A few days back, several Galaxy devices have started to receive a new Fingerprint firmware update by Samsung. Usually, the company provides new updates to various apps, & functions in addition to Galaxy smartphones.
While each new firmware update aims to extend the feature’s usability, the recent one for the Fingerprint function is now detailed (officially?) by a Samsung community moderator.
According to the information, the Samsung community moderator said that the Galaxy devices upgraded to the new One UI 4.1 version had experienced issues with fingerprint recognition and more.
Following the reports of consumers, the development department in charge of checking and fixing issues has developed and released a new update to Samsung Fingerprint (Biometrics and security) app for One UI 4.1 devices.
Although the Samsung mod. disclosed Fingerprint firmware development story, it’s still unclear which types of issues and bugs are getting fixed with it, meanwhile, it’s suggested that you should install it as soon as it arrives.
Announced back in March 2022, One UI 4.1 is the latest variant of Samsung’s custom Android 12 skin. Over its predecessor, the One UI 4.1 brings more new features as well as improvements to the existing ones.
Every major upgrade embeds new features and additions for Galaxy gadgets, however, it’s not a big or new concern if some functions or features occurs bug or issues as well as overall performance reduction.
Have you received the prompt to restart your Galaxy smartphone to install the new Fingerprint firmware update? Let us know your experience after installing the latest Biometrics security patch through the comments below.
How to update Fingerprint
- Open device Settings
- Tap Biometrics and security
- Now, hit the More biometrics settings option
- At last, tap the Biometrics security patch to begin the process of checking for updates
- Your device should fetch a new one, tap Restart to get it!
Some Samsung phones are not getting timely Google Play System Update
Earlier, it was noticed that Samsung’s top-line Galaxy smartphones were stuck on older Google Play System Update versions. Google sent out new updates to those Galaxy devices following several reports by users and media publications.
Well, the situation is the same on certain Galaxy models, mostly in Europe. GalaxyClub reports that their Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, Galaxy A33, and other devices are lagging behind in Play System Update. In particular, various handsets are stuck on July 2023 Play System version, which is over five months old now.
The Galaxy S20 series makes it even more colorful, which currently does not progress beyond the May 1 update. Sometimes a manual check is followed by the message “Your device is up to date” or “Updates are temporarily unavailable.”
On the other hand, the Galaxy A52 got November 2023’s Play System update, while the Galaxy A53 September’s. You can check when your Galaxy received the last Google Play System Update via Settings -> Security & privacy -> Updates -> Google Play System Update.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE launches in South Korea
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE in South Korea. Releasing tomorrow, this smartphone combines premium performance, an unrivaled camera, and a stylish design. The price starts at 847,000 won, it will be available in four colors including Mint, Graphite, Purple, and Cream.
In addition, Samsung.com and the Gangnam Experience Store will sell two exclusive color options – Indigo and Tangerine. The company also started “Galaxy perFEct Program for customers of the Galaxy S23 FE.
Customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 FE through this program can receive compensation for 50% of the factory price if they return the used product after 24 months.
Samsung will give away either the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 or a 25W PD charger (power-saving type) to customers who activate the Galaxy S23 FE by December 22. Customers who purchase can select the gift they want through the Samsung.com app.
Galaxy S23 FE has an iconic design that succeeds the S23 series. A floating camera and a small-sized camera hole were used, and durability was enhanced with an aluminum frame. With an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating, you can use it with confidence without worrying about dust or moisture.
Battery of Dream: Samsung’s solid-state battery won’t come to phones until 2027
Samsung is developing solid-state battery technology to replace the current electrolyte battery. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy devices are unlikely to get a solid-state battery (AKA battery of dream) unit 2027.
According to a new report, Samsung SDI formed a new team to promote commercialization of solid-state battery (ASB). The team will be led by Go Joo-young, head of the marketing team of the large-scale battery business unit.
Through the new organization, the South Korean tech giant plans to accelerate project speed with customers and expedite the commercialization of ASB. Samsung SDI aims to commercialize ASB by 2027.
Samsung SDI is focusing on the development of all-solid-state batteries with an energy density of over 900 Wh/L by adopting sulfide-based technology, which can achieve the fastest lithium-ion flow (ion conductivity) per unit volume.
The ASB is a next-generation battery, which transfers ions between the positive and negative electrodes, from liquid to solid, improving safety and performance. It has advantages such as higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries and lower risk of fire or explosion.