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Samsung Galaxy S23 gets massive camera update: What’s new

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Samsung has recently launched its latest flagship device in the S series segment Galaxy S23, and it has introduced three modes as Galaxy S23 base, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. There are many similarities between the base and Plus models, but the Ultra device has the highest specs that offer powerful performance and the brightest display ever. It is also worth noticing that the Korean giant has installed a higher-clocked version of the snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which also easily handles the big camera sensor introduced in Galaxy S23 ultra.

Apart from these good aspects, users who own Galaxy S23 devices have faced several issues which are occurring several problems in the camera. Many users have complained about it earlier, and now finally, Samsung has addressed it and given a proper update to fix it.

Samsung has rolled out a new update for Galaxy S23 devices. The update is currently available in Korea. It comes under April 2023 security patch with a file size of 922.88 MB. Users in Korea can identify the latest update for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra by its build version numbers S911NKSU1AWC8, S916NKSU1AWC8 and S918NKSU1AWC8, respectively.

Galaxy S23 gets several improvements and fixes for the camera

According to the information, the latest update includes several improvements regarding the camera and gallery. A new function has been added to the gallery so you can delete photos immediately. For a smooth experience, the AF concept has been changed; not it lets you take photos even when the focus is not completely set, but in case if you want to shoot photos in full focus, you can also turn off this feature by going to the camera assistant settings and turn on the prioritized focus over speed toggle. After this update, the ultra-wide camera photography will be improved as it will improve the sharpness and added notice when shooting Ultrawide in low light.

Additionally, the update also includes some fixes which enhance the performance; in detail, it fixes a malfunction when shooting after Night mode off in low light after selecting shooting speed, and it also fixes the error occurring in face recognition after ending the video call via third party app, moreover, some the update also improved the stability of camera movements as well as improve line -shaped banding noise in the sky in the mid-low when shooting in the low-mid light, overall the OIS is now more stabilized.

  1. A function has been added to the gallery so that you can immediately delete photos that are being processed immediately after taking them with the camera.
  2. For faster photo taking, the AF concept has been changed so that when the user presses the shooting button, the user can take a photo even when the focus is not completely set.
    However, if you want to shoot after completing Focus as before, please change the settings in the latest Camera Assistant.
    ※ Camera Assistant > Prioritize focus over speed (focus priority) On
  3. Improved sharpness/flicker and added notice when shooting Ultrawide in low light indoors after setting Camera Video Mode > Super Steady On.
    ※ “To take a good Super Steady photo, I need more light.”
  4. Fixed a phenomenon where a green line was displayed on the left side intermittently when shooting in the rear photo mode.
  5. Improved image stabilization when shooting with FHD60 after setting Auto FPS Off in rear video.
  6. Improved line-shaped banding noise in the sky in mid-low light when shooting high-pixel in low-mid light.
    Optimized overall sharpness for high-pixel shooting and improved intermittent blurring through OIS stabilization.
  7. Fixed a malfunction when shooting after Night Off in low light after selecting Shooting Speed ​​> High Resolution > Speed ​​Priority in Camera Assistant.
    ※ Camera Assistant > Shooting Speed ​​> High Resolution > Select Speed ​​Priority > Camera > Night Off or Scene Optimizer Off
  8. Fixed an issue where face recognition could not be recognized intermittently after ending a 3rd party video call.
  9. Stability has been improved for camera movements introduced through other routes.

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US Carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 getting May 2024 security patch

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Samsung has already started rolling out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, but it was limited to the unlocked version. Now,  with the latest development, the update has been spotted on several locked variants.

As of writing, the May 2024 security patch has been spotted for Verizon-locked devices. Users who own the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 bound to the Verizon network can identify the latest update by these firmware version numbers, F946USQS3CXE3 and F731USQS3CXE3, respectively. 

The May 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any new features, but it will provide enhancements for the security of the devices. According to the official documentation, it will bring more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches that will enhance the Android system, and along with this, there are 25 extra patches introduced by Samsung that will improve the overall performance of the Galaxy devices to protect user data against external threats.

Moreover, if you are having any issues while using any function on the device, then you should update the device. It will fix the issues and enhance the device’s performance and stability. 

If you want to update your device to the latest version, then just follow these simple steps: Forest, go to the system settings, select the software update menu, and here touch the download and install option. If it shows a new update available, then tap on the download button.

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Carrier-locked Galaxy A15 5G gets One UI 6.1 update in the US

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Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is the latest budget-friendly device from Samsung. It was launched back in December last year, and it came with Android 14 preinstalled. Now it is getting its first significant update in the form of One UI 6.1, and it will ultimately improve the utility of different pre-existing functionality.

As of writing, the locked unit of the Galaxy A15 5G has started getting new updates with the firmware version number A156USQU1BXDA. The One UI 6.1 update for this device hasn’t brought a new security patch and still uses the April 2024 patch level. The update is available on each network for locked variants and is expected to reach the unlocked variant in the next few days.

One UI 6.1 features

The One UI 6.1 feature will provide several new changes for the Galaxy devices; however, the update will not bring any Galaxy AI features, but it will provide a bunch of new features that will elevate the user experience. According to the official changelog, the latest update for the Galaxy A15 5G will get several new enhancements like battery protection, a clock, a gallery, a mobile network, and many more. For full details, you can check the official page.

If you want to use the latest changes for the devices, you will need to update the device to the latest version by simply clicking on the system software update through the system settings. However, if you don’t receive the update on your device, then you should wait for some time.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series starts getting May 2024 security update in Europe

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 has recently grabbed the One UI 6.1 update, where it has received a new bunch of features that offer a level-up experience for the system’s users. The May 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any significant changes for the devices, but it will enhance their overall security.

The Galaxy S21 series gets a May 2024 patch in Europe

European units of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers G991BXXSBGXDH, G996BXXSBGXDH, and G998BXXSBGXDH, respectively. It comes in a software package of 285.08 MB. This is the first patch update that arrived after the One UI 6.1 update, so this update may bring some improvements for the better functioning of the devices.

May 2024 Security patch details

The May 2024 security patch brings more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches that will enhance the Android system, and along with this, there are 25 extra patches introduced by Samsung that will improve the overall performance of the Galaxy devices to protect user data against external threats.

Installation

If you are using Galaxy S21 devices in Europe, then you should have started getting notifications about the update for your device, but as the update was spotted recently, it may take time to reach every device. Alternatively, you can also check the update manually by going to the software update via system settings.

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