In a move that has stirred excitement among tech enthusiasts, Samsung Electronics is preparing to launch its biggest-ever OLED television. Slated for release in September 2023, the much-anticipated 83-inch TV is said to feature a WRGB OLED panel sourced from LG Display, according to a report from Business Korea.
This significant development comes after Samsung Electronics recently completed the compatibility registration process for its forthcoming television model, the KQ83SC90A, at the National Radio Research Institute. Typically, a product hits the market approximately three months after completing this procedure.
Samsung and LG Display’s Collaboration
One might wonder why Samsung, a leading technology company renowned for its cutting-edge displays, is procuring OLED panels from its competitor, LG Display. The answer lies in the demand for OLED TVs and the production capabilities of the two South Korean giants.
Samsung Electronics made a splash at CES 2022 with the release of the S95B, its first OLED TV in a decade. However, Samsung Display, the panel manufacturing arm of the company, can only produce 1.5 million QD-OLED panels annually. This output falls short of meeting the increasing demand for Samsung Electronics’ OLED TVs. Furthermore, the current QD-OLED panel lineup from Samsung Display is limited to 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch sizes.
Benefits of LG Display’s WRGB OLED Panels
In contrast, LG Display boasts a yearly production capacity of approximately 10 million WRGB OLED panels, surpassing LG Electronics’ internal requirements. Consequently, LG Display finds itself with a surplus of OLED panels, particularly those measuring up to 83 inches.
A Win-Win Situation for Samsung and LG
Recognizing the opportunity to address their respective challenges, Samsung Electronics and LG Display initiated negotiations in 2021 for a partnership that would see LG Display supply WRGB OLED panels to Samsung Electronics. After a few months of discussions, the deal was finally struck in May 2023, leading to the forthcoming release of Samsung’s 83-inch OLED TV.
Details on the Upcoming 83-Inch OLED TV
While detailed specifications for the upcoming TV remain under wraps, industry insiders anticipate the utilization of a WRGB OLED panel with 4K resolution, similar to what LG Display currently provides to its television line. Presently, only LG Display manufactures 83-inch OLED panels, with LG and Sony utilizing them in their respective TVs. Samsung will become the third brand to offer consumers the option of an 83-inch OLED TV.
Expanding Samsung’s OLED TV Lineup
As part of their agreement, LG Display will supply Samsung Electronics with 500,000 units of WRGB OLED panels annually. Given the expected high price tag of the 83-inch TV, sales volumes may be limited, meaning the panels designated for this model will constitute only a fraction of the total units procured. This leaves room for speculation that Samsung’s OLED TV lineup may soon expand to include smaller sizes, such as 43-inch, 48-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch WRGB OLED TVs.
With Samsung’s imminent launch of its largest OLED TV to date and the potential for an extended range of OLED offerings, consumers can look forward to an even more diverse selection of cutting-edge televisions from the renowned electronics manufacturer.
Galaxy Ring not supported with iPhones – Officially Confirmed
Recently, at the MWC 2024 event, which was held in Barcelona, Samsung’s VP, Hon Pak confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy Ring will not be supported by iPhones. Pak also said that their products are as good as the Apple ones.
There are also very good reasons to switch to Samsung’s ecosystem. Samsung is also working on making their devices compatible with other Android devices as well, not only with their own.
As we already know, Galaxy Ring comes in various sizes. Among them, the smallest one is powered with a battery of 14 mAh, and the largest one comes with a bigger battery of 21.5 mAh which will provide a battery backup of 5-9 days.
Until now, the launch of Galaxy Ring has not been revealed but some rumors suggested that it will launch in the Unpacked Event, which is going to be held in July along with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6.
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Is your iPhone or iPad eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update – Here is a list of eligible devices
Every year, Apple announces its new iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS versions in its WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) which will held at Apple Park in June. This year, Apple will announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and MacOS 15. The developer Beta of iOS 18 will be available after the announcement at the WWDC event but if we talk about the stable version of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update, then it will be available by September. In this post, we will tell you the list of iPhones and iPads that are eligible for the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update.
Devices Eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update
First, let’s talk about the list of iPhones, that are eligible for the iOS 18 Update:
- iPhone 15
- iPhone 15 Plus
- iPhone 15 Pro
- iPhone 15 Pro Max
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
Now, let’s talk about the list of iPads, that are eligible for the iPadOS 18 Update:
- iPad Pro: 2018 and later
- iPad Air: 2019 and later
- iPad mini: 2019 and later
- iPad: 2020 and later
iOS 18 brings new Generative AI support with Siri, design changes, and RCS message support in Apple’s iMessage. If you want to know more about the features of the iOS 18 update, then we have already created a dedicated post for that, do check that out.
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Apple has shared full release notes for iOS 17.4 Update along with new Features
Apple, an American-based Tech Giant has recently shared full release notes for the iOS 17.4 update, which is expected to be launched in the first week of the next month i.e. March. If you want to know the upcoming changes or new addons that we get after updating the iPhone to stable iOS 17.4, then we have already posted a dedicated post for that, you can simply check that out by clicking here.
If we talk about them in short, then the upcoming iOS 17.4 update brings major App Store changes in the EU, new emojis, Apple Podcasts transcripts, and an upgrade in the security of Apple’s iMessage. Furthermore, this update also prepares for the launch of the next-generation Apple CarPlay later this year.
As we know, Apple has to follow the EU’s Digital Markets Act. So, to avoid fines, Apple has to roll out the new iOS 17.4 update before the deadline which was given by the EU i.e. 6 March (Wednesday). So, we can expect the iOS 17.4 stable update before or on 6 March. Below listed are the iOS 17.4 U.S. released notes:
– New mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, and shaking heads emoji are now available in the emoji keyboard
– 18 people and body emoji add the option to face them in either direction
– Transcripts let you follow an episode with text that highlights in sync with the audio in English, Spanish, French and German
– Episode text can be read in full, searched for a word or phrase, tapped to play from a specific point and used with accessibility features such as Text Size, Increase Contrast, and VoiceOver
This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– Music recognition lets you add songs you have identified to your Apple Music Playlists and Library, as well as Apple Music Classical
– Siri has a new option to announce messages you receive in any supported language
– Stolen Device Protection supports the option for increased security in all locations
– Battery Health in Settings shows battery cycle count, manufacture date, and first use on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models
– Call Identification displays Apple-verified business name, logo, and department name when available
– Business updates in Messages for Business provide trusted information for order status, flight notifications, fraud alerts or other transactions you opt into
– Apple Cash virtual card numbers enable you to pay with Apple Cash at merchants that don’t yet accept Apple Pay by typing in your number from Wallet or using Safari AutoFill
– Fixes an issue where contact pictures are blank in Find My
– Fixes an issue for Dual SIM users where the phone number changes from primary to secondary and is visible to a group they have messaged
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Devices that are eligible for iOS 17.4 Update
At last, if we talk about the eligible devices for iOS 17.4 Update, then iPhone XS and above models are eligible for this update. Whenever you receive the iOS 17.4 update. To update your iPhone, simply head to Settings > General > Software Update.
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