According to the latest news from the supply chain, Foxconn has already entered the stage of mass production and warehousing of new smartphones of the iPhone 13 line. At the same time, the company is actively expanding its staff and increasing bonuses for working seven days a week.
Starting July 24, there are new rules: if employees work on the production line for 90 days, they will receive a bonus of $ 1,540. In May, this amount was $ 1,165, in April – $ 930, and in March – only $ 545.
Last year, shipments of iPhone 12 smartphones totaled 75 million units. IPhone 13 shipments are expected to increase to 90 million units this year. Foxconn received all orders for the new 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, 68% of orders for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and 60% of orders for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro. Pegatron collects all of the iPhone 13 mini and 32% of the iPhone 13. The remaining 40% of the iPhone 13 Pro is reportedly going to Luxshare Precision. Pegatron’s Shanghai plant also recently announced an increase in employee benefits to $ 1,310.
The iPhone 13 is expected to receive a single-chip Apple A15 Bionic system, reduced bangs, laser rangefinders in all four models, a 120Hz refresh rate display, and up to 1TB of flash storage.
Foxconn has already officially announced that the flooding at its Zhongmu, Zhengzhou plant has not affected the production lines and equipment for the iPhone 13, so deliveries will be completed on time.
Camera in the spirit of the iPhone 13 and 10 GB of RAM. Honor Play 30 is now available for pre-order in China
Last week, Honor officially announced the Honor Play 30 smartphone, and now it is available for pre-order in the domestic market in China.
The Honor Play 30 is available in China for $162 (4GB RAM/128GB storage version) in four color options such as Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, Titanium Silver and Dawn Gold.
It received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G single-chip system, the smartphone received a 6.5-inch 720p LCD display with a waterdrop notch for a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It supports RAM expansion technology up to 10 GB. In fact, there is only one 13 MP image sensor on the back. The second hole contains the LED flash.
Buyers also get a microSD card slot for up to 512GB. The phone runs on the Magic UI 5.0 shell, installed on the basis of Android 11. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, it received a USB-C connector, but the charging power is only 10 watts. There is also a 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.1 modules.
ARM, the company behind all modern smartphone SoCs, reports record earnings
Single-chip systems based on ARM architecture are used in all modern smartphones, no matter whether we are talking about Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTek Dimensity, Apple Silicon or Samsung Exynos. These single-chip systems use the popular ARM Cortex processor cores and ARM Mali GPUs.
Tech giant ARM Limited has reported its financial year 2021 results, which ended well for the company. ARM achieved record sales and profits. Total revenue in 2021 was up 35% from 2020 to $2.7 billion, with strong growth in both royalty and non-royalty income.
In terms of earnings, the company posted a record profit of $1 billion, up 68% from a year earlier. Overall, ARM’s profit after adjustment is 37% of revenue.
ARM’s 2021 royalty-free licensing revenue rose 61% to $1.13 billion as the brand’s expanded product portfolio and new business models like ARM Flexible Access gave more customers more reasons and ways to license ARM -technology.
In terms of royalty revenue, ARM’s 2021 performance is up 20% year-on-year to a record $1.54 billion, driven by continued strong growth in 5G smartphones, ADAS and IVI chips for cars and rising prices for 32-bit microcontrollers.
Our record-breaking results demonstrate that the demand for ARM technology and the strength of the ARM ecosystem has never been greater – our computing platform will power the next set of technology revolutions for cloud computing, automotive, the Internet of Things, the Metaverse and more.
René Has, CEO of ARM
360 Foldable OLED Smartphone Prototypes, Keyboardless Laptop Prototypes Unveiled
Even though LG officially exited the smartphone business last year, the company is actively developing new displays. At this year’s Display Week, LG announced that its research and development team has successfully created a foldable OLED device that can be folded and unfolded 360 degrees.
LG Display has unveiled an 8.03-inch foldable OLED touch screen. The uniqueness of this display lies in the fact that the panel can be folded with the screen in or out. It can be left at any angle from 0 to 360 degrees.
In terms of durability, LG is said to use UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) technology for the foldable OLED, and the outer screen is covered with an anti-fingerprint material. LG also claims that the 360 Foldable OLED screen is rated for 200,000 folds under normal use. Its resolution is 2480 x 2200 pixels, the density is 413 pixels per inch. The display covers 109.9% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Brightness is 430 cd/m2 in typical situations and can reach 600 cd/m2 in difficult situations.
The company also showed a 17-inch foldable OLED panel that folds up to 180 degrees and looks like a laptop without a keyboard.
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