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Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Could Come in Two Flavors: TSMC 4nm and 3nm

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 from Qualcomm was only introduced in November 2022, but work on its replacement is already well under way. The newest generation of the greatest Android phones, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, is on its way. The next Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be available in two variants, one produced using TSMC’s 4nm process and the other using TSMC’s 3nm process, according to papers that were leaked from conversations between Qualcomm and its partners in South Korea. A leaked rendering has made it clear that the processor will have two variants for laptops and smartphones that will also vary with the production process.

It is anticipated that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset for tablets and laptops will have two Cortex X4 cores, four Cortex A720 cores, and two Cortex A520 cores. The fact that the new generation SoC will be offered in two versions, each with an identical mix of CPUs but differentiating themselves by the production process—one with a 4nm process and the other with a 3nm process—In order to provide background, it is notable that Qualcomm last announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in 2022 with the same system-on-a-chips, which both had the same CPU combination.

The only variation was in the manufacturing method, as both were done at a 4nm process, but the factories they come from differ; the first was run by Samsung and the second by TSMC. The standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is produced using Samsung’s 4nm technology and has considerations for overheating and low power efficiency.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would be the first time a flagship SoC has produced two distinct methods. It’s unclear at this moment if both processors will bear the same name and debut at the same time or whether one will be the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 3’s supposedly upgraded version. Other than 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPUs are anticipated to provide the newest connection features. On October 24th, during the Snapdragon Summit 2023 in Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile chipset is scheduled to debut. 


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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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