Verizon-locked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones have begun installing the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the United States. This update uncovers a handful of new features and improvements to the new foldable devices as well as brings a new user interface for a fresh look.
Aside from the major changes, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 Android 13 update also installs the November 2022 Android security patch for Verizon customers. It resolves dozens of privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities.
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Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4:
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 are two of the latest Samsung foldable smartphones that arrive with many improvements over their predecessors. The device was launched with the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 software that has some iconic features like Taskbar.
Furthermore, the Android 13 is the first major software update for these foldables. And since they are eligible for Samsung’s new software update, they will receive three generations of Android OS upgrades.
Android 13 One UI 5.0:
The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update brings lots of new features including Notification permission, Per-app languages, 16 Color Palette options, revamped Wallpaper and Style section, multiple Lock Screen customization capabilities, and more.
It further adds three new Settings – Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Privacy and security, new Camera Watermark feature, improved Single Take, the ability to disable RAM Plus, rebuilt Quick Settings Panel and Notification Panel, and others.
Samsung introduces Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1, are you ready?
One UI 5.1 is official, thanks to Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup. Since the update is yet to release for older Galaxy devices, we are closely exploring all the awaited features. It’s clear that Samsung will roll out the Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1 for Galaxy phones.
As showcased during the Unpacked, the Samsung Multi Control feature allows you to control your Galaxy smartphone, Galaxy Tablets, and Galaxy Book PC directly from the Galaxy Book3 series’ keyboard and trackpad. This capability enables you to copy, paste, or drag and drop between devices.
Benefits of Multi Control
Samsung usually brings additional benefits to connected experiences across the Galaxy S lineup of smartphones. The new Multi Control feature connects mouse and keyboard functionality between a Samsung Galaxy PC and tablet to serve ultimate flexibility between devices.
Besides this, enhanced text usability makes it easy to copy and paste text, like URLs, from one device (smartphone) to another (Tab / PC) to pick up activity on another device. There are more new features in the One UI 5.1 software, check them out right here.
To use the Samsung Multi Control feature, your Galaxy smartphone needs to run the latest One UI 5.1 software. However, consumers having Galaxy Tab running One UI 4.1 or later and Galaxy Book launched in 2021 and later can also enjoy the Multi Control.
Notably, Galaxy users are required to sign in with the same Samsung Account on both phones and PC. There are fewer chances of the expansion of this feature to non-Samsung laptops. Hence, you are lucky if owned a Galaxy Book as Samsung is greatly enhancing the ecosystem.
Galaxy S23’s ‘light mode’ won’t expand to older Samsung devices with One UI 5.1 update
Samsung recently launched Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones. All models of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series come with an attractive design, fast charging support, the latest One UI 5.1 software, and a powerful processor along with several new features, one of which is Light Mode.
The light mode feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. It will available to only Galaxy Z and Galaxy S series smartphones released after Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy S23. This means that the latest One UI 5.1 update will not extend the Light Mode feature to older Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Light Mode
Galaxy S23’s Light Mode function improves heat generation and current consumption by partially adjusting the AP’s maximum processing speed. It is difficult to experience the Normal mode in normal usage environments such as surfing the Internet, SNS, making calls, and watching videos even if you use the light mode.
It does not reduce the refresh rate of the screen like power saving mode, rather the screen refresh rate remains constant when it is set, so you will not have any inconvenience in using it.
Also, Light Mode has no effect on running games instead it minimizes heat generation and uses battery efficiently.
How to enable Light Mode?
You can easily enable the Light mode feature on your eligible Galaxy devices. Just need to visit Settings >> Battery & Device Care >> Battery >> Other Battery Settings >> Select Performance by Usage Type >> Select Light Mode. You can also add Light Mode to the quick panel to easily turn it on/off it.
One UI 5.1 should offer these Galaxy S23 Camera features to more Samsung Galaxy devices
Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones come pre-installed with the newest custom skin – One UI 5.1. The new One UI version brings several improvements over its previous version One UI 5.0. In addition to improvements, Samsung introduced new One UI 5.1 camera features with the Galaxy S23 series.
The Ultra model of the Galaxy S23 series comes with groundbreaking photographic capabilities such as stand-out selfies, cinematic video with less noise even in dark conditions, detailed photos, and more as it uses a 200MP camera.
With One UI 5.1, the Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone provides a premium photography experience with its advanced night mode, high-resolution photos, new effects, enhanced portrait mode, and more. Like last year, Samsung should release the S23 Ultra’s camera features to more Galaxy devices this year as well, so that more users can enjoy the new features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 5.1 Camera Features
Uses advanced AI ISP to improve sharpness, noise, and brightness in extremely low light. It also determines the light of signs, greatly improving the detail and clarity of neon signs and night lights.
By improving the performance of the NPU, the minimum exposure time is shortened, so you can capture detailed and bright photos more comfortably and quickly, even at night.
The S23 Ultra delivers 200MP photos that can show even the smallest details more clearly. This smartphone is currently the best camera smartphone as it can 200MP camera which supports 100x zoom.
You can take the best high-resolution photos with Adaptive Pixel Technology and AI Image Processing Technology for every lighting level. Take the best high-resolution photos with AI image processing technology.
Enhanced Portrait Mode
The rear portrait mode uses AI to improve range accuracy in low light. In front portrait mode, perspective and borders can also be improved to create a natural blurring effect at a distance.
New Effects option [Color Tone]
With the Galaxy S23 smartphone, the company has added a Color tone feature in the effects section. A warm tone is newly provided in front picture mode for selfie pictures that one can use easily.
Warm tone conveys a warm and soft skin tone, and natural tone conveys a clear and three-dimensional skin tone.
Through the AI object engine, optimized image quality is applied to clearly express each element such as hair, skin, eyes and nose, and hair, eyes, etc., and the skin is expressed naturally in photos and selfie videos that are close to real images.
For consumers who want to get the color as it is provided by the lens, we have made it possible to obtain raw images through Expert RAW and Pro mode. For the first time on the S23, Expert RAW and Pro mode offer a 50MP high-resolution rear camera and front camera, expanding the Expert RAW shooting experience with all lenses and multiple resolutions.
12-bit raw in Pro Mode and 16-bit computational raw files created by compositing multiple images in Expert RAW is supported.