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Official: Why Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 10 One UI 4.0 update misses Android 12’s Extra Dim feature?

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In addition to the newer flagships, Samsung also upgraded the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series devices with the Android 12. The One UI 4.0 update brings several new features to the Samsung devices, however, consumers of Galaxy S10 and Note 10 reported unavailability of Android 12’s Extra Dim feature.

On the official community forum, several Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series smartphone owners raised their concern regarding the unavailability of the Extra Dim tool that is an Android 12’s Accessibility feature. Following the widespread blow, Samsung officially revealed the reason behind the lack of the Extra Dim feature.

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Galaxy S10, Note 10 doesn’t support Extra Dim!

While the Extra Dim is an Android 12 Accessibility feature, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineup devices don’t support it due to hardware restrictions. However, the Extra Dim lets users additionally reduce the brightness of the screen allowed by the phone’s hardware.

In addition, the company pointed out that the engineers are trying to deliver all the Android 12’s Accessibility features to the Galaxy devices as much as possible. Though the company brings a matching feature instead if there’s any hardware restriction, or if even that is impossible, they don’t provide it.

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The company official said that the “Extra Dim” function was not provided in some Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 as there were various problems that occurred such as the video being played in certain situations not being seen while using the Extra Dim feature.

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What is Extra dim?

Google’s Android 12 introduces a new accessibility option called Extra Dim, which additionally decreases the screen’s brightness in addition to the level allowed by the hardware. As result, you can enable the Extra dim option when the lowest brightness of your phone isn’t low adequately.

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To be noted, Extra dim is an accessibility tool that comes to all the smartphones with Android 12 update (except for h/w restricted models). When it comes to Samsung, the Galaxy devices add an Extra dim toggle in the notification center so you can access the feature easily.

How to find Extra Dim, if there’s?

You can find the screen Extra dim option directly from your Samsung phone’s notification panel after the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 upgrade. Besides, you can also reach the feature by navigating to your phone’s Settings >> Accessibility >> Visibility enhancements >> Extra dim.

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Samsung launches Eco² OLED Plus and UPC Plus that makes Galaxy Z Fold 4 unbeatable

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Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which features the latest Eco² OLED Plus display and UPC Plus technologies that were officially demonstrated at Korea’s largest display exhibition “K-Display 2022”.

According to the information, Samsung showcased the next-generation self-luminous display products that include the Eco² OLED Plus, Life Style, small and medium OLED, large QD-OLED, and more.

As per the previous reports, the new Eco² OLED technology prevents external light reflection, while increasing light transmittance by changing the panel stack structure instead of polarizers.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 features the new Eco² OLED Plus comes with significant improvements compared to the Eco² OLED, which debuted with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone.

Reports suggest that the Eco² OLED Plus offers up to a 37% reduction in power consumption alongside increasing the light transmittance by 160%. It makes the Galaxy Z Fold 4 an undisputed king in the foldable segment.

Apart from OLED, the UPC Plus technology is yet another highlight of Korea’s largest display exhibition. As reported, the Korean tech giant claims that the UPC Plus can truly achieve a full screen by eliminating the camera hole on the display panel with 1.4x higher resolution than the Fold 3.

Besides this, the company has also unveiled the Diamond Pixel Zone technology, an eco-friendly technology that reduces the use of plastic parts and reduces power consumption.

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Samsung India has over INR 40,000 offers on Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4

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On August 10, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones were announced by Samsung for Global consumers. So far, Samsung has not yet held a specific India launch event for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices, however, exclusive offers are now mentioned on the official site.

According to the information, pre-reservation for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices are still live for the consumers in India, which cost INR 1,999 and offers up to INR 5,000 Samsung credit that can be used while purchasing Watch, Buds, Chargers, Case covers etc.

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Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant mentioned on the official site that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 buyers will be eligible for exclusive offers greater than INR 40,000. Regarding this, the company recommended users tune in on Samsung.com to get exclusive limited period offers from Aug 16, 12 PM – Aug 17, midnight.

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Samsung India Galaxy Z Fold 4 Flip 4 offers

Not that all, Samsung is also offering an exclusive gift worth Rs 5,199 to consumers who are going to pre-book the Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices in India. The company has not clearly mentioned what will be the benefits, but it could be a memory upgrade, Samsung Care+ protection etc.

Through Smart Club, consumers can get rewarded with Smart Club points worth 2% of purchase value of the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Flip 4 and enjoy a host of privileges like exclusive benefits, early access, free service points and much more! You can also get the best value for your old phone while upgrading.

 

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Samsung phones to get labeled Call Filter spam protection by Verizon

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Verizon Call Filter

Verizon offers a Call Filter that protects you from unwanted calls and lets you choose who can reach you by detecting spam and forwarding it to voicemail to block high-risk spam calls. This feature is available for all smartphones (Verizon) and limited smartwatches.

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Call Filter comes with several features including Spam Detection, Spam Filter, Report Span, Spam lookup, Personal blocklist, and more. When someone calls you, it displays an alert of numbers that may be spam, robocall, or fraud. You can get this feature on Samsung smartphones on the Verizon network in the US.

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As per the Big Red, using the STIR/SHAKEN system along with call filters and other tools, its call filter system was able to identify 2.5 billion rejected calls and block robocalls more than ten times in May-June alone. This filter is labeled on several smartphones to protect them from spam calls.

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Verizon’s Call Filter app comes pre-installed on every Android device and the option will be available with its unlimited 5G plan. If you want to upgrade to the premium Call Filter option, you have to pay $2.99 per month for one line and $7.99 for three or more lines.

How to add Neighborhood Filter?

You can easily add a neighborhood filter on your Galaxy smartphone, just need to follow the steps given below.

  • Open Call Filter app
  • Click on Block
  • Then, tap the Filters option
  • Now, select Neighborhood filter
  • Turn on the Block similar to min switch toggle to block calls from numbers similar to your own.
  • Now, click on the add option and enter the first 6 digits of the desired number to block then tap add. This helps you to block calls from other phone numbers.

You can also report spam texts and robocalls by forwarding them to Verizon right away at S-P-A-M (7226)or report the test to the Federal Trade Commission.

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