Samsung should provide Galaxy A52, A72’s Snapchat AR Lenses to more Galaxy phones via firmware update
After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially launched three new smartphones under its A-series, the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72. These are the first mid-rangers from the company that comes with flagship-grade camera capabilities such as Optical Zoom, Space Zoom, OIS, Pro Video mode, and more.
You can shoot vivid and crisp photos and videos easily with the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72’s massive 64MP high-resolution camera. Furthermore, you can also instantly convert your favorite moments from 4K video to 8MP high-resolution images with the 4K Video Snap.
Alongside this, Scene Optimizer uses AI to shoot with the best settings for 30 categories of images and backgrounds (such as food, scenery, and pets). All three models come with a 32MP front camera for selfies.
Optical image stabilization assures pictures and videos come out sharp and steady. And there’s no need to miss an important moment anymore in low lighting conditions because of the Night mode that uses multi-frame processing, resulting in a bright and crisp image even in the dark.
Other than these impressive camera features, Samsung and Snapchat together worked to offer a bunch of AR Lenses and filters to the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 in the stock Camera application. To enable this function, users have to choose the Fun Mode in the built-in Camera app where you will find around 16 different AR Lenses from Snapchat.
This bold move lets the Galaxy A52/A71 owners use Snapchat filters with the native Camera app without switching to third-party applications to get amazing filters. On the other hand, it was found that while the user takes images directly through Snapchat, the quality of the captured image doesn’t meet the expectation of the users they want.
Therefore, the integration of Snapchat filters with Samsung Camera now offers filtered images with higher resolution. Moreover, users will also be able to adjust the aspect ratio and timer settings alongside recording videos with Snapchat filters.
Snapchat is a famous application that offers several filters to get the best picture of oneself. However, the Snapchat effects are exclusively available with the Galaxy A52/52 5G and Galaxy A72 devices. It is worth mentioning that some of the features from flagships were already provided to mid-range and budget phones like Single Take, Night Hyperlapse, etc.
In my opinion, Samsung should provide these filter functionalities to its other Galaxy devices as well via OTA. What do you think about Snapchat effects integration with the stock Camera application? Let us know in the comments below.
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Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release
After One UI 5.1, we started hearing a lot of news, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming One UI 6. Recently, Samsung has also started releasing One UI 6.0 support for stock apps, starting with the Calculator app.
Looking at all this, we can expect that Samsung will provide this support to more apps in the future too. But the question is, why is Samsung providing One UI 6.0 support to its stocks apps before the official release? If you are thinking that by getting their support, you will get some new features in your apps, then it is not only the reason.
Samsung One UI 6.0 support can also bring new features for apps, but the main reason for this is something else. But what? The answer is that Samsung is going to release a new One UI update in the coming weeks or months and the company aims to make its stock apps compatible with that accordingly. Once the app is supported, the app will not stop working or get crash whenever the company releases that update for the smartphone.
A recent report revealed that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same time frame as last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup being the first to secure it. Meanwhile, beta activity is seeing an early start if everything goes as planned by the internals.
Still, for the time being, we can consider this information as a pinch of salt as the company has not yet announced any official timeline for One UI 6.0.
Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships
Nowadays, smartphones are being heavily used for gaming and photography. Accordingly, phone makers are focussing more and more on upgrading the imaging capabilities and performance of chipsets. So why not, Samsung should now bring battery upgrade to Galaxy flagships.
Battery upgrade should be the next aim
The recently launched Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a high-profile 200-megapixel camera, allowing users to capture lossless shots, even when cropped. With great collaboration between hardware and software, the new Samsung flagships offer peace of mind to consumers, when it comes to battery life.
In addition to camera lovers, people prefer buying a smartphone, which offers great battery life without compromising features and power specifications. In the same way, Samsung is reportedly working, and there’s still room for improvements in flagships battery life.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a new battery technology inspired by electronic vehicles. The company is considering stacked battery technology for smartphones, which will reduce the size keeping the same mAh and enhanced lifespan.
Since the stacked battery tech could leave more gap inside the phone, Samsung might not think about increasing mAh on flagship phones. Instead, the company may use an additional vacant area for upgrading other hardware elements and better placement.
The S23 Ultra even defeated the years-old leader iPhone in terms of battery performance, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” processor. Exynos 2400 is reportedly coming to the S24 series in certain markets, which re-creates concern about the phone’s battery life and performance.
That said, Samsung should focus on increasing premium Galaxy phones’ battery life so users can use them longer with a single charge. 45W fast charging is doing quite well, just improvements to battery life would prove as cherry on the cake.
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Poll Results: May 12, 2023
We ran a poll that received 106 votes from our readers’ community. Among all, about 70 percent of readers voted in favor of a battery upgrade instead of the camera, while 23.6 percent want both upgrades together. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of voters still want Samsung to focus on flagship camera upgrade.
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Samsung 4+5 strategy meets today’s demands of consumers
Tech industry is currently facing a global downturn, forcing companies to shut down businesses in hopeless markets. Promotion no longer remains the only way to sell more smartphones as consumers start comparing products on different aspects; reliability, security and software support.
Samsung, unquestionably meets the demands of consumers, thanks to its 4+5 strategy, ensuring longer Android OS and security updates support. The company is the biggest Android seller in the world, and of course leads the market too, beating rivals like Apple.
Since the Samsung 4+5 strategy still lags behind Apple, when it comes to software support, it is record-breaking in the Android segment. As vendors stop including pre-built charging adapters to reduce e-waste, the EU also mandated longer software support so consumers can keep using a phone longer.
“At Samsung, you get not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 times Android OS updates. And 5 years is a long time, so your palm-sized pal will be in good hands with new regular security patches.”
Software updates play a key role in continuing great smartphone experiences, as well as the releases come with new features and optimization. Android is open source and gets packed with numerous flaws, Google patches them through security releases every month.
Accordingly, Samsung rolls out monthly patches to a large number of Galaxy devices, which ensures the most reliable system and user data protection. Android OS usually gets a new version in the second half of every year, bringing new useful features and life-saving tools to consumers.
Samsung, with its amazing One UI, dominated the Android market. The custom skin is neat, clean, and intuitive, ensuring smoother and more stunning experiences on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Google introduces 1 each year, but Samsung utilizes it thrice (x.0/x.1/x.1.1), cool enough?
Until the second half of 2020, Samsung supplied two OS updates to all Galaxy devices. Later, the company raised the bar of software and reached up to 3, matching the Android maker. With the S22 launch, the Korean tech giant promised to bring up to 4 OS and 5 years of patches to select Galaxy models.