The Samsung Edge display was cool, but Something much cooler and exciting could be coming very soon. Samsung has been working on foldable displays for a number of years, and the Korean giant might finally, be ready to showcase its first completely flexible Smartphone, in twenty eighteen.
Foldable phones are about to hit the market – it’s only a matter of time – and it’s looking increasingly like Samsung could be the first company, to commercially launch one, possibly as soon as this year.
We may even know what it’s called, with the mysterious Samsung Galaxy X being the subject of several, bendable leaks, foldable patents, and flexible rumors.
But whether the galaxy X marks the spot or not, we’re clearly entering a foldable future.
So, what is a foldable phone?
A foldable phone is exactly as it sounds, one that either folds inward like a clamshell phone or outward and reveals a tablet like a device when stretched out. This is possible with the use of a bendable rather than flexible O-LED panel.
Samsung, Lenovo, and LG have each showed off, bendable displays and devices at various industry events, and have registered many patents for the technology.
Previously called Project Valley, Samsung’s technology has become known as the Samsung Galaxy X.
Bloomberg says, the company plans to announce a foldable phone under its Note brand, in 2018, According to The Korean Herald, the foldable device was revealed to industry leaders, at a behind-closed-doors at January’s 2018 tradeshow, which also included a launch schedule for the handset. This Could be the Galaxy Note X, a fierce competitor to the newly announced iPhone X.
The paper claims, 2 models were shown, one inward folding and the other, outward folding phone. The latter is described as a more advanced, next-generation technology, although it’s the inward folding Galaxy X, that is expected to be first adopted by Samsung.
On November 9, 2017. Sam-mobile released, a whole host of images, that appeared to show the Galaxy X. Patents filed by Samsung has been the only real clues as to the Galaxy X’s eventual design, that we have so far. A previous patent from Samsung Display at the end of September 2016.
Light Polymers launched a new polarizer which is circular in shape designed for OLED displays, which is based on lyotropic liquid crystal technology. The new polarizer is the world’s thinnest polarizer, at only 45 µm.
These lyotropic liquid crystals, are water-based and can be coated using industry standard, coating equipment, at nearly room temperatures. This enables the company to produce these displays, at a much lower-cost compared to the other alternatives.
The Galaxy X is rumored to have a 7point3-inch 4K OLED display, DJ Koh stated, “Samsung has the foldable smartphone in its roadmap for the Note series, and is currently working to solve a series of hurdles before unveiling it, next year.”
Samsung will make the Galaxy X a high-end device, that could run on a powerful processor, like the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, but Samsung hasn’t confirmed that.
We don’t know much about the camera quality yet, it is also not sure that whether this foldable phone would incorporate, the fingerprint, iris- and face scanning features, found on current Samsung flagships.
Although more recent news, comes directly from Samsung’s mobile head and is a little better, as he claimed, the company was aiming for a 2018 launch, later this year, assuming, it could overcome certain unspecified problems.
According to a report from ET News, Samsung plans to begin manufacturing its new folding OLED panels, in September, and ready to fire-up the Galaxy X production line in November.
Flexible OLED technology is still in its infancy, and as a result, the all-new Galaxy handset is likely to be more expensive, than both Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and, upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9.
Since the Galaxy Note 8 is priced at around $950, the Galaxy X could easily be more expensive than the iPhone X’s eye-watering $1200 price tag.
So, What do you think of Samsung’s foldable phone design? Would you buy it or not? Let us know down in the comments.
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Everything You Need To Know About Nokia 3310 4G
Specification, Release Date, Price and everything you need to know about Nokia 3310 4G
After the launch of the new Nokia 3310 4G on January 2018 in China in partnership with China Mobile. It has been appreciated and welcomed by lots of Nokia user with a huge response. We will go through all the Specifications, Features, Prices and some other valuable information regarding Nokia 3310 4G.
- First of all Nokia 3310 4G comes with a 2.4-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ration (~ 167 PPI densities) and weight 88.1 g (3.10 Oz). It measures 117.00 x 52.40 x 13.35 (height x width x thickness).
- Furthermore, it runs on Android (YunOS) an incompatible fork of AOSP (Android Open Source Project) with 256 MB RAM.
- With an Internal storage of 512 MB, Micro SD card can be extended up to 64 GB.
- Most importantly it is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accesses micro SIM, with connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Hotspot, FM, Bluetooth, Messaging, Audio/Video Player with 3G,4G support.
- As far the camera is concerned it has 2 MP with flash and video is also available.
- Above all, it has removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4UL) with a standby up to 360 h (3G), Talk time up to 8 h (3G), Music play 31 h
- Nokia 3310 4G comes with two color options Fresh Blue and Deep Black.
Release Date and Prices:-
Till now Nokia 3310 4G is not available anywhere but it has been released only in China. Prices have not been released yet but expected to be launched globally at MWC 2018. It is expected to be released in February at China Mobile retail stores in China. So stay tuned we can expect some very good results at MWC 2018. However, Nokia has listed the Nokia 3310 4G model on its official website nokia.com.
How does Apple Face ID works
Ever wondered how does Apple Face ID works. Apple first introduced the technology of Face ID for authentication purposes. Since then many smartphone manufacturers started giving Face ID for their devices in the budget range. Hail that notch which took the industry to cut the portion of the screen and play as bezelless display. In this article we will take a closer look of that notch particularly the Face ID and unravel the working of that technology. Will also be looking at some of the downsides of having a Face ID, cause ofcourse noting is safe in this world.
Most of our digital information are stored on Phones and it’s important to protect that information. Face ID is the next big step in that direction. Face ID provides intuitive and secure authentication enabled by the state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system with advanced technologies to accurately map the geometry of your face.
With a simple glance, Face ID securely unlocks your iPhone X. You can use it to authorize purchases on the Apple Store.
The dot projector embedded in the notch produces over 30,000 invisible rays to create a depth map of your face and also stores an infrared image of your face. Apple’s A11 bionic chip also plays a significant role, it transforms the depth mapping and the infrared image into a mathematical representation and compares that representation to the enrolled facial data.
So what happens if my face changes like if i trim by beard or apply makeup or some crazy stuff, or even if I show half of the face, how does it recognise me?
The answer lies in the fact that it maps your face but does not open until you open it manually using your pin, it then knows you are the authorised personnel and it updates the mathematical representation, so it remebers how your face look under different conditions. It actually keeps learning over time or we can say updating that mathematical representation over time. So it becomes highly accurate.
The mapping of face is a very high dimensional data and needs a lot of computing power to work fairly fast. A part of the A11 Bionic chip’s neural engine — protected within the Secure Enclave, performs this task with an ease. Face ID is designed to work with hats, scarves, glasses, contact lenses, and many sunglasses. Furthermore, it’s designed to work indoors, outdoors, and even in total darkness.
To start using Face ID, you first need to enroll your face. You may do this during the initial set up process, or at a later time by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. Face id works best at arms length and very well even when the phone is inclined to certain extent.
Security is important to protect information on our devices. Face ID uses the TrueDepth camera and deep learning for a secure authentication solution. Face ID data – including mathematical representations of your face – is fully encrypted and protected with a key available only to the Secure Enclave.
The probability that a random person in the population could unlock your device is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 which 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID. Face id only takes five unsuccessful attempts to prompt you to enter your passcode.
Face id also looks at your eyes when unlocking the device, so if you’re asleep then for sure nobody will be able to unlock it, unless they wake you up. Face id cannot be fooled by photographs as it does not have any depth, it’s designed to protect against spoofing by masks or other techniques.
Furthermore, you must enter your passcode for additional security validation when:
- The device has just been turned on for first time or restarted.
- The device has been idle for more than 48 hours.
- The device has received a remote lock command.
- After five unsuccessful attempts to match a face.
- After initiating power off/Emergency SOS by pressing and holding either volume button and the side button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
Some less known fact about Face ID is that the data doesn’t leave your device and is never backed up to iCloud or anywhere else. Only in the case that you wish to provide Face ID diagnostic data to AppleCare for support only then information will be transferred from your device. And even in that case data isn’t automatically sent to Apple; you have to first review and approve the diagnostic data before it’s sent.
If your iphone gets lost, then you can choose to delete the data on the device from another Apple device or Apple care cneted, the face id data also gets deleted.
Even if you don’t use Face ID the true depth camera is active all the time, it looks for your face, it dime the light when you are not looking at it, or pause the video when you are not looking at it.
Other third party app developers can also use the face id for authentication purpose, but the face id data is not shared with the developers.
The true depth camera is safe to use under normal conditions, it has gone through international safety standards, the infrared rays will not cause any harm to eyes or skin, due to its very low output power.
Some cameras may be able to detect the infrared light though we may not see it directly and it is normal.
Users with physical limitations can also use the Face ID, the enrollment doesn’t require the full head range of motion it mostly depends on the way you look at your device at the time of registering your face.
Drawbacks of Face ID
The Face ID can be easily tricked by twins or children under 13 having the same statiscal features. May also be tricked with spoofing neural networks which approximates your face fretty accurately. Face ID cannot be used for authorisation of family purchases. And it definitely does not work in landscape mode as they have shown in the commercial.
Apple’s face id is the next big step in security and authentication. The whole Face ID concept is new, as of now a lot of manufacturers started using the face id as a new security measure to unlock your device, the future of Face ID seems bright.
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