Intel patents a new foldable smartphone design that turns into a tablet

With so many smartphone brands working on a foldable smartphone or a patent related to a similar design, yet another company has joined the list — Intel. The chipset maker has patent a new foldable smartphone design that become a tablet when unfolded.

Further, it is said that the company is looking at the future progressive technology along with various display manufacturers, including LG Display, Boe Technology, Sharp and Samsung Display, among others.

If the research shows that these new types of displays actually contribute to a positive user experience, then Intel says that it will accelerate the development of such products, which is currently steadily continuing in the background.

The design of the phone is a bit similar to the wrap-around display as the screen folds around the housing. The patent shows that the phone consists of one large flexible screen and when folded, the screen remains exposed.

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Samsung dethroned by Intel for Top Semiconductor Market Position

Samsung, the smartphone manufacturer and electronics giant, has been beaten by Intel for the top spot in the semiconductor market. The former had initially broken the latter’s 24 year long streak at the top but has now fallen short.

Samsung is well known for its consumer grade electronic products like home appliances, smartphones and more. But, it is also an industry giant in the chip making market, with memory chips and other products. After the company became the most profitable tech company in 2017, the South Korean giant took the throne for the top spot in the semiconductor market after beating Intel.

Intel’s Core 7th Generation Processor (Kaby Lake)
The top spot was held by Samsung in 2018 after it outsold Intel in the same market. However, the second half of the same year saw the decline in Samsung’s business which had favored Intel. According to reports, the memory market had more supply than demand and prices for memory chips declined, leading to losses for the smartphone OEM..

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Intel announces Thunderbolt 4, but it’s not faster than Thunderbolt 3

Sony Xperia 5 review Intel announced the Tiger Lake family of mobile processors. Besides the AI accelerator and integrated Intel Xe graphics, the new CPU family will debut with Thunderbolt 4 support – the latest iteration of Intel’s external connector.
Strangely, it seems that the new standard will not be faster than Thunderbolt 3. Details are scarce, but Intel says its four times faster than USB 3.1 (10Gbps), meaning it tops out at 40Gbps – the same speed as v3.
The new Thunderbolt standards use the same plug as USB-C and are compatible with it. It’s not clear if the new standard is based on PCIe 4.0 or not (Thunderbolt 3 used PCIe 3.0) or what other advantages v4 might bring – Intel will announce the full details at a later date.
Note that the upcoming USB 4 is based on Thunderbolt 3 and can reach the same speeds. Also, it’s royalty-free, so it should gain wider adoption than Thunderbolt (which is mostly found on Apple computers).
Anyway, Tiger Lake chips will..

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Acer unveils new Spin 3 and Spin 5 computers with 10th Gen Intel proessors

CES 2020 doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow but manufacturers have already begun announcing new products. Acer is one of them and it has unveiled the new Spin 3 and Spin 5 computers.

Acer Spin 5 (SP513-54N)
The Spin 5 has a 13.5-inch 2K multi-touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 7.78 millimeter-thin bezels. It has a 360° hinge that allows the screen to fold backward completely for use in tablet mode and also elevates the keyboard in laptop mode. Talking about tablet mode, the Spin 5 has a rechargeable Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES 1.0.

The textured stylus has 4096 pressure levels and a storage dock where it can be kept when not in use and also to charge it. Acer says a 15-second charge will provide up to 90 minutes of active writing. The Spin 5 also supports an optional Active Stylus with Wacom AES 2.0.

The notebook has a Core-i7 10th Gen Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. It has 2 x USB Type-C ports with support for Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB..

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Honor MagicBook 15 gets Intel 10th-Gen Edition, starts at ¥4899 (~$699)

The Honor MagicBook 15 was announced last month at the Honor V30 series launch. Depending on the configuration, the 15.6-inch notebook ships with AMD’s Ryzen 5 3500U or Ryzen R7 3700U CPU. Today, Honor announced new variants that are powered by Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs.

The Honor MagicBook 15 Intel 10th-Gen version is available in four configurations:
Intel Core i5-1021U + 2GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce MX250 + 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD = ¥4899 (~$699) Intel Core i5-1021U + 2GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce MX250 + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD = ¥5199 (~$742) Intel Core i5-1021U + 2GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce MX250 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD = ¥5499 (~$785) Intel Core i7-1021U + 2GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce MX250 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD = ¥5899 (~$842)
The computer has a 15.6-inch IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 87% screen-to-body ratio, and TUV Rheinland Display Certification. It ships with Windows 10 Home Edition, has NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, a fingerprint scanner buried in the power..

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The cost-effective Chuwi UBook Pro with Intel N4100 got its first unboxing (video)

Chuwi UBook Pro standard version with the Intel N4100 CPU was recently launched by the company and, as they claim, the N4100 is a swift performer in casual tasks and also regulates power consumption intelligently, offering a freat performance/cost ratio. Yesterday, Chuwi released the unboxing video of the new 2in1 tablet on Youtube and demonstrates the actual experience of the device.

As you can see, the box includes the device, the detachable keyboard, the HiPen H6 stylus, and the power adapter. The UBook Pro has a 9mm full-metal body and comes equipped with a 12.3″ 3:2 IPS to reach a total weight of just 781g.

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In addition, the U-shaped kickstand supports adjustment ranging from 0° to 145° and it can be transformed into a laptop, workstation or tablet, serving all purposes.

You can also see the HiPen H6 stylus in action and how precise it is with the 4096 pressure level support. Also, the Intel N4100 CPU is built with Intel’s advanced 14nm+ manufacturing process and sports ..

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