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Is 25W fast charging sufficient for Samsung Galaxy smartphones?

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Unlike rivals, Samsung brings upgrades to its new flagship smartphones generation by generation. The recently launched Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 can’t be defined as “revolutionary,” while they are just minor upgraded versions of their predecessors.

While the South Korean tech giant is bringing minor upgrades (at least) with each generation of phones, the charging speed is an exception here. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 feature the same 25W charging support, exactly the same as the last year’s Fold 3 and Flip 3.

Samsung calls 15W and 25W charging speeds – “Fast charging,” which doesn’t make sense if we have a look at the recently launched smartphones by non-Samsung OEMs. Well, Samsung claims that its 25W charging adapter has the ability to 50% charge Galaxy phones in 30 minutes.

At the same time, there are some smartphones that are claimed to have the ability to charge 100% in less than 30 minutes, which is beyond Samsung’s limits. Phones from Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are not available in North America, but the trio of OEMs is offering massive fast-charging tech.

Well, the OnePlus 10 Pro is available in the United States with 65W fast charging support, the OnePlus 10T is beyond that with 125W charging speeds stateside. It’s worth mentioning that the same model is offering up to 150W fast charging in markets outside the US.

65W fast charger fully charges the OnePlus 10 pro in under 40 minutes, while the 125W adapter takes half of this time for the 10T. So how Samsung can assume its “25W charging tech” a “fast charging” while there are a lot of phones offering massive support up to 125W?

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 starts at $1,799 in the United States, it sounds like a failure in charging speeds due to its tiny 25W support even after having top-grade and latest hardware installations. OnePlus focuses on the Indian and Chinese markets, but what will be in the future when Chinese makers start gaining popularity in the US?

Similar to Apple, we don’t, Samsung and Google will bring faster-charging speeds on paper like the Chinese vendors. Meanwhile, it’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra offer up to 45W fast charging support, which sounds a bit satisfactory.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues 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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Galaxy Watch Ultra could borrow S24 Ultra’s anti-reflective screen

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra could be equipped with anti-reflective screen technology. The smartwatch is rumored to use anti-reflective coating, an identical feature to the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Ahead of the launch, crucial information about the wearable has been tipped.

According to the info, Samsung might pack the Galaxy Watch Ultra with anti-reflective coating on the screen. It would result in a greatly enhanced user experience over rivals. Apple’s iPhone is already defeated by the S24 Ultra in terms of screen visibility and color vibrance.

For the S24 Ultra, Samsung collaborated with Corning to develop an exclusive Gorilla Armor glass. It significantly reduces reflection and features extra durability. The lower the outside reflection, the better the display will screen colors and hues to the user.

Well, the Galaxy Watch Ultra could feature an anti-reflective coating. Whether it will be a Corning glass or coating material developed by Samsung remains to be known. However, it would be a major upgrade to the Ultra smartwatch, making it stand apart.

Samsung will hold the Galaxy Unpacked event on July 10. The Galaxy Watch Ultra will launch alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Watch 7 series, Galaxy Ring and Buds 3 series. These products are rumored to hit market shelves in the third week of the next month.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 price and specs leaked through Amazon

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 price and specifications revealed on Amazon Canada website. The e-commerce site briefly listed the upcoming Samsung smartwatch. While the page is no longer live, netizens with eagle eyes managed to capture enough screenshots.

According to the info, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 may come with a price tag of $358.55 CAD in Canada. It translates to about $299 in the United States, similar to the Galaxy Watch 6 price. The listing also confirmed that the wearable will launch on July 10.

Interestingly, the upcoming Galaxy smartwatch may feature 128GB internal storage. Apart from the new 3nm Exynos chipset, the wearable may be equipped with Enhanced BioActiveSensor2. Integration of Galaxy AI will make health monitoring even more accurate.

The upgraded BioActiveSensor will offer features like:

  • Advanced heart rate monitoring
  • Blood oxygen level readings
  • Sleep quality analysis
  • Stress monitoring
  • Various workout modes to suit all fitness levels

Galaxy AI-powered features could include AI Powered Sleep, AI Powered Exercise, and AI Powered Communication. Wear OS 5-based One UI 6 Watch operating system will also bring functional improvements and reliable performance.

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Samsung is expected to hold the Galaxy Unpacked event next month in Paris. Earlier, a report claimed that the products would hit the market shelves in late July itself. It will be the first time when Samsung’s H2 Unpacked products will be available in July.

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Samsung Galaxy A21 gets June 2024 security update in the US

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Samsung is rolling out a fresh update for the Galaxy A21 smartphone, which installs the latest Android security patch released in June 2024. The new update improves system security and stability to provide a better user experience.

June 2024 patch fixes over 55 vulnerabilities including those affecting the grid image display, battery statistics services, call verification, the Samsung Dialer app, and more. Overall, it makes the smartphone more stable, reliable, and secure.

To check for software updates manually, head toward your phone’s Settings. At the bottom, you will get the Software Update section, simply open it. Inside the submenu, you need to hit the Download and Install button if your Galaxy fetches a new OTA.

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Samsung Galaxy A21 smartphone is getting the June 2024 security update with One UI build version A215USQSDCXE1. It is rolling out for locked models on the Verizon network in the US. The company will soon expand this update to more countries.

Notably, this is the first security patch of the year 2024 for the Galaxy A21 smartphone. Previously, the device received a December 2023 security patch in February 2024. The phone is not eligible for more major updates and currently receiving Biannual updates.

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