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Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup will not consist of under display camera

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Freshly an update has come from S.Korea that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 will not have UDC under-screen front camera.

A blogger on the internet named ‘lanzuk’ on the Korean website has revealed this information. The user also released many pieces of information about other devices earlier.

He stated-
“It is a source for domestic-related parts companies.
It has been confirmed that UDC is not installed on the Galaxy S23 series as well “
(Relevant parts and content specifications have already been almost confirmed)
“However, it is said that the time for mounting after S24 may be a little earlier.”

The user mentioned that he has sources in his supply chain who have confirmed the lack of faith in the UDC by Samsung for the upcoming series.

His sources claimed that the companies such as ZTE and Xiaomi also tried implementing this but have not succeeded; the lack of a solution lead these companies and Samsung to opt out of this technology. Also to mention that this tech is not at the phase where it can achieve desired results.

Under-Display Camera (UDC) is a new imaging system that mounts a display screen on top of a traditional digital camera lens. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was Samsung’s first smartphone to adopt under-display camera (UDC) technology.

Users experienced problems with UDC, telling as the appeal is to not have part of your screen missing at the trade-off of a worse camera experience or a top bezel would do just fine & previous solutions from lower-tier phones and OEMs were better.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 uses under-display camera technology that applies a minimum amount of pixels on top of the camera resulting in the quality of the image captured through UDC, which has a disappearing camera that provides for the enlargement of the viewing area is not good.
This results in pictures like laptop or webcam cameras which were decent but not good; this heavily relies on the AI & software enhancements for smoothening the images rather than capturing the real features as close as possible.

This resulted in the quality of selfie shots being lower than a regular camera.

This upsets many users who are paying top bucks for the flagship phones for a subpar camera.
Thus Samsung may opt-out of UDC from Galaxy S23, and the sources seem to cite a piece of reasonable information.


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Samsung to Rely on Chinese Manufacturing for Smartphones

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Samsung is now looking forward to outsourcing smartphone design and production to Chinese companies. The giant has allocated the design and production of some cheap phones to the original device manufacturers (ODM) since 2019. 

If the new report is to be believed, the Korean giant will increase the production of smartphones by Chinese ODMs, or joint device manufacturers (JDMs), from 44 million units last year to 67 million units by the end of this year. This hinted that outsourced smartphones will account for 25% of Samsung’s reported production goal of 270 million units in 2024. 

The report hinted at the increased reliance on Chinese brands for outsourcing production and the fact that 28 million units were being outsourced to factories in Vietnam. The brand first outsourced the production of some smartphones back in 2019, reportedly making an offer to cut costs and lower prices. The Korean brand relies on this production strategy for its budget-able smartphones rather than flagship smartphones, though. 

However, in a way, this is not incontrovertibly a minus, as the company could use this outsourcing strategy to offer more competitively priced budget phones. But this does raise the possibility of Samsung’s budget being lower-quality offerings, as ODM partners could supposedly cut corners to make a profit.

The reports revealed that the Samsung Galaxy A03 is an outsourced phone, and the expectation regarding it was that it would deliver good battery life and various notable quality-of-life improvements. Somewhere, the device gets criticized for its cheap construction and laggy performance. Notably, Samsung was the only Android brand on the list of the top 10 best-selling smartphones in 2022 and 2023.

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Samsung Display Begins OLED Mass Production for 2026 iPad Mini and iPad Air

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Samsung Display is now ramping up production of its OLED display for tablets. After supplying OLED panels for the iPad Pro this year, they are reportedly working on ones for the iPad mini. 

report from Korea claims that the Korean giant began its production of samples for the new iPad mini last month, and Apple has used LCD panels in the existing iPad series but began applying OL ED to products released this year. Among the four iPad models, including Pro, Air, Regular, and Mini, at the moment only the Pro models arrive with OLED displays. 

Apple decided to apply OLED to the iPad Mini and Air models, which are supposed to be introduced in 2026. On the other side, Samsung Display began developing 8-inch panel samples for the iPad mini last month. A small number of domestic partners conducting advanced development with Samsung Display have also begun responding in this regard. 

Samsung Display is known to have planned to mass-produce the new iPad mini’s OLED panels on their Cheonan A2 production line. This line specializes in making rigid OLED panels, and they may be dedicated to looking into tablet-size panels as compared to smartphone displays. The panel has been mass-produced through the collaboration of Samsung Display and LG since the first quarter of the year. 

An industry insider revealed, “I understand that Samsung Display began developing samples for the OLED iPad Mini last month at Apple’s request. After developing initial samples in the first half of this year, we will be able to enter the development stage for mass production within the year.”. 

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Here’s the best way to choose your Samsung Galaxy Ring 

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Samsung is looking forward to expanding its smart wearable family by introducing an ever-new smart ring under the title Galaxy Ring, which is expected to debut at the next Galaxy Unpacked event in July. 

Somehow, it seems that choosing a smart ring is more complicated than a smartwatch since you can’t adjust the strap of a ring like a watch. Now the Korean giant is dedicated to considering this fact and may offer a sample kit for you to try out right before choosing the most suitable Galaxy Ring. 

This is being speculated by tipster Evan Blass, who posted an image of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Ring delivery process. Similar to other smart rings, Samsung decided to provide the option to receive a sample kit. Although the Galaxy Ring will follow the US standard sizes, it doesn’t look like the brand will offer half sizes. 

However, while choosing a smart Galaxy Ring, it’s better initially to go for the largest size and wear it at least for a day to test comfort. Here’s the fact: smart rings cannot be adjusted later by chance if your size changes. The perfect fit of the smart ring is comfortable but not enough, since the sensors need to be aligned with the bottom of your finger, and if the ring is too loose, it could rotate. On the other side, if it’s too tight, then it will cause discomfort and be difficult to take off. 

Keep in mind that getting the kit with the samples is the best way to choose it, even if you know the exact ring size for each of your fingers, especially in the scenario of the Samsung Galaxy Ring. 

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