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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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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


7 Android updates Sweet but Useless for Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6



Samsung galaxy Z Fold

Samsung replicated Google’s promise of Android updates, but the plus point is that mid-range and budget Galaxy phones are eligible for at least four major OS upgrades. The upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 will also be honored with 7 major Android updates.

The Korean tech giant offers the longest software update support in the Android industry. Google’s OS update promise starts from the Pixel 8 series. While mid-range and budget Samsung phones get four Android updates, the premium Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 will get 7.

Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S24 series smartphones. The lineup is guaranteed for at least seven OS upgrades. The strategy was earlier expected to be applied to Galaxy A55, but the company kept it limited to the flagship phones.

Samsung doesn’t officially consider Galaxy Z as flagship lineup, but it’s the most premium segment. All the novelties that Galaxy S receives also come to foldable phones. Therefore, it’s certain that the company will support its upcoming Galaxy Z phones for 7 years.

Will they survive 7 years?

Sporting a foldable display entirely ends the discussion of longevity. Besides, the pre-applied screen protection film starts to damage within a year of normal usage. Samsung’s innovative foldables are available internationally but support isn’t.

Samsung Care+ plan is also offered by the phone maker for additional protection. However, it still requires the owner to pay the processing fee, which isn’t considerable. Also, the Care+ plan doesn’t cover the Samsung-slapped screen protector film.

So if the Korean phone maker is willing for longer software support, it should rather offer a two-year replacement guarantee on manufacture defects. It would push consumers to prefer foldable phones as they won’t have to worry about display concerns.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

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Android Updates War: Google’s Game-Changing Move to Outshine Samsung



Samsung July 2023 security patch details

When it comes to Android updates, Samsung is leading the Android world. However, this could be the last day of Samsung’s leadership as Google is expected to double up its current Android updates support for Pixel smartphones launching today.

2020 was a remarkable year in Samsung’s history when the company extended Android updates support from two years to three. A few months later, the company extended the security support as well, totaling it to four years for flagship Galaxy devices.

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In 2022, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series, which offers four generations of OS upgrades. In its announcement, the company listed all flagships launched in 2021 and later along with select Galaxy A series smartphones for 4 OS and 5 years of security patches.

With this decision, the South Korean tech giant surpassed Google’s support policy, which owns Android. To be noted, Tensor-powered Pixel smartphones come with three years of Android and five years of monthly security updates support.

Today, Google will launch the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. And as per the leaks, both phones will offer up to 7 years of software support, surpassing the longest support provided by Apple to its iPhones. Pixel 8 and later might be eligible for 7 major OS upgrades, which sounds a bit confusing.

There are speculations that there will be five major OS versions and 7 years of regular security patches and quarterly Pixel Feature Drops for the latest flagship smartphones. If it happens, it will force other Android vendors to further extend their support.

While Pixel phones are limited to support 3 major OS versions, Samsung is offering 4 generations of OS upgrades to cheaper Galaxy devices that costs approx $249. Samsung won’t take too long to beat Google yet again in terms of software support.

Let’s see, what Google has to offer to the Android world!

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Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release



Samsung Calculator app update

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.

Samsung One UI 6 Apps

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.

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