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DRIVER: Saudi Arabia could see some tumultuous economic policy changes provoked by the lower oil price era and the emerging challenge from renewable energies. It also faces threats from Middle East turmoil.

  • [New] While the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has an array of three 12 MP rear cameras with front-facing 10 - and 4 MP lenses, the Oppo foldable will apparently pack the Sony IMX766 50 MP sensor on the back, and a 32 MP front-facing camera for selfies. T3
  • [New] Samsung forecast double-digit growth in profitability in Q3, driven by continued robust demand for semiconductors and its new foldable smartphone lineup, and benefiting from rising chip prices due to an ongoing worldwide shortage. Mobile World Live
  • [New] Samsung will allow developers to remotely try their codes on devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 for a hands-on coding experience. Android Headlines
  • [New] Owners of a Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone purchasing the new Genesis GV60 electric car in South Korea will be the first to be able to lock and unlock their vehicle from their mobile device using a digital key that supports both ultra wideband (UWB) and NFC technology. NFCW
  • [New] Aside from major firmware upgrades, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are eligible for new security patch updates on a monthly basis until 2024, thanks to new Samsung update policy. Sammy Fans
  • [New] The Korea Herald reports that Samsung will be passing the 1 million units sold milestone for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in South Korea alone, just over a month following release. 9to5Google
  • [New] In total, Samsung plans to produce 20 million devices of the Galaxy S22 series, which is quite modest for a top line.
  • [New] Samsung says support for the ultra wideband (UWB) and NFC-enabled digital car keys will hit South Korea first, and it will only work with one car to start - the all-electric Genesis GV60. The Verge
  • [New] Samsung is innovating a stretchable OLED screen that may provide a 3D-viewing experience on its televisions, while LG is striving to create something that will do away with the crease on foldable devices. TAXI Design Network
  • [New] Samsung Electronics plans to mass produce the Tesla HW 4.0 chip at its main Hwasung plant in Korea using the 7-nanometer processing technology in the fourth quarter of 2021 at the earliest. Electrek
  • [New] Microsoft's new Duo phone rivals the latest swath of foldable devices from Samsung and will compete with Apple's iPhone 13 line and Google's upcoming Pixel 6 phones. Financial Post
  • [New] Samsung is soon expected to launch a new 5G smartphone in its Galaxy M series called the Galaxy M54 5G in India. Tech2
  • [New] Regarding process technologies, Samsung and SK Hynix will kick off mass production of 1 alpha nm products manufactured with EUV lithography. Pradeep's Techpoints!
  • [New] iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate displays, similar to what Samsung has offered for the last couple of years on its flagships. Laptop Mag
  • [New] We would expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 22 to have top-end power, probably packing the best available Snapdragon chipset in some regions (including the US), and the best available Exynos one in others (including the UK). TechRadar
  • [New] Aside from the Galaxy Watch 4, Wear 3.0 is not due to land on any non-Samsung devices until 2022. Wareable
  • [New] With the ISOCELL HP1 that is breaking barriers and ISOCELL GN5 bringing ultrafast auto focus, Samsung will continue to lead the trend for next-generation mobile imaging technologies. Smart2.0
  • [New] Samsung will invest approximately $200 bln in the next 3 years to expand its footprint in biopharmaceuticals, AI, semis and robotics, whilst Japan is expanding subsidies for the purchases of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles. Cantor Fitzgerald
  • [New] The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is predicted to run the new Snapdragon 888 chipset with a 6.5 Super AMOLED Infinity-O screen that supports 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. Tech Space Kenya
  • [New] The Telum processor will be manufactured by Samsung using a 7 nm process, as compared to the 14 nm process used for the z15 processor. Network World

Last updated: 24 October 2021