This new standard promises to integrate smart home products, which allow devices to work together regardless of their branding or smart assistant compatibility. Samsung also says that partners can also use the SmartThings app for seamless onboarding of their devices.
Dozens of companies including Aeotec, Aqara, Eve Systems, Leedarson, Nanoleaf, Netatmo, Sengled, Wemo, WiZ, and Yale will now be able to test their devices for Matter interoperability with Hub-enabled devices and SmartThings integration (via – Samsung).
These companies manufacture IoT devices such as smart light switches and lightbulbs, motion and contact sensors, smart door locks, and others.
Further, Matter is an industry-standard for IoT devices created by more than 180 companies. Meanwhile, the Partner Early Access Program has created tremendous near-term excitement for SmartThings and select companies.
It reflects the increasing demand for more interoperable, flexible, and private, smart home solutions that have the power to make mass smart home adoption a not-so-far reality.
Samsung’s smartphones, tablets, TVs, and Family Hub appliances will support the Matter standard through the integration of the SmartThings hub that will allow users to enjoy these connected smart devices without needing a separate hub.
Samsung working on 1-inch camera with in-sensor crop zoom: Rumor
Samsung shipped its 200-megapixel camera with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Moving ahead, the company is expected to ship the next two S Ultra flagships with enhanced variants of its 200-megapixel sensor. A new leak reveals that Samsung is also working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor.
Tipster @Tech_Reve revealed that Samsung is working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor with 0.8µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and in-sensor crop zoom. Apart from these details, the tipster hasn’t revealed the model number of this image sensor.
Earlier, the same source disclosed that the South Korean tech giant would bring a significant camera upgrade to the Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus. These flagships are said to introduce a new Sony image sensor, ditching the conventional ISOCELL camera.
Samsung updates Galaxy Buds Manager apps to enhance stability
Samsung has rolled out a new update for its Galaxy Buds Manager, Buds2 Manager, Buds Pro Manager, and Buds Live Manager apps. These apps allow users to connect and control their Samsung earbuds with other devices.
The update does not bring any new features or changes to the apps, but it improves the system stability and reliability of the earbuds. This means users can expect better performance and bug-free experience when using their Samsung earbuds after the update installation.
The update arrives with version 6.0.23111651 and a package size of 24.53MB, available on the Galaxy Store. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take time to reach your device.
You can check and install the update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. If you have received the update, install it now to enjoy enhanced features.
Samsung to launch Galaxy Book 4 series on December 15
Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation Galaxy Book 4 series of premium laptops on December 15, ahead of its usual launch schedule. This new laptop series is expected to consist of four models including Book 4, Book 4 Pro, Book 4 Ultra, Book 4 360, and Book 4 Pro 360.
The Galaxy Book 3 series was launched in February this year, and the Galaxy Book 4 series was expected to follow suit next year. However, according to a report by Yonhap News, Samsung may have decided to launch the new laptops earlier to showcase its advanced capabilities.
In the past few weeks, some details about these laptops have leaked online, which suggest that these devices will feature powerful processors, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, and various display sizes and resolutions.
Samsung has not confirmed the launch date or the specifications of the Galaxy Book 4 series, so we will have to wait and see if the rumors are true.