Google is reportedly testing a new Android feature, which might auto-adjust screen brightness even if the device is locked. This new eye-saving screen feature will be quite useful in a dark room or nighttime conditions and we believe, Samsung will bring it with One UI 6.0.
Samsung One UI 6.0 to bring new eye-saving screen feature
As spotted by Mishaal Rahman, Google appears to be working on using the “brightness sensor to determine the screen’s initial brightness.” The new function is likely to help your Android device to take the ambient light into account to ensure the screen is not too bright in a dark room or low-light environment.
The company has recently released the Android 13 QPR2’s source code, which includes various code changes, as part of the preparation for upcoming features to the OS. The auto-screen brightness feature will ensure that your phone’s screen brightness doesn’t harm your eyes when you move to a dark environment from a bright one.
As of now, it’s unclear whether Google will make it official with the next Pixel Feature Drop in June or keep it reserved for the next version of Android, likely to release in August this year. Anyway, we have to wait until later this year to see if Samsung brings it to the One UI 6.0 software.
“Use a brightness sensor to determine the screen’s initial brightness”
Samsung Galaxy devices already have the Eye comfort shield feature, which reduces the impact of screen brightness on your eyes. This function was added with One UI 4, and further refined with the new One UI 5 software. However, the device makes you uncomfortable when you trigger an initial screen unlock.
Over the past few years, the Android operating system greatly improved the auto-brightness functionality. Samsung has also made additional improvements in One UI so your Galaxy device won’t make any kind of impact on your eyes. However, these kinds of further upgrades are most welcomed.
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Phones will be banned in schools across New Zealand
New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Christopher Luxon announced that he would promote the ban on phones in primary and secondary schools across the country. This initiative aims to improve the quality of education for primary and secondary school students in New Zealand.
According to New Zealand education sources, the literacy skills of New Zealand primary and secondary school students have been declining in the past few years, and have even reached a “crisis” level. Over 1/3rd of the country’s 15-year-old students have poor literacy levels, which has aroused concern from all walks of life.
In order to solve this problem, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Lacson decided to take action. Within 100 days after taking office, he push for the ban on mobile phones in primary and secondary schools across the country to reduce students’ distractions so they could concentrate on class.
Nintendo may use Samsung OLED display on its new console
Nintendo is in talks with Samsung Display for supply of the next-generation OLED panels, following Valve’s SteamDeck. Both companies initially considered China’s BOE as a supplier but changed way to Samsung due to the burden of the risk arising from the patent infringement lawsuit.
According to the report, Japan’s Nintendo is known to have requested the supply of OLED panels from Samsung Display, following Valve. These companies negotiated with China’s BOE to lower device prices, but it is said that they chose Samsung Display panels.
In June 2022, Samsung Display filed a patent infringement lawsuit against China’s BOE in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The technology that Samsung Display claims to be infringing on is five OLED display patents for all products released after the iPhone 12.
Last December, Samsung Display filed a complaint with the ITC against 17 US parts wholesalers to keep BOE in check, asking the ITC to stop using parts and panels that infringe on the company’s ‘Diamond Pixel’.
Accordingly, BOE filed a countersuit in Chongqing’s First Intermediate People’s Court in May against Samsung Display China and Samsung Elec China, claiming patent infringement.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to be made by TSMC, for Galaxy by Samsung
Similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, TSMC is exclusively producing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. While the new processor has just started to debut with smartphones, a new leak suggests that TSMC will continue to produce Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, while Samsung orders shelved until 2025.
According to tipster Revegnus, Qualcomm will rely solely on TSMC for producing the 3nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor in 2024. The company has reportedly decided to bet on Taiwanese chip manufacturer again as it’s aiming to use custom Oryon CPU cores.
It’s worth noting that a dual chip sourcing strategy is still on the cards for 2025 when the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 comes out, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for Galaxy will be produced at Samsung’s foundry 3GAP, reports Taiwan’s TechNews.
In a multi-core scenario, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is said to surpass 10,000 points on Geekbench 6, while the Adreno 830 GPU offers the same level of power draw as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 while offering excellent performance gains. The whole SoC is rumored to consume just 8W.