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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 To Support eSIM and Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS)

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Recently, the Samsung Galaxy Z series received an OTA update in the USA that enables the device’s long-awaited built-in eSIM, dual sim, and dual standby DSDS functionality.

The update was of size 1107.14 MB and was released for T-Mobile Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, which come with firmware build no. F926USQU1DVEE and F711USQU2DVEE, respectively.

While the Unlocked variants of Galaxy Z fold 3 & Galaxy Z flip 3 received firmware updates with versions F926U1UEU1DVEE and F711U1UEU2DVEE, respectively.

This software update will likely expand to other network carriers soon.

According to the Changelog and user-posted screenshots, this OTA rollout also brings several camera features of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, as we have seen in other regions for the clamshell-designed flip and fold smartphones. This update will also include the June 2022 security patch.

Following are the changes that this update brings :

Inbuilt hardware functionality activation:

  • eSIM support
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) support

eSIM: Users need either a carrier’s app or a QR Code to use this function. The “eSIM” is an embedded SIM card with no physical SIM cards. No physical swapping is required.eSIM is available from selected carriers worldwide. AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless support eSIM functionality for the US.

Dual-SIM: Users can install two separate SIM cards into their phones.

Dual-SIM Dual Standby: This enables the user to choose which of those two SIMs can place and receive calls while another is on standby.

Camera:

  • The Night portrait feature has been enhanced.
  • The telephoto lens is supported in Pro mode.
  • The ‘Auto framing’ feature is supported in video mode and some video call apps.
  • The quality of pictures taken with social or camera apps downloaded from the application store has been improved.

Security & Privacy:.

The security of the device has been improved.

Other than this, according to the Changelog, the Overall stability of the device has been improved with this patch. It also includes security and privacy issues that are not limited to. It can also include general bug fixes, device stability improvements, and overall system stability.

This functionality is available in some other regions of the world already, and we know this series will enjoy major updates for OS and UI as per Samsung’s $-Year Software Update Policy.

Check out Samsung’s UI-related security issues fix and Google Android Security patches details, and Samsung Software Support Policy. 

Users can also check for the latest software update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install or turning auto-updates or notifications on in your device’s settings.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 FE First Look Revealed See Its Emirates Design

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The Korean Electronics firm is now gearing up to introduce a new Fan Edition smartphone, the Galaxy S24 FE. A new report is revealing the first look of the upcoming Galaxy S24 FE via a 5K Renders 360-degree video. 

Samsung is debuting a new fan edition smartphone, the Galaxy S24 FE, the most affordable option in its premium Galaxy S24 series. Before any official announcement, the latest leaked images and video reveal the phone’s detailed design. Let’s take a closer look at the design of the forthcoming smartphone. 

The new report reported the 5K renders and 360-degree video, which reveal the entire design language of the upcoming Galaxy S24 FE smartphone. It has a larger display with a single camera in a hole at the top centre. The volume and power buttons are housed on the right side, and the charging port is, as usual, on the bottom. 


It has a triple camera setup in a vertical line placed on the top left, including a 50MP sensor. However, the exact details about the other two cameras have yet to be revealed. It is slightly thin and has rounded edges, but it is smaller in size than the actual Galaxy S24. It is reported that it will feature a 6.65-inch high-quality AMOLED technology. Reportedly, the brand will power it with an Exynos 2400 chipset. 

The memory package could include up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. However, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset-powered variant of the upcoming Galaxy S24 FE is also expected for a few markets, including the US. The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is currently the top-of-the-line flagship Android series being sold globally and in India.  

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