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Introducing Screen Curtain feature of Samsung One UI 6 (Android 14)

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Samsung is running the Beta Program of Android 14-based One UI 6, with a Stable release arriving next month. The new One UI 6 update will bring an innovative feature called Screen Curtain to your Galaxy device. It’s quite useful for consumers, let’s get into the details.

What is a Screen Curtain?

The One UI 6 introduces a Screen Curtain feature, which lets you turn off only the screen when required while running an app. By using the Screen Curtain feature, your Galaxy device will continue to run the app, while the battery consumption and heat generation will be reduced.

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How to get and use?

  1. Install/run Good Guardians from the Galaxy Store and select ‘Battery Guardian’.
  2. After running Battery Guardians, select Add to quick settings window from the screen curtain menu.
  3. Now, if you only want to turn off the screen while running the application, try running the screen curtain added to the quick settings window.
  4. When the screen curtain runs, information about the currently running application is briefly displayed and the display remains in a low-power state.
  5. To close the Screen Curtain, touch the screen twice or press the power key.

Notably, an update may be required if you have already installed Battery Guardian. As a beta feature, unexpected problems may occur. If it is not necessary to maintain the Screen Curtain state, it can be automatically shut down and enter the screen lock state.

Things to remember: Samsung One UI 6’s Screen Curtain function is not supported during calls or games. In case you encounter any problems or have suggestions during use, please register with Samsung Members through your Galaxy device.

One UI 6 Screen Curtain

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June 2024 update coming to fix Galaxy S24 Ultra camera issues

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Camera issue update

Samsung‘s flagship Galaxy S24 Ultra has been in the spotlight, not just for its amazing features but also for persistent camera issues that have bothered users. Despite several software updates, these camera issues remained unresolved. Now, it seems that the company will resolve the Samsung Galaxy S24 camera issues with the June 2024 update.

According to a reliable tipster @UniverseIce, Samsung is testing a new software version S928BXXU2AXEA, which is confirmed to fix the camera issues. This version is of the Galaxy S24 Ultra smartphone.

The new report indicates that the June 2024 security update for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series will fix camera issues. It could be significant as it will fix a major flaw that has affected the user experience.

The release date of the update has not been announced, but it is under testing. Users are hopeful that this will be the solution they have been waiting for. At the moment, we can take this information with a pinch of salt as no official announcement has been made regarding this.

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Samsung now aims 270 million Galaxy device production in 2024

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samsung Galaxy A55 April 2024 update

Samsung has reportedly increased its Galaxy device production plan for 2024. A report says that the company now aiming to produce 270 million units this year, a substantial 17 million hike compared to the original target of 253 million units.

South Korea’s TheElec also reports that Samsung could increase JDM smartphone production by 23 million units. In particular, joint development and manufacturing would be increased from 44 million units to 67 million units in China this year.

Last year, the South Korean tech giant was estimated to have set a plan to produce 253 million devices in 2024. Of the 253 million units, 44 million units were to be produced through JDM in China, which is going to be 67 million units – an increase of 23 million units.

Of the smartphone volume that Samsung plans to produce directly this year, 28 million units, are outsourced by Hansol Technics and Dream Tech at their Vietnamese factories. The volume of Hansol Technics is known to be 25 million units and that of Dream Tech is 300,000 units.

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Samsung teases Wear OS 5 One UI 6 Watch Beta, arriving soon?

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Samsung could soon launch the Wear OS 5-based One UI 6 Watch Beta program. The Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic may be the very first entries to the activity. Later on, the update might be expanded to the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro as well.

Wear OS 5 One UI 6 Watch Beta

Recently, Samsung enthusiast theonecid/X spotted the One UI Watch Beta page in the One UI 6 section. The listing was spotted in Samsung’s Korean variant of the community. It indicates that the company is preparing to kick off the Beta Program for smartwatch models.

Google has recently unveiled the Wear OS 5, which is available in the Developer Preview channel. Samsung’s next major upgrade to smartwatch users will bring the latest Wear OS 5 on top of One UI 6 Watch. Prior to the Stable update, the Beta program will be conducted.

Wear OS 5 promises enhanced battery life and a new watch face format. It came after the latest OnePlus Watch’s lead with longer battery life. The new platform may also bring fruitful advancements to Samsung and Google’s eligible smartwatch models.

Samsung might launch the Galaxy Watch 7 in July this year. The upcoming smartwatches will most likely come with Wear OS 5-bases One UI 6 Watch pre-installed. New hardware-derived features are also expected alongside the rumored blood-sugar assessment feature.

Galaxy Watch’s Wear OS 5 Beta may be available in select countries including South Korea and the US. Last year, the company released around 8 Beta updates of One UI 5 Watch. We might soon get an official announcement regarding the Beta Program from Samsung.

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