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Samsung Electronics, the world's number two foundry firm behind Taiwan's TSMC, announced in May that it will build a $17 billion fab in the US.

Samsung Electronics will quickly decide on a foundry investment in the US, a senior executive said Tuesday, as the South Korean tech giant seeks to become the world's number one player in the logic chip and foundry sectors. Samsung Electronics, the world's number two foundry firm behind Taiwan's TSMC, announced in May that it will build a $17 billion fab in the US.

Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is widely speculated to visit the US, possibly next month, to finalise the site, with the city of Taylor, Texas, emerging as the strongest candidate. Other candidates include Arizona, New York, and Austin, Texas. Kim Ki-nam, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung's device solutions division, said it takes time for the company to review all the factors such as "infrastructure, site, personnel and state incentives," and make a final decision.

"We are trying to make a decision as soon as possible," Kim told reporters on the sidelines of the Korea Electronics Show 2021, which is under way at an exhibition center in southern Seoul. He made the comments when asked whether Samsung will make an investment within this year. He did not elaborate, reports Yonhap news agency.

Separately, Kim said the company has been "calmly" preparing answers to a recent request by the US Department of Commerce about its semiconductor business. The US has asked global chipmakers, including Samsung, to share information on inventories and demanded other details by November 8 to "help improve trust and transparency within the supply chain." The request spawned concerns about the leak of chipmakers' major trade secrets. (IANS/ MBI)


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The third quarter makes for a tough year-on-year compare, due to pent-up demand last year.

As smartphone vendors struggled with supply issues for low-end mobile handsets, the shipments in India fell 5 per cent (on-year) in the third quarter (Q3) this year, a new report showed on Thursday. In Q3 2021 (July-September period), 47.5 million units were shipped and the market was one again led by Xiaomi at 24 per cent share (down 2 per cent from the year-ago quarter), followed by Samsung at 19 per cent (down 1 per cent from the year-ago period) and Vivo at 17 per cent (also down 1 per cent), according to data by market research firm Canalys.

The third quarter makes for a tough year-on-year compare, due to pent-up demand last year. Shipments in Q3 2021 were 47 per cent higher than in Q2 2021, as consumer demand bounced back rapidly owing to the suppression of Covid-19 wave. "From the end of June, a surge in demand has swept India, which is set to persist during the festive season. Smartphone vendors have seized the opportunity to push the older stock into the channel ahead of the holiday period," said analyst Sanyam Chaurasia.

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The Samsung W22 5G will bring the same design as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Samsung launched the 'W21 5G' smartphone last year and now the company is a set to launch its successor 'Samsung W22 5G' on October 13 in China. The Samsung W22 5G will bring the same design as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. It with come with similar exteriors as well as internal features as Fold 3, reports GizmoChina. Under the hood, the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

It is expected to feature a 7.6-inch primary display and a 6.2-inch cover screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass protection. The W22 might also have a 4,400mAh battery with support for fast charging. Samsung recently said that its latest smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold3, will be able to be used as a digital car key for a new electric vehicle from South Korean luxury automaker Genesis. The tech giant said its ultra-wideband (UWB)-based digital car key service with its Galaxy smartphones will be available for the Genesis GV60. At its Unpacked event in January, Samsung said it is working with several automakers, including Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis, to develop digital key services. (IANS/ MBI)


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The S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold3 comes in two options -- S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro -- and has to be bought separately.

To give the users multiple ways to create a mobile experience that's truly their own, South Korean tech giant Samsung has recently unveiled the new next-generation foldable smartphone, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, with top-end features as well as a best-in-class design language.

For the first time on a foldable smartphone, you can now write down your idea or draw sketches with the S Pen.

The S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold3 comes in two options -- S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro -- and has to be bought separately.

While Galaxy Fold3 5G (12+256GB) will cost Rs 149,999, Galaxy Fold3 5G (12+512GB) will come for Rs 157,999 in Phantom Black and Phantom Green colours.

We used the smartphone with the Phantom Black colour option and here's how it fared.

In terms of design, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G in Phantom Black colour option makes the device look more attractive. It is built with a sleeker, thinner and lighter design for even better portability and it is more sturdy.

It measures 6.2 x 2.6 x 0.56 to 0.62 inches when closed and 6.2 x 5 x 0.25 when open.

The smartphone comes with a 7.6-inch primary display and it also features a 6.2-inch as its secondary display. Both panels offer a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and as per our experience, we found it to be smooth while scrolling both screens.

However, we found the main screen a little more interesting as, instead of a notch, it has a new under-display camera. Also, the main screen lets you fully immerse yourself in games and movies in a better way.


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