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Samsung SmartThings to support thousands of IoT devices at IFA 2022

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At the CES 2022 keynote, Samsung confirmed that it formed the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) to enhance the interoperability of IoT home devices in SmartThings. Now, it looks like the collaboration will come to effect at the IFA 2022 in Berlin as Samsung SmartThings will get the support of thousands of IoT devices.

According to the information (via ETNews), The South Korean tech giant is likely to expand its IoT platform through the Home Connectivity Alliance at IFA 2022. The event is likely to take place in the first week of September where Samsung is expected to share more information about the Home Connectivity Alliance on 2nd Sep.

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Announced back in January 2022, the Home Connectivity Alliance formed by Samsung includes several companies including American Standard, Arcelik, Beko, Electrolux, GE Appliances, Grundig, Haier, Leader, Trane, and Vestel. Therefore, we can expect products from these OEMs will gain Samsung SmartThings support.

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If the report is true and Samsung brings support for thousands of extra IoT devices and smart home appliances, the SmartThings will be evolved into a big platform. In addition, the company is also expected to demonstrate this high level of interconnectivity at IFA 2022.

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Here’s what HCA Chairman Choi Yun-ho said:

“Unlike the home IoT communication standard Matter to be announced in September, which is linked at the device level, HCA is linked at the platform unit, the range of connection between devices is wide, and the target is also large home appliances. Ease of use is greater.”

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 price leak suggests $100 price hike

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 might be $100 pricier than their predecessors. A recent leak revealed the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s expected price for the US. In a new leak, the same source talked about the possible pricing of the Galaxy Z Flip 6.

According to Onleaks, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 might be $100 costlier than the Z Flip 5. The phone will be available in 256GB and 512GB storage variants. The company may slap $1100 and $1220 price tags for 256GB and 512GB variants, respectively.

Apart from pricing, Smartprix revealed the Z Flip 6 may have four colorways—Mint, Silver Shadow, Yellow, and Blue. The phone will likely have a main display of 6.7 inches and could weigh around 187 gram, the same as the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

The new foldable phones will be equipped with on-device AI capabilities. The Galaxy AI suite will introduce several new and useful features and tools. Performance will also be improved, all thanks to Qualcomm’s most advanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.

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June 2024 update live for unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US

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Samsung is rolling out the June 2024 security update for unlocked variants of the Galaxy S23 series in the US, following the locked models. The update makes the smartphone more secure, stable, and reliable.

June 2024 security patch fixes 37 high-level CVEs for the Android operating system and 22 SVE items for Samsung’s One UI. It improves the grid image display, battery statistics services, call verification, the Samsung Dialer app, and more.

In addition, the latest security patch brings system security improvements, stability optimization, bug fixes, and functional enhancements to deliver a better user experience.

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To access the new update on your Samsung Galaxy S23, go to the Settings app, tap on Software Update, and then select Download and Install. This will initiate the update process, and once completed, you’ll enjoy a more efficient smartphone experience.

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Samsung boosts Galaxy Z Fold 4 security with June 2024 update

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 June 2024 update

Samsung is enhancing the security of its Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone with the release of the June 2024 security update. This update is rolling out for locked models in the US and will soon be available to more countries.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone are getting a June 2024 security update with One UI build version F936USQS5FXF1. The update improves system security and stability to provide an enhanced performance.

June 2024 security patch fixes over 55 vulnerability exposures from Google and Samsung to maintain the device’s reliability and offer users secure and error-free services. It also enhances some functions for a better user experience.

It is an initial rollout so it may take hours or days to reach all eligible devices. To check and install the update, open the Settings app >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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