

Google may be developing a Pixel folding screen phone, two design patents exposed

Although Samsung is dominant in the field of folding screen mobile phones, other mobile phone manufacturers are also working hard to deal with their own challengers, and it seems that the Google Pixel team is also planning to join this team. WindowsUnited has discovered multiple patents describing the hinges of Google’s folding screen phones. From the information shown in the patent, Google seems to have considered two options, namely folding outward and folding inward.

The more traditional inward folding design has a “deep pocket” inside the hinge, which can accommodate a larger folding radius, so that the flexible screen will not spread out when the device is fully opened, and will still remain even if it is opened Obviously raised hinge part. Another design is to fold outwards. In this design, Google uses a traditional multi-segment hinge design. Both designs were patented in July 2020 and released a few days ago, clearly indicating that Google is trying to launch its own folding screen device.

It is worth mentioning that before the release of Google Pixel 4a, an internal document from Android revealed the hardware products that Google will release this year, including Pixel 5a (code-named Barbette), and the other three devices under development, code-named They are “Raven”, “Oriole” and “Passport”. It is reported that the first two code names may refer to the Pixel 6 series. The third code shows “foldable”. All three products are marked to be released in the fourth quarter of 2021.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mobile phone batte