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Samsung testing One UI 3.5 version for the Galaxy S21 series, reveals CheckFirm

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Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 flagship series that comes with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box. Recently, a reliable source revealed that the company has started the Android 12 development for these latest flagships.

And now, it looks like the Korean tech giant is already working to develop the next generation of the One UI 3 i.e. the One UI 3.5 (based on Android 11) for eligible Galaxy devices. According to the latest information, a Reddit user spotted a new test firmware for the Galaxy S21 5G smartphone that carries PDA version number: G991BXXU3BUFB.

If we go with the latest test firmware, we can confirm that it’s a new One UI version. The region of the test firmware is DBT (Germany) and every Samsung fan is well known that the company initially pushes new software upgrades in European markets, mainly in Germany.

We know that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in near future, most probably on August 3. At the same time, the One UI 3.5 will also be announced that will exclusively come with the upcoming foldable phones out of the box.

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After that, the company will start distributing the One UI 3.5 upgrade to the eligible flagship, mid-range, and budget Galaxy phones and tablets as well. Do note that it will be an interim update that will not bring any UI changes or major features as they are reserved for the Android 12-based One UI 4.0.

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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 Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue 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.

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These Samsung phones won’t get Android 13 upgrade

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Samsung Android 13 Phones

Google is going to introduce the Android 13 operating system later this year, while Samsung is likely to start the One UI 5 Beta activity for Galaxy phones by July. Various Galaxy phones and tablets are eligible to receive the Android 13, however, we’ve compiled a list of Samsung devices that won’t get this major upgrade.

Samsung offers up to four generations of major Android upgrades to flagship Galaxy phones and tablets launched in/after 2021. Meanwhile, older flagship Galaxies such as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series were compatible with two OS upgrades at the time of launch.

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In August 2020, the Korean phone maker announced that all the flagship Galaxy devices debuted with Android 9-based One UI 1.x software will be having three major OS upgrades. This announcement made an additional Android update possible for the famous Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineups.

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Starting with the Android 10-based One UI 2.x, Samsung delivered the Android 11-based One UI 3.x and the Android 12-based One UI 4.x upgrades to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G smartphones.

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These Samsung phones won’t get Android 13

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Android 13 Phones

While the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 lineups are not eligible to get any more major firmware, owners have to use their devices on the Android 12 OS. Meanwhile, Samsung will provide two more years of regular security updates to all of these devices following its February 2019’s promise.

These Samsung phones will get Android 13

Samsung Android 13 update will bring One UI 5.0 to these Galaxy devices

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Samsung One UI 4.1: Voice Recorder, play or share the voice!

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Samsung One UI 4.1 latest security patch of May 1, 2022, has brought some updations to the Voice Recorder. It enables you to record, play, and share the audio where ever you want. A smartphone user can utilize the audio clip for various multimedia purposes. The person can merge the audio together with the video to create a creative clipping. This inbuilt Samsung Voice Recorder is very useful for news reporters and tech enthusiasts.

Why am I saying So? because this recorder enables us to record the audio in various modes. Such as Standard mode, Interview mode, and Speech-to-text mode. This is helpful for the present-day people who love to wander around the world on rough terrains, and this recorder facilitates them to record wonderful natural voices and so.

It is very amazing, without the need for extra accessories like a mic, or charging devices. The only thing you need is your smartphone and nothing else. Thanks to the application, there is no need to carry those bulky setups as used before.

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Voice Recorder

How to record the Voice or Audio?

  • First, launch the voice recorder application
  • Tap on the Circular icon shown at the bottom of your screen (connect with the microphone if you need to)
  • You can use the left icon with two verticle lines to stop the video
  • While recording you can enable Bookmarks when you find that portion of the clip is very important. (So that you can review it)
  • To finish the recording Tap on the square tile, located at the bottom right of your smartphone screen.

Let us discuss three modes of recording.

Voice Recorder

Standard Mode: This mode is a normal recording mode, and simply records the audio with the single mic available for the user to perform a calling function or so. That is located at the top side edge of your smartphone.

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Interview Mode: The smartphone records the sound from the top and bottom of the device at a high volume while reducing the volume of sound from the sides. It uses all the top and bottom edge mic of your device. Help for talking or having a face-to-face communication or interview.

Speech-to-text Mode: This feature of the application looks creative, and converts the recorded voice to text in real-time. This feature is most popular among media personalities, you might have seen some reporters, recording the interview session, by holding their smartphones near the mouth of celebrities or famous people.

Voice Recorder

While recording audio you need to take care of some important things. First is the voice memo system language, it only records the audio for the language that is in the language list. Do not worry Samsung has all the popular languages on the list that are spoken in most regions of the world.

After doing all the stuff, you can choose to play the specific recordings, from the list available in the My Files section of your smartphone memory storage, and You can play or can share them where you want. Additionally, if your calls are on the auto-call recording, you can find them in this voice recording list altogether.

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Smart uses of Samsung One UI 4.1 Camera app, instead of just image capturing

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Samsung One UI 4.1 offers multiple camera features to its users that lets your click amazing shots. You might have used different camera modes and filters while capturing a picture. But have you performed any other tasks other than clicking photos with your phone’s camera?

Your Samsung One UI 4.1 camera has a lot of special features. It is capable of serving many jobs instead of just image and video capturing. And here, in this article, we are going to discuss some of the smart Samsung One UI 4.1 camera features.

To make sure you are taking full advantage of your phone’s camera, read our complete story.

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Smart Samsung One UI 4.1 camera features

Scanning QR codes:

QR Code scanner is turned on by default on your Samsung camera. You can double-check it by navigating Samsung Camera >> Settings >> Scan QR Codes. As the name mentions, enabling this feature will let you scan QR codes from the camera itself, now you don’t need any third-party app to scan a QR code.

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Samsung Camera QR Code scanner

Scene Optimizer:

Samsung Camera’s Scene optimizer feature optimizes your scenes. It helps you figure out what your best shot is by focusing on an object automatically, blurring out the rest of the scene, adjusting your lighting, and more.

To enable it, go to Samsung Camera >> Settings >> Scene optimizer. Turn the toggle on.

Shot Suggestions:

Shot suggestions will help you even more with your photos. It will give you on-screen advice that helps you line up an amazing shot. To get its best use, you can pair it with the Scene Optimizer feature, it will give you some really nice-looking photos, even if you aren’t an expert.

To enable it by turning the toggle on through Samsung Camera >> Settings >> Shot Suggestions.

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One UI 4.1 Camera settings

Tracking Auto-Focus:

With the tracking autofocus camera feature, you can keep the rear camera focused on the selected subject even if they move. You can take its use by navigating Samsung Camera >> Settings >> Tracking Auto Focus.

Shooting Methods:

Shooting Methods will show you different shooting methods you can use to capture a photo. You can change them according to your preferences. The typical way you usually use to take a photo is by opening up your camera app and pressing the circle icon at the bottom.

However, there are some other different ways to take photos, such as:

  • Pressing your volume keys to take a picture or record a video.
  • Using voice commands like ‘Smile’ or ‘Capture’ to take a photo or ‘Record video’ for capturing a video.
  • Showing your palm to the camera to take a selfie.
  • Adding an extra shutter button you can move anywhere on your screen.

One UI 4.1 Camera settings

Night Mode:

One UI 4.1 brings Enhanced Night mode to let you capture bring portraits even in a low-light environment. You can take pictures outside through the rear lens as well as the front lens when it is dark. To use it,

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  • Open the Camera of your phone.
  • On the shooting modes list, tap More >> Night.
  • If you set the time that appears at the right bottom of the screen to Max, you may get clearer pictures.
  • Tap the capture button and hold your device steady until shooting is complete.

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Single Take:

Samsung Single Take feature allows users to capture multiple pictures and videos with just a tap. You can move around for up to 15 seconds to capture the moment from different angles. The AI later optimizes the photos and videos to help you pick the best ones.

To use it:

  • Open your phone’s Camera app.
  • Select ‘Single Take‘ mode.
  • Tap on the round button to start.
  • Walk around to capture multiple dimensions of the moment.
  • When you are done, tap on the preview thumbnail.
  • To see more results, pull up.

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Director’s View:

Director’s view lets users easily switch between different views while shooting and make a video with the front-facing camera and rear camera at the same time.

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  • Open the Camera of your smartphone.
  • On the shooting modes list, tap More.
  • Click on Director’s view and change:
    • Screen mode
    • Front camera view
    • Camera thumbnail
  • Select the camera thumbnail you want and tap to record a video.
  • If you want to change the screen mode, tap the Change the screen mode icon on the upper right corner, and select the screen mode:
    • PIP View
    • Split View
    • Single View
  • You can change the camera while recording by tapping on the thumbnail. If the thumbnail is hidden, tap the Display button to display it.
  • Tap on the Record button to record the video.
  • Tap the Stop button to stop recording the video.

Samsung One UI 4.1 Enhanced Pro Mode

Video Resolution:

Samsung smartphone camera record videos in Full HD with a variant frame rate by default. But you can do more with it. There are three different video capture options:

  • Ultra HD at 30fps
  • Ultra HD at 60fps
  • 8K at 24fps

To change between these resolutions, open the Camera and switch to Video mode. Tap the FHD AUTO option and you will see different video resolutions to switch between.

Samsung Camera Video resolution

Settings to keep:

Navigate Camera >> Settings >> Scroll Down >> Settings to Keep. There are fice different settings you can toggle to stay on until you manually turn them off again.

  • Camera mode
  • Selfie angle
  • Filters
  • Super steady
  • Portrait zoom

Samsung Camera settings to keep

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