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Samsung kills Galaxy S22 FE and will soon announce the Galaxy S21 FE 4G variant

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In recent news, rumors suggest that Samsung might not launch the promised FE (special Fan Edition)of the Galaxy S22; instead, it will launch Galaxy S21 FE 4G/LTE variant, which already has a FE 5G edition.

The reasons, according to the industry, are that Samsung wants to reconsider its decision to launch the Galaxy S21 FE 5G just a month before the launching of the flagship Galaxy S22 device.

After the launch of the Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung promised to launch a FE edition for the Galaxy S lineup every year.

Galaxy S20 FE was the first-ever fan edition launched in 2020 and received good feedback. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was launched in 2022 early; it was the 2nd FE phone after the Galaxy S20 FE, which was launched nearly six months after the Galaxy S20 series.

Experts think this gap might be the issue that Galaxy S21 FE did not do well in the market. To further create a solid platform for the FE series, Samsung will probably launch an FE 4G/LTE variant for Galaxy S21.

Also, Galaxy S21 never had any 4G variants, so to make it up and attract more customers to the mid-high range, an LTE variant is a strong possibility.

The FE editions are targeted toward the people who want a flagship device’s core features but do not want to pay a flagship price, i.e., younger generations who do not need edge-breaking features in the camera, storage, memory, or computing power. Still, it covers criteria such as colors, battery, etc., to give the user confidence in holding a flagship device. 

Another reason could be for those people waiting for prices to go down of predecessors after the launch of the latest series.

The likeness of the Galaxy S21 FE 4G variant coming is based on the following leaks and rumors:

  • SM-G990B2 would be model no. for Galaxy S21 FE 4G/LTE.
  • It was spotted as being recently certified by the Bluetooth SIG will run Bluetooth 5.2.
  • It will be running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G, making it less costly. 
  • It has already been listed on online websites in regions of Europe like Belgium and Netherlands, and Scandanavia.

Although, It’s unclear if there will be any other hardware differences between the two.

Expected Device Specifications are for SM-G990B2

  • The smartphone will feature a 6.4-inch screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. 
  • Android 12 OS out of the box.
  • A bigger 4,500 mAh battery.
  • 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 4G might come with a triple rear camera setup that includes 12MP+ 12MP+ 8MP. For selfies, it is likely to sport a 32MP front camera.

Although It’s unclear if there will be any specific hardware differences between the two 4G & standard variants of the Galaxy S21 lineup, people should expect a price difference of around 100$ or 5000 INR.

Also, we could see an FE edition of the Galaxy S22 lineup in the future but consider that after the launch of the next Galaxy S series or the Galaxy S21 LTE version.

Overall this might prove a good decision and a fresh breeze amongst the all 5G hype from Samsung. For more info, please visit the below links.

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Samsung Electronics Begins Mass Production For 9th-Gen V-NAND

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The Korean Electronics firm announced that it has begun mass production for its one-terabit (Tb) tripe-level cell (TLC) 9th-generation vertical NAND (V-NAND). 

One of the key reasons for beginning this mass production is just to solidify its leadership in the NAND flash market. This 9th generation V-NAND flash memory has significant improvements. It offers a 50% increase in storage density compared to its predecessor, the 8th-generation V-NAND. This appears due to the tiny cell size and thinner design. 

The Korean giant also executed new techniques for upgrading the reliability and lifespan of the memory cells while eliminating dummy channel holes, which significantly reduced the planar area of the memory cells. The Head of Flash Products & Technology of the Memory Business at Samsung Electronics, SungHoi Hur, stated, “Through our latest V-NAND, Samsung will continue to set the trend for the high-performance, high-density solid-state drive (SSD) market that meets the needs of the coming AI generation.” 

Samsung‘s advanced ‘channel hole etching’ technology exhibits the brand’s leadership in process capabilities. This technology creates electron pathways by stacking mold layers and increases fabrication productivity as it authorizes simultaneous drilling of the industry’s highest cell layer count in a double-stack structure. As the cell layers increase, the capability to pierce through higher cell numbers becomes crucial, demanding more complicated etching techniques. 

The 9th-generation V-NAND is enabled with the next-gen NAND flash interface, Toggle 5.1, which will help to support the increased data input and output speeds by at least 33% to up to 3.2 Gbps. The Korean giant plans to solidify its position within the high-performance SSD market by expanding support for PCIe 5.0. 

With the advancement in low-power design, power consumption has also improved by 10%.


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Samsung Gains 23 Patents For ‘Self-Record’ From Seagate in the USA

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The Korean brand ‘Samsung’ announced that recently it bought 23 patents related to magnetic recording technology from Seagate. 

The giant sold its own HDD business and patents to Seagate 13 years ago, and now it is acquiring specific magnetic recording patents instead of ones it previously owned. The patents are possibly for data storage advancements, potentially for use in Samsung’s memory or storage products. 

The aim behind the purchase is yet to be debated; some have speculated that Samsung probably uses these patents to upgrade its in-memory computing technology, whereas others are expecting that it’s simply to cut ties with Seagate after their previous business dealings. It has become known that most of the acquired patents are from 2002–2020, and four have already expired. 

Back in 2011, Samsung sold its hard disk drive (HDD) business and a total of 479 patents to Seagate, and this was part of a major deal that pointed to various twerks; for instance, the Korean giant getting some of Seagate’s stock, collaboration on future storage solutions, Seagate providing HDDs for Galaxy devices, and many more. Later, in 2016, the Korean giant sold all of its Seagate stock. 

Now the reports are saying that Samsung has bought 23 patents related to magnetic recording technology from Seagate. Some experts are saying that Samsung could use magnetic recording patents to develop MRAM-based in-memory computing technology, which is a powerful memory type with advantages for AI chips. At the moment, the exact reason behind this step is not clear. 

An industry insider released a statement: “It may be an attempt by Samsung Electronics to settle the remaining business relationship after selling its stake in Seagate in the past, or it may be a kind of fake patent purchase strategy to deceive competitors.” 

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Samsung Galaxy AI’s Circle to Search Could Soon Get a new Upgrade

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Samsung introduced its Galaxy AI, which consists of several generative AI features. Circle to Search with Google is one of the most admired features. Now, it may soon get a major upgrade based on comments made in a recent Made by Google Podcast episode. 

The Circle to Search with Google feature is available on both Galaxy S24 and Pixel 8 devices, and reports are saying that soon it could get a big usability upgrade and become a bit harder to trigger by accident. The forthcoming changes will be based on comments made in a recent Made by Google Podcast episode, in which host Rachid Finge spoke with Erin Lynch and Alistair Pott, who worked with the Circle to Search development team. 

During the podcast, Lynch admits that the circle to search with was quite easy to activate by accidental touches as it’s located on the same gesture bar or home button that users use for other purposes most of the time. Regarding this, she and Pott assured that Google was working to fix it to avoid accidentally activating this feature; however, they didn’t elaborate on the assurance. 

However, the Circle to Search feature already received an update that gives it the power to translate circled text. It is expected that the future update could be a combined search and lens results page while using the Circle to Search feature instead of having them separate as they are now. 

Apart from this, the podcast unveiled a few interesting twists regarding how Circle to Search came to be. It came to light that it is based on Google Lens and has been in development since January 2023, after Google staffers were actively working on how Lens became more readily available outside its app. 

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