S Pen powered Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets FCC certification, confirms Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, and UWB
The South Korean tech giant is all set to bring the Note series’ S Pen functionality to the top variant of the upcoming Galaxy S21 series. This information is confirmed by the recently published FCC certification. An unreleased smartphone of Samsung having a model number of SM-G998B recently certified by the Federal Communications Commission agency in the United States.
According to the naming habit of Samsung, the model number SM-G998B will be for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphone that is the top version of the Galaxy S21 series. The FCC’s document reveals – “The EUT can also be used with a stylus device (S-PEN). The EUT operates with the S-PEN in two different inductive coupling modes of S-PEN motion detection (Hover and Click) operating in the range of 0.53 –0.6MHz. The EUT was set to continuously transmit to the S-PEN in each of the two modes.”
Adding to this, the certification also confirms the wireless connectivity capabilities of the Galaxy S21 Ultra including wireless power transfer, UWB, Wi-Fi 6E, and NFC.
Previous reports reveal that the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be unveiled on January 14, 2020, and will be available to pre-order from the next day of launch. The event will deliver three new premium smartphones in the Galaxy S series namely, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
- Opinion: By providing S Pen support to Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is killing its Note series
- Opinion: Killing the Galaxy Note series could be a bad decision for Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specifications: [Expected]
The Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with numerous premium features such as a 6.8-inch display, two color options – Silver and Black, 256/512GB storage, 5000mAh all-day battery, powerful Exynos 2100/Snapdragon 888 SoC, S Pen functionality, a quad rear camera setup with a 108MP primary lens, and the remain will confirm at the launch event.
Experience Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra in 3D!
Samsung is all set to reveal the Galaxy S23 series, while, tipsters are now sharing the remaining stuff they have in their stock. Thanks to a reliable source EvanBlass, we can now experience the upcoming Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra phones in 3D view.
Recently, the source revealed graphical imagery of the Galaxy S23 series and renders of official cases. In addition to accessories, Evan shared Source (1, 2, 3) the 3D view models of the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra in the highest resolution, giving us the best look yet, from each angle!
Below, we have embedded the 3D model preview of the Galaxy S23 series smartphones. As soon as you tap the play button, the 3D model will prepare its assets to deliver the cleanest look on your phone’s display. Due to hard codes, the page might lag, hence, we recommend you don’t hurry if it takes a while to load.
Notably, Samsung Israel has recently confirmed that if you purchase Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Israel, you will get Buds 2 and a wireless charging pad as free gifts. Do note that the deadline to be eligible for these free gifts is February 16, 2023, with a minimum of 1500 units available.
Samsung Galaxy News: A24 4G clears FCC | M14 5G renders leak in 3 colors
Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Book 3 series just a few hours later. The company will also showcase the new One UI 5.1 software, which is ready to bring great new features to older smartphones. Meanwhile, two more Samsung phones emerged on the web, let’s discuss the latest news!
Galaxy A24 4G is readying for launch, clears FCC:
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A24 4G has passed the FCC certification in the US. The device has earlier spotted on the Indian BIS database with the model number SM-A245F/DS. On the FCC listing, the Galaxy A24 4G carrier model number SM-A245M/DSN and supports 25W charging via EP-TA800 adapter.
In addition to this, it has been revealed that the Galaxy A24 4G supports LTE connectivity, as well as WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth, and NFC, and features a microSD card slot as well. It could have a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 50MP triple rear camera, and a 13MP selfie camera.
Galaxy M14 5G renders leak in three colors:
Samsung plans to release a number of low-end mobile phones this year, the Galaxy M14 5G is one of them, and now the renders of this upcoming smartphone have been revealed. As per TechOutlook report, the Galaxy M14 5G would be available in Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Silver color variants.
As shown in the renders, the Galaxy M14 5G comes with an Infinity-V display notch, thicker side bezels and a thicker chin. On the rear, there are three cameras and a unibody design, meaning the back panel wraps around the edges of the phone and covers the internal frame.
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 battery drain, heating and low power efficiency issues
In February 2022, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 series smartphones. These premium Galaxy devices feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (widely) or Exynos 2200 (Europe) chipsets. In software department, the lineup is running Android 13 (One UI 5.0), up from pre-installed Android 12 (One UI 4.1).
On February 1st, the company is going to unveil the Galaxy S23 series, which runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out of the box. In near future, the company will share the S23 lineup’s exclusive One UI 5.1 with its older flagship devices through software updates.
Features apart, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra users are facing different kinds of issues (via PiunikaWeb) with their smartphones such as battery drain, heating and low power efficiency. Users believe that the situation was better before December 2022 patch, which got worse with January 2023 patch.
Among consumers, there are discussions that the battery drain and heating issues are generated on models due to chipset maker differences as well as Samsung Foundry. The Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors are manufactured by Samsung foundry.
Due to inefficient processes, the system on chip gets affected by battery consumption issues due to thermal management. Since consumers in some countries such as India are quite satisfied with their Galaxy S22 phone’s battery, the issue is mainly reported spotted on Exynos models.
During Exynos 2200’s internal testing, Samsung faced critical thermal throttling due to chipset’s inefficiency and additionally powerful GPU, which forced it to reduce clock speed by 0.61Ghz. To bring the world’s most powerful GPU, Samsung partnered with AMD and used Xclipse GPU in the Exynos 2200.
Due to Exynos’ heating and Foundry’s production efficiency issues, Samsung turned to Qualcomm and decided to ditch its self-developed SoC from the Galaxy S lineup. This year, the Galaxy S23 series uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset manufactured by TSMC, worldwide.
We hope Samsung will soon fix battery draining and heating issues on the Galaxy S22 devices through firmware update. Since hardware issues can’t be fixed with even hundreds of firmware updates, they could be reduced or optimized with code changes.
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A Galaxy S22 smartphone user said on Reddit that Samsung’s authorized service center can just factory reset the device and recommends waiting for a few days since the battery health is good. It looks like processor issues and buggy software is causing the battery drain and overheating issues.
Samsung released the 2nd January 2023 firmware update Galaxy S22 series in certain regions but the battery drain and overheating issues continue to emerge. Meanwhile, there are different kinds of workarounds, which has the latest entry of turning off “Adaptive Battery” feature.
- Open System Settings >> Battery >> Adaptive preferences >> Turn on “Adaptive Battery”
A Reddit user @lazykryptonian said that the Galaxy S22’s overheating issue is caused because of the chipset’s design and Samsung foundry problems. Further, they added that “Some are much better than others but there’s no control over getting a decent one vs bad.”
A Galaxy S22 Ultra user claimed that after restricting background activities of unused apps, the battery consumption is greatly reduced. As per the user, the battery consumption before restricting activities was 10% per hour, which is now 2% per hour. You can also try it as a temporary fix.
Samsung provides you with tips that will show you how to get the best out of your battery in everyday usage and how to look after your battery. The tips are as follows:
- > Reduce display brightness level
- > Close, disable, or uninstall unused Apps
- > Turn off Always On Display (AOD) or set a schedule
- > Toggle off WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use
- > Turn on Power saving mode
- > Check your device Signal bars
Some users reported having overheating issues during video calls, as well as on WhatsApp video calls. And amid battery drain controversy, a Galaxy S22 Ultra user said that his phone’s brightness was fading day by day, which could be because of abnormal battery drain.
Issues like abnormal battery drain and overheating continue to emerge on the Galaxy S22 series devices, with Exynos models being most affected. Consumers complained that the January patch destroyed battery performance and generated heating issues, even in normal usage.