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Your Android Phone Could Soon Become Your PC’s Webcam: Microsoft Phone Link May Add Camera Streaming Feature

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An excellent utility if you possess a current Samsung flagship running Android 14 is Microsoft Phone Link, formerly known as Microsoft Your Phone. Both the associate link on the Windows app and the phone link app are included in this tool. Combining phones with Android allows you to manage your phone from your PC, which is the closest thing we have to mimicking the ecosystem synergy between Windows and Android. As the business is reportedly working on enabling you to use your Android phone as a camera with a Windows computer, Microsoft could soon be adding another sync option to the list.

The most recent version of the Phone Link software for Android, as discovered by the source Android Authority, has managed video streaming from the phone’s camera to your Windows PC. It appears that Microsoft intends to provide communications between your phone and PC, even if the code never makes it clear that this is for a webcam-based function. The code in the most recent version of Microsoft’s Link to Windows program (v1.23102.190.0) suggests the possibility of a camera streaming function.

This implies that you might use your Android phone as a webcam by starting a camera feed from it to your Windows computer. While webcam isn’t mentioned in the code directly, there are hints that point to a relationship with video calls. More specifically, “Tap this notification to allow your PC to stream your camera video” would be displayed as a notification. Additionally, there are strings that control when to stop and resume the video as well as if the phone is too hot to broadcast. Video effects are also covered, including stabilisation, several filters, HDR, and more.


Users may apply effects to the video stream, such as “auto-framing,” as per some code strings. Moreover, error messages are sent to a lot of users when the phone becomes too hot when using the camera. As of right now, Phone Link reflects your phone’s camera and video conference applications on your computer’s screen. The list of applications that are compatible with this camera feed capability is currently empty. This feature’s release date is uncertain; however, there is conjecture that it may happen early in the next year, maybe in tandem with the introduction of new Windows devices that use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite platform.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Live Image Surfaces Online

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For Samsung’s foldable enthusiasts, especially those who are eagerly waiting for the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6, here’s a small glimpse for you. 

Leaks and rumors always spoil the surprises regarding upcoming Galaxy devices that Samsung hides for its big events, such as Galaxy Unpacked. The same case has happened for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 unit since rumors unveiled a small glimpse of what looks like a real Galaxy Z Fold 6. A leaked image showcases the actual look of the device. 

However, in the image, only the top of the smartphone is visible, so there’s not enough to guess more here, but something is better than nothing, as this image confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s design will be flatter and also have sharper edges and corners as compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 5. It seems that the phone has a wider cover screen. That could just be a result of the angle at which the photo was taken, but there have been tons of indicators that Samsung is putting a certain extent of a of a larger cover display on the next Fold, and now the image appears to confirm that.

The Korean giant is also rumored to be working on a Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim that will have a fair measurement of larger displays on the inside and outside while also having a thinner profile. This variant is expected to arrive by the end of this year. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 are on their way to make their debuts at the Galaxy Unpacked Event on July 10. 

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Galaxy S25 Ultra to Feature First 50MP Ultrawide Since Galaxy S10

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Samsung Galaxy enthusiasts, especially those who are photography-addicted too, get ready for the biggest camera upgrade ever on the upcoming Galaxy S25 Ultra

Before even any official statement release or launch, dozens of leaks and rumors are blowing in the market regarding Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S25 series, which is supposed to arrive in early 2025. Now the new report is hinting at a major camera upgrade. 

If the new report is to be believed, the upcoming Galaxy S25 Ultra will feature a 50MP ultra-wide camera. Samsung launched its Galaxy S10 series back in 2019, and from then to the recently launched Galaxy S24 series, none of them features a 50MP ultrawide camera yet. Fortunately, if this report comes true, then the Galaxy S25 Ultra will be the first Galaxy device with a higher resolution ultrawide since the sensor was introduced. 

This is being speculated by a post on X shared by a tipster who claims that the Galaxy S25 Ultra will feature a 50MP ultrawide camera, and it will be the first Galaxy device with this high resolution since the sensor was introduced to the lineup initially with the Galaxy S10 series. The recently launched Galaxy S24 Ultra has a 12 MP ultrawide camera, and its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, also has a 12 MP ultrawide camera.

Apart from this, it was also reported recently that the Galaxy S25 Ultra could feature 8K recording across all rear cameras.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Could Bring A New Camera Design

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The Korean firm ‘Samsung’ is about to launch its next-generation foldable smartphone – Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is expected to bring an updated camera design to enhance the look. 

We are not completely two months away from the Galaxy Unpacked event that is reportedly held on July 10 in Paris. Even before any official revelation regarding the specs, design, and features of Galaxy Z Fold 6,  tipsters already heated the market with leaks and rumors. Now the new report says that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 could bring a new camera design. 

A tipster on X shared an image that showcases the rear cameras of the Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is immediately apparent that this is different from any rear camera housing we have ever seen on the Galaxy Z Fold family before. This hints that this time Samsung could introduce a fresh design for the foldable’s rear camera this year. 

The image has a Samsung Galaxy AI watermark which points out that it might be made changes, however, it’s best to wait for more confirmation before trusting this particular design detail since the brand has yet to reveal any official details. 

Recently, the list of Galaxy devices, including, Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra, and Galaxy Ring has already been leaked which arrived at the next Galaxy Unpacked event which is supposed to be held in July 2024.

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