Are you looking for a smartphone to power up your freedom and flexibility in your daily experiences? If yes, Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S23 series smartphones deliver pro-grade features, including the ability to create your dream lock screen, thanks to One UI 5.1.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 flagship lineup is enhanced with the right mix of features to suit your individual needs, as a smartphone that can be customized to your personal taste. And the incredibly optimized One UI 5.1 unlocks more ways than that delivered by the Android 13-based One UI 5.
One UI 5.1 lets you create a dream lock screen:
- It’s never been easier to design an everyday experience that’s truly yours.
With an expanded range of customization features on One UI 5.1 that’s on every Galaxy S23 series, tailor your phone to suit your different lifestyle demands. You can easily create your dream lock screen with your wallpaper, clock style, and notification settings with a live preview.
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To customize the lock screen, tap and hold on the lock screen and get quick access to all customization tools!
The ability is inspired by iOS 16, but Samsung made it more stunning with way too improved usability and reliability. Also, you can tailor your phone interface with new colors and graphic options, as well as more than 80 new emojis and 10 animation effects for added messaging fun!
Galaxy S23 x One UI 5.1
Powered by One UI 5.1, Samsung’s flagship and mid-range smartphones unlock greater user control with improved Modes and Routines to choose your own settings, style and layout for enhanced personalization and convenience.
For instance, create an Exercise Mode that automatically plays your favorite workout playlist whenever physical activity is detected, or a Sleep Routine that is cued to silence all notifications when it’s time to wind down.
From workdays to grocery shopping, the Android 13-based One UI 5.1’s improved Reminders application keep you focused on the task ahead, showing customized to-do lists based on what you’re doing.
Read more about how One UI 5.1 is bringing new ways to create your own mobile experiences here.
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Some Samsung phones are not getting timely Google Play System Update
Earlier, it was noticed that Samsung’s top-line Galaxy smartphones were stuck on older Google Play System Update versions. Google sent out new updates to those Galaxy devices following several reports by users and media publications.
Well, the situation is the same on certain Galaxy models, mostly in Europe. GalaxyClub reports that their Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, Galaxy A33, and other devices are lagging behind in Play System Update. In particular, various handsets are stuck on July 2023 Play System version, which is over five months old now.
The Galaxy S20 series makes it even more colorful, which currently does not progress beyond the May 1 update. Sometimes a manual check is followed by the message “Your device is up to date” or “Updates are temporarily unavailable.”
On the other hand, the Galaxy A52 got November 2023’s Play System update, while the Galaxy A53 September’s. You can check when your Galaxy received the last Google Play System Update via Settings -> Security & privacy -> Updates -> Google Play System Update.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE launches in South Korea
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE in South Korea. Releasing tomorrow, this smartphone combines premium performance, an unrivaled camera, and a stylish design. The price starts at 847,000 won, it will be available in four colors including Mint, Graphite, Purple, and Cream.
In addition, Samsung.com and the Gangnam Experience Store will sell two exclusive color options – Indigo and Tangerine. The company also started “Galaxy perFEct Program for customers of the Galaxy S23 FE.
Customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 FE through this program can receive compensation for 50% of the factory price if they return the used product after 24 months.
Samsung will give away either the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 or a 25W PD charger (power-saving type) to customers who activate the Galaxy S23 FE by December 22. Customers who purchase can select the gift they want through the Samsung.com app.
Galaxy S23 FE has an iconic design that succeeds the S23 series. A floating camera and a small-sized camera hole were used, and durability was enhanced with an aluminum frame. With an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating, you can use it with confidence without worrying about dust or moisture.
Battery of Dream: Samsung’s solid-state battery won’t come to phones until 2027
Samsung is developing solid-state battery technology to replace the current electrolyte battery. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy devices are unlikely to get a solid-state battery (AKA battery of dream) unit 2027.
According to a new report, Samsung SDI formed a new team to promote commercialization of solid-state battery (ASB). The team will be led by Go Joo-young, head of the marketing team of the large-scale battery business unit.
Through the new organization, the South Korean tech giant plans to accelerate project speed with customers and expedite the commercialization of ASB. Samsung SDI aims to commercialize ASB by 2027.
Samsung SDI is focusing on the development of all-solid-state batteries with an energy density of over 900 Wh/L by adopting sulfide-based technology, which can achieve the fastest lithium-ion flow (ion conductivity) per unit volume.
The ASB is a next-generation battery, which transfers ions between the positive and negative electrodes, from liquid to solid, improving safety and performance. It has advantages such as higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries and lower risk of fire or explosion.