If you know a lot about Android security updates, you will know that it is customary for Pixel phones to get them first. However, this is not the case presently. Recent reports show that Samsung is already pushing updates containing April security patches. This update is currently rolling out to Samsung’s smartphones, tablets, and other devices. This is faster than Google’s official speed. Google is scheduled to push the update for Pixel phones from April 5th.
In addition to routine security patches, Samsung’s update also extends the scope of camera portrait mode. This update is for all the sensors. It is active for ultra-wide-angle lenses, telephoto lenses, as well as the main camera. The flagship Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first to get this update. This smartphone received this update as early as March 31st.
Here is the complete list of Samsung devices currently receiving the update
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- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 — F916BXXU1DUCE
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- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — N986U1XXX2DUC8
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- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 — N97xFXXU6FUCD
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In addition to these smartphones, the Galaxy Tab S6 with Snapdragon 855 SoC is already receiving this update.
Samsung SmartTag Plus version released globally for $39,99
According to reports, the upgraded version of the Galaxy SmartTag Plus has quietly been put on the shelves on B&H. The pre-sale price is $39.999 and will be on sale on April 12.
The appearance of this product is similar to the regular version, but the biggest difference is that it supports UWB ultra-wideband radio technology and can be accurately positioned. According to the product information, this final tracker not only supports Bluetooth 5.0 but can also use mobile phones that support UWB technology to display navigation information directly on the screen for easy searching. In addition, the SmartThings app can be used to make the tag emit a specific sound, and the tag can also be used to find the phone in the reverse direction. The product has a battery life of up to 5 months.
The Galaxy SmartTag BLE standard version was released with the S21 series in January 2021. The product uses a button lithium battery for the power supply and has a battery life of up to 300 days. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and has a maximum communication distance of 120m. The standard version is priced at $29.99