Monday, August 17, 2020

Miscellaneous News: ZTE, Samsung, ON Semi, Orsay

BusinessWire: ZTE announces the launch of Axon 20 5G smartphone in China on September 1, 2020. The device will be the world's first mass-produced 5G smartphone featuring under-display camera, marking a "milestone in ZTE's exploration of the true full display smartphone." The under-display camera is rumored to have 32MP resolution.

"All the major industry players have been working on the under-display camera smartphone. Consumers have also witnessed the evolution of smartphone display forms from notch display, water-drop notch display, pop-up selfie camera smartphone, to hole punch display.

By launching the world's first 5G smartphone with under-display camera, ZTE will further promote the development of display technologies in the smartphone industry, thereby bringing revolutionized experiences to all consumers.

TheElec reports that Samsung is re-evaluating its ToF camera strategy in smartphone applications. Samsung’s System LSI business is developing a dToF module, and Samsung might drop its current iToF from the future phones. The rumored Samsung's intention is to increase the range from the currebt 3m and match 6m ToF capability of Apple dToF LiDAR module.

ON Semi reported is Q2 2020 earnings. Most of the company business is affected by coronavirus:

Orsay Consulting publishes its map of companies involved in autonomous driving development. There are 44 companies in the LiDAR part of the map:

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