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2023 Android phones could ‘also’ switch to solid-state buttons, ditching physical ones: Apple analyst



Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Side keys

Earlier, we saw a concept showing off a Samsung device without physical power and volume buttons. The company has not yet disclosed any info about its plans to ditch physical buttons, while, a famous Apple analyst now come up with information that iPhone 15 Pro and 2023 Android phones could use solid-state button design.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple iPhone 15 Pro will be equipped with solid-state power and volume buttons, ditching the traditional physical buttons. Moreover, top Android flagships launching in 2023 could also follow Apple’s footsteps of ditching physical buttons in favor of solid-state volume and power buttons.

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As noted by the analyst, Apple could implement some elements such as Taptic Engines on the internal left and right sides in order to provide force feedback so users can have to feel like they are pressing physical buttons. It could finally be possible with the implementation of a total of three vibrators.

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When it comes to the power button and volume rockers, smartphone manufacturers are not thinking about it anything for a long. As Apple is reportedly ditching traditional buttons, Android vendors will surely switch to solid-state buttons, which could bring better results for OEMs in terms of sales.


Removal of physical power and volume buttons won’t not only make phones advanced and unique in design, but it also let them prevent the insertion of water and dust particles. As there won’t be any kind of gap in the right body, the chances of dust and water insertion will be significantly reduced.

If we talk specifically about Samsung for removal of physical buttons. We might see a mid-range Galaxy A phone with solid-state power and volume buttons. The company won’t bet on its flagship line for such kind of big change that can badly make an impact on sales.

Let’s see, what happens next!

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.


[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 battery drain, heating and low power efficiency issues



Samsung S22 S21 One UI 5.1

In February 2022, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 series smartphones. These premium Galaxy devices feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (widely) or Exynos 2200 (Europe) chipsets. In software department, the lineup is running Android 13 (One UI 5.0), up from pre-installed Android 12 (One UI 4.1).

On February 1st, the company is going to unveil the Galaxy S23 series, which runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out of the box. In near future, the company will share the S23 lineup’s exclusive One UI 5.1 with its older flagship devices through software updates.

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Features apart, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra users are facing different kinds of issues (via PiunikaWeb) with their smartphones such as battery drain, heating and low power efficiency. Users believe that the situation was better before December 2022 patch, which got worse with January 2023 patch.

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Among consumers, there are discussions that the battery drain and heating issues are generated on models due to chipset maker differences as well as Samsung Foundry. The Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors are manufactured by Samsung foundry.

Due to inefficient processes, the system on chip gets affected by battery consumption issues due to thermal management. Since consumers in some countries such as India are quite satisfied with their Galaxy S22 phone’s battery, the issue is mainly reported spotted on Exynos models.

Samsung S22 S21 One UI 5.1

During Exynos 2200’s internal testing, Samsung faced critical thermal throttling due to chipset’s inefficiency and additionally powerful GPU, which forced it to reduce clock speed by 0.61Ghz. To bring the world’s most powerful GPU, Samsung partnered with AMD and used Xclipse GPU in the Exynos 2200.

Due to Exynos’ heating and Foundry’s production efficiency issues, Samsung turned to Qualcomm and decided to ditch its self-developed SoC from the Galaxy S lineup. This year, the Galaxy S23 series uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset manufactured by TSMC, worldwide.

We hope Samsung will soon fix battery draining and heating issues on the Galaxy S22 devices through firmware update. Since hardware issues can’t be fixed with even hundreds of firmware updates, they could be reduced or optimized with code changes.

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Updated on January 31

A Galaxy S22 smartphone user said on Reddit that Samsung’s authorized service center can just factory reset the device and recommends waiting for a few days since the battery health is good. It looks like processor issues and buggy software is causing the battery drain and overheating issues.

Jan. 30

Samsung released the 2nd January 2023 firmware update Galaxy S22 series in certain regions but the battery drain and overheating issues continue to emerge. Meanwhile, there are different kinds of workarounds, which has the latest entry of turning off “Adaptive Battery” feature.

  • Open System Settings >> Battery >> Adaptive preferences >> Turn on “Adaptive Battery”

Jan. 28

A Reddit user @lazykryptonian said that the Galaxy S22’s overheating issue is caused because of the chipset’s design and Samsung foundry problems. Further, they added that “Some are much better than others but there’s no control over getting a decent one vs bad.”

Jan. 27

A Galaxy S22 Ultra user claimed that after restricting background activities of unused apps, the battery consumption is greatly reduced. As per the user, the battery consumption before restricting activities was 10% per hour, which is now 2% per hour. You can also try it as a temporary fix.

Jan. 25

Samsung provides you with tips that will show you how to get the best out of your battery in everyday usage and how to look after your battery. The tips are as follows:

  • > Reduce display brightness level
  • > Close, disable, or uninstall unused Apps
  • > Turn off Always On Display (AOD) or set a schedule
  • > Toggle off WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use
  • > Turn on Power saving mode
  • > Check your device Signal bars

Jan. 24

Some users reported having overheating issues during video calls, as well as on WhatsApp video calls. And amid battery drain controversy, a Galaxy S22 Ultra user said that his phone’s brightness was fading day by day, which could be because of abnormal battery drain.

Jan. 23

Issues like abnormal battery drain and overheating continue to emerge on the Galaxy S22 series devices, with Exynos models being most affected. Consumers complained that the January patch destroyed battery performance and generated heating issues, even in normal usage.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus leak in hands-on, S23 Ultra retail unit video [Gallery]



Samsung S23 hands-on

Final Call! You should reserve the Galaxy S23 as this promotion of free $50 Samsung Credit is going to last super soon. The company will be launching the Galaxy S23 series tomorrow in San Francisco, while, the vanilla, Plus, and Ultra leak in hands-on images and retail unit video.

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The Galaxy S23 brings a 6.1-inch display, while the Galaxy S23 Plus features a 6.6-inch panel and the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a big 6.8-inch screen. Both non-Ultra phones continue the S lineup’s design legacy, while the Ultra has the true feel of the discontinued Note line.

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In hands-on images, the Galaxy S23 trio leaked ahead of the official launch, showcasing front and rear designs in their standard color variants. The Galaxy S23 can be seen in Cream, the Galaxy S23 Plus in Light Pink, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra in Botanic Green.

S23 Hands-on

Galaxy S23 hands-on

S23 Plus Hands-on


Galaxy S23 Plus hands-on

S23 Ultra Hands-on

Galaxy S23 Ultra hands-on

S23 Ultra retail unit video

Somewhere on the earth, a Samsung shop or an authorized shop started the promotion of the Galaxy S23 series by bringing demo units. The source revealed that the Galaxy S23 Plus was not there, therefore, you need to satisfy with the Ultra hands-on at the moment.

The video showcases the Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone on the stand, which is paired with the company’s promotions elements and cable. The retail unit gives us the closest, so far, look at the upcoming flagship from all sides including premium display, high-profile camera arrangement, and elegant sides.

Galaxy S23 retail unit hands-on

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Official Samsung Unpacked 2023 Livestream: How to watch Galaxy S23 launch event


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Check out the drop proof Samsung Galaxy S23 Rugged case renders here



Samsung Galaxy S23 rugged case

Samsung Galaxy S23 series is finally going to be launched after a day, before that we have already seen its different design covers like ring grip, strap case, frame case, and more. Now, the rugged case of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series has surfaced online.

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A tipster @Sudhanshu1414 has shared the renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23 rugged gadget case with a stand. This cover is known by its name because it protects the smartphone from all sides

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Samsung Galaxy S23 rugged case

Talking about the renders, the tipster has shared the rugged case of the S23, S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. It sports an exquisite design frame with a delicate touch feeling and non-slipy. The non-slip bumper provides excellent grip and prevents your phone from slipping out of your hands.

Its specially designed edges and impact-resistant hard back shell cover provides full back protection for the smartphone. The rugged design phone case is suitable for running, mountaineering, camping, or any other outdoor sports.

Samsung Galaxy S23 rugged case

It is perfectly designed to protect the cameras of upcoming flagship smartphones as its is known as drop proof protection rugged case. In addition, there is also a stand on the back which delivers decent support.

Official Samsung Galaxy S23 series Strap case and Frame cover leaked ahead of launch

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