Very often, after updating the system, Samsung leaves traces in the source code of applications by which one can determine the software and even hardware capabilities of the company's future smartphones. Right now, the OneUI 2.0 update for Galaxy Note 9 is being distributed. The guys from XDA-Developers, thanks to APKTool, decoded a number of built-in applications of the system and discovered interesting chips that will appear in future Samsung smartphones.
What features will the S20 and Fold 2 get?
Directors View – Changing Cameras
Directors View will allow you to switch between cameras
In iPhone there is an interesting Filmic Pro mode, which allows you to zoom in by changing the active camera. This process happens seamlessly, which creates the very magic that makes the function special. The Galaxy S20 may introduce a similar feature with the ability to capture an object in focus while shooting a video.
Single Take Photo – automatic shooting
AI-based automatic photography
The Galaxy S20 and Fold 2 may have a function that allows, by analogy with Photobooth, in the Pixel to automatically take the best shots using a neural network. Photobooth in Pixel detects smiles, kisses and other key moments, which it takes a picture. With Single Take Photo, Samsung can extend these capabilities to automatically capture not only people but also landscapes.
Pro video shooting mode
S20 and Fold 2 may have a pro video mode
Modern Samsung smartphones do not have this feature. Flexible settings can only be found when photographing. In the update, we found a mention of this mode for video shooting, so we are waiting for something similar in the Galaxy S20 and Fold 2.
Boke effect in Samsung smartphones
Boke effects are now even more
For the first time, such an effect appeared with the release of the Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone allowed you to change the blur effect by applying various shapes to it. With the release of the Galaxy S10, the company has added additional effects to this feature, and there are even more effects in the next update. Most likely, the company's new flagships will receive Artify, Mono, Side light and Vintage effects. There is also a Glitch mode, which suggests the appearance of this function not only in photo mode, but also when shooting video.
Fast charge Fold 2
In the update sources, you can find the 'bloom_front_charging_effect_superfast' file. The Fold 2 is codenamed Bloom, meaning the Fold 2 will receive 25-45W fast charging. And this is good news, because the battery capacity in the device will not be very large. According to the latest data, one of the smartphone's batteries will receive a capacity of 900 mAh.
Earlier, an image of a smartphone appeared on the web:
Rear Panel Fold 2
You may notice a small screen with important information (time, level and charge status). It is probably on this screen that a special effect will be displayed when charging.
Battery health in OneUI
Battery health analysis function now on Samsung smartphones
In smartphones Apple this feature has been around for years and is useful. In the settings iPhone in the battery section, statistics on battery wear are displayed as a percentage. Samsung smartphones will receive a similar function.
When is it useful? Imagine a situation when your smartphone stopped charging. Is there a battery or connector problem? In this case, this function will help. If the battery is more than 40% worn out, it's time to replace it. If the smartphone does not charge correctly at less than 40% wear, the problem is most likely in the connector, which also needs to be replaced.
Of the additional innovations in the new flagships of Samsung, it is worth highlighting a display with an increased image refresh rate, a 108 megapixel camera, and new photo modes.
When will Samsung introduce new smartphones?
On February 11, Koreans will show the world the Galaxy Fold 2 and the Galaxy S20 lineup. Subscribe to us on Telegram to discuss new items with readers during the presentation. Sales of the Fold 2 will start immediately after the presentation, while the S20 will have to wait a while. The reason for the rush is in competition with other companies. Motorola will release Razr in January with a similar form factor but priced at $ 1,500. The Fold 2 is rumored to be priced at $ 1,000, which makes it more attractive. There is no cause for concern, right? Not really. According to rumors, similar devices are being prepared by other companies, including Xiaomi.
Chinese foldable smartphones will probably be several hundred dollars cheaper than the Fold 2. And that's why Samsung is in a hurry – the guys want to sell as many devices as possible. What features are missing from Samsung flagships for our readers? Share your opinion in the comments below.