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Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Z Fold 3 Gets eSIM, Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) Support Via June Update [Canada]

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Recently in Canada, the Samsung Galaxy Z series received an OTA update that enables the long-awaited built-in eSIM, dual sim, and dual standby DSDS functionality in the devices this June 21.

The update for Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with firmware build no. F926WVLU1DVEE on Vidéotron network.

The update for Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with firmware build no. F711WVLU2DVEE on Telus network.

According to the Changelog and user-posted screenshots on the Samsung’ r1′ community, this OTA rollout also brings several camera feature improvements as we have seen in other regions for the clamshell-designed foldable smartphones. This update will also include the June 2022 security patch, which includes fixes for dozens of security & privacy-related issues.

Following are the changes that this update brings :

Inbuilt hardware functionality activation; For both Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G & Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G.

  • 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. This means 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 Improvements For Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G ;

  • 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.

Camera Improvements For Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G ;

  • 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 Fixes; For both Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G & Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G.

Besides this, according to the Changelog, the Overall stability and security of both the devices have been improved with this patch. It also includes security and privacy issues that are not limited to. It can also include general bug fixes & other improvements.

The eSIM & DSDS functionality is already available in some other regions of the world as recently released in the US and, as expected, expanding to other regions such as this one.

We also know this series will enjoy major OS and UI updates, as per Samsung’s 4-Year Software Update Policy.

Check out Samsung’s UI-related security issues fix and Google Android Security Patches details.

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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Galaxy A33 receives One UI 6.1 update in India

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Samsung is working hard to provide the One UI 6.1 update to all the eligible devices. However,  this time, due to some advanced features, the company has taken time to expand the update to eligible devices. In the first phase, it rolled out the update to the latest flagship device, then in phase two, it distributed the update to older flagship devices. Now, it has started rolling out the update to midrange and budget-friendly devices. Now, moving forward, the Galaxy A33 has started getting the One UI 6.1 update.

One UI 6.1 for Galaxy A33 in India

Notably, the Galaxy A33 5G has already received the One UI 6.1 update in several regions, including Europe, Singapore, and South Korea. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get the update in India with the firmware version number A336EDXU8EXDD. The update is coming with a massive software package of 2 GB. It is obvious because with this update, you will get a lot of new features and enhancements.

One UI 6.1 brings new features for Galaxy A33 5G

The One UI 6.1 is the latest update, which will allow users to take advantage of several features in more new ways. The update is coming with a lot of new features that will improve the functioning of the devices by adding some innovative changes for editing the images, like new AI recommendations for enhancing the photos and videos with new suggestions. You can copy and paste the images easily. 

Along with this, there are some new customization options introduced for Galaxy users, which include new wallpaper editing features, widgets, alarm alerts, personalized calendars, reminder alerts, and reorder modes. It also improved some features to make your device stronger. For more information, you can visit this link. If you want to try all the features, then you must update the device to the latest version. To do that, simply go to the software update menu via system settings.

One UI 6.1 Full Changelog:

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Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy A33 5G gets May 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy S20 FE in Europe; however, these devices have already received the update in different regions, which doesn’t have any significant changes for the device, but if you are conscious of the security, you should update the device to the latest version.

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A33 5G are getting May 2024 security patch updates with the firmware version numbers G781BXXSBHXE5 and A336BXXS9EXE2, respectively. Meanwhile, the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE has the firmware version number G780FXXSHFXE5. 

May 2024 security patch update 

The May 2024 security patch update for the device will not provide any visible change for your device, but it will ensure that you will get better protection on your device from external threats that may harm your device’s data through some vulnerabilities. So to prepare it for functioning better, you should try to update your device to the latest update as soon as it is available for you.

All the new software updates for Galaxy devices come through OTA, so to check for availability, you just need to go to the software update menu in the system settings. Alternatively, if a notification arrives on your smartphone about the new software, you can also go directly to the download section by tapping on it.

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Verizon Galaxy A14 5G gets One UI 6.1 in the USA

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Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G smartphone back in 2023; it was a budget-friendly smartphone. With the latest development, the company has introduced its successor, the Galaxy A15; however, to introduce some new functionalities to older devices, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 6.1 update for the device.

Carrier-locked Galaxy A14 5G gets the One UI 6.1 update in the US

Samsung has already introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A14 5G devices, but it was limited to Asian regions. Now it has rolled out the update for the locked variant in the US. However, currently the update is spotted for the Verizon network. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number A146USQU7DXE1. It is worth noticing that the update is using the April 2024 security patch.

One UI 6.1 update: what’s new? 

With the latest One UI 6.1 update, the Galaxy A14 5G user will get several new useful features and tenants under the existing functionality. For instance, the update has brought a new battery protection feature that allows you to set the limit for changing that prevents overcharging. Now that you can customize alarms with the ability to change the backgrounds, it also brings sharing functionality for Samsung accounts. Similar to these, there are many new features that will give you a fresh feel when using the device.

Availability and installation

The Galaxy A14 5G is getting the One UI 6.1 update in the US, and as of today, the Verizon units of the device are getting a new update and will be available on more carriers in the coming days. If you also want to take advantage, you can try the latest update by going to the software update via system settings manually.

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