Samsung is going to unveil a bunch of innovative products at CES 2023, the world’s largest electronics exhibition held in Las Vegas, the US from the 5th to the 8th. The company will introduce Samsung’s new technologies, several new monitors, a new cockpit, and the first Flex Hybrid OLED.
As per the information, Samsung Display will cooperate with client companies under the theme of “Disruptive Tech Journey Unlocks Sustainable Futures’ and has announced to hold the exhibition at CES 2023. The company will showcase innovative OLED products covering a large area, creating a place where you can glimpse the future of the electronics industry.
At CES 2023, Samsung will showcase the world’s first “Flex Hybrid” that combines two innovative technologies – the foldable and the slideable. This product uses folding technology on the left side of the screen and sliding technology on the right side.
When folded to the left, the screen measures 10.5 inches with a 4.3 aspect ratio. It has a 16:10 ratio screen and a large 12.4-inch screen when stretched to the right. You can get an amazing experience of movies and YouTube on the display.
In September at 2022 Intel Innovation, the 17-inch large-screen sliding display announced by Samsung Display CEO Joo-sung will also be officially unveiled at this CES. This 17-inch display has two uses – Flex Slidable Solo and Flex Slidable Duet, which can extend the screen in one or two directions.
This is a product that you can normally carry or use on a tablet size of a 13-inch to 14 inch and expand the screen to a 17.3-inch size when you need to multitask or enjoy movies or gaming content. Notably, the product’s screen size and portability are comparable to large-screen laptops and are highly anticipated by consumers as the future laptop design.
Furthermore, Samsung Display completes its lineup for 2023 by adding QD-OLED for ultra-large 77-inch TVs and QD-OLED for 49-inch ultra-wide displays to 55-inch, 65-inch, and 34-inch products.
Specifically, the 2023 model implemented more advanced AI technology and the latest organic materials, combined with the maximum brightness of each RGB brightness increased to over 2,000 nits, and once again achieved tremendous image quality.
Samsung Display said, “By applying high-efficiency organic materials and advanced artificial intelligence technology, the ‘QD-OLED 2023’ consumes 25% less power than the 2022 model. Even on a bright screen, you will be able to enjoy true-to-slide accurate colors and more vibrant and rich picture quality.”
Samsung Display is targeting the expected fast-growing autonomous vehicle market and changing vehicle design trends. The company will release Cockpit for the first time. It is a digital cockpit (digital car cockpit) display that combines 34-inch and 15.6-inch displays.
It features a large screen and narrow bezels, which can be used as a large entertainment display in autopilot mode. In addition, it is equipped with bendable technology, which can bend the left and right sides of the screen up to 700R, providing the driver with the best viewing distance in driving mode and helping the driver focus on driving.
In the “OLED Grow Green” exhibition area, Samsung Display will introduce environmentally friendly and low power consumption technologies that reduce greenhouse gas production, as well as the recycling process of glass, a nonreplaceable resource in the OLED production process.
Samsung’s One UI 6.0 Update: Galaxy S20, Note 20, and More Left Behind, New Options for Android Enthusiasts
Android 14 will soon start to roll out for Google Pixel phones. Samsung, on the other hand, started the One UI 6.0 Beta Program for Galaxy S23 series in August 2023. Samsung consumers have high expectations with the One UI 6.0 update, but many Galaxy devices are no longer supported.
Samsung should have pledged the Android 14 update for Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, but it didn’t. It leads the Galaxy S20 FE to ineligibility for the next major update. Launched pre-installed with Android 10, the S20, Note 20 and S20 FE devices are no longer eligible for any major upgrade.
The popular Galaxy A series phones – Galaxy A51 and A71 have also finished their OS upgrade eligibility with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Now, the Korean tech giant focuses more on affordable phones, with the Galaxy A24 as a recent example, which will get 4 OS upgrades.
The 2nd generation Galaxy Z Fold smartphone was also eligible for three major updates. The company had released it with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, which means, it has also completed its big OTA lifespan with Android 13. You can check One UI 6.0 unsupported devices in the list below.
- Galaxy S20 Series
- Galaxy Note 20 Series
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy A71 & Galaxy A51
How to get One UI 6
To experience the next Samsung mobile OS, you need to purchase a new Galaxy phone. There are a lot of sticking options, offering you a longer software lifespan across categories from budget to premium. Check the quick guide below, which embeds phones with great software support.
- Premium – Galaxy S23 series
- Bonus Tip – Galaxy S21 FE (flagship phone with affordability)
- Mid-range – Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34
- Budget – Galaxy A24
Samsung unveils Good Lock 2024, launching alongside One UI 6 – New Features, Enhancements
Samsung Good Lock is a popular app and some users have been waiting for a long time for the app to be updated to support the latest One UI 6.0 based on Android 14. Now, the company has announced the Samsung Good Lock 2024 through the official community.
The Functional manager has recently shared some plans for the app’s future development. In a post on the Samsung Members app, the team revealed that Good Lock will be launched simultaneously with the official 6.0 distribution and that some modules will undergo major changes and improvements.
Samsung Good Lock 2024
One UI 6
- Good Lock will be launched simultaneously with the official 6.0 distribution.
- Good Lock: When installing apps with every upgrade, the company is trying to reduce the steps of moving to the store so they can be installed quickly and easily without moving.
- Edge lighting +: ‘Edge lighting +’, which was only available on the Galaxy foldable, will be introduced in earnest this time. With the cute pop effect you want when you receive notifications and make suggestions for improvement.
- Sound Assistant: It seems that decorating the volume panel is only done through color selection, so please look forward to the change by providing various effects and control method changes so that you can enjoy new decoration effects.
- Wonderland, which has changed with a unique lock screen effect, is preparing to enable new transition effects when moving between AOD and lock screen/home screen.
- Samsung is preparing to provide more detailed information about why my notifications are not ringing through NiceCatch.
One UI 6.1
- Many people have complained about the inconvenience of LockStar / Clock Face having a structure that is separate from the lock screen, so Samsung is preparing it so that it can be set naturally within the lock screen.
- This is a very big task, so the people in charge of the lock screen will be encouraged if you give some words of support.
- Kids Cafe is developing a feature that allows you to map desired functions to keyboard gestures and designate keyboard touch sounds as desired.
Changes and delayed features
- HomeUp is undergoing major structural improvements to support a wider variety of styles.
- The theme park has a structural implementation in addition to the theme of the terminal. Every time you install a theme, you may wonder why it takes so long to install an app. By changing the structure, the company want to improve these inconveniences and aim for a lighter theme.
Also, the ‘Dropship Ride Together’ feature will be released soon regardless of the 6.0 upgrade.
Samsung teases One UI 6.1 in Good Lock 2024 launch!
Samsung officially unveiled the Good Lock 2024 today and confirmed that it’s coming alongside the One UI 6. Beyond that, the company revealed some Good Lock functions that will be improved in the 6.1 version of the Android 14-based One UI software.
According to Samsung moderator, One UI 6.1-based Good Lock will bring fix for the structure problem of LockStar and ClockFace modules. The company is making changes to address the inconvenience of the lock screen so it can be set naturally within the lock screen.
In addition, a feature for the KeysCafe application is under development, which will allow you to map desired functions to keyboard gestures and designate keyboard touch sounds as desired. There will be more enhancements for apps and modules, which will be coming next year.
One UI 6 and One UI 6.1
Samsung will unveil the One UI 6.0 next month at its annual developers conference. This software is currently under Beta testing and is based on the Android 14 operating system. One UI 6.1, on the other hand, will come pre-installed with the Galaxy S24 series, bringing new features and tweaks.