Our readers are already used to the fact that a new portion of insider data is released several times a week. Today is one of those days. In this review, we will tell you about the new information regarding the yet to be announced smartphone with a foldable display Galaxy Fold 2. We will also discuss the characteristics of the Intel Celeron G5900 chipset and Meizu's plans for next year. In conclusion, we will find out what problems one of the divisions of Sony is facing.
Samsung's bendable smartphone gets a glass surface
There are several devices currently available with foldable screens. Each of them has its own design, but there is one common property. All of them have displays covered with a polymer material that is not resistant to scratches and other types of mechanical stress.
Samsung has been working to resolve this issue. According to insiders, their second foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold 2, will soon be unveiled. Its screen will be completely glass.
This information was published on his Twitter blog by the authoritative insider Ice Universe. He claims that the screen of the novelty will be covered with ultra-thin glass, created using the latest technology. It is a flexible material that can take any shape.
This model will be the first in the world to be equipped with this type of coating. Among other things, she will receive the aesthetic benefits of having less crease at the fold.
This information indirectly confirms the fact that the Korean manufacturer received a patent for the Ultra Thin Glass trademark. There is also information about the conclusion of several agreements between Samsung and its partners. They provide for the production of a coating that is resistant to scratches and mechanical stress.
The release of the second reincarnation of the company's flexible device is expected in February next year during one of the events. It will also feature the updated Galaxy S11 lineup.
According to previous leaks, it became known that the Galaxy Fold 2 will be cheaper than its predecessor, which now costs $ 2,000. The technical characteristics of the new device were not reported.
Intel Celeron G5900 processor will run at a higher frequency than its predecessor
The Celeron G4900 chipset, intended for use as an entry-level device platform, has been in the service of Intel for a year and a half. By the standards of the enterprise, this is quite a long time. Recently it became known that an updated version of the processor - Intel Celeron G5900 is being prepared to replace it.
Insiders have obtained data on the characteristics of the chip.
From them it can be understood that the novelty will receive two cores that will work in two threads. Here the operating frequency is 3.4 GHz, which is 300 Hz higher than the previous analogue. This is the most important processor characteristic that affects performance, and has been reported to have a TDP of 54W. The chipset will be equipped with an integrated UHD 610 Core accelerator to improve graphics.
New items will be released next year.
Meizu roadmap for 2020 revealed
The current year is ending. It's time to summarize it, make an analysis of your activities, think about work next year, plan something for the next.
Recently, Meizu President Liang Dongmin, during one of his interviews with reporters, spoke about the company's plans. According to him, in 2020, his company expects to bring to the market at least four smartphones from different price categories, supporting fifth-generation networks.
The start of sales of the first of them should be expected in the first quarter.
This information was immediately commented on by several insiders. They believe that the first device of the company, which will be announced in 2020, will be the Meizu 17. Little is known about it yet, but this information is also of interest. The device will receive an advanced Snapdragon 865 processor, which speaks of the company's high ambitions.
Sony inundated with orders for sensors for mobile cameras
Sony is known to design and manufacture sensors and sensors for cameras of mobile devices. The company's services are used by such tech giants as Apple, OnePlus, Google, HUAWEI, OPPO, Xiaomi. Recently it became known that the number of people wishing to join them has increased.
Sony is currently not keeping up with the number of orders. Even the introduction of a 24-hour work regime at its enterprises does not save the situation. One of the company's executives explained that for the second year in a row, a decision has been made not to interrupt during the New Year holidays in order to increase production.
However, this will almost certainly not save the day. The company has so many orders that the management went to increase the cost of the work carried out to 2.6 billion dollars. In addition, construction of another plant has begun in Nagasaki, which will be launched in 2021.
Analysts reported that 2019 was the third consecutive year that the number of smartphones shipped decreased. Despite this, the burden on Sony's assets is only increasing. One of the reasons for this is the increase in the number of sensors in cameras of new smartphones.
In line with the new trend, there are now devices with three, four and even five cameras.
Therefore, it is assumed that Sony's share of the sensor market for them will increase from 51% to 60% within 4-5 years.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 9.12: Samsung Galaxy Fold 2; Intel Celeron G5900; Meizu's plans for 2020; Sony problems.