S Pen is an iconic device, which swiftly became a basic Galaxy accessory as Samsung discontinued its Note lineup. Starting with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the iconic S Pen bonded with the Ultra model of the S series, but should Samsung continue bringing S Pen to future flagships such as the S24 Ultra?
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra maintained the form factor of the S series along with supporting S Pen as an additional accessory. With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the company created a dedicated slot inside the body where the S Pen can rest and just rests most of the time.
As the S Pen slot debuted with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung turned the rounded corners into sharp corners, making the form factory boxy like Note. The company succeeded in respecting loyal Note lovers but indirectly hurt fans who love the S Ultra without a boxy design.
I use the Galaxy S22 Ultra as a daily driver, and honestly, the S Pen stays inside the phone’s slot most of the time. I only take it out if showing the device to someone or taking a group selfie, other than this, the S Pen is not so useful for me (personal view).
In favor of a device, which I don’t often use, I’ve compromised the iconic and handy design Samsung maintained until the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Large display with curved edges, beautiful camera bump, elegant build and color, and powerful internals all now comes in a boxy phone.
Meanwhile, some Galaxy lovers, especially the people of Note fanbase gladly accept the S Ultra with integrated S Pen support. No doubt, S Pen is a great tool, letting users have real handwriting feel on the smartphone, operate the camera, use it as a remote controller, and more.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra brought an enhanced S Pen experience, which Samsung further refined with the S23 Ultra. The Galaxy S24 Ultra already entered rumors bay, with an expected launch in late January 2024. What do you think, should Samsung drop in-built S Pen support with Galaxy S24 Ultra? Let us know via Tweet below:
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 126.96.36.199 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!