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Samsung starts Galaxy S23 April 2023 update rollout with major camera improvements

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Samsung starts rolling out the most anticipated April 2023 software update for the Galaxy S23 series early. April is yet to begin and the company is already releasing big camera and gallery focussed firmware to its topmost flagship lineup in South Korea.

April 2023 security patch isn’t the main hero of the latest Samsung Galaxy S23 series’ software update. As revealed by a tipster a couple of weeks ago, the company has included important camera improvements and enhanced gallery functions for better user experiences.

Here’s everything new:

Through a separate community article, Samsung announced the contents of the newest S23 firmware. Starting with improvements to the camera, the new software changes the autofocus concept to make photo capturing even more faster. The photo will capture as soon as the user hits shutter button even when the focus is not completely set.

In case you want to capture photos only when the shot is well-focussed, the company recommends users changing Camera Assistant settings. You can follow these steps to do so: Camera Assistant > Prioritize focus over speed (focus priority) On.

For the Gallery app, April OTA introduces a pretty cool feature that allows you to delete the recently captured photo even before it gets processed. In case you find any kind of fault in the picture, the new “instant photo delete” ability lets you instantly vanish the shot from the gallery.

After the AI Moon and the harsh use of machine learning debate, Samsung decided to add notices in certain camera features. The first comes to ultrawide mode, when you shoot using night mode and super steady ON, you will get a notice saying, “To take a good Super Steady photo, I need more light.”

Some Galaxy users reportedly noticed a green line on the left side when capturing images from the primary camera, the update fixes this issue as well. Furthermore, it improves image stabilization when shooting with FHD settings at 60fps after setting Auto FPS Off in rear video.

When shooting using Nightography, a line-shaped banding noise appeared in a handful of user shots, the update also improves the function. And the overall sharpness was optimized during high-res shooting, and irregular blurring was improved through OIS stabilization.

The list of improvements also includes fixes for the issue when shooting after Night Off in low light after altering the shooting speed ​​via Camera Assistant. However, you need to follow these steps: Camera Assistant > Shooting Speed ​​> High Resolution > Speed ​​Priority, then Camera > Night Off or Scene Optimizer Off.

Last but not least, there are fixes for an issue where face recognition could not be identified sometimes after ending a 3rd party video call. And the stability has been improved for camera movements introduced through other routes for enhanced user experience.

The update rollout is currently happening in South Korea and the company may take it to the global and US market quite soon. Users in Korea can identify the update via the version numbers mentioned below:

  • Galaxy S23 – S911NKSU1AWC8
  • S23 Plus – S916NKSU1AWC8
  • S23 Ultra – S918NKSU1AWC8

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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July 2024 update for Galaxy A54, A52s live in more countries

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Samsung Galaxy A52s July 2024 update

Samsung is expanding the July 2024 security update for Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A52s smartphones in more countries. This update fixes several issues to make your Galaxy smartphone more secure, reliable, and stable.

Talking about the Galaxy A54, the July 2024 security update is already available in Korea and the company is now making it available in the US on Trackfone network carrier. Users are receiving this update with One UI build version S546VLUDS9CXG2 and 266.37MB  software package.

On the other side, Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone users are getting a fresh security patch with PDA version A528BXXS9GXF8 in Latin America. Users will have to download around 320MB package to install the update.

This update will bring improved functions to your Galaxy device, mainly related to One UI Home, System UI, and Secure Folder, further improving device security.

Both devices are getting this new update based on Android 14 and One UI 6.1. Samsung will expand the July 2024 security update to more Galaxy A52s and Galaxy A54 users in the coming days or weeks.

To install the update, users should navigate to the Software Update section found within the device’s Settings. They can select ‘Download and install’ from there to initiate the update process.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra receiving July 2024 security update

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Samsung Note 20 July 2024 update

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are getting the July 2024 security update in the US. The update is rolling out for locked models on the Verizon network and the company will soon expand it.

The Korean tech giant is releasing the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.

July 2024 patch brings fixes for 4 critical and 21 high-priority Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) identified by Google, alongside 33 Samsung-specific Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVEs).

These fixes are mainly related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. The update improves overall performance for a better experience.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones can verify the July 2024 security update in the US with version N986USQS8HXFC and N986USQS8HXFC respectively.

To check new software updates manually, you just need to follow a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

Before you download the update, make sure to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon wireless network connection. In addition, ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

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More Galaxy S23 models getting July 2024 security update

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Galaxy S23 July 2024 update

Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra users already received the July 2024 security update in Europe, and for locked variants in the US. Now, the company is making it available in more countries including UAE, India, Panama, and Australia.

Users of the Galaxy S23 series can identify the July 2024 update with the One UI build versions mentioned below.

  • Galaxy S23 – S911BXXS6CXFC
  • Galaxy S23 Plus – S916BXXS6CXFC
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra – S918BXXS6CXFC

July 2024 security patch addresses over 55 issues including 4 critical and 21 high-level vulnerabilities in Android, although 2 are irrelevant to Samsung devices. In addition, Samsung has fixed 33 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) to strengthen device security further.

These vulnerabilities mainly impact components such as One UI Home, System Property, System UI, Filter Provider, Secure Folder, Configuration Message, IMS service, Knox, MTP app, and others. Beyond security enhancements, the update delivers performance improvements and stability-boosting fixes.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones in the above-mentioned countries can easily check and install the update via a few easy steps:

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Open the Software Update section from the menu.
  • Click on the Download and Install option to initiate the update process.
  • If the update is available, proceed to install it.

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