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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra to bring 5x optical zoom camera

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Rumors about the camera capabilities of the next-generation Samsung S flagships are surfacing regularly. Now, GalaxyClub reports that Samsung is giving a big upgrade to the Galaxy S24 Ultra camera, bringing increased zoom level up to 5x optical.

It could become possible by abandoning the current 3x Telephoto sensor, which is paired with the 10x periscope. With the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the South Korean tech giant introduced a dual zoom sensor setup, which could be finally seeing a significant refresh next year.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra was the first to ship with a 100x digital zoom camera, thanks to the 48MP telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom. Later, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra arrived with 12MP telephoto lens, 50x space zoom, and 5x optical zoom.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models are equipped with two telephoto sensors of 10MP each, enabling 3x and 10x optical zoom using each lens. Notably, Space Zoom remains capped at 100x until the recent S23 Ultra.

Previously, it was rumored that the Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with three camera sensors, bringing a new Telephoto sensor with variable zoom. Later, the same source revealed that the company has canceled its plan to change the camera configuration of the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

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Android’s Ultra HDR will work on third-party camera apps

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Google is working to expand Android’s Ultra HDR support to third-party camera apps. It will significantly improve the user experience as they can directly capture images from a social media app or a third-party camera app.

With Android 14, Google debuted Ultra HDR camera technology. It’s a new Google-made image format that is based on JPEG. The JPEG helps the device capture both SDR and HDR versions of the scene and display it according to the device’s hardware.

At present, many third-party apps with built-in camera support can’t capture photos in Ultra HDR. It’s going to be changed soon. It’s expected that the Camera2 API powering the feature could be used by apps that want to deploy Ultra HDR functionality.

As the image is based on JPEG format, it can be viewed in any handset. If your device has compatible hardware (display), you will notice more vibrant and contrasty colors. However, devices that lack hardware will display the same image but in its SDR format.

JPEG file keeps an HDR gain map in its metadata, making it possible to extend Ultra HDR support. Third-party app developers can make changes so the app’s native camera can apply an HDR gain map over the base SDR version of the image which is already contained in the file.

Apps crafted using Camera2API will benefit first from Ultra HDR support. Meanwhile, CameraX API-based applications will have to wait for Google to bring that functionality over. Regarding this, the company has already made an announcement but an official release is yet to come.

Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series, Pixel 8, and Pixel 7 series are some of the devices that screen Ultra HDR images in their full glory. These smartphones are set to receive many fruitful enhancements through the CameraX platform upgrade to support Ultra HDR format.

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Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Quantum 4) bags July 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, also known as the Quantum 4 in Korea, is now receiving the latest July 2024 security update. The update brings enhancements for security and stability, aiming to provide a better user experience.

The July 2024 update includes the most recent Android security patch. This patch is essential for protecting the device against potential security risks and ensuring a safe user experience.

Additionally, the update enhances GPS-related features by applying stabilization code, making location services more accurate and reliable. However, it does not include any new features or changes but provides smoother device performance.

July 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy A54 5G smartphone can be identified via One UI build version A546SKSS6CXG1. It weighs 261.33MB of software package. The update is currently live for users in Korea and will be available in more countries in the coming days.

If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.

Now, click on the Download and Install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy smartphone.

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Next premium Loewe Stellar TV will run Samsung’s Tizen OS

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Samsung Tizen OS will be seen in Loewe’s premium Stellar TV. The company revealed that Tizen OS will be used in Loewe’s latest premium TV, set to launch on July 15 in Europe.

The Korean tech giant considers it a big milestone for the Tizen Licensing Program. It first commenced in 2022 and is now rapidly growing in Europe and worldwide.

Based on the newest 2024 Tizen licensing platform, Tizen OS for Stellar offers a wealth of content and service options, making it the ideal choice for Loewe’s discerning customer base.

With Samsung Tizen OS, Loewe Stellar TV users have access to a wide variety of features, ensuring an unparalleled entertainment experience. Key features include:

  • Samsung TV Plus: A vast array of free channels and on-demand content, providing a diverse selection of entertainment options.
  • Gaming Hub: Access to top gaming platforms and services, offering an integrated gaming experience of 1,000+ titles without the need for a console.
  • SmartThings: Seamless connection to smart devices in your home.

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Loewe is renowned for its luxury and high-end TVs. The company is famous for its impeccable design and use of premium and unique materials including stone and concrete back panels.

Tizen OS

Samsung’s Tizen OS runs on 270 million Smart TVs globally. It delivers an intuitive interface, which minimizes the steps required for navigation and customization.

Tizen OS users can stream their favorite content and play thousands of games — all on one screen — and every aspect of the TV experience is personalized and secured by Samsung Knox.

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