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Edge Panels vs OnePlus Smart Sidebar: Samsung is way too SMART!



Samsung Edge Panels

Samsung Galaxy phones carry an interesting feature called Edge Panels that lets you access various features of One UI. Edge Panels is a quite common feature among Samsung customers, while, there’s a funny variant in OnePlus devices called Smart  Sidebar.

OxygenOS’s Smart Sidebar is not really smart as the advanced variant is exclusively available in One UI, and Samsung calls it Edge Panel. Similar to Samsung, OnePlus let users add a handle in the display edge to expand the Smart Sidebar.

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Samsung Edge Panels

Swiping the handle right opens the stripped-down variant of Samsung Edge Panels with a handful of functions and manually added apps. The maximum expansion layout of the OnePlus’ Sidebar is 6 × 2, and users can access the remaining apps by scrolling down.

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Talking about responsiveness, it adopts both light and dark modes as per the phone’s settings, however, the handle allows users to adjust the position throughout the edge. The look and feel of this feature are basic with solid background color and it has a button letting you customize the apps and buttons.

OnePlus Smart Sidebar

On contrary, Samsung lets you quickly access your favorite apps, features, and contacts from Edge panels. Unlike the limited possibilities of the OnePlus Sidebar, Samsung’s Edge Panels feature offers users add up to 10 panels that can be accessed through pagination functionality.

The panels include Tasks, Tools, Edge People, Apps, Smart select, People, Live messages, Weather, Reminder, Clipboard, System Monitor, Calendar and Direct Call. All of these panels have additional features and tools that take the user’s experience to a whole new level.

One UI 5.0 Edge Panel Dark Mode

The design of Edge Panels is pretty awesome with a layout of 6 × 2, similar to the OnePlus Smart Sidebar. Instead of solid colors, the Edge Panels feature has a transparent feel that makes icons and text clearly visible. You can also access more added apps by scrolling down from the Apps Edge panel.

Not that all! There’s a lot to explore about Samsung Edge Panels.

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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June 2024 update coming to fix Galaxy S24 Ultra camera issues



Samsung Galaxy S24 Camera issue update

Samsung‘s flagship Galaxy S24 Ultra has been in the spotlight, not just for its amazing features but also for persistent camera issues that have bothered users. Despite several software updates, these camera issues remained unresolved. Now, it seems that the company will resolve the Samsung Galaxy S24 camera issues with the June 2024 update.

According to a reliable tipster @UniverseIce, Samsung is testing a new software version S928BXXU2AXEA, which is confirmed to fix the camera issues. This version is of the Galaxy S24 Ultra smartphone.

The new report indicates that the June 2024 security update for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series will fix camera issues. It could be significant as it will fix a major flaw that has affected the user experience.

The release date of the update has not been announced, but it is under testing. Users are hopeful that this will be the solution they have been waiting for. At the moment, we can take this information with a pinch of salt as no official announcement has been made regarding this.

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Samsung now aims 270 million Galaxy device production in 2024



samsung Galaxy A55 April 2024 update

Samsung has reportedly increased its Galaxy device production plan for 2024. A report says that the company now aiming to produce 270 million units this year, a substantial 17 million hike compared to the original target of 253 million units.

South Korea’s TheElec also reports that Samsung could increase JDM smartphone production by 23 million units. In particular, joint development and manufacturing would be increased from 44 million units to 67 million units in China this year.

Last year, the South Korean tech giant was estimated to have set a plan to produce 253 million devices in 2024. Of the 253 million units, 44 million units were to be produced through JDM in China, which is going to be 67 million units – an increase of 23 million units.

Of the smartphone volume that Samsung plans to produce directly this year, 28 million units, are outsourced by Hansol Technics and Dream Tech at their Vietnamese factories. The volume of Hansol Technics is known to be 25 million units and that of Dream Tech is 300,000 units.

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Samsung teases Wear OS 5 One UI 6 Watch Beta, arriving soon?



Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Samsung could soon launch the Wear OS 5-based One UI 6 Watch Beta program. The Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic may be the very first entries to the activity. Later on, the update might be expanded to the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro as well.

Wear OS 5 One UI 6 Watch Beta

Recently, Samsung enthusiast theonecid/X spotted the One UI Watch Beta page in the One UI 6 section. The listing was spotted in Samsung’s Korean variant of the community. It indicates that the company is preparing to kick off the Beta Program for smartwatch models.

Google has recently unveiled the Wear OS 5, which is available in the Developer Preview channel. Samsung’s next major upgrade to smartwatch users will bring the latest Wear OS 5 on top of One UI 6 Watch. Prior to the Stable update, the Beta program will be conducted.

Wear OS 5 promises enhanced battery life and a new watch face format. It came after the latest OnePlus Watch’s lead with longer battery life. The new platform may also bring fruitful advancements to Samsung and Google’s eligible smartwatch models.

Samsung might launch the Galaxy Watch 7 in July this year. The upcoming smartwatches will most likely come with Wear OS 5-bases One UI 6 Watch pre-installed. New hardware-derived features are also expected alongside the rumored blood-sugar assessment feature.

Galaxy Watch’s Wear OS 5 Beta may be available in select countries including South Korea and the US. Last year, the company released around 8 Beta updates of One UI 5 Watch. We might soon get an official announcement regarding the Beta Program from Samsung.

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