Tech News Today: Everything You Missed on April 5

Key Takeaways

  • iPhone 16 Pro rumored to have slimmer bezels with Border Reduction Structure technology.
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 FE might launch early with advanced specs like Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
  • Android 15 to enhance desktop mode with improved window management and taskbar for apps.

In today’s roundup of the latest tech news, we delve into the day’s major events, including Apple’s rumored iPhone 16 Pro with thinner bezels, Samsung’s potential early launch of the Galaxy S24 FE, and Google’s enhanced window-like capabilities with Android 15.

iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Have Thinner Bezels

Rumors suggest the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro might boast even thinner bezels. This development is reportedly due to a new type of screen technology known as Border Reduction Structure (BRS). BRS allows for more compact control circuitry, enabling a slimmer bezel, the border that separates the phone’s screen from the actual edge of the device.

According to reports, BRS will allow Apple to accommodate a larger display on the same phone size by optimizing screen layout and circuitry. This could mean stunning visuals with minimal black borders for a more immersive experience.

While it’s unclear if all iPhone 16 models will benefit from BRS, reports claim LG Display supplies the necessary components.

According to Macrumors, this slimmer bezel might be introduced on the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models. These are expected to have larger displays without significantly increasing overall phone size.

Samsung Galaxy S24 FE Might Arrive Sooner Than Expected

In other smartphone tech news, Samsung is making waves with its Galaxy series.

There is an exciting possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S24 FE, often seen as a more affordable version of the flagship S24 series, might see a much earlier launch than usual.

While Samsung has not officially confirmed this yet, leaks suggest the wait for the S24 FE could be shorter than anticipated. This is great news for those looking for high-end specs at a more accessible price point.

Speaking of specs, leaks on Techradar suggest the S24 FE might pack a punch with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and 12GB of RAM, a 4,500mAh battery, and up to 256GB of storage. If true, this could put it on par with, or even surpass, the standard Galaxy S24 in terms of performance.

Android 15 Gets Serious About Desktops

Exciting desktop-like changes are reportedly coming in Android 15. Google is finally addressing the limitations of the current desktop mode, specifically focusing on window management.

Android 15, expected this fall, aims to make the desktop experience more user-friendly by introducing features like easier window resizing and movement. A taskbar for managing apps is also rumored, making it easier to switch between programs.

While pushing for a desktop-style display on mobile is a significant step forward, market reports suggest Android might still lag behind traditional desktop operating systems. Features like keyboard shortcuts and comprehensive app compatibility for desktop mode are reportedly still in progress. Regardless, these changes promise a more productive and enjoyable desktop experience for Android users in the future.

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