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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Flip4 pre-order, benefits and release date for US consumers

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Galaxy Unpacked event is live and Samsung is recreating the future of smartphones with the introduction of Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Flip4, Watch 5, and Buds 2 Pro devices. The Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4 bring all the sweetness of current innovations, while the Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 5 Pro and Buds 2 Pro are not behind.

From now on, Samsung starts pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4 smartphones, which will last until August 25 in the US. Consumers who are going with pre-orders will be officially eligible for various kinds of advantages that are as follows.

Galaxy Z Flip4

  • Starts at $999.99
  • Bora Purple and Graphite, Pink Gold and Blue
  • Plus, 75 combinations – Bespoke

On Galaxy Z Flip 4pre-order, Samsung fans receive a complimentary memory upgrade to double the storage, plus up to $900 off with eligible trade-in, and a Silicone Ring Case or Strap Case.

Galaxy Z Fold4

  • Starts at $1799.99
  • Graygreen, Beige, Phantom Black and Burgundy

Consumers who are ready to upgrade to the Galaxy Z Fold4 will also get a complimentary memory upgrade, up to $1,000 off with an eligible trade-in, and a Standing Cover with Pen case, along with a $100 Samsung Credit.

Samsung Care+

Aside from this, both Galaxy phone buyers will enjoy valuable benefits by enrolling in Samsung Care+ such as 24/7 Samsung expert support via phone or online, cracked screen repairs for as low as $29, protection against drops and spills, battery replacements, everything by Samsung Authorized Service Centers, using genuine parts.

  • Coverage is available for only $8 or $11/month.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung Galaxy Android 13/One UI 5.0 Update Developments

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Looking for the Android 13 update information for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you are now in the right place. As Google made Android 13 official, we Samsung fans are now eagerly waiting for the One UI 5.0 upgrade.

We don’t have any Android 13 upgrade rollout plan or roadmap for Samsung devices, meanwhile, it’s likely to happen later this year, starting with the Galaxy S22 series flagships.

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With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Status [2022] page, we are providing our readers the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 upgrade for their Galaxy devices such as phones and tablets.

This page mentions all the updates released ahead of the Android 13 update, new features, eligible Samsung devices for Android 13, One UI 5 Beta program, release date, rollout plan, roadmap, and everything you need to know.

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Samsung One UI 5 Beta

Aside from the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 updates, Samsung also rolls out new firmware updates with new features and security patches to the Galaxy devices. You can directly jump to the topics through the table of contents below.

Samsung Galaxy October 2022 Update

Starting September 26, Samsung is releasing the October 2022 Android security patches to Galaxy devices. So far, the Galaxy A52 users in India have received the latest security patch with firmware updates, however, you can check the updated devices that are mentioned here.

Samsung’s October 2022 security patch will be available for a lot of Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy and updates eligibility.

Aside from this, the Korean tech giant publishes the latest Security Patch Bulletin in the first week of each month. If you want to check the security patch contents, you can access them all on the official Samsung security website.

It’s important to mention that we will update this section with the latest month’s security patch as soon as any Samsung model starts receiving it. Meanwhile, you can check out all the security updates released by Samsung here.

These devices are eligible for new monthly, quarterly, or biannual software updates from Samsung:

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5

 

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note9
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy M01, Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • W21 5G, W22 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50

 

Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates

  • Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy J6+, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
  • Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • W20 5G

 

Current Wearable Models for Security Updates

  • Galaxy Watch 4
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

Back in 2019, Samsung announced that all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2019, will be having 4 years of regular security updates. However, the company has further expanded this support to five years for select models.

Apart from this, the Korean tech giant is bringing up to 4 years of major Android upgrades to all flagships launched in/after 2021, which means, security updates will be available for one more year after major updates completion.

 

What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13

Samsung introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4 software with no radical design and UI changes. However, Google did just the opposite as the Android 12 features the biggest user interface changes in history.

Similarly, Samsung is not bringing changes to the overall look of the One UI with the Android 13 upgrade for the Galaxy devices. For sure, the Stable version of the One UI won’t look like Google’s Android 13 operating system.

It’s expected that the final One UI 5 version, based on Android 13, will come with more meaningful design upgrades, improvements to the existing features/functions, new add-ons, better 3rd party app performance, and a lot more.

Google revealed several new features of the Android 13 operating system, and all of them will surely reflect with the One UI 5 upgrade for the Galaxy devices, at the same time, we don’t have any info regarding One UI 5 features.

On August 29, Samsung expanded the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in China.

On August 25, Samsung released the One UI 5.0 Beta 2 with new icons and more changes.

On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users. At the same time, the company showcased a handful of highlighting features of the new Android 13 upgrade.

Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?

Usually, every Samsung phone and tablet is eligible for at least two major Android upgrades, while mid-rangers and older flagships for three upgrades and the latest flagships and select mid-rangers for up to four OS upgrades.

Significantly, the South Korean tech giant has improved its software offerings for Galaxy consumers, which defeats Google itself. Well, Samsung officially disclosed which Galaxy devices will be getting four generations of Android upgrades that you can check below.

Samsung Four Android Upgrades List

  • Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
  • Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.

In case you don’t find your Galaxy phone in the list mentioned above, no need to panic about that as there are a number of phones and tablets that will be surely getting the Android 13 upgrade.

 

Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Beta

On August 15, Google has begun the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update rollout for Pixel smartphones worldwide. In addition to Pixels, the new OS is available for several smartphones from different OEMs via Stable/Beta.

And unquestionably, Samsung is running its independent One UI Beta program to let Galaxy users grow the new Android operating system as well as apps and new features optimization.

The latest flagship devices will be eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing, while the company is also opening the Beta activity for mid-range Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy A52.

Samsung One UI Beta program is limited to seven markets including South Korea, the US, India, Germany, UK, Poland, and China. According to the info, Samsung will unveil the One UI 5.0 on October 12.

On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users.

 

Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date

Google released the official Android 13 operating system for Pixel smartphones on August 15, 2022, however, Samsung can’t beat the US tech giant when it comes to the fastest Android deployment.

Last year, Samsung managed to start distributing the stable One UI 4.0 update for general Galaxy S21 series users just a month after the official Android 12 rollout for Google’s Pixel devices.

This year, things will be a lot better and we can surely assume that the Korean phone maker will amaze consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.

Samsung might release the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy S22 series devices in late October or early November, meanwhile, we are taking it as just a rumor until the vendor officially confirms.

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Samsung Android 13 Tracker: One UI 5.0 Release Date, Eligible Devices, Features and News

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Samsung and Axis bank launched new credit cards to offer 10% cashback on all products

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Samsung electronics and Axis bank have partnered to launch two new credit cards in India – Visa Signature and Visa Infinite. Using these Samsung Axis bank credit cards customers will get 10% cashback across all Samsung products and services.

As an added pleasure moment for the consumers, the 10% cashback offer via Samsung Axis Bank credit card will be over and above the existing Samsung offers on both EMI and non-EMI transactions.

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Samsung says the new Credit Cards are designed to reward consumers every time they use the card to purchase Samsung products and services. Consumers can get 10% cash back on purchases of products such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, refrigerators, ACs, and washing machines.

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In addition, the 10% cashback is also valid on the purchase of other Samsung services including service center payments, Samsung Care+ mobile protection plans, and extended warranties.

Furthermore, this 10% cashback applies to offline channels selling Samsung products through Pine Labs and Benow payment interfaces, as well as online at Samsung.com, Samsung Shop App, Flipkart, and authorized Samsung service centers.

Visa Signature:

On the Visa Signature credit card variant, cardholders can avail of up to INR 10,000 cashback annually, with a monthly cashback limit of INR 2500.

Visa Infinite:

These customers can avail of up to INR 20,000 cashback annually, with a monthly cashback limit of INR 5,000. There is no minimum transaction value, which means cardholders can get 10% cash back on the smallest of Samsung purchases.

Samsung and Axis bank credit card

Furthermore, with consumer trends and preferences in mind, Samsung India and Axis Bank are partnering with industry-leading partners to provide cardholders faster rewards for their day-to-day spending with major partner merchants such as BigBasket, Myntra, Tata 1mg, Urban Company, and Zomato.

Interested customers can apply for a card through the Samsung Axis Bank credit card website at Samsung.com, Samsung’s app ecosystem – Samsung Shop, Samsung Pay, Samsung Members, and Axis Bank channels.

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Samsung guides how to fix One UI Home crashing issue on third One UI 5.0 Beta

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Some of the Galaxy S22 One UI 5.0 Beta participants reported having crashing issues with One UI Home, better known as Samsung System Launcher. To be noted, the company has recently released the third One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S22 smartphone users.

The Korean community’s moderator revealed that the One UI Home function is crashing because of the Good Lock’s Home Up module. To be specified, Galaxy S22 owners who use the Home Up app for homscreen customization are facing crashing issues with One UI Home after the third One UI 5.0 Beta installation.

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Adding to this, the issues are not just limited to crashing the One UI Home as the homescreen folders are also behaving abnormally such as bouncing or not working on the first attempt. As of now, the company has just acknowledged the crashing issue, however, it will surely be fixed with Beta 4.

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Meanwhile, the moderator shared a temporary fix for the issue through which you can get rid of the crashing error of homescreen. To do so, you will be needing to compromise with the Home Up app’s access for a few days as the moderator suggested to Uninstall the module.

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After proceeding with Home Up uninstallation, you should reboot/restart your Galaxy device once for further system optimizations. In case the issue still persists even after uninstalling the Home Up module, owners are required to send the error log as the crashing reason may be something else then.

Stable One UI 5.0 update

On October 12, Samsung will introduce the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version at the Developer Conference. And we are dreaming that the company will start releasing the Stable Android 13 update to the Galaxy S22 series devices sometime in mid to late October.

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