AMOLED getting second life in China
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:25

AMOLED getting second life in China


Not going away soon


While the big names of smartphones are less interested in AMOLED displays, it appears that the industry will continue to grow.

Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
Published in Processors


Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over

Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.

Note 7 not our fault claims Samsung
Published in News
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:31

Note 7 not our fault claims Samsung


Acting oddly over flaming phones

Samsung Electronics is denying that that its design had anything to do with the incredible Note 7 and is putting the blame squarely on its two battery suppliers.

Galaxy S8 to use S7's ultra-thin heatpipe design
Published in Mobiles


About 0.5mm thick with vapor chamber


Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7’s use of a single ultra-thin heatpipe for internal thermal dissipation, the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 replacement is expected to use the same design, according to the latest info from Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Samsung and LG working on folding phones
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:27

Samsung and LG working on folding phones


Xiaomi too, late 2017 if not later

We are facing two major trends in 2017 and 2018. One is having phones with really small bezels and the second is a way toward folding phones. The latter is expected in late 2017 at the earliest, but all major companies have filed patents covering folding phones. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 will keep the headphone jack
Published in News


Not copying Apple this time


Samsung appears to have decided that it is not going to copy one aspect of the iPhone 7 on its new Galaxy S8. It seems that the cordless headphone idea is too silly and unpopular.

US Court re-opens Samsung versus Apple
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 16 January 2017 11:50

US Court re-opens Samsung versus Apple


Rounded rectangle damages to be rethunk


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the rounded rectangle of the iPhone nearly six years ago.

IBM is the most innovative company
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:55

IBM is the most innovative company


Sorry Steve 

While the Tame Apple Press is still trying to spin Jobs’ Mob as the most innovative in the world, the crown belongs to the outfit that Steve Jobs mocked – IBM.

LG to double large OLED production
Published in News
Monday, 09 January 2017 13:22

LG to double large OLED production


Will also increase small flexible OLED production

LG Display will double its output of large OLED panels and continuously increasing production of small flexible OLED panels for smartphones to attract more attention to the technology.

Melting smartphones didn’t stop Samsung
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 January 2017 11:34

Melting smartphones didn’t stop Samsung


Profit leapt by 50 percent


Samsung’s bottom line was not really harmed by the Note 7 fiasco and the outfit saw its fourth-quarter profit leap 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.