After nearly a year of testing, Microsoft has begun rolling out support for call forwarding in its Your Phone companion, Link to Windows. Due to the partnership with Samsung, Galaxy devices are largely among the early expansion aims.
The long-awaited feature was first supported by many Samsung Galaxy smartphones that support Link to Windows, including the last three generations of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships, as well as Samsung foldable smartphones. And the only smartphone not under the Samsung brand on this list is the branded Microsoft Surface Duo.
However, there are other limitations – the function does not yet work in some regions, and the PC must also be compatible, for example, the Bluetooth receiver may not be recognized.
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Currently, Link to Windows is only available on the following Android devices:
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20 +
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy A8s
- Samsung Galaxy A30s
- Samsung Galaxy A31
- Samsung Galaxy A40
- Samsung Galaxy A41
- Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A50
- Samsung Galaxy A50s
- Samsung Galaxy A51
- Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A60
- Samsung Galaxy A70
- Samsung Galaxy A70s
- Samsung Galaxy A71
- Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A80
- Samsung Galaxy A90s
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note9
- Samsung Galaxy Note10
- Samsung Galaxy Note10 +
- Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 +
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 +
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 crease hasn’t vanished, skipping waterdrop hinge?
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 crease is almost the same as its predecessor, raising the question of whether it uses the rumored waterdrop hinge technology or not. Trusted source @UniverseIce recently revealed this news, hinting at the least upgrade in Samsung’s foldable history.
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According to the tipster, the display crease of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 looks the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It was reported that the next foldable phone will be equipped with a new droplet hinge design to vanish the crease visibility.
Meanwhile, the “100% confirmed” leak points out it’s not changing this year. However, there is a probability of changes in the real product as the company is reportedly testing the durability of the device after applying the new hinge alongside the existing U-shaped hinge.
Various Chinese phone makers adopted the waterdrop hinge technology. Oppo’s Find N2 is a smartphone with the least visible crease in the industry as per the feedback of reviewers. However, durability always remains in priority as the foldable form factor is yet to mature.
Bad news: Galaxy Z Fold5 crease is almost the same as Fold4, so we wonder whether it really uses a water drop hinge.
— Angry Cat (@UniverseIce) May 29, 2023
Samsung Galaxy S23 June 2023 Software Update: Everything we know so far
Samsung will rollout a major software update to the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra in June 2023. Similar to hardware leaks, we get to know pretty much about the content of Samsung’s June 2023 software for the Galaxy S23 flagships.
According to rumors, Samsung June 2023 software update will not only bring the latest security patch to the Galaxy S23 lineup. There will be a lot of improvements and optimizations related to camera functionality and upgrades to the native application.
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Samsung insider IceUniverse revealed that the company has developed a 2x Portrait Mode for the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This mode pictures at 50-megapixel using the main 200-megapixel HP2 image sensor of the smartphone. It will benefit users who love taking portrait shots with depth effects.
HDR vignetting is another severe problem, which often appears on select Galaxy S23 series units, which could be fixed with the next OTA. Meanwhile, the tipster has not directly claimed fixes for bananagate and photo blur-related issues on the Galaxy S23 and S23 Ultra.
In a recent development, the same source revealed yet another change, which is included in the June firmware. The company will be bringing updates to the video calling function as part of quality improvements for using third-party apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.
Check more below:
Samsung Galaxy S23 June 2023 Software Update
- 2x cropping at 50-megapixel for Portrait mode
- HDR bounce/vignetting
- Camera performance increment
- Clear video calling through third-party apps
- Bananagate/blur issue – Uncertain
- June 2023 security patch
- AI mode guides – Uncertain
Samsung could start rolling out the next big camera-centric firmware to the Galaxy S23 series between May 29 and June 5th. The availability is expected to expand further gradually, with the India release speculated between May 31st and June 7th.
Display PWM Dimming Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Vs Apple and Honor flagships
Smartphones are rapidly becoming smart and smart, thanks to technological innovations. In a recent development, a display PWM dimming comparison surfaced on the internet revealing that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is way too behind in this aspect against Honor.
Twitter user TECHINFO45 shared a video displaying the screen flickering on three flagship phones. In the video, Honor was the star of the show, leaving Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Apple iPhone 14 Pro in the dust, when it comes to display PWM dimming.
Higher display PWM dimming frequency of Honor 90 Pro made it a clear winner over the world’s two most powerful smartphones. FYI, PWM is a technique for controlling the brightness of a display panel by varying the width of the light pulse. You control how long the screen remains on or off.
PWM dimming frequencies:
- Honor 90 Pro 3840Hz
- Galaxy S23 Ultra – 240Hz
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro – 480Hz
Lowering the brightness causes the screen to be off for longer than it is on, which is perceived as lower brightness. The higher frequencies the lower rate of stress on human eyes that’s what studies say but it doesn’t mean Samsung panels are not eye-friendly.
It’s worth mentioning that some smartphone users may find them sensitive to the display flicker effects, while some aren’t. Here’s the smartphone equipped with a display having a higher PWM dimming frequency that would do a lot better, thanks to the low rate of flickering on the panel.
Can't imagine a phone to be this good!
The Honor 90 pro is set to have no flickering issue at all!
It features a whopping 3840Hz PWM dimming screen that doesn't allow stress your eyes
Here's the comparison with two more phones side-by-side
S23 Ultra 240Hz
iPhone 480Hz pic.twitter.com/LXDZ4KmpwF
— TECHNOLOGY INFO (@TECHINFO45) May 26, 2023
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