Samsung has released the One UI 3.0 beta build for the Galaxy S20 series users in the US and Korea. This new One UI version comes with a lot of exciting new features, including a double-tap gesture anywhere on the home screen to turn off the display.
The company is likely to start the One UI 3.0 public beta rollout in more countries and more devices very soon.
We are talking about the camera features after upgrading to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. Google had issued a document that specifies the requirements that must be met in order for devices to be compatible with Android 11.
According to the terms and conditions of the document, OEM’s are restricted to must ensure that the facial appearance is NOT altered including altering facial geometry, facial skin tone, or facial skin smoothening for any android.hardware.camera2 or android.hardware.Camera API.
These conditions will affect your camera’s “face smoothing” feature and you may haven’t able to use change facial skin tone, or facial skin smoothening at the time of capturing a picture from your smartphone.
A Samsung Galaxy S20+ user using One UI 3 beta, allegedly shared two images, comparing the Galaxy Note 10+ and S20+. The shared images show that after updating the Galaxy S20+ to One UI 3 based on Android 11, the software restricts the camera smoothing feature.
According to health experts the photo face filters and other “beautifying” techniques that mental can warp a person’s self-confidence, particularly when they’re introduced to younger users.
By noting this advice, Google is now taking aim at image filter features and begun restricting the camera filters capability within its Android camera app on Pixel smartphones. The company has already turned off the face retouching on Pixel 4a devices.
Moreover, Google will soon be updating its camera app with what Google describes as “value-free” descriptive icons and labels for the app’s face retouching effects.
In the meantime, we don’t have any official confirmation whether Samsung will follow Google on this announcement because it has its own camera application but the images uploaded by the Reddit user clearly shows that it might apply the same changes as Google.
Samsung has changed the color scheme of the quick settings panel and used a Gaussian-like blur effect on the background of the toggle buttons.
About the stable One UI 3.0 update rollout, Samsung has confirmed the stable update is coming after November 2020, starting with the Galaxy S20 series, followed by the Galaxy Note 20 and S10, Note 10 series.
Samsung Galaxy A55 with flat edge design revealed in 5K renders
Samsung will unveil several new Galaxy A series phones next year. The next year’s Galaxy devices are said to introduce a new design language, with a flat edge being the most highlighting. Well, folks over at MySmartPrice (in collaboration with Onleaks) managed to reveal Samsung Galaxy A55 design in renders.
Similar to Galaxy S24 flagships, the renders of Samsung Galaxy A55 showcase flat edge design. Notably, the device is likely to bring metal frame rather than the conventional material. In terms of dimensions, the device will roughly measure 161.1 x 77.3 / 77.9 x 8.2mm.
Check renders below:
Galaxy A55 Specs [Rumored]
6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Exynos 1480 chipset, AMD GPU
Rear Cameras –
50MP primary camera, OIS, 12MP ultra-wide lens,5MP macro sensor
Front Camera –
Battery & Charging –
5,000mAh, 25W fast charging
Flagship phones to get more pricey as Samsung hikes camera sensor prices
Camera-centric flagship smartphones could be expensive as Samsung has increased the price of ISOCELL image sensors. As camera sensors are one of the most expensive parts, it could increase the price of 2024 flagships.
While companies are working hard to improve the smartphone camera experience, flagship models with cameras as their core selling point are likely to become more expensive. The main reason is that Samsung has increased the price of its components.
The smartphone industry has slowed down over the past few years, leaving manufacturers involved in component production with excess inventory. Samsung is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of CMOS sensors, which are used in its own phones and those of other brands.
As the smartphone market slowly grows, Samsung has reportedly sent notices to phone manufacturers to increase the price of its imaging sensors by 25%. The new prices may take effect in early 2024. Samsung’s increase in the price of imaging sensors will mainly affect sensors of 32 million pixels and above.
This could force smartphone manufacturers to increase the cost of high-end smartphones. Meanwhile, Samsung’s rivals in the field, Sony and OmniVision, have yet to announce price increases.
[Download] Samsung Galaxy S24 wallpapers leaked ahead of launch
Samsung Galaxy S24 series is coming in January 2024, which consists of three models including the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. However, before the official launch, some leaks and rumors have already revealed some details about the Galaxy S24 series. Now, some live images of the Galaxy S24 Ultra have appeared online, showing its design and color options.
A well-known tipster named Vetrox360 has shared a set of Galaxy S24 Ultra wallpapers, which are available for download for any Galaxy device. These devices are available in four different colors – Titanium Violet, Black, Grey, and Yellow.
The wallpapers have an amazing and elegant look with a gradient effect, which surely enhances the appearance of your Galaxy device. If you are interested in downloading the Galaxy S24 Ultra wallpapers, you can get it from the link mentioned below.
- Samsung Galaxy S24 Wallpapers – Link
Here you can also check out a glimpse of Samsung Galaxy S24 leaked Wallappers.