Samsung is the biggest smartphone company in the world and in general one of the biggest tech companies ever with its products ranging from smartphones to washing machines to tvs and more.
Ever since 2017, Samsung had three sub-divisions - Consumer Electronics, Device Solutions, and Mobile & IT — and each of them was headed by separate CEOs. But today, in the biggest reshuffle since 2017, Samsung has decided to marge the mobile division with consumer electronics into a new arm called SET which means the company will have only have two divisions: Device Solutions, which is the semiconductors business, and a new SET Division that includes mobile, TVs, and consumer electronics. Each division will be headed by a single CEO and Jong-Hee Han will be the chief of the SET division.
Han was an important player in building up Samsung’s place in the TV industry. But interestingly he has never worked on mobile devices. So we'll have to wait and see how this turns out.
But this also means DJ Koh and TM Roh are no longer the head of their businesses. Samsung didn't provide any information about their respective roles in the company but I'm sure they'll keep working for Samsung in one way or another. As such, when the next Galaxy Unpacked event rolls around, we may have some new faces to get familiar with.
Whether they’ll prove as charismatic as DJ Koh has, remains to be seen. With that said, Oppo showcased a new concept phone with a retractable camera that allows the lens to physically move in and out. Now some of you might be wondering, Well, The retractable camera may allow OPPO to offer real optical zoom from the main camera without having to use a secondary telephoto or periscope lens. Since the lens is physically moving you're getting a real zoom, unlike the periscope zoom that uses a prism that changes the direction of light perpendicular to the sensor.
Thereby the zoom quality on this camera is going to be better than the periscope lens. Not only that but there's no need for an additional 3x telephoto camera for short-range zoom since this camera is good for both short and long-range zoom. Oppo also shows that it's water-resistant and has fall detection technology that would presumably protect the retractable camera module from accidental falls and drops when it’s in active use. They didn't share any more detail but probably will on December 14th at their event.
Anyway, here's the first official look at the marketing material of Google's new smartwatch the Pixel watch. We've seen unofficial renders of the watch already a few months ago but this is the first time we're seeing an actual image of the watch courtesy of front page tech. Honestly, it kind of looks like the Galaxy Watch 4 but has a bezel-less design and the bezels are curved around the edges, similar to the Apple Watch. To be honest, this is going to be the best-looking smartwatch around when it officially launches. Speaking of which we don't have any info on when Google is planning to launch this watch.