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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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 grabs December 2023 security update
Samsung has pushed the December 2023 security update for unlocked models of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones in the US. The update is already rolled out for locked models in the US.
The company is dispatching 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.
December 2023 security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models can be identified through One UI build versions S911U1UES2BWKA, S916U1UES2BWKA, and S918U1UES2BWKA respectively. The installation package size of this update is 421.40MB
December 2023 Security Patch Details
The newest security patch fixes over 60 vulnerabilities mainly related to buffer overflow, AR Emoji, KnoxCustom Service, bootloader, SmartManager, Knox Guard, and Contacts. Check the full details here.
Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, Tab A7 Lite receive November 2023 update in the US
Samsung is rolling out a new update with a November 2023 security patch for Galaxy A14 5G and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite devices on the Verizon network carrier in the US. The fresh update brings system security improvements, stability optimization, functional enhancement, and bug fixes to offer a better performance.
November 2023 security update includes patches from Google and Samsung. It update addresses 48 CVEs related to the Android operating system, 15 SVEs related to One UI software, and 2 CVEs related to Samsung.
- Galaxy A14 5G – A146USQS5BWK1
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite – T227USQS8CWK7
How to Update:
Users can check new software updates manually with 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.
Samsung One UI December 2023 Updates List
Starting with the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung initiated its December 2023 One UI updates rollout. The company dropped patch details and a new update roadmap for Galaxy devices in the first week. Throughout the month, Samsung will release various new One UI updates.
December 2023 One UI update for Samsung devices contains a total of 75 fixes for known security vulnerabilities. It includes 54 CVEs related to the Android operating system from Google and the rest for the One UI software system from the manufacturer itself.
In particular, Samsung Semiconductor (for Exynos-related issues) offered four security fixes, while the software division fixed 16 security flaws with the December patch. Of the 54 fixes offered by Google, 7 are deemed critical, while 43 fixes are marked as high priority.
On the other hand, 9 are marked as high priority of the 16 fixes from Samsung, while 6 are of moderate priority. One UI fixes include Knox, memory and integer overflow, AR Emoji, bootloader, Smart Clip, and the Contacts app. You can read more about them here.
Samsung One UI December 2023 Updates List
- The Galaxy S23 series begins getting the latest patches in the United States.