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[Rolling out] Samsung June 2022 update to bring Smart Widget for Galaxy Fold/Z Fold 2/Z Fold 3 and Z Flip/Z Flip 3

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Finally, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 3 users are receiving One UI 4.1 Smart Widgets feature through a new update. The update is currently rolling out in South Korea and will expand to more regions soon.

Users can identify the latest update via the version numbers F711NKSU2CVEE and F926NKSU1CVEE for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 respectively.

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Smart Widget is a new feature created by Samsung for the Galaxy devices running One UI 4.1 software. Debuted along with the Galaxy S22 series, the One UI 4.1 offered the Smart Widget feature to various Samsung flagship phones excluding the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3.

Even though the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have received the One UI 4.1 update, the Smart Widget feature is not available for the next-gen Samsung foldable. However, an angry consumer’s query forced the One UI staff to disclose the Smart Widget feature release timeline for the foldable phones.

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According to a Samsung community moderator, a new firmware update is under preparation for the Galaxy Fold/Z Fold 2/Z Fold 3 and Z Flip/Z Flip 3 foldable phones. This release is almost confirmed to bring the most-awaited Smart Widget feature to all Samsung folding devices.

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An exact release timeline of the Smart Widget feature is still unknown, however, the company is scheduled to deliver them by next month. Smart Widget is a One UI 4.1-exclusive feature that lets users keep their phone’s home screen clean by using 3 widgets by occupying space for just one.

Samsung is currently releasing the May 2022 security update to various Galaxy devices. At the same time, the latest software also brings new Camera features from the Galaxy S22 series to the Galaxy S21. The company confirmed that more S22 camera features will be provided to foldable screen Galaxies too.

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Here’s how Samsung ISOCELL Camera evolved to make mobile photography advanced

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Multiple smartphone brands nowadays use Samsung’s ISOCELL camera. These image sensors redefine digital imaging, revolutionizing mobile photography while providing secure mobility solutions. Recently, Samsung itself explained how the ISOCELL camera evolved to make mobile photography so advanced.

We save our memories through pictures and videos on smartphones but our phones carry limited storage and naturally, a smaller device requires pixels that make the image sensor behind each picture so tiny.

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At once, packing too many tiny pixels into each image sensor to ensure high quality leads to color crosstalk, which occurs when light leaks into adjacent pixels, and degrades the definition of images.

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Samsung ISOCELL Camera Photography

Meanwhile, Samsung is solving this problem with its ISOCELL pixel technology. Samsung ISOCELL camera enables the smartphone to produce ultra-high-quality photos even in dark environments, taking mobile photography to next level.

Advancement of ISOCELL pixel technology: Improved image quality with greater light absorption – 

Processing light is one of the most important parts when it comes to high-quality photos. Samsung’s ISOCELL pixel technology was introduced to process and absorb more light than its traditional BSI pixels. In fact, it has reduced color crosstalk between pixels by approximately 30% and increased overall efficiency where each pixel stores up to 30% more light.

Samsung continues to refine the technology, and to improve image quality even further, the new ISOCELL technology replaces the metal grid between the color filters with a more reflective material. This innovation helps reduce optical loss and increase light sensitivity.

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By increasing light sensitivity, the smaller pixels in the sensor are able to absorb more light and brighter photos with even greater detail and less noise result. Whereas, to reduce optical loss in even smaller pixels, the company adopted a new merged grid array, which removed the grids between filters of similar chromaticity, thus increasing the light-absorbing area in each pixel.

The new ISOCELL solution also introduced a new material for the thin color filter to optimize the focus of the ultra-fine pixels. Recently, Samsung has advanced photosensitivity by improving the structure of the photodiode. These innovations in small-pixel technology allow ISOCELL to fully harness the power of micro-pixels.

Pixel Binning Technology: Experience crisp pictures even in dark conditions –

Due to the limitation of smaller pixel sizes, the light absorbed by such smaller pixels may be less. This presents a significant challenge when it comes to producing high-quality photos, especially in dark settings.

In the meantime, Samsung Pixel Binning technology allows smaller pixels to mimic larger pixels by combining some neighboring pixels into one. Samsung’s TetraPixel, NonPixel, and Tetra² pixel technologies merge four, nine, and sixteen pixels, respectively, to allow our smartphones to produce ultra-high quality photos, no matter the lighting conditions.

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For example, when you take a photo in a dark environment, Tetra² pixel technology combines 16 pixels into one large pixel to capture more light for brighter images. Conversely, when it’s bright, the Re-mosaic algorithm rearranges the pixel array for higher image resolution, resulting in crisper, detailed images.

Of all the incredible capabilities of Samsung smartphones, one of the most notable is the ability to meet the growing demand for high-resolution photos. These lets users experience clear, detailed photos with small, yet powerful pixels through the ISOCELL mobile image sensor.

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The wait is over: Android 13/One UI 5 update is available for these Samsung devices

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Samsung December 2022 monthly update list

At SDC22, Samsung showcased the new One UI 5 software and started to deliver it with Android 13 update in late October. The company has also revealed its update rollout plan, which spans around all eligible devices including Galaxy S, Note, Z, A, M, F, Tab, and XCover lineups.

Until the first week of November, Samsung upgraded all eligible flagships (from 2022, 2021 and 2022) to the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version. Apart from this, select mid-range and budget phones have also, amazingly, joined the party with One UI 5 update.

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The One UI 5 introduces major improvements in the visual, design and animation functionality. The upgrade significantly improves system animations to provide you with smoother transitions while switching across apps and features on your Galaxy. More here: One UI 5.0 Key Features

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The South Korean tech giant is going already ahead with its One UI 5 schedule for Galaxy devices. Until February 2023, all eligible Galaxies are planned to get the Stable Android 13 update, while the F series devices may have to wait until April.

One UI 5 update rolled out for these Samsung devices:

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Flip 4Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3Stable
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2Beta
  • Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5GBeta

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S22Stable
  • Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21Stable
  • Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20Stable
  • Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5GStable
  • Galaxy S20 FE – Stable
  • Galaxy S10 LiteStable

Galaxy Note Series

  • Galaxy Note 20Stable
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 LiteStable

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A73 5GStable
  • Galaxy A53Stable
  • Galaxy A33 5GStable
  • Galaxy A72Stable
  • Galaxy A52s 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A71 4G – Stable
  • Galaxy A51 LTE/5G – Stable
  • Galaxy Quantum 2
  • Galaxy A13 5G
  • Galaxy A42 5G

Galaxy M Series

  • Galaxy M53 5GStable
  • Galaxy M33 5GStable
  • Galaxy M52 5GStable
  • Galaxy M42 5GStable
  • Galaxy M32 5GStable
  • Galaxy M22 – Stable

Galaxy F Series

  • Galaxy F62 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy F52 5G
  • Galaxy F42 5G

Galaxy Tab Series

  • Galaxy Tab S8 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

Galaxy XCover Series

  • Galaxy XCover 6 ProStable
  • Galaxy XCover 5

Updated on December 06

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The above-mentioned Samsung smartphones and tablets started to receive the Android 13-based Stable One UI 5.0 update. The availability may vary by region and carrier, however, you won’t be needing to wait too long to experience the newest OS of Samsung.

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How to check for update

Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

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Samsung and NAVER to develop semiconductor tailored for Hyperscale AI

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Samsung announced that it is collaborating with NAVER Corporation to develop semiconductor solutions tailored for Hyperscale artificial intelligence (AI) models. NAVER Corporation is a global internet company with top-notch AI technology.

Both of these companies plan to combine semiconductor design and manufacturing prowess with proven artificial intelligence capabilities to maximize the speed and power efficiency of large-scale AI models.

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Thanks to Samsung’s next-generation memory technologies, Samsung and NAVER will now pool their hardware and software resources to dramatically accelerate the handling of massive AI (Hyperscale) workloads.

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For years, the South Korean tech giant has been debuting memory and storage that support high-speed data processing in AI applications. Now, the company will join NAVER to optimize these memory technologies in advancing large-scale AI systems.

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Jinman Han, Executive Vice President of Memory Global Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics:

“Through our collaboration with NAVER, we will develop cutting-edge semiconductor solutions to solve the memory bottleneck in large-scale AI systems.

With tailored solutions that reflect the most pressing needs of AI service providers and users, we are committed to broadening our market-leading memory lineup including computational storage, PIM and more, to fully accommodate the ever-increasing scale of data.”

Suk Geun Chung, Head of NAVER CLOVA CIC:

“Combining our acquired knowledge and know-how from HyperCLOVA with Samsung’s semiconductor manufacturing prowess, we believe we can create an entirely new class of solutions that can better tackle the challenges of today’s AI technologies.

We look forward to broadening our AI capabilities and bolstering our edge in AI competitiveness through this strategic partnership.”

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