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Galaxy Watch 4 & Watch 5 get One UI 5 icon, Camera zoom controller, Body composition feature in the USA

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The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series are a perfect style, comfort, and technology. With their newly added camera zoom controller & body composition feature in the USA, they offer a great way to stay connected with your phone while also keeping track of your health. With features like these and more, Samsung has truly outdone itself once again by providing an unbeatable user experience with its latest watches.

The long-awaited Camera Zoom controller and Body composition feature for the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, Watch 5, and Watch 5 Pro have finally arrived in the US. These features were first introduced in other markets last month, but US Verizon users have had to wait until now to get them.

The Camera Zoom controller lets you control the zoom level of the smartphone camera on your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 series without having to touch the mobile screen. This is a great feature for those who want to take photos or videos without having to worry about getting fingerprints on their display.

Software Version:

  • Galaxy Watch 4
    • R865USQU1GWA3 (40mm)
    • R875USQU1GWA3 (44mm)
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
    • R885USQU1GWA3 (42mm)
    • R895USQU1GWA3 (46mm)
  • Galaxy Watch 5
    • R905USQU1AWA3 (40mm)
    • R915USQU1AWA3 (44mm)
  • Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
    • R925USQU1AWA3 (45mm)

The update is currently being rolled out to all Verizon customers in the United States. If you own a Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5, you should be able to see the update notification on your watch soon.

What’s changing:

Camera Controller

Use your watch to remotely control the zoom level on the camera of your paired Samsung smartphones in the preview screen when taking a picture or recording a video. Using your fingers, you can pinch to zoom in and out or use the rotating bezel to control the camera zoom level. (Only applicable to smartphones launched after the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip running One UI 5.1 or later.)

Samsung Health

Body composition: You can now initiate the body composition measurement through your phone. Open the Samsung Health app on your connected smartphone > select Body composition > select Measure, then follow the instruction on your watch to complete the measurement.

The Body composition feature measures your body fat percentage, muscle mass, and water content. This information can help you track your fitness progress and ensure you’re staying hydrated.

The first time you use Body composition on the Samsung Health app, a pop-up window will display. Click the measurement guide for more information.

App icons have been updated to the latest smartphone One UI 5 app icons.

Meet Puru, our tech maestro & Author at Sam Lover! With a background in Software Engineering and Programming, Puru dives into the intricacies of One UI and rides the wave of Samsung Firmware updates with expert guidance. From sleek navigation tips to the latest firmware gems, Puru is your go-to for unlocking the full potential of your Samsung device. Stay tuned for a tech journey like no other!

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Verizon locked Galaxy A23 gets May 2024 security update in the US

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Samsung has a large presence in the US, and the company is always taking care to send new software updates rapidly to all eligible devices; however, due to carrier restrictions, the company has to depend on carriers to send the updates to all the devices. For now, the Galaxy A23 5G is getting a new update.

Samsung rolls out May 2024 Update for the Galaxy A23 on Verizon 

The locked variant of the Galaxy A23 5G will receive a May 2024 security patch from Verizon. According to the information, the update is coming with the firmware version A236VSQS4CXE3. The latest update won’t bring any significant changes to the device, but some new features may require you to implement new security enhancements.

According to the official documentation, the latest update of the Galaxy A23 brings more than 50 fixes, whereas Googlehas added 31 patches that dedicatedly bring new enhancements for the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches that will provide some new enhancements for strengthening the devices.

Moreover, if you are having some issues while using the device after installing the significant One UI 6.1 update, then you should install the latest update by the May 2024 security patch update. To install the latest, go to the system update from the main settings.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 getting May 2024 update with 4G TDD support in Europe

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A couple of days ago, Samsung introduced the May 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and now its companion device, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, is getting the same update in Europe. However, with the latest update, it will enhance 4G connectivity for the device. 

Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with the firmware version number F721BXXU7FXE5. With the latest update, the company will not bring any significant feature enhancements or improvements, but it will increase the strength of the devices. Along with this, the device has grabbed support for a new 4G TDD band that will enhance the 4G network’s strength.

According to the official documentation, the May 2024 security patch will improve the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, there are more than 50 fixes, where Google has included 31 fixes, and along with this, Samsung has added 25 fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

If you want to enjoy your device with strong security enhancements, then you should keep it up-to-date with the latest security patch level. To check the availability of the latest security patch, you can check the update manually in the system settings.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 software availability

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was launched back in 2022 with Android 12L. The device has already grabbed two major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14, and by following the software update policy, it will be eligible to get two more major updates in the coming years. Apart from the major Android update, it will also get several minor updates in the form of security patches.

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Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G getting May 2024 security patch in South Korea

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch to two more midrange Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G devices. The company has initiated the release of these devices from South Korea and expects that they will soon be available in more countries.

Informatively, the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A25 5G are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers A325NKSS6DXE2 and A256NKSS2AXE3, respectively. However, with the latest update, it doesn’t bring any new features to the devices, but it will dedicatedly improve the working of the device internally.

According to the standard changelog, the May 2024 security patch update will improve the overall performance of the device and enhance its security.  It is worth noticing that there are more than 50 fixes introduced, and Google has introduced 31 patches that exclusively improve the functionalities related to Android OS. Along with that, the device also received 25 more patches introduced by Samsung.

Moreover, with the May 2024 update, the company may introduce some new features that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices, so if you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A32 or Galaxy A32 in South Korea, then you should start getting a new update notification, but if you don’t receive the notification yet, you can also check it manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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