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Corning’s New Gorilla Glass 7i: Durability for Budget-Friendly Smartphones

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Corning is expanding its Gorilla Glass family by launching a new Gorilla Glass 7i, which will add an extra layer of protection over your mid-range smartphone’s display. 

Four years ago, Corning debuted Gorilla Glass Victus to power the panels of high-end smartphones. Now the brand is looking forward to expanding its reach to mid-range devices by introducing its seventh-generation glass, called Gorilla Glass 7i. Although Corning claims that Goriall Galss 7i is indeed part of the same Gorilla Glass lineage as Victus,. 

The “i” here stands for “industry-leading innovation for intermediate devices,”  which suggests its focus on protecting mid-range smartphones. The brand stated that Gorilla Glass 7i can survive drops up to 1 meter high on rough surfaces, for instance, asphalt, while comparable alternatives can withstand drops up to half that height. 

Moreover, Gorilla Glass 7i would be twice as resistant to scratches as competing solutions. Since this solution was designed to be appropriate for devices in a wide price range, the brand also took sustainability into account, and the key reason behind this is just to keep production costs down and appeal to mid-range manufacturers. 

Presently, several smartphones are protected by Gorilla Glass 5; for instance, the Nothing Phone (2a) and POCO F6 Pro. Some smartphones even use Gorilla Glass 3, such as the Google Pixel 8a. In order to boost the quality and size of displays in mid-range phones, Corning developed the Gorilla Glass 7i. This new solution will provide modern protection for affordable devices, even those under budget. 

Corning announced that OPPO will be the first brand to present a smartphone with Gorilla Glass 7i. Noticeably, the solution is also appropriate for smartwatches and other devices that need resistance to scratches and drops. 

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Apple Vs. Samsung: Apple Releases Dozens Of Reasons To Purchase iPhone 

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iPhone Vs Android – A never-ending battle in the tech industry. Now Apple is working as fuel in the fire, just for washing the minds of Samsung Galaxy Android users. 

Apple has released a new statement, especially for the premium Samsung Galaxy users. Through the statement, Apple is just taking a stand for its gadgets and giving Android users a reason to realize they should make the switch.  

However, it’s the war between Android and iPhone, but somewhere, it’s directed to Samsung. Apple stated that some mobile brands regularly scan the personal information of users in the cloud to monetize the information, but Apple does not. Also, it prefers a different path that prioritizes the security & privacy of its users. 

Apple released this statement in Australia, whereas another market is looking at pushing a surveillance burden onto tech providers to flag bad behaviors across their user base. The country’s eSafety proposals to combat terrorism and child sexual abuse have a similar perceivable contradiction seen somewhere else for ensuring the users’ security and privacy while monitoring user content. 

The fruit company warned in a statement published in The Guardian that “Scanning every user’s privately stored iCloud data would pose serious security and privacy problems.” The statement has two sides; the threat Apple is lime lighting is that by technically breaking the sanctity of end-to-end encryption, technology providers lose the primary defense as opposed to scope creep. 

The brand also warned by releasing another statement, which “have widespread negative implications for freedom of opinion and expression and, by extension, democracy as a whole. For example, awareness that the government may compel a provider to watch what people are doing raises the serious risk of chilling legitimate associational, expressive, political freedoms, and economic activity.”

The point to be noted here is that it’s the same debate that already came into existence back in 2021 when Apple proposed device-side scanning for CSAM. “Apple will be pressed into expanding its CSAM screening to look for other content at the insistence of governments where Apple sells its devices. In the past, Apple has rebuffed such requests because they’re technically impossible. Well, that has suddenly changed.”

Basically, Apple directly hit the security & privacy ecosystem of Samsung. Google scans pictures stored in its cloud and other content as well for CSAM and other material, and it uses the cloud for other types of classification, relying on heavier processing to categorize content and support its application as well as services. 

Apart from this, the other point is that recently, Google introduced Gemini, along with a raft of warnings that users’ content created while engaging with this AI will likely be stored in the cloud and probably be subject to human review. On the other hand, Apple is not looking for this approach and is deciding to run AI on its devices inside the end-to-end encryption bubble where that applies. 

After privacy and security, AI is the second point of hot debate between Android and iOS. Apple released its statements in Australia just before the MWC in Barcelona. However, Samsung has already debuted its Galaxy AI on the Galaxy S24 series at MWC with a deep focus on-device AI for Privacy, security, and user control, which includes various features such as Circle to Search, Live Translate, and so on. And it is also planning to make these AI features available on more Galaxy gadgets. Samsung focuses attention on on-device processing for user data control, differentiating itself from Google’s approach.  

As a genuine opinion, Apple takes privacy and security as a central point of this debate, and the reason why it was released to make Android users think of switching to iOS devices all revolves around the privacy & security ecosystem. 


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How Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is Better than Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 

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Samsung does an enormous job in introducing its innovative smartphone lineup as Galaxy foldable, and recently it has introduced the fifth generation of them as Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. However, the company hasn’t limited its focus to smartphones but also spread its cutting-edge technology to other daily life gadgets, where the most popular category is smartwatches, where the company has revealed its new Galaxy Watch 6 series watches.

The Galaxy Watch 6 series includes two models, the Galaxy Watch 6 and the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. The significant difference between both models is a 3D Hall sensor available in the classic while missing in the base model. The sensor is basically used for working accurately with a rotating bezel which is available only in the classic model. After knowing the difference between both models, let’s see how the top model has evolved from its predecessor.

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic provides significant improvements to its predecessor.

Samsung has introduced the rotating bezel technology with the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which has grabbed the attention of many users. However, in the next generation Galaxy Watch 5, Samsung has replaced it with a digital bezel. This disappointed the users, and Samsung had to face many complaints. Now to care about its users, the company is back with the same technology as the Galaxy Watch 6 classic.

Apart from this, Galaxy Watch 6 Classic offers the biggest display on the 47mm model. It comes in size of 15 inch with 480×480 pixels. The display is now brightened. It can now go up to 2000nits peak brightness. While the Galaxy Watch 5 pro comes with a 1.36-inch display and also with a lower resolution of 450×450. Ultimately, you will get a better experience of every Galaxy Watch 6 Classic content.

Lastly, if we see the pricing of both watches, the Galaxy Watch 6 classic wins here, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is available at $449, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic pricing starts from $399, and even the 47mm variant costs lower at $429.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Vs Galaxy Z Fold 4

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Samsung’s two premium Foldable devices are here, which is the Galaxy Z Fold series that was introduced at the Unpacked event. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 was released in early 2022 last year, whereas the Galaxy Z Fold 5 has been launched recently. Wondering which foldable device is better and worth buying, so here is a detailed comparison between the two foldable devices.

Galaxy Z Fold 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4:

Design:  

The design of both foldable devices resembles each other. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with a 6.1 x 2.64 x .53in resolution when you folded the device and a 6.1 x 5.11 x .24in resolution when you Unfolded the device and has a weight of 252g. Whereas talking about the resolutions of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, it has a 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm resolution when you unfold/open the device and a 155.1 x 67.1 x 14.2-15.8 mm resolution when you fold/close the device. It weighs 263g. The previous Z Fold 5 version is lighter in weight as compared to the last one.

Display:

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 features a 7.6-inch (19.34 cm), QXGA+ (2176 x 1812), 2X Dynamic AMOLED internal display with a refresh rate of about 120Hz, and 6.2 inches (15.74 cm), 2316 x 904 (HD+),2X Dynamic AMOLED external display with the refresh rate of about 120Hz. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a 7.6 inches 2X dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ internal display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a 6.2 inches 2X dynamic AMOLED external display. Through the comparison, it’s clear that both devices have the same display features.

Software

Both the foldable devices run on the same Android skin, which is One UI. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is equipped with the latest One UI 5.1.1, which is based on the Android 13 operating system. Galaxy Fold 5 will receive four years of major OS updates with five years of Security patch updates. On the other hand, Galaxy Z fold 4 runs on the Android 12L, which can be upgradable to Android 13 and One UI 5.1 version. It also received four years of major Android OS updates with five years of security patch updates. So, seeing the comparison, we can say that in terms of operating systems, Galaxy Fold 5 is better as it has an enhanced and updated Android and One UI version.

Performance

Now talking about the performance, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is equipped with Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor; it is available with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB internal storage variants. On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm) processor; it is available in the 12GB RAM with internal storage variants of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. So it can be noticed that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will give better performance than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 because of the enhanced processor.

Battery life:

Battery life which is the main function of foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 features 4400mAh battery life with 25W wired fast charging along with fast wireless charging; it can last up to an average of more than 7 hours while watching videos or surfing through the internet. It can be fully charged in about 1 hour and 23 mins. It can charge 50% of your device in just 25 mins. Whereas the Galaxy Z Fold consists of a 4400mAh battery life, with the  25W wired, 50% in 30 min with 15W wireless, along with 4.5W reverse wireless. In terms of battery, both are the same.

Camera

Coming to the camera, the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s main camera has a triple camera setup with 50MP (f/1.8) primary lens, a 12MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.2) lens, and a 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom along with 10 MP (f/2.2) cover and 4MP under display selfie camera. Where the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s main camera also has a triple camera setup with 50 MP( f/1.8) 23mm (wide) primary lens,  Dual Pixel 10 MP(f/2.4) 66mm (telephoto) lens, and 3x optical zoom 12 MP (f/2.2) 12mm (ultrawide) lens along with the 4MP under display and 10MP (f/2.2) cover camera.

Final Verdict:

So if you want to experience better performance with the lighter weight then Galaxy Z Fold 5 could be the perfect upgrade for you. On the other hand, if you don’t get much attracted by the new abilities of the new fold device then you can stay on your Galaxy Z Fold 4 device for some more time as it has currently eligible to receive three more major updates up to One UI based on Android 16 and also proper security updates till year 2026.


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