The One UI 4 update brings Android 12 to two Samsung phones that are off the main road

The One UI 4 update brings Android 12 to two Samsung phones that are off the main road

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  • The Galaxy S10 Lite carries a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3200 resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Both the front and rear panels are protected by Gorilla Glass 6. The global version is powered by the Exynos 990 which is built by Samsung Foundry using its 7nm process node and the U.S. variant features the Snapdragon 855 chipset, built by TSMC using its 7nm process node.

  • Two Samsung phones that aren’t widely known have gotten reliable updates to One UI 4, which incorporates Android 12. The Samsung W22 5G (only available in China) and the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite are these devices. The latter has the model number SM-G770F, the firmware version is G770FXS6FULA, and the software has the Android security patch for December 2021. According to SamMobile, the update is currently rolling out in Spain, but it will soon be accessible in other markets. The worldwide version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and China’s W22 5G are both compatible with One UI 4.

One UI 4 is rolling out to the Samsung W22 5G – Two Samsung phones off the beaten path are updated to Android 12 with the One UI 4 update. The rear camera array includes a 48MP f/2.0 primary camera, an 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a .5MP Macro camera for extreme close-ups. A 32MP front-facing ca,era is available for selfies and video chats. The W22 5G is a special version of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 for those living in China. The Galaxy Z Fold 3’s One UI 4 update was halted for a week before Samsung resumed the dissemination of the stable version of the software last month. Now rolling out is the update for China’s special version of the foldable. One UI was originally developed for tall screens and with most of the actionable elements placed near the bottom of the display, they can be reached by those with smaller hands.

Opening the device reveals a 7.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1768 x 2208 and a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, you’ll find the Snapdragon 888 chipset made by Samsung Foundry using its 5nm process node. 33% more memory is found on the W22 5G which sports 16GB of RAM as opposed to 12GB on the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s 12GB. There is 256GB of storage available.

The W22 5G is a little larger than the regular Galaxy Z Fold 3 and is priced at the equivalent of $2,649 based on current forex rates. With its dimpled gold spine, the phone stands out as a premium edition although, as we noted, the specs are mostly the same as those found on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. That means it sports a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED cover screen with a resolution of 832 x 2268 and a 120HZ refresh rate.

Samsung has done a much better job releasing updates for Android 12 this year and while it doesn’t have the Pixel models beat, it should give Samsung owners a lot less trepidation about purchasing Samsung devices in the future. In fact, just the other day we told you that the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A52 was receiving its Android 12 update. 33% more RAM is offered on the W22 5G foldable, a device found only in China.

The W22 5G does not come with Google Mobile Services (GMS), but that is normal in China where Google is a four-letter word. Owners of the device can see if their update to One UI 4 is ready to be installed by going to Settings > Software update. Or, you can wait for the notification to arrive that says you’ve received the update.

One UI 4 includes more mobile productivity, and customization options. Don’t forget that it also includes Android 12. Speaking of Android 12, the latest and greatest build of Google’s mobile operating system will be coming out of the box on the just unveiled Samsung Galaxy S21 FE model. We recently told you about an official release video that Samsung dropped to commemorate the unveiling of the phone.

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