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Hours ahead of Apple’s major iPhone event, in which the company is widely expected to launch the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X, its partner Qualcomm has stirred controversy by saying that Android smartphone makers are always first to bring new cutting technology feature to their products.

Qualcomm has shared more than 20 examples to make the case for how Android smartphone makers have been the first ones to introduce new features. Some of those examples include – fingerprint under display (Qualcomm Reference Design Handset), bezel-less design (first introduced in Xiaomi Mi Mix from last year), OLED Display (LG Flex 2) and Facial Recognition (Samsung Galaxy S8). Interestingly these all features are expected to be selling points of Apple’s supposedly upcoming iPhone models that the company would unveil later today. Other notable mentions are Gigabit LTE (Samsung Galaxy S8) and Bluetooth v5.0 (everything running the Snapdragon 835 SoC).

The telecom giant’s brutal blog post comes months after both of them have sued each other in global patent licensing dispute. Earlier this year, Apple sued the chipmaker for roughly $1 billion claiming that Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” At the time, Qualcomm dismissed Apple’s accusation. But months later, it filed a lawsuit against Apple, asking the US trade regulators to ban iPhone imports, as they allegedly infringe on six patents. The patents, owned by Qualcomm, provide technology to improve battery life, Qualcomm said.

Meanwhile, on the blog post published on Monday, Francisco Cheng, director of technical marketing said it has “enabled some notable world firsts on Android, and some remain Android exclusives to this day. […] Inventions from Qualcomm lay the foundation for so many technologies and experiences we value in our smartphones today — on Android and other platforms.”

Apple would certainly not appreciate Qualcomm’s constant commentary on how rival products are better, especially on the day when it plans to launch its own flagship iPhone models.



Source : (gadgets.ndtv.com)


South Korea’s LG Display said Friday it planned to invest close to $9 billion (roughly Rs. 59,969 crores) in a new plant to produce organic light-emitting diode (Oled) displays, anticipating a surge in demand for the ultra high-definition technology.

Total investment in the plant, to be built in Paju near the border with North Korea, is expected to top KRW 10 trillion (roughly Rs. 58,036 crores), the company said.

Expenditure in the first stage has been set at KRW 1.84 trillion, with production scheduled to begin in the first half of 2018.

LG Display CEO Han Sang-Beom hailed what he called an “historical investment” that would make the plant the “centre of the global Oled industry.”

Oled screens deliver a more vivid picture quality, consume less electricity and promise wider profit margins than the liquid crystal display (LCD) in common use.

LG Display is currently the world’s largest LCD panel producer but has been signalling a major shift to the more advanced Oled technology for some time.

Citing market research firm IHS, the company said the global Oled panel market was forecast to grow to $29.1 billion (roughly Rs. 1,93,900 crores) in 2022 from $8.7 billion last year.

Much of the growth could be fuelled by reports that Apple plans to adopt Oled screens on its iPhone from 2018.

Apple is LG Display’s biggest customer, accounting for about 25 percent of sales.

South Korean rival Samsung Display Co. currently dominates the market for smartphone Oleds, mainly supplying the ultra-thin screens to parent Samsung Electronics Co. and to Chinese smartphone makers.

Source : (gadgets.ndtv.com)