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In less than a year of normal use, our Galaxy Z Fold 3 protective film pulled itself

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 protective film pulled

As usual, I’ve recently unfolded my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to get an important task done, and I heard a crack. At first, it worried me a lot and I started thinking that the cover display has been broken due to rough handling or that any internal part got damaged.

Meanwhile, I noticed that a vertical line is gradually extending downside covering the crease of my Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone. Then, I got that the crack sound was from protective film and it got automatically pulled in less than a year of normal use.

We use Samsung devices for reviews, tips and tricks as well as new features, however, it’s a very bad experience that the protective film of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 got damaged in just 10 months of normal use. Well, we have the Care Plus advantage but it raises a big question about the durability of foldables.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 protective film pulled

When inspected closely, I noticed that there was a fine line running down the middle of the phone near the crease, as if the pre-applied protector had been stretched or pulled. While a bubble was spotted nearly the crease on the top of the display months ago, the protective film is now wholly suffering the same issue.

In the first attempt, I used to gently press the protective film so it can be applied again, but it didn’t work and the film still maintained a gap from the crease area of the display. Later on, I reached a nearby Samsung service center to get the protective film replaced and got an appointment for Monday for inspection purposes.

So far, various users reported having the same issue as their Fold 3’s official protective film got pulled itself or bubbles have started to appear. Currently, we are in touch with Samsung and waiting to see what happens next, and dreaming that the service center may offer a free replacement.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 protective film pulled

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We hope the bubble or peel-off issue won’t occur to Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4. For Fold 3, the company claimed that it switched away from the TPU material it used on the Z Fold 2 to a new PET film while also using a stickier adhesive, which was designed to prevent bubbles, however, it didn’t improve anything.

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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You can disable/turn off RAM Plus feature with One UI 5.0 [Supported devices]

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Samsung One UI 5.0 RAM Plus Feature

With the Galaxy A52s smartphone, Samsung debuted the virtual RAM feature called RAM Plus, which was rolled out to more Galaxy devices with firmware updates. Later on, Samsung introduced the customizable RAM Plus with up to 8GB of virtual RAM choice with the One UI 4.1.

When activated, the RAM Plus feature occupies a specific part of the phone’s internal memory in order to boost the apps’ performance on Galaxy devices. However, all Galaxy fans don’t find RAM Plus feature useful, so Samsung has now added an option to disable the virtual RAM.

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Later last month, the South Korean tech giant started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update rollout. The changelog of the Samsung One UI 5.0 update mentions more options for RAM Plus, as result, you can now completely disable it in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

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One UI 4.1 RAM Plus

After upgrading your Galaxy phones to the latest Samsung One UI 5.0 version, you will be able to completely disable the RAM Plus feature. To access the RAM Plus functionality, you need to navigate to the device Settings >> Battery and device care >> Memory >> RAM Plus.

‘RAM Plus Disabler’ available in these Samsung devices:

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Beta
  • Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G – Beta

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S22 – Stable
  • Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 – Stable
  • Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 – Stable
  • Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy S20 FE – Stable
  • Galaxy S10 Lite – Stable

Galaxy Note Series

  • Galaxy Note 20 – Stable
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite – Stable

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A33 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A53 – Stable
  • Galaxy A73 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A72 – Stable
  • Galaxy A71 4G – Stable
  • Galaxy A51 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A22 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy Quantum 2 – Stable

Galaxy M Series

  • Galaxy M52 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M32 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M53 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M33 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M42 5G – Stable

Galaxy F Series

  • Galaxy F62 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy F52 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy F42 5G – Stable

Galaxy Tab Series

  • Galaxy Tab S8 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

Galaxy XCover Series

  • Galaxy XCover 6 Pro – Stable
  • Galaxy XCover 5 – Stable

We will update the list as soon as new Galaxy devices receive the One UI 5.0-based RAM Plus disabler feature.

Samsung One UI 5.0 RAM Plus Feature

Samsung Android 13 Coverage:

  1. Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Eligible Devices
  2. One UI 5.0 Update Progress Report
  3. One UI 5.0 Beta – Registration Guide
  4. One UI 5.0 Beta – Rollback Guide
  5. One UI 5.0 Beta ROM – Download Link
  6. One UI 5.0 Features and Tweaks
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Samsung CamCyclopedia 4th update adds four useful photography guides

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Samsung CamCyclopedia developers released the 4th update, which brings four useful photography guides, of which one is written by a notable YouTuber Dr. Film.

The 4th update of Samsung CamCyclopedia adds guides on “Camera Settings & Shooting Techniques,” “Scene Recognition & Object Detection Technology,” and “Document Scanning & OIS.”

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According to the information, the first CamCyclopedia guide debuted with 4th update entitled Camera Settings & Shooting Techniques written by YouTuber Dr. Film.

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With around 20,000 subscribers, the YouTube channel Dr. Film introduces professional knowledge of smartphone photography techniques and corrections in an easy-to-understand manner to the general public.

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Starting Camera Settings & Shooting Techniques, this guide tells you the basic settings of the Galaxy Camera and various shooting techniques.

The guide on second topic tells us how “Scene Recognition & Object Detection Technology” recognizes the current scene and activates a specific function or improves image quality based on the detected content.

The third guide on “Document scanning” introduces useful content on how it allows you to easily shoot and quickly share high-quality documents without a professional scanning device, and lastly, the OIS (anti-shake feature).

Direct links to access new CamCyclopedia topics:

  1. Camera Settings & Shooting Techniques
  2. Scene Recognition & Object Detection Technology
  3. Document Scanning
  4. OIS

Samsung CamCyclopedia third update adds Exposure, Optimal Shooting and My Filter

Samsung CamCyclopedia adds more helpful guides – Lens, Nightography and more

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2022 Best of Galaxy Store Awards will premiere on December 6

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Samsung 2022 Best of Galaxy Store Awards

Samsung will premiere its fifth annual Best of Galaxy Store Awards on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. Through YouTube premiere, Samsung developers will announce developers and creators selected for the Best of Galaxy Store awards 2022 in 13 different categories.

Notably, the Best of Galaxy Store Awards emphasize the top mobile apps, games, Bixby capsules, and digital content for Galaxy devices. This year, the winners of the Best of Galaxy Store Awards will include new categories for Samsung Free’s podcast platform.

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Samsung 2022 Best of Galaxy Store Awards

Statement of Jong Hyuk Woo, Vice President and Head of Galaxy Store at Samsung Electronics:

“With awards that recognize the very best in games, apps, and digital content available to hundreds of millions of Galaxy Store users, we’re committed to supporting an open, developer friendly ecosystem accessible to all.”

Best of Galaxy Store Awards 2022 Categories:

  1. Best Theme Collection
  2. Best Wallpaper Collection
  3. Best Icon Pack Collection
  4. Best Music App
  5. Best Entertainment App
  6. Best Bixby Capsule
  7. Best Bixby Developer
  8. Best Podcast Partner
  9. Best Podcast
  10. Best Strategy Game
  11. Best Tower Defense Game
  12. Best MMO Game
  13. Game of the Year

If you are interested in watching the awards at the time of the announcement, just join Samsung on YouTube at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on December 6, 2022. We are embedding the official premiere video, which will go live at the time of official announcement.

Galaxy Store Awards 2021

The winners of 2021’s Best of Galaxy Store Awards include such popular mobile titles as Epic Games’ Fortnite, Disney/Pixar’s Disney Heroes, and SEGA’s Sonic Forces. Moreover, the winners of Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant have included notable names, such as Spotify and the Weather Channel.

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