Breaking: One UI 5.1 will rollout for old Samsung devices
Samsung is unveiling the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Book 3 series at the Unpacked event. During the launch, Samsung officially confirmed the existence of the new One UI 5.1 software along with its availability for older Galaxy devices, very soon.
The new flagships come pre-installed with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 iteration, which is an upgraded version of the One UI 5.0. In addition to new features, the new version is better optimized with system and hardware so Galaxy users can make the most of their devices.
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I’m sure, you may have been wondering about the One UI 5.1 availability for your Galaxy device. I’ve a short and simple answer, if your Galaxy device is eligible for a major Android OS upgrade, One UI 5.1 would surely be delivered to your handset.
More specifically, the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy S20 series are in line to received the One UI 5.1 software update along with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Check more in this article.
One UI 5.1 Features
Easier color tone change for selfies: It’s easier to change the color tone of your selfies using the Effects button at the side of the screen.
Quick access to Expert RAW: Expert RAW lets you take high-quality shots without processing or compression, perfect for those who want to have full control and edit photos later. Expert RAW is now easier to access from the More menu.
Shared family album: It’s easier than ever to share pictures with your family using Shared family album. Gallery will recommend pictures to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of your family members. You get 5GB of storage for each family member (up to 6 people).
Enhanced remastering: Remastering removes shadows and reflections automatically to make your pictures look great. You can also remaster GIFs for better resolution and clarity.
Simpler info display: When you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your Gallery, you can see when and where the picture was taken, which device took the picture, where the picture is stored and more at a glance.
More powerful search: You can now search for more than one person or subject at the same time. You can even search for people without tagging their names just by tapping their faces.
Choose where to save screenshots: You can now store screenshots and screen recordings in the folder of your choice by setting it in Advanced features.
Use 3 emojis in AR Emoji camera: Take fun pictures and videos with up to 3 friends in Mask mode. You can replace your friend’s faces with different characters for fun by tapping the emoji.
Layout and edit option improvement in AR Doodles: Brushes are now available on the main AR Doodle screen for quicker access. You can also resize and move your doodles even after you create them, and the new eraser tool lets you erase just part of your doodle without removing the whole thing.
New Battery widget: The new Battery widget lets you check the battery level of your Galaxy devices. Right from the Home screen, you can see how much battery is left on your phone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch and other supported devices.
Intuitive weather widget: New illustration style and brief summary of the current weather condition lets you know the weather information intuitively if it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing.
Different wallpapers based on your mode: Set a different wallpaper on your Lock screen and Home screen based on your current activity. Choose one wallpaper for work, one for exercising and more when you set the mode.
More conditions and actions for Routines: Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode or Mobile Hotspot. Routines can now open an app pair, adjust the left/right sound balance and more. And now new actions let you control Quick Share and Touch sensitivity and change your ringtone and font style.
Collaboration in Samsung Notes: Create a shared note that several people can edit at the same. Write up a report with your coworkers, create notes for a study group, or draw a picture with a friend. The possibilities are endless.
Easier invitation to shared apps: You can now easily invite people to shared albums, notes and calendars using a link that can be shared via various apps such as messenger, email and social media.
Expanded Multi Control between Galaxy Book and phone: Share the mouse, keyboard or trackpad of your Galaxy Book with not only Galaxy tablet but also Galaxy phone now. You can copy and paste text, and drag and drop images from one device to another seamlessly — almost like they’re the same device.
Wi-Fi speakers on Media output: When you want to continue to listen to music on Wi-Fi speakers through Spotify Connect and Chromecast built-in™ just open Media output on Quick panel not music apps.
Continue browsing on PC: If you’re browsing with Samsung Internet on your phone and later go back to your PC, you can find the websites that were opened on your phone and continue browsing with the PC browser.
Use mobile hotspot on the PC with a single click: You can use the Internet by connecting to the mobile hotspot with a single click on your PC, without turning on the mobile hotspot on your phone and typing in the password.
Easily minimize or switch to full screen: You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners of pop-up windows.
Easier access to the most used apps in split screen view: When you start a split screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.
Improved multitasking in DeX: In split-screen view, you can now drag the divider in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners to make it fill a quarter of the screen.
Settings suggestions: Suggestions now appear at the top of the Settings screen to let you know about useful features to try or settings that need attention, so you can turn them on or check them right away.
Detailed weather info at a glance: Useful weather information now appears on the main screen of the Weather app. You can check severe weather alerts, daily weather summaries, hourly precipitation and color temperature graphs.
Bixby text call: Use Bixby text call to answer calls automatically and find out why the person is calling. You’ll see what the caller says in a text chat, and you can tap or type responses that will be read aloud to the caller. Bixby text call is only available in English and Korean.
Galaxy S23 FE is dead, Samsung aims to launch tri-folding device this year: Leak
Samsung began 2023 by launching the Galaxy S23 flagships and recently unveiled the Galaxy A54/A34 mid-rangers. Now, the company is focussing on improved Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 for its August debut, while the S23 FE is reportedly dead and the tri-folding device might be coming this year.
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According to tipster YogeshBrar, Samsung’s most-anticipated Galaxy S23 FE smartphone has not entered the development chain so far. It indicates that the company has not any plan for the next Fan Edition this year, as it aims big, way too big.
There is no Galaxy S23 FE in the development chain unlike what the recent rumours have been pointing..
Samsung is instead working on the improved Z Fold 5 & Flip 5 along with a Tri-Fold that might finally ship this year
FE fans should look elsewhere…
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) March 24, 2023
Apart from focussing on the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 foldable phones, the South Korean tech giant is aiming to ship a new type of foldable this year, which could be a tri-folding device. As of now, there’s no information from Samsung about its plans to commercialize a tri-folding display device.
Since there’s no official information available on the tri-folding Galaxy device, we are sure that it will be equipped with Samsung Display. As it’s going to have a tri-fold form factor, the company may bring two hinges in the device so it can fold twice and take the shape of a tablet while fully unfolded.
Previously, it was reported that the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 devices would feature a new kind of droplet (waterdrop) hinge. This new technology is under testing internally, which could make it possible to lessen crease wrinkles as well as reduce thickness.
More than once, Samsung Display showcased its futuristic tri-folding OLED screen. At the time of getting commercialized under the Galaxy brand, Samsung Display’s tri-fold OLED products may be refined and polished to deliver experiences like never before.
Samsung boss flies to China ahead of the business summit
On March 23, Samsung Elec’s executive chairman Lee Jae-yong arrived in Beijing, China to attend a high-profile business summit this weekend. For the first time in three years, an official Samsung Group leader has visited China, where it operates major production facilities.
According to KoreaHerald report, the Samsung boss is scheduled to attend the three-day China Business Summit set to run at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse until Monday. He is likely to be joined by global business leaders and high-ranking Chinese government officials.
Among the key participants are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chairman Ola Kallenius and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
Lee Jae-yong’s Beijing trip is drawing great attention from industry circles as it came shortly after the US on Tuesday announced the details of its guardrails provisions for its CHIPS for America Incentive Program, which limits the government’s subsidy recipients’ production expansion in China.
China Business Summit 2023
Under the theme of “Economic Recovery: Opportunities and Cooperation,” this year’s business summit will focus on opportunities in the Chinese market, stabilization of global supply chains, and the green transition, announced by the Development Research Center of China’s State Council.
Samsung in China
The Korean tech giant operates two chip production plants in Xi’an that produce about 40 percent of the world’s largest memory chipmaker’s global NAND flash products. In Suzhou, the tech giant operates a semiconductor packaging factory, as well as a manufacturing plant for home appliances.
Sources say the Samsung chief is highly likely to visit the company’s business operations and encourage employees there. In May 2020, the last time when he visited China, Lee met with government officials of the Shaanxi Province and inspected the Xi’an chip plants.
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The new Galaxy F14 5G packs Secure Folder, Voice Focus and Samsung Wallet
Today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy F14 5G budget smartphone, which sports a massive 6.6” Full HD+ 90Hz display, segment-only 5nm processor, 6000 mAh battery, and comes with a host of exclusive features such as Secure Folder, Voice Focus, and Samsung Wallet.
Samsung’s new Galaxy F14 5G supports Secure Folder for enhanced security & privacy when it comes to storing personal data and apps. Besides, it also features Voice Focus and Samsung Wallet for providing an all-in-one app for storing your financial stuff, personal IDs, and other confidential documents.
Out of the box, the F14 5G brings One UI 5 based on Android 13. The company will provide up to 2 generations of OS upgrades and up to 4 years of security updates for the device, ensuring users always have the latest features and are always secured.
Galaxy F14 KeySpecs
Galaxy F14 5G flaunts a 6.6” Full HD+ 90Hz display providing users with an immersive viewing experience. The display comes protected with Gorilla Glass 5 which lets users stay worry-free. On the back, there’s a 50-megapixel primary camera plus a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
The new Galaxy F14 5G is equipped with Exynos 1330, which is a segment-only 5nm processor. Exynos 1330 allows users to multitask with ease, play games, and do just about anything very smoothly. Moreover, it features a 6000 mAh battery, which provides up to 2 days of battery life.
With 25W super-fast charging support, users can quickly charge their phone and continue using it without any interruptions. It also supports 13 5G bands, which empowers users to download, stream, share, and browse all their favorite content at lightning-fast speeds.
Price, Availability and Offers
As an introductory offer, Galaxy F14 5G will be available at an all-inclusive price of INR 12,990 for the 4+128GB and INR 14,490 for the 6+128GB variant with select bank cards. Shipping starts on March 30 on Flipkart, Samsung.com, and select retail shops.