After some Beta testers reported performance problems due to severe battery drain, Samsung stopped the release of One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. Samsung has stated that it will suspend the Beta version of the program due to some errors in the software. Now, the South Korean giant is resuming the launch of its latest software version, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. According to the update of the Samsung member app, both LTE and 5G versions of the Galaxy Z Flip will resume deployment.
A report from SamMobile, a website tracking Samsung’s development, shows that so far, One UI 3.0 testing has only resumed in South Korea. In addition, SamMobile’s report stated that users of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will also choose to register for the One UI 3.0 beta program later this week. The company stopped the One UI 3.0 beta program for Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold smartphones last week. Although Samsung stated that the suspension was to stabilize errors in the software, users reported that Samsung devices faced battery drain issues after updating to One UI 3.0. Despite the delay last week, it is said that the update schedule for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and Note 20 series is still going on as planned.
Samsung’s One UI 3.0 is based on Android 11 and will implement all Android 11 functions on Samsung smartphones. A UI 3.0 will bring “always on display”, new notification settings and more features to Samsung Galaxy smartphones. In addition, the firmware version will also bring custom call screen backgrounds, digital benefits, and reverse operations in Bixby routines for Samsung phones.
New Delhi: If you have been waiting to buy a foldable smartphone from Samsung -Galaxy Z Flip, then this is good news for you. The price of Samsung’s foldable smart phone with flip design has been cut for the second time. Recently, the price of a smartphone was reduced for the first time, and it was sold at a price of Rs 1,08,999. Now the smartphone has received a price reduction of Rs 24,000. After the price cut, the smartphone can be purchased at 84,999 rupees. The company went to Twitter to announce a price cut. Samsung wrote on Twitter: “Meet the requirements of #GalaxyZFlip-this phone uses revolutionary flexible glass, a stand-alone camera, and a dual battery that can be used all day, changing the shape of the future. Just need it. 84,999 rupees. T&C applies. http://spr.ly/6017G7Amz.”
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The new price has been reflected on the company website. Recall, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Equipped with a 6.7-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080×2636 pixels. The foldable smartphone also has a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED external display. The smartphone uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor and Adreno 650 GPU pairing. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage space. When it came to the camera, the smartphone was equipped with a 12MP main wide-angle lens and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The device supports up to 8K digital zoom. The front is where the 10MP f/2.4 aperture selfie shooter is located. The foldable smartphone is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes with Samsung Knox, secure folder and facial recognition functions. This foldable smartphone is equipped with a 3300mAh battery, which can be charged with 15w fast and 9w Qi wireless charging. The smartphone has three color options-mirror black, mirror purple and mirror gold.
So far, the second wave of foldable smartphones has been full of hope.We tried recently Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Which polishes the original experience of the original photo Galaxy Fold.It’s time to check the new Motorola 5G.We have to spend a day with the refreshed Razr, basically the same Moto Razr It was launched in India earlier this year, but with some upgrades at a price of Rs. 1,24,999. Are these changes enough to cause huge changes? This is my first impression.
Moto Razr 5G: New features?
The plastic body no longer uses glass and metal sandwiches. The fingerprint reader is now moved to the back and supports swipe gestures. You will also get Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC, which is part of the previous model Snapdragon 710 and is equipped with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The 5G name comes from the SoC’s ability to support millimeter wave technology.
On the back or front, depending on how you hold it, the Razr now has a 48-megapixel main camera. The selfie camera above the built-in foldable display has also been upgraded from only 5 megapixels to 20 megapixels. The battery has undergone a minor upgrade-now a 2800mAh battery pack, which is 300 mAh higher than the previous generation. However, the battery capacity is still less than 3,000mAh to keep the smartphone slim.
Finally, Motorola also slightly adjusted the hinge to better fix the foldable display. Moto says that the gap between the sides of the monitor is now thinner than a piece of paper, but it really depends on the type of paper you use.
Moto Razr 5G: Experience
To be honest, the first thing you think of when holding Razr 5G is its ostentatious value. It is compact and stylish. Turning the phone on and off will definitely make you feel important, even if you kick your legs at home. The glass feels good to the touch, making the phone more modern in appearance and feel, and also making it a fingerprint magnet.
Turn on and off Razr 5G several times, and you will immediately realize the troubles of this smartphone. Turning the phone on and off is very satisfying. Motorola did say that the hinge has been tested for 2 billion folding and unfolding, which is said to be equivalent to about three years of extensive use.
Motorola said that the hinge of Razr 5G has undergone 2 billion folding and unfolding tests.
The clamshell design makes this phone easier to fold and unfold. But it does take some time to get used to this operation, especially if you are one-handed. Although the frame of the smartphone is slightly chamfered, I prefer to use my lips or dents to insert my thumb to open it more confidently.
In addition, the lock button and volume keys are really small. In fact, the latter happens to be the size of the iPhone’s lock button. Therefore, if you want to change the volume, you must make a jump from time to time. If you want to reach the top of the screen for some reason, you must also perform acrobatics. Fortunately, the fingerprint reader does support gestures for pulling down the notification bar and quick shortcuts.
Let’s take a look now. The interior foldable display works well. Although the refresh rate is still 60Hz, it has good contrast and bright colors. More importantly, its texture is very good, which will encourage you to use it. Unfortunately, due to the way the hinge is designed, you will get three creases instead of one. This may be offensive to some people, but it didn’t cause me too much trouble.
Moto Razr 5G’s foldable AMOLED display has excellent contrast and bright colors.
Sadly, with Galaxy Z flip, Razr is not designed for semi-folding use, so you will miss some of the cool features provided by Samsung’s Flex mode. I originally wanted to put the phone half-folded on the table and watch something on YouTube while eating lunch, instead of awkwardly putting it on something. The packaging of the phone is actually twice the size of the stand and passive amplifier, but you really can’t carry it with you.
Coming to the secondary display-it is a mixed bag. It is too small to appreciate any content, and has a real superpower, and it keeps waking up. On the other hand, when you can’t open Razr, it really helps. Whether it’s notifications or changing the tracks on the playlist, it will only make small tasks easier. Typing is awkward, but if swipe typing is enabled, you can sort. In addition, the external screen now supports more applications, which may be a good thing if you are bored to turn your smartphone on and off.
Moto Razr 5G runs a very clean version of Android 10 called My UX. Except for some practical gestures and the classic Astro Odyssey game, you won’t feel bloated. In fact, this is a rather primitive Android experience. I like the fact that even though it is minimalist, it is also surprisingly customizable. Sometimes, gesture navigation can be a bit tricky, especially when swiping up to go home, because the chin will always block the way.
I cannot comment on the performance of the phone so early, whether it is the processor or the battery. However, overall, it is really lively. Strangely, due to the way the components are placed, when the phone is under heavy load, only the lower part will get hot. The game is also very interesting. Although the Razr will not fold in half, you can bend it a bit to get a really comfortable grip while playing games. The texture of the foldable display is really amazing.
Moto Razr 5G comes with 18W charger, power cord and Type-C to 3.5mm jack adapter. Very thoughtful, thank you.
Getting into the camera requires at least paper, and the new 48-megapixel sensor can now finally keep pace with most mainstream mobile phones. I’m even more happy that you now have a better selfie shooter, so you don’t have to rely on the main camera for everything. If you are still using the main camera, please note the following: Turn your phone upside down. It can match that direction, and you can hide your double chin without looking too awkward.
Again, I have only used the device for a limited time, so I cannot make a final judgment on the quality of the photos. However, I did observe an interesting quirk in the camera app. When everything is neatly arranged at the bottom, the settings button is in the upper right corner. You may use it often, but the tall screen is hard to reach.
In summary, although Razr 5G is only a gradual upgrade on the surface, it feels like a major upgrade after using this phone for a short time. It is not as underpowered as its predecessors, and even more fashionable. The vertical hinge also makes it relatively practical in daily use. Sadly, in Rs. 1,24,999 is still out of reach for most people, and its durability has yet to be determined. If you are the type of person who is bored with traditional phones, or just like to follow, then you might want to check out Razr 5G.
What is the future of mobile phones that can be folded? We have heard about how flexible the display will be for the future of smartphones and tablets, far from 2013, when Samsung showing off his ‘Youm appearance at CES but not until last year we have to see such a display in an actual product that is not just a concept.
But in a short span of time, the display technology that can be folded seems to have been quite mature LG even make Rollable TV last year, which was in the spotlight at CES 2019. While all of this is good, the foldable OLED screens are smooth on their own, which means they still need a protective layer on top if they have to be used in the real world. , like on a smartphone. For this, we need a bendable glass.
Up to now, all of the folding phones that we have seen have used a plastic protective film over the OLED panel for basic scratch protection. However, this is clearly not enough for long-term or even short-term durability. Just take it Samsung Galaxy Fold from last year, who failed miserably in the endurance test. That Motorola Razr (2019) also has several failure reports, from screen is messy within one week of using the Internet hinges give up after only four hours open it open and close.
The first cellphone to use a folding glass screen is this year Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Certainly feels like the real deal when we are try it for the first time at the launch event, without any tangible signs of appearance being fragile or delicate. However, it turns out that this isn’t even as sturdy as ordinary scratch resistant glass at this time and in one endurance test fared as bad as Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr (2019).
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the first globally available folding smartphone that uses a glass screen
The challenge in making folding glasses
Folding glass or ultra-thin glass (UTG), such as those used in the Galaxy Z Flip, is still the first generation product, which means it still has a long way to go before it can last as long as it is used on ordinary cellphones today, while still being flexible.
“Thickness is the main difference between flexible and traditional flat glass, besides some” magic ingredients, “said Mathias Mydlak, Global Business Development Manager at Schott.
Bendable glass is basically glass that has been stretched quite thin and then treated so that it can be bent back and forth, without losing its shape permanently. However, making thin glass to the point where it’s flexible is the biggest challenge, according to Mydlak. “We define Ultra-thin glass (UTG) to reach a thickness below 0.1 mm,” he added.
Schott claims to have used UTG glass for other applications since the last few decades and has a specially developed lottery process. ‘Here, the glass band is pulled from the top, moving across various drums and through the cooling path to get the final product.
Schott is one of the few glass manufacturers who already have flexible glass solutions on the market. Samsung is one of its clients, which means that the UTG glass on the Galaxy Z Flip is most likely provided by Schott. Corning is also believed to be working with device makers to implement their own solutions. “We are working with our customers on this challenge and are currently taking samples of our development glass with them to optimize products for their design requirements,” said a Corning spokesman.
Foldable glass must be able to handle constant creases and folds to make it a viable solution Photo Credit: Schott
Is it durable like ordinary toughened glass?
So far, it seems not so. If we take the Galaxy Z Flip as an example, the endurance test of the popular YouTube channel reveals that UTG glass is scratched easily as a plastic screen on Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr (2019). In fact, the strong indentations made by finger nails also appear to leave permanent marks on the screen.
Schott argues that the scratch resistance of foldable glass is in the same range as ordinary glass which is thicker and all depends on the hardening process. “The hardening process is carried out by a separate glass processing company. Therefore, ultimately it depends on the steps and recipes of each processing, “Mydlak said. This means, even though Schott or Corning might provide raw materials, the toughness or durability still depends on the type of care provided by the cellphone manufacturer, for now.
Corning on the other hand believe there is still a lot of work to be done before folding phones are as durable as usual. “In general, we believe the choice of plastic material sets and glass options currently do not meet all the desired attributes of a bendable device,” said a Corning spokesman. However, Corning states that folding technology has shown success in the thickness range of 30-100 micrometers in R&D.
Besides being able to withstand scratches, the biggest resistance to folding glass is its ability to maintain its structural integrity even after years of folding and opening. Corning claims that the glass-based solution he developed can bend more than 200,000 times without damage while maintaining its flatness. Meanwhile, Mydlak stated that the life of a foldable glass ultimately depends on the final design and processing carried out by the device manufacturer.
Both Corning and Schott invested heavily in R&D for folding glass solutions Photo Credit: Corning
Another problem commonly found on foldable devices is the folds that are visible on the fold, which are natural but also reduce the feeling of having a completely flat screen. Although this has more to do with the actual folding screen panel itself, with phones like now having glass covers, it is important for glass to have minimal folds as well, if any.
“We have seen that the fold has decreased after switching from a polymer film substrate to UTG as a premium substrate. This is actually strong evidence of the ability of this material class, “Mydalk said.
Making folding glass is also arguably more expensive than ordinary glass of the same size. Although Mydalk doesn’t comment on how much more expensive it is, he said the two could be at the same level at some point in the future, provided that enough people buy a device with folding glass.
We don’t expect foldable technology to become mainstream in the near future but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. There was a time, not too long ago, when even top-selling cellphones came with only one camera and today, most of us won’t even see a cheap cellphone if you don’t have at least three cameras, and it’s only on the back.
“As new developments or technology advance, all players are eager to assess growth trends and consumer preferences,” Mydalk said. “As it is gaining popularity and we are seeing mass demand for folding glass, the product will automatically become more cost effective and easily accessible,” he added.
Walk-in customers who purchase Galaxy Z Flip aside from the offers mentioned above will also be able to take advantage of the increased offer of up to Rs 5,000. (Photo Express: Sneha Saha)
Samsung India has announced new offers on Mother’s Day opportunities on its Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20 smartphones. This offer is only valid for devices purchased until May 11.
Customers buy Samsung Galaxy Z Flip before 11 May will be eligible to get Galaxy Buds +, which is usually worth Rs 11,990 for only Rs 3,999. This offer can be redeemed until May 25, after which it will become invalid.
Customers buy Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 + or S20 Ultra will be entitled to a 50 percent discount on Care + company services. After the discount, the service will only be charged Rs 1,999. This offer can be redeemed until May 15. Under this service, the company provides an additional warranty that covers technical and mechanical failures for another year. This includes damage to the front screen for one year, accidental damage and fluids for two years.
Customers buy right away Galaxy Z Flip apart from the offer mentioned above will also be able to take advantage of the increase offer up to Rs 5,000. They will also be eligible to get a 12-month EMI scheme along with the company’s Z Premier Service, which includes one year of accidental screen damage protection.
Meanwhile, walk-in customer buying a Galaxy S20 series the smartphone will get an upgrade bonus of up to Rs 5000 if exchanged. In addition, they will get a cash back of Rs 6,000 to make purchases with HDFC bank credit cards or credit cards.
Samsung Z Flip Priced at Rs 1.09,999 for the 8GB RAM / 256GB storage variant. It is available in a choice of Mirror Black, Mirror Purple and Mirror Gold colors.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Priced at Rs 66,999 and available in a choice of colors Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray. Galaxy S20 + with the price of Rs 73,999. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most expensive among many, with a price of Rs 92,999.