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Samsung issues surprise Galaxy S23 Ultra downgrade

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Following the recent July 2023 update, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra lost access to the High bitrate videos feature. After losing access to such a useful camera feature, Samsung’s consumers are quite disappointed and demanding to bring it back.

Once enabled, the high bitrate videos function increases the bitrate of videos recorded in Video and Pro video modes. It significantly increases the video size and stores the file in HEVC format, resulting in videos delivering higher bitrate compared to the original settings.

Users having S23 Ultra claim the option to record 8K video in high bitrate mode has been grayed out and can no longer be selected. Users are disappointed as the feature got blocked even without any warning in the update release notes.

Samsung reportedly writes, “Since Samsung released a lot of improvements related to the camera and performance last month, don’t expect this update to bring anything new in terms of features or performance.”

Fans of the feature claim to achieve better-looking 4K footage on the Galaxy S23 Ultra when downsizing 8K recordings rather than shooting in 4K to start with. Another reason to shoot in 8K is to achieve the highest resolution possible when extracting still photos from your video recordings.

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Samsung’s Camera Assistant arrives on Galaxy S21 FE, get it here

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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE now supports the Camera Assistant app. The company has silently brought this upgrade to one of its popular Fan Edition smartphones. However, some Camera Assistant features available in flagship phones don’t arrive on the S21 FE.

Folks over at SamMobile highlight that Camera Assistant support for Galaxy S21 FE went live in January this year. It’s worth noting that the Camera Assistant app received its last update in January, which probably made the S21 FE-supported model.

Camera Assistant is a free-to-download app available on the Galaxy Store. Support for S21 FE was initially planned to arrive with a One UI 6.0 upgrade. The company has also fulfilled its promise, while this significant development didn’t fall under our radar.

Once downloaded, you will be able to make changes to the stock camera application. Camera Assistant allows you to bring a 2x zoom button to the camera viewfinder, picture softening, burst shot when using the timer, distortion correction, and disable long press video recording.

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Samsung pledges two free Care+ claims per year in India

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Samsung Care+ is a stunning service that users can combine with the device while purchasing. In a recent development, Samsung announced Galaxy users will now be able to raise two claims per year.

The Samsung Care+ program now covers two claims per year in India. The new policy applies to all kinds of Care+ plans that include Accidental and Liquid Damage Protection and Screen Protection only. Previously, it covered two claims within two years.

It’s a pretty significant decision the company has taken given consumer satisfaction. We’ve observed cases of consumer dissatisfaction with authorized Samsung centers and staff assigned there. They either lack idea about the latest flagship products or delay unusually.

The company offers the Care+ subscription for free with flagship devices in select countries. Paying a one-time fee, you can raise a claim at authorized Samsung service centers.

It ensures your Galaxy device is repaired through an official channel at a minimal cost. Samsung’s Care+ program is available for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices.

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9th Samsung Galaxy Ring variant surfaces

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So it’s now almost confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Ring would be available in 9 sizes. Earlier, the company’s upcoming smart device was spotted in 8 variants. Now, the latest listing confirms the existence of the ninth version, which was missing in the past.

As spotted by 91mobiles, the 9th model of Samsung Galaxy Ring has now been spotted on Bluetooth SIG certification. Notably, the ninth Galaxy Ring variant (model number SM-Q503) brings support for Bluetooth 5.4, aligning with the rumors we’ve heard in the past.

Ring variants denote different sizes of Samsung’s upcoming wearable device, making a praiseworthy array for consumers. The South Korean tech giant unveiled the Galaxy Ring at the Mobile World Congress. It is expected to be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked in July.

The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the Galaxy Ring in three color options including Ceramic Black, Platinum Silver, and Gold. Additionally, the largest Ring model is slated to have a larger battery than the remaining variants.

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