Samsung Electronics Celebrates the Grand Opening of Virtual Production Stage Powered by The Wall in Partnership With CJ ENMBy STF News
Samsung Electronics today celebrates the grand opening of a virtual production stage in collaboration with leading entertainment company in Korea, CJ ENM. The studio’s real-time virtual experience is powered by connected cameras and Samsung’s cutting-edge Micro LED technology, The Wall (Model Name: IWA).
The partnership, first announced in July 2021, leverages the customizable, modular technology of The Wall and CJ ENM’s globally renowned television and film content production. The opening of this studio in Paju, Korea demonstrates momentum from both companies toward the next generation of video production technology, aimed at satisfying a range of customers in the increasingly fast-paced world of entertainment.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of this virtual production stage in partnership with CJ ENM, a company at the forefront of media and entertainment,” said Hyesung Ha, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to see the innovation that this new space will produce, bringing the latest content to life like never seen before on our incredible display, The Wall.”
The CJ ENM virtual production stage will present Samsung’s innovative Micro LED technology with The Wall’s impressive screen measuring over 1,000 inches in a custom oval display of 20 meters in diameter and 7 meters in height. The IWA model display supports a resolution of 30,720 (32K) x 4,320 (4K). This real-time, virtual set powered by Samsung’s Micro LED displays and connected cameras will reduce the image compositing needs and save time and production costs. In addition, an IFR2.5 ceiling display has been installed, with the IFR 2.5 Plug Wall displayed on the other side of the IWA. 360-degree video shooting is also possible thanks to the main screen, ceiling and Plug Wall.
The Wall’s specifications are customizable to fit the unique requirements of the content creators and space, including ceiling installation in convex or concave design. The screen enhances visual expression with vivid colors, HDR10, HDR10+ and cinema LED picture quality and details. The features enabling reimagined content production include dedicated studio frame rates, including 23.976, 29.97 and 59.94Hz, for seamless video sync.
The Wall is designed for easy management and peace of mind in any environment due to the ability to manage and make color adjustments remotely as well as the dust and contamination-resistant LED protective films. In partnership with CJ ENM, Samsung is delivering on its commitment to offer innovative solutions ready for the next generation of content production.
About CJ ENM
CJ ENM is a leading entertainment company originated from Korea. Since 1995, the company has engaged in a wide array of businesses across the industry spectrum including media content, music, film, performing arts, and animation, providing its top-notch original content to various media platforms. CJ ENM has created, produced and distributed globally acclaimed contents including Oscar-winning film Parasite, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking Korean box office hits Roaring Currents, Extreme Job, Ode to My Father, along with sought-after television series such as Mr. Sunshine, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Grandpas over Flowers, I Can See Your Voice and more. To offer the best K-Culture experiences worldwide, CJ ENM presents KCON, the world’s largest K-culture convention & festival celebrating Hallyu and Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS (MAMA), the world’s No.1 K-pop music awards. With regional offices in Asia, Europe and the U.S., CJ ENM currently employs over 3,600 people. For more information, please visit: http://www.cjenm.com.
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Samsung will release another pair of foldable phones this summer, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4. The former has appeared in various leaks already, as leakers usually focus on the most exciting unreleased flagships. But the new Flip will also be a flagship handset, and it’s showing up in more leaks of its own. A new benchmark leak proves that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will feature a brand new Qualcomm processor, which is great news for Samsung fans who might still be worried about the Galaxy S22’s throttling scandal.
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Samsung slowed the Galaxy S22’s performance with a built-in app to avoid overheating and preserve battery life. Early buyers soon discovered the practice, which turned into a massive scandal for the Korean company, especially in its home country.
It’s primarily the Exynos versions of the Galaxy S22 that had to suffer as Samsung downgraded the performance. Samsung fixed the throttling issue, allowing buyers to bypass the performance restrictions. The company issued software fixes in Korea and Europe, where it sold Exynos variants.
But in the months that followed, we learned that it might not be only Samsung’s fault. The current chip designs that Android vendors use might be prone to overheating if proper cooling isn’t in place.
Leaked renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Image source: OnLeaks/91mobiles Separately, Samsung vowed to create new chips for its flagship devices, but such an endeavor would take time. And leaks soon emerged claiming that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 will feature new processors.
The two handsets will get Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip, a leaker said. This implied that Samsung is already steering away from the Exynos 2200 System-on-Chip (SoC) in the Galaxy S22. But also from the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC that powers Galaxy S22 versions.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 processor leak
Ice Universe is the leaker who made these claims a few weeks ago. After saying that he could confirm the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 will get the TSMC-made new Qualcomm processor, he’s back with a benchmark score for the chip.
If the identifiers in the Geekbench 5 benchmark above are interpreted correctly, then we’re looking at a test for the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Moreover, the benchmark lists the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus processor. The SoC is reportedly built on TSMC’s 4nm process.
The leaker says that Samsung fans can “breathe a sigh of relief,” as the processor’s power consumption performance is better than Samsung’s 4nm chips.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s processor scored 1277 and 3642 in these benchmark tests. The results are in line with the Galaxy S22 performance. But the throttling scandal also led to Geekbench removing the Galaxy S22 and other devices from its listing. That’s because Samsung cheated in those tests.
That’s to say that the best way to test the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 processor performance is to wait for the phones to hit stores.
What’s certain is the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 won’t outperform last year’s iPhone processor. Therefore, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus SoC won’t outperform the A16 Bionic coming to this year’s iPhone 14 Pro phones.
Speculation aside, Qualcomm will soon introduce the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 version. That’s when we’ll know more about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4’s processor.
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From May 10 to May 13, 2022, Samsung welcomed audiovisual industry professionals from around the world back to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) to showcase its latest visual display innovations and sustainability achievements. Samsung highlighted its diverse lineup of commercial display technologies and solutions as part of its Business Reimagined concept, presenting signage technology and cloud-based management designed for hybrid scenarios. Check out the photos below for a peek at the next generation of signage technology from Samsung.
▲ (Clockwise) The ISE 2022 Samsung Booth at a glance
▲ Samsung’s ISE 2022 booth unveiled the latest lineup of state-of-the-art display technologies. The booth played host to a steady stream of visitors interested in Samsung’s diverse lineup of commercial display technologies.
▲ Before entering the booth, guests were treated to the latest model of The Wall from Samsung. The guests were offered with the immersive experience this technology offers in person.
The Wall: Packed With Unparalleled Visual Innovations
The crown jewel of Samsung’s display was The Wall, the 2022 model of which was unveiled at ISE (Model name: IWB) — an innovative modular Micro LED display that delivers immersive viewing experiences in a high-resolution, large-screen format with purer black levels and improved gradients. The resolution is enhanced by the powerful Micro AI (Artificial Intelligence) Processor, which analyzes each second of content and instantly optimizes picture quality while removing noise.
▲ Samsung’s 2022 model of The Wall (Model name: IWB) at ISE 2022
▲ ISE attendees getting a glimpse of Samsung’s The Wall (Model name: IWA)
Outdoor Signage Optimized for Future Stores
Samsung continues to innovate in outdoor signage, covering verticals from QSR to electric vehicle (EV) charging. With its durable and high-performing hardware, Samsung’s latest 2022 outdoor line-up (OHA series) can excel in a variety of weather conditions and environments through certified IP56-rated protection. Equipped with the MagicINFO cloud-based management solution, operators can manage their displays backed by Samsung Knox, a trusted security platform that further enhances security as well as convenience.
▲ Samsung Electronics’ Outdoor signage displayed on an EV charging station. In addition to charging statistics, customers can check various types of information such as traffic conditions and maps.
▲ Samsung’s mart Outdoor signage for drive-through enables customers to check menu items and make payments with ease.
Empowering Seamless Collaboration in the Hybrid Classroom With Flip Pro
Delivering innovative solutions for the new era of the meeting room or classroom with hybridity at its core, Samsung unveiled the new Samsung Flip Pro (WMB), which features Smart View+, enabling operators to cast up to six participants’ screens no matter what operating system they use. With the improved UX, the new Samsung Flip Pro offers features designed to accommodate any learning or meeting scenario.
▲ ISE attendees exploring the Smart View+ feature, which can cast up to six device screens from users.
▲ Samsung Flip Pro’s specialized features are designed to accommodate any learning or meeting scenario.
▲ Samsung Flip Pro’s multi-touch features allow the simultaneous collaboration of up to 20 people. Attendees take notes on the Flip Pro to test its touch screen capabilities.
▲ Attendees take notes on the Flip Pro connected with The Wall All-in-One (Model name: IAB) to test its touch screen capabilities.
▲ The new Samsung Flip Pro offers features designed to accommodate any learning or meeting scenario.
Enabling Faster and Safer Orders and Payments
The Samsung Kiosk is another future-ready solution — one that is proving increasingly useful in an era of contactless customer interactions. This interactive virtual experience offers a 360-degree look at business solutions that are customized for various spaces.
▲ The Samsung Kiosk offers an all-in-one solution for navigating menus, selecting items and making payments. It can be conveniently installed in any store.
▲ ISE attendees exploring the Samsung Kiosk
Neo QLED 8K Signage Delivers a Realistic Visual Experience at Luxury Stores
Samsung also showcased the Neo QLED 8K, delivering a more meticulous and captivating viewing experience. This enhanced sense of reality ensures content has a deeper impact on the viewer, leaving them struck by the fidelity of the display while accurately and memorably representing a brand’s image. It is a perfect product for use in stores that want to showcase luxury items designed to captivate customers with their quality and detail, such as high-end jewelry stores.
▲ Neo QLED 8K delivers the realistic visual experience customers expect.
▲ Neo QLED 8K features darker blacks and brighter whites, captivating passing visitors.
Efforts Towards a Sustainable Future
Samsung also highlighted its progress in sustainability as part of its Together for Tomorrow vision. The company showcased efforts to reduce its environmental impact in the production of new products, including increasing the use of recycled materials and improving the efficiency of energy consumption in its lineup. Samsung was also the first in its industry to achieve the reducing CO2 label, certified by the Carbon Trust for its signage and monitor products.
▲ Samsung showcased efforts to reduce its environmental impact in the production of new products as part of its Together for Tomorrow vision.
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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 fixed several problems that affected the previous two generations. The 2021 handset is more durable than its predecessors, including the foldable screen. And it’s more affordable than Samsung’s previous Fold versions. But the Fold 3 still had some issues that customers complained about. One example is the camera, which Samsung might fix with the next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 4 phone.
After revealing Galaxy Z Fold 4 design details that tease some big improvements, a leaker is back with camera specs for the upcoming foldable.
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As a result, the handset will be easier to use when folded. But the phone will still be thicker than traditional devices. That’s a compromise we expect from all foldables that use this type of design.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 phones in various colors. Image source: Samsung The same leaker also has knowledge of the Fold 4’s camera system. Ice suggested on Twitter that Samsung is looking to improve the camera experience, although some compromises are also expected.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera specs
Some Galaxy Z Fold 3 buyers complained that the camera experience isn’t on par with the Galaxy S21 series, despite the flagship phones having launched in the same year
The leaker posted the camera specs for the new foldable phone on Twitter. If the information above is accurate, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will feature a 50-megapixel wide camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera capable of 3x zoom.
Increasing the pixel count alone does not guarantee a better camera experience. Nonetheless, Samsung used three 12-megapixel sensors on the Fold 3. The Z Fold 4 is in for a significant upgrade for the primary camera.
Ice also indicated that the zoom sensor might outperform the one on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
But the leaker also warned that the Fold 4 camera upgrade might not satisfy all needs. He said the phone won’t offer “dramatic” camera hardware changes becasuse Samsung wants the handset to weigh less than 260 grams.
As a result, Samsung has to make some compromises when it comes to the overall Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera experience.
That means you won’t get the same zoom as a traditional phone. And the phone’s overall thickness might impact the camera module’s “bump.”
Galaxy phones don’t stay secret, but none of this will be confirmed until Samsung announces it. The Korean giant is expected to hold its Galaxy Z Fold 4 Unpacked press conference in August. This gives us about three months to learn more details about Samsung’s new foldables for 2022.
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