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TESLA Camera Module Bid: Samsung Clean Sweeps LG & The Taiwanese

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It’s the end of the first quarter with lots of developments in tech this year, and we are amid the Q2, and we’re sure is a lot to expect this year in 2022.

As we know, LG & Samsung are archival in several industries and occasional partners also. However, the Competition b/w LG & Samsung has sparked up this time. LG & Samsung deals in various industries, head to head but are also minor components manufacturers and suppliers.

Samsung’s clean sweep:

According to the report from the tech industry in the 2nd week of this month, Samsung Electro-Mechanics(SEM) got the upper hand. They secured the electric vehicle camera module deal from LG Innotek. LG Innotek faced a complete loss.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics stands as the winner of the bid for camera modules for Semi and Cybertruck.
Last year also, SEM captured almost every camera module order for cyber trucks, and the deal was a split between SEM and other Taiwanese companies. SEM plans to deliver EV camera modules for electric trucks to TESLA’s two super factories in Shanghai, China, and Berlin, Germany.

The Bid:

This would be the second time LG Innotek lost the tender to SEM, the bid was held for all EVs, but especially the EV semi and Cyber truck, which were the central attractions of this bid.

TESLA Model S (sedan), Model 3 (sedan), Model X (SUV), and Model Y (SUV) are already in the market and TESLA Semi and Cyber truck are yet to be released, Hence capturing the deal for central pieces was a huge victory for SEM.
Before the bidding, some observers and experts believed SEM would win and that’s exactly what happened.

What To Expect From The Future:

Tesla’s camera module market share comprised 60-70% of LG Innotek and 30-40% of Samsung Electro-Mechanics in terms of both quality and cost last year. This year, it is said to increase as SEM secured all orders for the Semi.

EV’s camera modules are expensive components as compared to the phone industry. Thus, Samsung wanted to grab this opportunity even seeing eye to eye with some Taiwanese competitors which brought some challenges.

On the other hand, LG has already a supplier to apple and earning profit.

The camera module for electric vehicles is a high margin and expensive product compared to equipment for smartphones. One TESLA EV has eight camera modules. The front camera is more expensive than the rear, so this sits right in the spot for Samsung as this would give them profit and establish them as a frontrunner in the business, commanding respect.

TESLA is expected to ship 1.5 to 2 million electric vehicles this year. The 1.5-2 million units are 2.1 times higher than the 940,000 units delivered last year. A single-camera module costs slightly over US$10. Supplying one unit of TESLA’s EV will give the supplier around US$100 in revenue.

However, due to hindrances in the operation of local factories in Shanghai due to SARS COVID 19, a sluggish economy, and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, it would be seen how TESLA would do in the market. Still, one thing is sure this is a win-win for Samsung in terms of profit and reputation.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Could Bring A New Camera Design

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The Korean firm ‘Samsung’ is about to launch its next-generation foldable smartphone – Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is expected to bring an updated camera design to enhance the look. 

We are not completely two months away from the Galaxy Unpacked event that is reportedly held on July 10 in Paris. Even before any official revelation regarding the specs, design, and features of Galaxy Z Fold 6,  tipsters already heated the market with leaks and rumors. Now the new report says that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 could bring a new camera design. 

A tipster on X shared an image that showcases the rear cameras of the Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is immediately apparent that this is different from any rear camera housing we have ever seen on the Galaxy Z Fold family before. This hints that this time Samsung could introduce a fresh design for the foldable’s rear camera this year. 

The image has a Samsung Galaxy AI watermark which points out that it might be made changes, however, it’s best to wait for more confirmation before trusting this particular design detail since the brand has yet to reveal any official details. 

Recently, the list of Galaxy devices, including, Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra, and Galaxy Ring has already been leaked which arrived at the next Galaxy Unpacked event which is supposed to be held in July 2024.

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US Galaxy Z Fold 6 Leaks on Geekbench, Hints at Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

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Samsung appears close to introducing its sixth-generation foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6, in July at the Galaxy Unpacked Event. Now the Galaxy Z Fold 6 is spotted on the Geekbench database. Let’s take a closer look at the detailed information. 

Although the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is already spotted on the Geekbench database, Now, luckily, in development, its sibling’s forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 smartphone appeared on the Geekbench 6.3.0 benchmark database with the model number SM-F956U. 

The last letter ‘U’ in the model number points to the fact that this mode refers to a variant for the US market. It scored 1,964 points in the single-core round of the test and 6,619 points in the multi-core round. The listing reveals the existence of an octa-core processor with the codename pineapple, a 1+3+2+2 core configuration, and an Adreno 750 GPU. Apart from these, one chief core is clocked at 3.40 GHz, and the remaining three performance cores are at 3.15 GHz. 

This points out that Samsung could power the forthcoming Galaxy foldable with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3processor. The Geekbench database suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will arrive with 12GB of RAM and Android 14. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 already appeared on the 3C certification website, which suggested support for 25W fast charging, and now it is expected that this device will also visit other certification websites soon. 

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Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 getting May 2024 Security update in the US

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 devices are counted as the top smartphones that grabbed the One UI 6.1 update in the first phase. Then,  the company introduced more software updates in the form of the April 2024 security patch and is continuing it now that these devices are getting the latest May 2024 security patch as well.

The unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting a May 2024 security patch

The unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting a May 2024 security patch update with the firmware version numbers F946U1UES3CXE3 and F731U1UES3CXE3, respectively. The latest software update for both of the devices comes under 500 MB. With the latest update, the company has only focused on providing some security enhancements.

For your information, the May 2024 security patch has brought some new changes under the system software, where it has grabbed more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches to enhance the overall performance of the devices, while Samsung has also added 25 fixes that will improve the functionalities regarding the Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 may also bring some new features that may enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. So if you are having any issues while using the devices related to One UI 6.1, then the update may help you get rid of the issues.

If you are using the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US, then you should start getting a new update notification, and by tapping on that, you can easily update your device. Alternatively, you can do it manually as well by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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