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Samsung Coming up With an Industry-Leading Display Technology in its Next Flagship Smartphone

On cameras, in the future models, the rear cameras will be developed to see beyond what the human eyes can see

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Samsung files new patent application for 3D displays.

Samsung, a global leader in display technology, is confident of coming up with an industry-leading display technology in its next flagship smartphone, a top executive said here on Wednesday.

According to Harksang Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Mobile Visual R&D at Samsung Electronics, the company’s next flagship smartphone will have industry-leading, screen-to-body ratio.

This is in line with recent media leaks that the tech giant’s anniversary edition Galaxy flagship will be almost bezelless.

“Samsung is focused on enhancing the size of the display and, importantly, the ratio of the active area on the handset,” said Kim, adding that “our screen-to-body-ratio will be top notch”.

On foldable displays, Kim pointed out that Samsung has been developing the technology since the last four years.

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This is in line with recent media leaks that the tech giant’s anniversary edition Galaxy flagship will be almost bezelless.

“We have been working on foldable display for the last four years. But we are not focusing so much on the foldability itself but on benefits it can offer beyond a bigger display. We want to offer something beyond tablets in terms of application and solutions,” Kim stated.

He noted that the focus is on security and stability of foldable hardware as simply making a foldable display is not an innovation but just another method for providing a larger screen.

The South Korean tech giant also wants to focus on consumers’ ease of use and convenience.

“By next month, you will hear some official announcements by Samsung Electronics not just on hardware development but also on software and platform preparations as well,” the executive informed.

While Samsung smartphones currently provide two solutions for personal identifications — fingerprint recognition and iris scanning — the company is also working on optical fingerprint recognition sensors.

However, since personal identification is directly linked to personal information and brings potential risks to the consumers, the tech giant is trying to be careful.

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The South Korean tech giant also wants to focus on consumers’ ease of use and convenience.

“Although we know that there may be delays, we are reviewing optical solutions in terms of in-display finger recognition tech and other solutions,” Kim said.

On cameras, in the future models, the rear cameras will be developed to see beyond what the human eyes can see.

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“From the hardware perspective, few years down the road, we believe that rear cameras with their DSLR technology are not just going to capture the environment or nature but beyond what the human eye can see.

“Fundamentally, the rear facing camera technology will be all about communications. For example, when I’m not available, my Augmented Reality (AR) emoji will be communicating on my behalf,” Kim said. (IANS)

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active: Your Perfect Daily Companion

Samsung is expected to launch “Galaxy Watch Active 2” with electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor feature for heart rate tracking (like Apple Watch Series 4) and is rumoured to be announced along with Galaxy Note 10 smartphone next month

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Samsung to come up with many new inventions as well. Wikimedia Commons

By Md Waquar Haider

Wearable devices are rapidly gaining prevalence due to numerous advantages such as portability, convenience and more. To expand its presence, South Korean tech giant Samsung has brought its “Galaxy Watch Active” to India, priced at Rs 19,990.

The Watch comes with features like exercise tracking, sleep tracking, stress tracking and health tracking. In addition, the smartwatch includes blood pressure monitoring feature too.

Most people like to wear a fitness tracker in form of a Watch — not as a band.

“Galaxy Watch Active” is for such customers.

The device features a round watch face like its earlier models, with a 1.1-inch AMOLED display and a resolution of 360 x 360. The quality of display is good enough to use even in bright-light conditions.

The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 which makes the display feel smooth.

If you love wearing small or modest size watch, this is just perfect as your daily companion.

In terms of design, the company has applied two buttons on the right of the device for easy access. The upper one is back button while the other is home button. The home button also works to power on/off.

It is powered by a 1.15GHz Exynos 9110 dual core processor and runs Tizen-based Wearable OS 4.0.

In terms of memory, it offers 768MB RAM and 4GB of onboard storage; the combination makes navigation quick and comfortable.

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Sensing hand activity also lends itself to health-related apps — monitoring activities such as brushing teeth, washing hands or smoking a cigarette. Pixabay

In terms of software, the Tizen Wearable OS 4.0 software is designed to put the display’s circular shape to good use and one can quickly scroll through menus.

“Galaxy Watch Active” has an automatic workout tracking for six routines and can track a total of 39 different workout routines, including running to lifting weights to swimming, along with different profiles for indoor and outdoor swimming.

It keeps a count of steps taken, calories burned, floors climbed, minutes worked out and heart rate. With a Samsung smartphone, one can add in extra details like calories eaten, water drank and caffeine intake.

The wearable also features a blood pressure monitor. It is compatible with Android and iOS, and offers support for third-party apps such as “Under Armor”, “Spotify” and “Strava”.

The device also supports virtual assistant “Bixby Voice” which allows users to make calls or send messages without picking up the phone.

Most importantly, it supports wireless charging along with Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity which facilitates users to get text messages, social applications and other information reminders.

The device is water-resistant to 5 ATM (50-meter deep), so you can take it for swimming without fear.

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The device houses a 230mAh battery which powered the Watch for more then two days on regular usage upon full charge.

Conclusion: If you are planning to buy a wearable device, go for it.

Samsung is expected to launch “Galaxy Watch Active 2” with electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor feature for heart rate tracking (like Apple Watch Series 4) and is rumoured to be announced along with Galaxy Note 10 smartphone next month. (IANS)