Samsung is going to hold the next Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10, 2022. At the virtual Unpacked event, Samsung will officially introduce the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 foldable phone alongside a new variant of the One UI i.e One UI 4.1 and more, which you can see on livestream.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Livestream
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the South Korean tech giant has stopped holding in-person launch conferences as part of lessening the spread of that deadly virus. The conditions are currently appropriate for an in-person event but Samsung seems to be continuing virtual Galaxy Unpacked, for at least this time too.
Samsung fans and interested consumers for the upcoming Galaxy devices can watch the Galaxy Unpacked event through livestream from anywhere they are. If you are wondering about the medium of joining the livestream, you are at the destination as we’re sharing the direct official links with you.
The South Korean tech giant will start the Galaxy Unpacked event livestream on August 10 at 9:00 AM ET. You can join the virtual event through the links given above to witness the launch of Samsung’s next-generation foldable smartphones.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones. In addition, the Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro devices are anticipated too. It’s worth mentioning that the company will make an announcement about its collaboration with Google on Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1.
Samsung shows off the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs
Samsung is a major contributor to the foldable smartphone market. So far, the company has introduced 4 generations of its Fold and Flip lineup. Meanwhile, Samsung is now taking a step further to introduce a slidable display for PCs.
On September 27, Intel held its Innovation 2022 Day event where it introduced the 13th-generation Intel Core processors for desktops. At the same event, Intel has Samsung Display’s CEO – JS Choi to show off a prototype of the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs.
According to the report, it is basically a 13-inch display that can be extended as much larger as 17-inch. You can simply pull the display which will unroll the hidden portion of the screen.
This working prototype showcased by Samsung featured an unmoving image that shows Samsung Display + Intel written on it. Meanwhile, Samsung Display CEO said, it is specifically created for computers with tablet-like form factors, such as the Microsoft Surface Go 3.
Besides these, the company does not reveal anything about this display so it’s hard to judge it at this moment. The screen resolution, aspect ratio, brightness, and other features are yet to be known. Even Samsung did not tell how durable this display is.
A notable part is that Samsung calls it a Slidable display instead of an Expandable screen, which suggets that the Korean company wants to differentiate its product from others.
Another highlighting part that Samsung Display’s CEO said with the introduction of a slidable display is “foldable is gone”. However, it remains to be seen if the company will launch products that actually feature this technology and if it will launch then when?
Via – The Verge
Samsung planning to introduce new gaming service – Gaming Plus or Game Plus
Samsung TV Plus is a platform created by Samsung for Galaxy devices including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. It provides you with different kinds of entertainment content even without any subscription or hidden charges, for free.
Earlier, the company announced the expansion of TV Plus service with the addition of new channels and TV shows. Well, it looks like, Samsung is planning something big for gamers, as two trademark applications for Samsung Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus emerged on the web.
According to tipster @stufflistings, Samsung filed trademark applications for two names – Gaming Plus and Game Plus. Both of these text trademarks suggest that the company is planning to introduce a gaming platform for various devices, similar to the TV Plus.
Samsung Game Plus
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— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 20, 2022
As of now, we don’t have more information regarding Samsung’s unreleased Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus. As soon as the company shares more details about these products, we will provide you with the latest and authentic insights. Until then, stay tuned with us!
Snapchat lenses used over 2.5 Billion times in Samsung phones
Samsung officially announced that the Galaxy A series exclusive feature Fun Mode has been used over 2.5 billion times since its launch in 2021. This mode introduces Snapchat AR lenses to the Samsung stock camera app.
The data has been calculated from March 2021 to August 2022. As of now, this feature is only available for a limited Galaxy A series which has now been extended to Galaxy F and M series devices. Also, this mode is available on selected Galaxy S, Note, and Z series smartphones.
Last year, the company launched region-specific AR lenses in India and has since expanded to other countries including Germany, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, and Mexico.
What is Fun Mode?
Fun Mode! It is an exclusive feature of the Samsung Galaxy A series that lets users can take pictures and videos from the stock camera app to turn any moment into fun and unique content to share with their friends or upload to their social media.
In the year 2021, Samsung announced a partnership with Snapchat to bring AR Lens directly into the native Camera app of Galaxy devices. Fun Mode is powered by Snap’s camera suite, which allows businesses and developers to bring Snap’s augmented reality capabilities into their own apps.
Fun Mode is a very useful feature for selfie lovers, as it brings all the popular AR filters inspired by Snapchat to the Samsung One UI Camera app.
The SVP of Content and Partnerships at Snap, Ben Schwerin stated:
“Lenses are the way over 250 million Snapchatters engage with augmented reality every day, and we’re thrilled that these experiences delight and resonate with Samsung Galaxy’s community. Integrating the Camera Kit into Samsung Galaxy’s proprietary camera is an opportunity to collaborate on compelling, local AR experiences and bring them to Galaxy users around the world.”