While users are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S9, the company introduced another interesting product, which will undoubtedly make a brilliant impression. And not so much as a device of the consumer class, but as an illustration of the technological potential of the technological giant. In addition, there is reported a possible impending drop in Samsung’s production of important components for one of the most unusual smartphones last year.
Two years ago, Samsung introduced a gigantic SSD drive with a capacity of 15.36 terabytes. But she managed to surprise an audience of high technology connoisseurs again. Now the company has doubled the capacity of the drive by introducing PM1643. The volume of this solid state disk is 30.72 terabytes. This impressive drive is based on the latest V-NAND chips.
According to the additional information, the read speed of the new disk will be 2100 megabits per second, and the write speed is 1700 megabits per second. In order to achieve such high performance, Samsung has used the Through Silicon Via technology – 40 gigabytes of DRAM memory is integrated into the disc.
With regard to the reliability of the new drive, the company Samsung notes that it is capable of five years to maintain a daily record of its full volume, that is, 30.72 terabytes.
Samsung has already begun production of PM1643 drives. The price of the novelty has not yet been named, and it can be assumed that it will be high enough. Among the products of Samsung are a number of similar disks. Their capacity decreases twice each time – 15.36 terabytes, 7.68 terabytes, 3.84 terabytes and so to 0.8 terabytes.
There is a possible decline in future production volumes of one of the most important components offered by Samsung vendors of mobile devices. It’s about OLED displays.
As noted, Apple’s weak iPhone demand may lead to a significant reduction in the production of OLED displays by up to 20 million units. Initially, it was supposed to put about 45-50 million displays for the iPhone X, reports Nikkei.
It is a question of reducing production only for a three-month period from January to March of this year. In the second quarter of 2018, from April to June, it is not excluded that additional production of such important components for modern smartphones will be eliminated. The company is supposedly looking for new consumers of its products, including Chinese ones.
However, most Chinese smartphone vendors still prefer LCD panels, which cost about 40% less than OLED screens considered a more high-tech solution. Only 5% to 10% of smartphones of such well-known brands as Oppo and Vivo are equipped with OLED screens.
As is further remarked, Apple itself is not going to completely abandon the use of LCD displays in its devices. It is believed that at least one iPhone from among those who are to see the light in 2018, will be equipped with an LCD screen. In a previously published article by gsmarena.com Jordan, it was reported that the KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the least expensive model of the new iPhone would be equipped with a 6.1-inch LCD display and a 2900 mAh battery.
It is predicted that since this smartphone will not find any bright innovations for itself, it will cost less – $ 750-800. And it will allow the model under consideration to take 50% of the total sales of smartphones from Apple model line 2018. In it, FaceID may be implemented and a popup screen appears. In this case, the Touch ID may not find itself in the device under consideration, and the glass on the back panel will be replaced with aluminum.
In addition, the Samsung Display is starting to experience significant competition from the Chinese display manufacturers and LG Display.
Last year, Samsung reportedly invested $ 12.6 billion in expansion of production capacities for OLED displays. This expansion of production took place in anticipation of the impending massive demand for the new iPhone X smartphones. But this demand was not as high as one would have expected.
The prospects for further improvement of components, the development of the mobile industry and the alleged features of new smartphones, which debuted this year somewhat later, but already today have become the most important topics for communication.
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