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Top features of Samsung One UI 2.1, device list, and news



Samsung introduced One UI 2.1 based on Android 10 OS at the Samsung Galaxy 2020 Unpacked event, which came with the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip out of the box. The One UI 2.1 is now available on the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, and some other Samsung smartphones.

Read More: Here’s the list of eligible devices that will get the One UI 3.0

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Samsung One UI 2.1 device list:

Samsung One UI 2.1 Features:

One UI 2.1 brings relatively few changes and some new features. Some of the One UI 2.1 features depend on the newer hardware, such as the option to use the 120Hz display refresh rate. Some of the features will not be available on the rest of the eligible devices even after the update.

  • Quick Share
  • Music Share
  • Camera zoom option
  • Single take
  • Night Hyper Lapse Mode
  • Shutter Button:
  • Display setting – dark mode setting
  • Apply dark mode to wallpapers
  • AR zone
  • Smart selfie angle
  • Live caption
  • Quick Crop
  • Screen mode
  • Pro video mode
  • Resize image
  • Clean View
  • My Filters
  • Selfie tone
  • AR Emoji

1. Quick Share:

The Galaxy S20 made it easy to share your favorite content with friends and family—and now, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 users can enjoy the same seamless experience.

Share content fast with Quick Share. Quick Share shows you which of your contacts are nearby, and lets you send photos, videos or even large files to multiple people at the same time. Just tap and send—it’s as easy as that.

The Quick Share lets users share files with up to 5 friends at once with no device pairing required. Samsung’s Quick Share feature, in fact, has a benefit over Apple’s AirDrop, which only works for one recipient at a time.

Tips: How to use Quick Share features?

Quick Share and Music Share available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Quick Share and Music Share available on the Galaxy Note10
Quick Share and Music Share available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Quick Share and Music Share available on the Galaxy Note10

2. Music Share:

The Music Share feature allows you to easily share your Bluetooth speaker or headset that is already connected to your device with others. Say your phone is connected via Bluetooth to a car stereo or portable speaker. With Music Share, instead of disconnecting your phone so someone else can pair their device and take a turn, you can simply extend your connection to someone else, and give them a turn as DJ.

Tips: How to use Music Share?

3. Camera zoom option:

he Galaxy S20 devices also have a powerful zoom, which users Galaxy S20’s Space Zoom functions. The cameras on both the Galaxy S20 5G and S20+ 5G feature True Zoom for precise, sharp pictures that allow you to get detailed close-ups.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s Super Optic Zoom can focus on objects or people from even farther away. You can also crop your photos without losing quality.

Read More: Here are every zoom option and features available on the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.

4. Single take:

With Single Take, users can stay in the moment while they capture the moment. Single Take uses multiple lenses and camera features—like ultra-wide, telephoto, slow-mo, and more—to shoot a collection of photos and videos at once, and uses AI to recommend the best for you. So, all you have to do is start shooting and choose the best shot later.

Single Take lets you shoot for up to 10 seconds and get back a variety of formats—meaning you can choose the best style for the moment without having to reshoot. You can use Single Take to create photo clips of scenes, objects, and people.

Tips: How to use the Single take camera mode

Single Take available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Single Take in the Gallery on the Galaxy Note10
Single Take available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Single Take in the Gallery on the Galaxy Note10

5. Night Hyper Lapse Mode:

You can capture the night in a totally unique way. Advanced low light technology gives you the ability to shoot video with long exposure-style captures so your video features striking light trails.

Hyperlapse is a feature that allows you to create your own time-lapse video. It records at various frame rates which automatically adjust to what you’re recording. In addition, an improved Night Mode is coming to get great photos even in low light.

You can use the ‘Night hyperlapse’ function in the camera to take dynamic night videos. To enable night hyperlapse mode, open the Camera app, tap MORE menu and tap hyperlapse, and tap the moon icon.

6. Shutter Button:

On the Galaxy S20, Samsung brought a new camera shortcut button. Instead of tapping and swiping to switch camera modes, you can get a habit of long-pressing the shutter button. If you press and hold the Shutter button in the Camera app, the device starts recording videos. Doing so will instantly begin recording, and save you the time it takes to switch from photo to video mode.

Keep pressing the shutter button for a little while and you’ll have a nice little GIF in absolutely no time. Now, instead of pressing the shutter button, you just have to swipe it to the edge of the screen to take several photos or burst shots.

You can also move the shutter button to a new place. For that just tap and drag on the shutter button when you are in the camera app, and move it wherever you want on the screen. The app will remember the place for you next time.

7. Display setting – New Dark Mode setting and Apply dark mode to wallpapers:

The Galaxy S20 has a built-in dark mode that turns all of the bright background colors to dark. It also helps improve battery life. You can set up the dark mode by going to Settings > Display > Dark mode settings. You will see an easy option to pick from Light Theme and Dark Theme, which wasn’t there on One UI 2.0.

In addition, you can enable dark mode by going to the quick settings menu, there’s a dark mode toggle too. You can tap on that to switch between dark and light modes instantly. The Dark mode will automatically be enabled if you turn on battery saver modes.

You can also adjust other settings on this page. You can apply Dark mode to your phone’s wallpaper. This option is accessible from the Home screen of the phone.

In addition, you can tap the switch next to the Adaptive color filter turn on the Blue light filter automatically between sunset and sunrise to reduce eye strain.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Tips and Tricks: How to enable Dark Mode

8. AR zone:

Enjoy all the features of AR(Augmented Reality) in one place, the AR Zone. A simple one-stop-shop to use its reality-based features, an entire collection from one location. The AR zone work on both the rear camera as well as the front camera.

You can activate this feature:

  • Launch the AR Zone app.
  • Launch the Camera app MOREAR Zone.

9. Smart selfie angle:

The Smart selfie angle automatically switches the front camera to the wide selfie mode when it detects more than one face in the frame, allowing more people to fit into the frame.

You can activate this feature from the Camera’s settings. Open the Camera app, then go to Settings and turn on Smart selfie angle.

10. Live caption:

Live Caption automatically captions media playing on your phone. Use it on videos, podcasts and audio messages. To activate this feature, just open Settings > Accessibility > Hearing enhancements > Live Caption > Live Caption.

11. Screen zoom:

In the Display menu, under Font size and style and Screen zoom options, you can choose how large you want the text and UI elements to be displayed. It has a total of 5 zoom levels on the Screen Zoom scale.

12. Screen mode:

Just go to Settings > screen mode and you’ll see the option to change the way the display looks. The default set to Vivid with the option to make it Natural. Within Vivid, you can change the color temperature and the RGB settings, if you want.

13. Pro video mode:

Pro Video mode gives the ability to record videos using the camera’s Pro mode. Just like on a DSLR, you can manually adjust settings like ISO, shutter speed and exposure level to your heart’s content.

For videographers who want more control over how they record, this update will also bring Pro Video. Users can get manual control over settings like ISO, shutter speed and exposure level, so they can capture the scene just the way they like. And now, you can switch between the front and rear cameras while recording video with Front & Rear Video Recording.

Pro Video now available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Shooting video in Pro Video mode on the Galaxy Note10
Pro Video now available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Shooting video in Pro Video mode on the Galaxy Note10

14. Quick Crop:

With Quick Crop, Samsung is taking the time out of basic photo editing. Just zoom in on an image in the Gallery and crop it to any size.

Quick Crop available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Quick Crop available on the Galaxy Note10
Quick Crop available on the Galaxy S10 (left), Quick Crop available on the Galaxy Note10

15. Clean View:

Clean View automatically groups together similar shots of the same subject—like landscapes, family, pets and more—for a more organized gallery. You can even select your favorite as the group’s thumbnail.

Tap the highlighted icon to group/ungroup gallery images on the Galaxy S10 (left), Clean View after grouping images on the Galaxy Note10
Tap the highlighted icon to group/ungroup gallery images on the Galaxy S10 (left), Clean View after grouping images on the Galaxy Note10

16. My Filters:

When you want to take a picture with an effect you like, just save an image into the Gallery app, and the AI of the Galaxy S20 series will extract the color filter based on the filter database.

With My filters, you can choose a favorite photo and use it to create your own filter with colors and styles you like. Then, apply it to a new photo when you take it, to achieve the same look.

My filters on the Galaxy S10 (left), How My filters function is used on the Galaxy Note10 (right)
My filters on the Galaxy S10 (left), How My filters function is used on the Galaxy Note10 (right)

Tips: How to edit your photos with My Filters feature on Galaxy S20

17.  Selfie tone

Selfie tone is a new feature that lets you tweak the overall tone of your selfies with a cool, warm, or neutral color. The same effect can be achieved with any third-party image-editing app as well.

You can change Selfie Tone by heading into your selfie camera, then scroll down to Useful features, where you’ll find the Selfie tone menu.

18. AR Emoji

AR Emoji has been updated with improvements like a manual editing feature and enhanced facial expression recognition. As AR Emoji has been updated to a new version, all previously saved AR emojis will be deleted when you next open the AR Emoji app.

Source: RPRNA

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March 2023 security update now hitting Samsung Galaxy S20 in India



Samsung Galaxy S20 march 2023 update India

Samsung rolled out March 2023 security update for Galaxy S20 series smartphones in early March 2023 but at that time it was rolling out for select countries. Now, Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones have started getting March 2023 update in India.

The latest update brings March 2023 security patch that fixes over 50 related issues and vulnerabilities found in Galaxy smartphones. Furthermore, it improves system stability, reliability, performance, and security to provide a better Galaxy experience.

Samsung Galaxy S20 march 2023 update India

The Galaxy S20 users in Europe and the US already received this update and now the Indians are also enjoying it. More countries will get the new update within the next few days.

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In India, Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are getting March 2023 update with firmware versions G980FXXSFHWB1, G985FXXSFHWB1, and G988FXXSFHWB1 respectively.

The refresh update is based on One UI 5.1 so your device must be updated to this major version then only your mobile will get a notification of this latest monthly patch. Check and install the update now by visiting Settings of your smartphone  >> Software update >> Download and install >> Install now.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE gets second March 2023 update



Samsung Galaxy S21 FE second March 2023 update

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone users have already received the March 2023 security update in different regions, while users in some countries are still waiting for it. Meanwhile, the company has started rolling out the second March 2023 update for the Galaxy S21 FE.

The latest update of Galaxy S21 FE improves the overall stability and security of the smartphone to enhance its performance of the device. In addition, it fixes some minor issues that you spotted in the last firmware version.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE’s new update is currently rolling out in Russia and European countries including Serbia. If required then the company will soon roll out in more countries.

With the new March 2023 update, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE firmware version bumps up to G990BXXS3EWC4 in Europe and G990B2XXS2EWC4 in Russia. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take time to reach all S21 FE models.

Last month, Samsung provided One UI 5.1 goodness to the Galaxy S21 FE series along with several devices. The update brought the Battery widget, Dynamic Weather widget, Color tone effects option, Family common Shared Album, advanced multitasking, and more.

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After mid-March 2023, the device received March 2023 security update and the company is releasing a second patch in the same month.

If you have received the notification of the latest update, download and install it now through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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Samsung mod confirms Galaxy S23 camera fixes included in April 2023 update



Samsung Galaxy S23 Camera Software Update

Samsung has a big camera focussed software update in the pipeline for the Galaxy S23 series. It was first rumored about two weeks ago and a Samsung community moderator has now confirmed that the Galaxy S23 lineup’s April 2023 update will include camera fixes.

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According to the info, Samsung Korean community moderator revealed that the Galaxy S23 series won’t get any camera focussed update, separately, however, the April 2023 software will include content (such as bug fixes and optimization) for the camera.

It’s worth mentioning that the team is ready to begin the rollout after putting the final finishing touches. However, the moderator denied revealing the exact release date of the Galaxy S23’s April software update. We assume the rollout may start in the next week.

Apart from this, the moderator disclosed that the company will share details of camera-related content included in the S23 series’ April 2023 firmware. As soon as the update starts rolling out to the public, the development in charge will share what new fixes are applied to the camera.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Camera Software Update

It was reported that some Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus units that have been manufactured in Vietnam have issues in focusing on nearby subjects such as pages of books. The company will hopefully solve the severe focusing error with the April 2023 update.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra is the first Samsung smartphone, which brings a 200-megapixel camera sensor to offer lossless photography. The other two siblings have the same camera sensors as their predecessors, but the company has enhanced their photography abilities with software and processor.

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Recently, we’ve reported that the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series will get the Galaxy S23’s intelligent Image Clipper feature in April 2023. Accordingly, it looks like April is going to be an important month for both Samsung and Galaxy consumers, when it comes to software deployment.

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