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 A54 with Exynos 1380 visits Geekbench
After the flagship Galaxy S23 series in February, Samsung will launch its mid-range A-series phones including the Galaxy A54, next year. We have heard a lot about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone and now it visits the Geekbench database.
Spotted by MySmartPrice, the Geekbench listing reveals some important details about the phone. As per the new information, the Galaxy A54 smartphone, which carries model number SM-A546B, will come with Exynos 1380 mobile platform.
Samsung is yet to launch the Exynos 1380 processor. It is expected to bring at least two ARM Cortex-A series high-performance CPU cores and the Mali-series GPU for faster performance compared to the Exynos 1280. It is also likely to equip a fully integrated 5G modem with support for mmWave and sub-6GHz connectivity.
Other than the processor, the Samsung Galaxy A54 Geekbench listing further shows off the single-core and multi-core test results. The report says that the device has managed to score 776 points in the single-core round of the Geekbench 5 test. Whereas, in the multi-core round, the score was recorded as 2599 points.
Samsung Galaxy S23 to feature 8K recording at 30 fps
Samsung’s next-gen flagship smartphone lineup could finally bring a significant upgrade in terms of video recording. As per the latest input, the Galaxy S23 is likely to introduce 8K video recording capability at 30 fps. If this leak is correct, it will be noted as a big upgrade when it comes to camera.
IceUniverse, through his cryptic Tweet, revealed that the Galaxy S23 smartphone will feature 8K video recording at 30 fps (frame per second). Do note that the current Galaxy S22 flagship allows you to record 8K high-res videos only at 24 fps (7680×4320).
Earlier this year, the Korean tech giant introduced the Galaxy S22 smartphone lineup. The device allows you to record 8K videos at 24 fps (7680×4320), 4K UHD videos at 60 fps (3840×2160), 1080p FHD videos at 60 fps (1920×1080) and 720p HD video at 30 fps (1280×720).
Samsung could launch the Galaxy S23 series in the first week of February 2023 at an in-person Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, United States. As we are still away from the tentative launch timeline, more leaks and rumors will continue to come.
Samsung Galaxy S23 key features revealed in possible specs sheet
Samsung is rapidly working on its next flagship smartphone lineup. Ahead of the official launch, a tipster revealed a possible specs sheet, revealing some of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone.
According to IceUniverse, Samsung Galaxy S23 key specs include a 120Hz OLED display panel with 2340×1080 pixel resolution with up to 1500 nits peak brightness and 240Hz PWM (PWM reduces display luminance).
Under the hood, the device will use Qualcomm’s 4nm process-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, worldwide. However, it’s rumored that the Galaxy S23 phones may equip an overclocked variant of 8 Gen 2.
In terms of memory, the standard Galaxy S23 could come with 8GB RAM along with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. BTW, the tipster compared S23’s pricing and specs against the iQOO 11 smartphone.
Coming to the battery, Ice claims the Galaxy S23 phone features 3900mAh battery, which can be charged with 25W fast charger. On the flip side, iQOO’s phone features 5000mAh battery along with charging support of up to 120W.
Lastly, the leak included information about the possible primary camera sensor of the Galaxy S23. Not interestingly, the standard model apparently uses a 50MP ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor, while the price could start at $799.