A few days back, Samsung released the September 2022 security patch update to the Galaxy Note 20 series devices among others. The changelog didn’t specify what changes the Galaxy Note 20 update brings, but it includes a notable feature (Telephoto activated in Pro mode) for an advanced photography experience.
The Korean community’s camera department in charge already confirmed that the Expert RAW camera app will be available for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra this month. Ahead of the app’s support, Samsung enabled the functionality that lets Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users shoot with the Telephoto sensor in Pro mode.
Pro mode is a dedicated section of the Samsung Camera app, which allows you to capture moments using a handful of settings such as exposure, ISO, shutter speed, focus and white balance. So far, the Pro mode only supported the primary camera and ultrawide camera on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
With September 2022 update, seems like, Samsung silently added the ability in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to support Telephoto lens as well in Pro mode. Notably, the camera in charge also confirmed the existence of the feature and said that it appeared because the Note 20 Ultra is readying for the Expert RAW.
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The Galaxy Note 20 is the last Note flagship lineup released by Samsung in 2020. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with a massive 108MP primary (wide) camera, which is capable of PDAF, Laser autofocus, and optical image stabilization, plus a 12MP ultra-wide shooter.
Moreover, it uses a 12MP periscope telephoto sensor, providing you with 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom alongside PDAF, and optical image stabilization. With the September 2022 update, you will be able to use the Telephoto camera in Pro mode for even more advanced image-capturing experiences.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE India price and offers officially revealed
Today, Samsung officially launched the fan-favorite phone, tablets, and earbuds for consumers. In particular, the Galaxy S23 FE starts at $599 in the US, which is $100 cheaper than the S21 FE and S20 FE. Well recently, the Galaxy S23 FE India price and offers are officially revealed by Samsung.
According to the info, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE starts at INR 59,999 in India. This price applies to the phone’s 8GB+128GB variant, while the 8GB+256GB model costs INR 64,999. Notably, these prices are around INR 10,000 higher than the Galaxy S21 FE launch price in the market.
Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that Galaxy S23 FE purchasers can knock INR 10,000 off the final price of both memory configurations, thanks to bank cashback and upgrade bonus. Notably, the company will share more details about offers and discounts during the live sale tomorrow.
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OnePlus Chief Asks Users to Choose Between Oppo and Samsung’s Cover Screen Design
Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, earlier sat down with a YouTube channel to reveal the technicalities of the company’s first foldable phone. We’ve seen reports saying OnePlus won’t be bringing a Flip-style foldable phone to the market anytime now.
Through his X post, OnePlus Chief asked users to pick a better cover screen between the Oppo Find N3 Flip and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. Since the post doesn’t mention brands anywhere, the image is enough to denote the cover screen design and its OEM.
Moving ahead, Oppo’s Chief Product Officer noted that the cover screen is getting larger on Flip phones. As there’s a completely difference cover screen design approach on Samsung and OPPO, it’s easy to pick one. And absolutely most of the commenters chose Samsung’s cover screen design.
This year’s Galaxy Z Flip phone comes with a 3.4-inch outer screen, making it easier to get tasks done on the Flex Window. Compared to the conventional 1.9-inch screen, the Z Flip 5 has a pretty big upgrade in terms of productivity and usability of the secondary display.
Left or right, which cover screen looks more useful to you? pic.twitter.com/H3UYoVStj0
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) October 4, 2023
Samsung Launches Galaxy S23 FE – Epic Affordability and Flagship Excellence!
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone. The device comes with flagship-grade specs while keeping affordability in order to avail epic experiences to even more consumers. There’s a lot to discuss in the new Fan Edition, let’s dive into the details!
The Galaxy S23 FE sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with an Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. It weighs 209 grams and expands 76.5 X 158 X 8.2mm. Talking about appearance, it looks quite similar to its parent model; the Galaxy S23 and has thick bezels like the Galaxy A54.
On the rear panel, it’s equipped with a triple camera, consisting of a 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, a 50MP Wide Camera with Adaptive Pixel technology, and an 8MP Telephoto Camera with 3x optical zoom. For selfies and video calling, there’s a 10MP front camera with an 80-degree field of view.
In some regions, the Galaxy S23 FE uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, while in others, it relies on the Exynos 2200 chip developed by Samsung. Both chips are manufactured on advanced 4nm process technology and paired with 8GB of RAM, with storage variants; 128GB and 256GB.
Moreover, a 4500mAh battery powers the Galaxy S23 FE, and the device supports 25W fast charging. Samsung says the device can charge up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with a 25W adapter. It also supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare, letting you charge other Galaxy devices.
Out of the box, the Galaxy S23 FE runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 operating system. The company confirmed that it will get four generations of Android/One UI upgrades and five years of security patches. Connectivity HW include 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth v5.3.
Colors – Graphite, Cream, Mint and Purple.