We’re just a week away from the launch of the Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone that will be going to happen on February 22. The phone will come with a new design and will be powered by the latest Kirin processor.
Previously it was reported that Huawei has used Samsung’s foldable display for the Mate X2 smartphone. However, it was later revealed that the company is only using foldable panels made by BOE and not by Samsung.
Now a new report describes the reason Huawei not purchasing foldable panels from Samsung and choose to go solo with BOE.
According to the information, Huawei and Samsung Display finalized their supply agreement of folding panels in October last year. But after a number of reconsideration, Huawei decided to move on from Samsung and switched completely to China’s BOE Display.
Some Korean analysts believe that this move from Huawei is taken to avoid potential disruption in the flagship caused by the supply chain of important component such as display panels. So, it’s better to go for home grown solutions rather than an overseas display maker.
Huawei Mate X2 design and leaked specs:
Huawei Mate X2 will come with an inward folding design including two display mechanism. The cover display measures around 6.4-inch and the main foldable display expands around 8-inch.
Compared to the new design, the Mate X and Xs comes with an single display that folds from outwards and can also be used even after in folding position.
A report suggests that the Huawei Mate X2 will equip a triple camera system, consisting of a 50MP+16MP+12MP+8MP cameras and a 16MP selfie shooter. Furhtermore, the Huawei Mate X2 will bring new technologies such as the latest 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset for faster processing, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for after internet access and a 66W fast charger.
Global smartphone sales declines 100 million units in May: Report
The Globe is suffering from the COVID pandemic for the past two consecutive years and this heavy decline in smartphone market value and technology year on year. As per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales declines 4 percent month on month.
This monthly decline in smartphone sales highly drops the market value. Even after a ‘V’-shaped recovery in the year 2020, the market is not up like pre-pandemic. Meanwhile, as per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales decline by 4 percent every month.
On the other hand, while talking about the yearly declination the global smartphone market sale dropped by 10 percent year on year in May 2022 to 96 million units. This is a decrease from the for 2 consecutive past months and a decrease from the same period of the previous year for 11 consecutive months.
Reason for the downfall of Global smartphone market sales in May 2022:
In particular, the corona crisis has not been resolved at an extension but the smartphone market is still suffering from a slowdown in demand due to various factors such as inflation.
Additionally, the negative outlook continues during the summer, but mainly with the normalization of China, the continuous improvement of the supply-demand balance of the technology supply chain, and the improved macro-economy with mid-peak inflation.
Due to the environment, it is expected to improve gradually market value in the second half of the year, the time before going down again. The upcoming month can be marked as the promotional period of the smartphone market region-wise. Like,
- 618 in China
- August, Diwali in India
- Christmas and New Year
The Director Tarun Pathak stated that:
The demand for a smartphone especially in the advanced economies is driven by replacement, which makes it a discretionary purchase. And inflationary pressures are leading to pessimistic consumer sentiment around the globe with people postponing non-essential purchases, including smartphones. The strengthening US dollar is also hurting emerging economies. A segment of consumers is likely to wait for seasonal promotions before purchasing to offset some of the cost pressures
Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen protector has no waterfall design but a potential ‘notch’
Huawei Mate 50 series is the next generation of Huawei flagship and the company has fastened up the pace to launch this smartphone lineup among consumers. The latest screen protector leak on this matter, suggests that Huawei Mate 50 Pro could leave the large waterfall design and may feature a notch system.
According to the information, a tipster from Weibo (8090DigitalMeishi) has shared a screen protector, which, according to the tipster, belongs to Huawei Mate 50. What’s more interesting is that the screen protector reveals some key information regarding the Mate 50 design, this includes the curvature on the left and right sides and a small cutout on the head.
By looking at the leaked Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen protector design, we can see that the curvature is not waterfall and it’s just a simplified version, similar to what we’ve seen in Mate 20 Pro. On the other hand, the cutout on the head could relate to the earpiece system, and not being confusing it’ll lead to the return of the Notch system.
Exploring further, the display has low bezels on each side, making the display more enjoyable but if Huawei is going to use the notch system then how much it would cover the display.
Talking about the notch, the Huawei Mate 20 series was the first to adopt such a front camera design that houses different types of lenses. These are:
- A front camera
- Dot projector
- Flood Illuminator
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- IR Camera
Yes, the notch is kind of sophisticated, and it was quite an impressive inspiration from Apple’s face id but there was some issue that has been found after the launch of the Mate 20 series, which has lowered, Huawei’s belief in this system. The Chinese tech maker pursuit the same concept on Mate 30 notch.
Therefore, the company later focused on features such as a front depth camera and not face security. The Chinese tech maker has also made a revolution on the front camera gesture features, which have not been used before.
Huawei Mate 50 is far away from the launch date, but previous reports have speculated this phone series unveil in August. If you want to learn more about the Huawei Mate 50 series, check the article linked below.
Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chipsets
Samsung is celebrating its first-ever production of the 3nm process. Meanwhile, today, Samsung officially announced to begins the manufacturing of chips using a 3nm process with the advanced Gate-All-Around GAA transistor architecture.
The GAA technology is to use for the first time ever in the history of Samsung. It exceeds the execution boundary of FinFET and lowers the power supply voltage level to improve power efficiency, and at the same time improves the performance by increasing the drive current capacity.
Well, is known for being the world-leading semiconductor technology and this initiative makes them more popular among the world’s top semiconductor manufacturing companies.
The company plans to begin its first application based on nanosheet transistors with semiconductor chips for a high level of performance and power computing. Which will further expandable to smartphone processors.
Samsung GAA technology:
The 3nm chips with Gate-All-Around transistor architecture are very beneficial for the following points including Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO), and it helps increase power, performance, and area (PPA) benefits.
Additionally, the first generation of 3nm chips can decrease power consumption by up to 45% and improve performance by 23%. On the other hand, the second generation of the 3nm process reduced power consumption by up to 50%, and improved performance by 30%, notably the result are taken as compared by compared to the 5mn chips.
- 1st-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 45%, improve performance by 23% and reduce the area by 16%
- 2nd-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 50%, improve performance by 30% and reduce the area by 35%