Samsung Intros 5 MP Camera Sensor, Capacitive Screen Chip
Samsung introduced several more chips today that are meant for use in mobile devices such as phones. First, the S5K4EA is a 5 megapixel system-on-a-chip CMOS sensor that offers auto focus, Xenon flash, mechanical or electronic rolling shutter, and support for high-quality video capture at 30 frames per second. Samsung also announced a new chip that integrates a capacitive touch screen control function in a mobile display drive. Samsung points out that, compared to resistive screens, "capacitive touch screen control technology allows more advanced features such as soft-touch and multi-touch functions." Samsung has used resistive screen technology on many of its mobile devices.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Samsung Brings Infinity Display to Mid-Range Galaxy A8 and A8+
Samsung today updated its Galaxy A8 mid-level devices, which now follow closely the pattern set by the S8 and S8+ flagship phones. The A8 series employs glass panels front and back with a metal frame in between.
Samsung Reveals New Exynos 9 Processor and Camera Sensor
Samsung updated its Exynos 9 Series processor and also debuted a fresh camera sensor for smartphones. The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is a flagship-class application processor built on Samsung's second-generation 10nm FinFET process.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go for Broke
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, its flagship smartphones for 2017. The phones marry aluminum frames to curved glass panels as they adopt what Samsung calls its Infinity Display.