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Samsung Display to obtain US-based OLED microdisplay firm eMagin

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The US-based OLED microdisplay maker eMagin is no unknown name. Its name was mentioned in various previous reports, all thanks to Samsung. It has been rumored a lot lately that the Korean Display firm is interested in eMagin’s technology; specifically, Samsung is planning to use it in AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) devices. Now some recent reports suggest that Samsung Display is now acquiring eMagin.

As per the reports, Samsung is spending $218 million (in cash) to acquire eMagin. It is said that this amount is 10% higher than the company’s stock price on May 16, 2023. If you don’t know, eMagin worked with various popular companies interested in the AR/VR space, including Samsung, but its main interest is in defense. So, it will be interesting to see how Samsung’s acquisition affects its engagements with the US military.

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Now, let’s get back to our main topic, Samsung Display is acquiring eMagin to expand its OLED microdisplay manufacturing. Samsung has taken this action after learning that more AR/VR devices are coming to market. However, there is a huge difference between eMagin and Samsung Display’s products. As it’s Samsung’s first-gen OLED microdisplay, it uses color filters in them, while eMagin’s products use direct emission technology.

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Let us tell you, direct emission technology is said to be the best, so there is a high possibility that we may get to see it in Samsung Display’s second-generation products. If you are unaware, OLED microdisplays are a crucial and currently growing market, as these are extremely small display panels that are sized around an inch or smaller. However, their small size doesn’t affect their quality as they are high in resolution.

Not only the size and resolution but the microdisplay’s brightness is also outstanding. For example, eMagin’s OLED microdisplay is exceptionally bright, at 15000 nits, and now they are planning to develop a full-color OLED microdisplay with over 28,000 nits of brightness. We may get to see this incredible product later this year. Hence, we can say that having such advanced technology will benefit Samsung Display for sure.

Andrew G. Sculley, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of eMagin, stated concerning Samsung’s acquisition of eMagin:

“This agreement is a validation of our technical achievements to date, including our proprietary direct patterning (dPd) technology, provides a significant premium for our shareholders, and represents a win for our customers and employees. By teaming with Samsung Display, we will be able to achieve the full potential of our next-generation microdisplay technology with a partner that can provide the resources and expertise we will need to scale production. Moreover, our customers will benefit from resulting improvement to our production capabilities in terms of yield, efficiency, and quality control.“


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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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Samsung Prioritizes Faster Charging in 2024 Smartphones

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The first quarter of 2024 is already over; during this interval, Samsung has introduced several Galaxy smartphones of particular belonging, such as the flagship Galaxy S24 series, the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35, the mid-range ones, the Galaxy A15 and Galaxy F15, the budgetable ones, and many more. But the fact is, after being the latest smartphones, they have a lack of ‘charging speed.’ 

Undoubtedly, Samsung is leading the tech industry with its top-notch features, design, and larger batteries, as compared to other Android manufacturers, but despite all this, it has a massive lack of charging speed. Samsung usually attaches larger batteries to its Galaxy smartphones to enhance the users’ non-stop-using experience. But a larger battery isn’t worth it unless it has a good charging speed. 

On the other hand, Chinese manufacturers are equipping their smartphones with charging speeds north of 100W, whereas 45W is the maximum speed you can get on Galaxy smartphones. However, even 45W charging is quite rare among Galaxy phones. Samsung has launched most of the Galaxy devices in the last couple of years, including the flagship with support for 25W. 

Here we are making things easy for you if you are looking to buy a Galaxy smartphone that debuted in 2024 with the support of 45W charging speed by mentioning a list of devices: 


The list is quite short, even considering that the Galaxy F55, M55, and C55 are just rebranded variants of the same smartphone for different regions. Now Samsung is setting up to launch its next-generation foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, in July, but it is yet to be confirmed whether these devices will get a boost in charging speeds from 25W or not. 

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