LG reported lower-than-expected results for Q2 with a decline of 17.9% compared to 2019. To shake things up, LG will introduce its new dual-screen smartphone called ‘LG Wing’ with a playful twist that differs from Galaxy Z Fold 2 as presented in their video below. The new LG Wing will debut next Monday, September 14.
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LG U + develops SIM-less technology for smart devices
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Perhaps more interesting is the LG U +, which yesterday announced that the company and its global partners have developed a new technology that enables smart devices to work without a SIM card.
Join LG U + in the development of universal integrated circuit board, or iUICC, was mobile chipset developer Sony Semiconductor Israel, local communications module manufacturer NTmore and German provider of digital security solutions Giesecke + Devrient.
SIM cards are responsible for storing users ‘personal information, which is necessary to identify users’ plans and services.
IUICC replaces a SIM by placing the information on a communication chipset that operates voice and data connections.
The technology will thus allow manufacturers to make smart devices smaller, as they do not have to make room for a SIM card, In LG +.
LG U + said they plan to use the technology for other things of Internet products, including tracking devices. The company added that it would introduce a series of IoT solutions using SIM-free technology, as well as its own 5G network.
Below is a slide from a Qualcomm demo from 2016 that shows the development of iUICC that ends up built into future Snapdragon processors. With LG’s announcement yesterday, we can say that the phase of being built into a processor is near.
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Whether Apple Silicon or Apple’s ARM processors for iDevices will implement iUICC technology is unknown at this time. Although it is certainly a trend in the industry to keep an eye on gong going forward.