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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra installs High bitrate videos feature

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First seen on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung high bitrate videos feature just installed on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Courtesy of April 2023 camera update, the last year’s camera beast is getting fruitful new features and improvements for photography.

Prior to the April 2023 update, the high bitrate videos feature was missing on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Well, consumers can now access it in the stock camera app’s settings, and enable it to make videography further advanced. It might have also debuted on both non-Ultra models of the lineup.

The newly added high bitrate videos feature works on all recording modes at all supported frame rates including 8K @ 24 fps, UHD @ 60 fps, UHD @ 30 fps, FHD @ 60 fps, FHD @ 30 fps, and HD @ 30 fps as well as the Pro Video mode with advanced adjustment tools.

In order to access the feature, make sure your device is running the latest software build having the April 2023 security patch and the latest version of the Samsung Camera app installed. In addition, there’s a new Image Clipper feature that lets users create cutout of objects from images/videos.

From the Camera app, switch to the Video mode and then press the gear icon to expand camera settings. Now, you need to open Advanced video options tab where you will get a newly added High bitrate videos toggle between high-efficiency videos and HDR 10+ videos. Simply, turn it on and jump back to the viewfinder.

When enabled, the high bitrate videos feature increases the bitrate of videos recorded in Video and Pro video modes. It incredibly makes increment in video size and stores the file in HEVC format, resulting in videos delivering higher bitrate compared to the original settings.

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Will Samsung launch Slim variants of Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6?

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Samsung might launch Galaxy Z Flip 6 Slim and Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slip GalaxyClub reports. While the company is marching towards its July Unpacked, rumors about new Slim models are surfacing now.

RossYoung hints that Samsung might introduce a Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim. It could have a larger display than the regular phone and lack S Pen support. This variant could hit the market later this year in the fourth quarter.

The Z Fold 6 Slim is model-numbered Q6 Slim, while there’s also a B6 Slim. B6 is the model number of the upcoming Z Flip 6, with Slim also expected. These rumors point out that the affordable foldables might be Slim.

At present, we don’t have any idea of the specifications of the Slim foldables. Earlier, it was reported that Samsung was heavily shocked by the reduced thickness of foldable phones released by Chinese vendors specifically Huawei.

It looks like the Korean tech giant has decided to trim some key specs in order to make foldables thinner. Those who want pro-grade specs would have option to go for strategic models, while Slim variants would extend the choice.

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Samsung struggles in Nvidia HBM test: Reuters

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Samsung is facing difficulties in passing the Nvidia HBM test Reuters reports. The report says that Samsung has not yet passed Nvidia’s tests for high-bandwidth memory. Issues with heat and power consumption are reportedly the major reasons.

Since last year, Samsung has been facing issues passing Nvidia HBM tests for HBM3 and HBM3E. Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant responded (via Reuters), “The testing is still ongoing, and final results have not been determined.”

Last month, Nvidia failed Samsung’s 8-stack and 12-stack HBM3E chips. However, the testing is still running and the company may get more chances to get its chips passed. In case the company fails to pass the HBM test, it will lag behind its competitor SK Hynix.

HBM is a key player in the booming popularity of artificial intelligence. This semiconductor stacks DRAM layers to dramatically increase data capacity and processing speed. Currently, SK Hynix and Samsung Electronics have been sharing the market.

Analysts also say that SK Hynix, which developed the first HBM chip in 2013, has spent far more time and resources on HBM research and development than Samsung over the past decade, accounting for its technological edge.

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iFixit ends Samsung collab, Repair Hub to shut next month

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iFixit made a surprising announcement, breaking its repair ties with Samsung next month. The company says that a number of reasons are behind the termination of this collaboration. Two years after servicing Galaxies, iFixit will stop selling original spare parts next month.

Samsung allegedly creates problems for independent repair services. Consumers purchasing original spare parts from Samsung are required to submit their name, contact details, home address, IMEI number, and defect details for every repair carried out.

“It’s with a heavy wrench that we have decided to end our partnership with Samsung. Despite a huge amount of effort, Samsung’s approach to repairability does not align with our mission,” iFixit reports.

The Galaxy maker also requires repair service providers to purchase spare parts in large quantities. Service providers stay away from hefty purchases as Galaxy phones are often designed in such a way that spare parts have to be sold as a glued unit with several components.

Changes taking place starting June 1st, 2024:

  • Starting June 2024, iFixit will no longer be Samsung’s designated third-party parts and tools distributor.
  • iFixit will no longer have a quantity limit of seven Samsung parts per repair shop per quarter.
  • No existing information will be removed from iFixit, but it will not collaborate directly with Samsung to develop new manuals.
  • iFixit will continue to sell parts and repair fix kits for Samsung devices, sourcing OEM parts when available and clearly indicating whether parts are original or aftermarket.
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