A couple of months back, Samsung reportedly closed new user registrations on the Tizen app store, however, a recent report suggests the official Tizen app store has been permanently shut down for the consumers as well as will no longer be accessible by existing users.
This is gonna be really overset for those who are still using the Tizen apps and Tizen OS-based Samsung phones launched under the Galaxy Z series. As per the info, starting December 31st, while the user visits the Tizen app store, the page shows an error code on the screen.
For consumers of Samsung Z series phones, the Tizen app store was an essential app for downloading famous applications and supported games. Following this service suspension, Facebook, WhatsApp, Modern Combat, Asphalt 8, Line, and many other apps were removed from the Tizen store.
The Tizen app services are closed for the Samsung Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 smartphones worldwide. While Galaxy Z4 is the last device to run on TizenOS, so if you’re using the Samsung Z4 series smartphone, it is time to switch over to Android or iOS.
To be noted, Samsung has officially ditched its own developed Tizen OS from the next-gen Galaxy smartwatches in favor of Google’s Wear OS version 3. However, the current Tizen-powered wearables will continue to get support with new firmware updates until the end of the lifespan.
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Samsung to ship Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 in these color and memory variants in India
Samsung will launch Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones in a couple of days. With each passing day, we are getting more and more information about devices. Meanwhile, a new piece of information has appeared to reveal the launch date, colors, and memory variants of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Flip 4 for India.
The report is coming from 91Mobiles, which says that the Korean tech will not take much time to put the devices on sale after their official announcements on August 10. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be on sale from August 26 in India.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be available in three color options including Grey Green, Beige, and Phantom Black in the country. Customers will be able to choose between two memory models, such as 12GB RAM + 256GB internal memory and 12GB RAM + 512GB internal memory.
Samsung is said to bring the 1TB storage variant of the Fold 4 phone. It’s worth seeing if the company will introduce it to Indian markets or not. Samsung S22 Ultra also has a 1TB model, which was launched later in the country.
While considering the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Samsung is providing three color choices such as Bora Purple, Graphite, and Pink Gold, and excepting the Grey Green color option. On the other hand, there will be 8GB RAM +128GB internal memory and 8GBRAM + 256GB internal memory variants available to purchase.
As soon as the devices will be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung will start taking pre-orders. However, the company is already pre-reserving the phones for just INR 1,999. Interested customers can now head over to the official Samsung website to pre-register and get an in-store credit of INR 5,000.
Meet Samsung’s new UDC for Galaxy Z Fold 4
Just two days later, Samsung is going to launch its next-generation foldable smartphones for consumers. With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung debuted the UDC (under display camera technology), which is going to get a significant upgrade with the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
It was the first time when the company used bring the under-display camera technology with a Galaxy phone, however, the performance of that hidden camera is not so good, and neither the hole is invisible, as every Fold 3 consumer knows.
Well, meet the next generation of Samsung UDC technology that will be unveiled with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone, two days later. Thanks to @SamsungRydah (update: Tweet deleted) for sharing an internal slideshow of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 showing off the upgraded under-display camera tech.
As you can see in the image below, the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s UDC is capable of hiding the camera hole, comparatively better than its predecessor. The Z Fold 4’s camera screen area packs scattered subpixels instead of the collective subpixels which debuted with the Z Fold 3.
This upgraded UDC functionality improves the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s UDC area resolution up to 40% with a 132ppi pixel density offering. It’s important to mention that the under-display camera area of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a screen resolution of just 94ppi.
In addition to the UDC, the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s rear camera specifications have been leaked as well, which claims 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The company will launch the phone on August 10 Unpacked, however, there are a lot of benefits on pre-reservations.
Samsung to bring its first foldable tablet in early 2023
Just a couple of days and we’ll meet the next-gen Samsung Galaxy foldable phones – Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. But a new piece of information is starting to appear online that I find more exciting and that is the Samsung foldable tablet.
Yes, Samsung is performing on bringing its first ever foldable tablet to the market, and that too sooner. Naver reports that the Korean tech will introduce this foldable tablet alongside the Galaxy Tab S9 next year.
Although at this time, there’s no more information on the matter nor there’s any hint on when the Galaxy Tab S9 will arrive. Considering the company’s launch schedules, the Galaxy Tab S9 series should introduce in early 2023, around January or February, and so the Galaxy foldable tablet.
This year, Samsung introduced the three Galaxy Tab S8 models alongside the Galaxy S22 series in February. It looks like in 2023 too the company will follow the same path and introduce its next-generation tablets alongside the Galaxy S23 launch at Galaxy Unpacked 2023.
Samsung previously said that it’s glimpsing at making the foldables mainstream. It looks like the company is really serious about these words thus aside from the Fold and Flip category of phones, it is also working on foldable tablets.
Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 launch closure:
Samsung is holding a big Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10 to introduce the all-new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The new devices are coming with some latest technologies to set a new standard for foldable phones.
The devices will come pre-packed with Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 OS that has a bunch of features specially designed for large-screen devices so that customers will not have to face any inconvenience while using their phones single handily.