S Series is the Flagship Series from Samsung. Recently, Samsung has rolled out a new update for its Samsung Galaxy S21 Series based on May 2023 Security Patch after the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S22 Series. But in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series i.e. Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. Users reported Pink or Green Line Issues on their Display, as seen in the smartphones from OnePlus and some other brands.
Line Issues in Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Ultra
Attention ❗ ❗Galaxy S21 Series Owners..— Tarun Vats (@tarunvats33) June 9, 2023
After May Updates, Pink line issue starts appearing in GalaxyS21 Ultra n S21 Plus Devices. I have read at least 3 posts in Samsung Member India Forum..
Recommend not to update your S21 series, Users photos#GalaxyS21 #GalaxyS21Series pic.twitter.com/8JecUEM3fn
Most Galaxy S21 users have reported Line Issues on Twitter and Samsung Community. The users reported the line issues on display after updating the device to May 2023 Security Patch Update. This is not for the first time. Same-line issues on the Display after updating the smartphones were previously reported by Samsung Galaxy S20 Users. For S21 the firmware version is G991BXXU7EWE6/G991BOXM7EWE6/G991BXXU7EWE1. The update size is 237.84 MB and the Software Update is based on OneUI 5.1 based on Android 13 with a security patch of 1 May 2023.
Should You Update your device?
If you ask me to update your S21 Series to this May Security Patch Update or not. Then I will suggest you to wait for some time. As most Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, users are getting Line Issues on their Displays and you have to pay the cost of display replacement.
How much is the replacement cost for the Display Samsung Galaxy S21 Series?
If we talk about the replacement cost for the Display. So, first, we are talking about the display cost of the Samsung Galaxy S21 which will cost you Rs. 15,377 with an additional cost of 18% of GST and Labour Charges separately. For Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus. The Display Cost is Rs. 13,141 with an additional cost of 18% of GST and Labour Charges separately and now if we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. So, the Display will cost you 25,495 with an additional cost of 18% of GST and Labour Charges separately.
If you ask me, whether I replace the Display or not. So, my recommendation is you won’t. As the replacement cost is too high if the device is out of warranty or it has any physical or water damage.
Rumors Suggest iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max to Feature 5x Optical Zoom
As we already know the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s tetraprism camera comes with 5x optical zoom. But now, Apple is planning to add it in both Pro models of iPhone 16 i.e. iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.
This is a rumor that we have already heard from many big sources such as MacRumors, Taiwanese research firm Trendforce, and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In today’s press release, Taiwanese research firm Trendforce has adverted regarding this.
Following the successful launch of the iPhone 15 Pro Max with its exclusive Tetraprism telephoto zoom lens, the industry is expected to see an increase in the adoption of periscopic lens modules. Apple plans to bring this advanced hardware upgrade to the iPhone 16 Pro, making it accessible to more users in the Pro series.
The design of the tetraprism camera system in the iPhone 15 Pro Max is folded due to which it can be easily fitted into the smartphone. This tetraprism camera system enables 5x optical zoom and 25x digital zoom. The Pro Max models of iPhones i.e. iPhone 15 Pro Max have a bigger display size i.e. 6.7 inches.
But, on the other hand, if we talk about the Pro models i.e. iPhone 15 Pro, then the display is 6.1 inches as like the iPhone 15 which is small if we compare it with Pro Max. So, as per rumors, Apple will increase the size of the iPhone 16 Pro from 6.1 inches to 6.3 inches to fit the tetraprism camera system in the Pro model of the iPhone 16.
What do you guys think whether we get 5x optical zoom in iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
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Apple Introducing New iMessage Feature in iOS 17.4 Update Next Month
Apple, an American-based Premium Smartphone Manufacturing Company is going to roll out stable iOS 17.4 in March. If you want to know about the features that are coming with this 17.4 update, then we already have a dedicated post for that. Additionally, Apple is introducing a new cryptographic security feature to its iMessage called PQ3. It is a new encryption protocol which is advanced. PQ3 is designed to protect against potential threats from quantum computing. It helps us to keep our sensitive data safe.
As we know, Apple’s iMessage supports end-to-end encryption like other messaging apps. However, some of the researchers found that existing cryptographic protocols used by messaging apps depend on mathematical problems that can be solved by future quantum computers.
To remain ahead of the cryptographic curve and lighten the risks from future quantum computers, Apple is introducing this new PQ3 messaging protocol. Apple calls this PQ3 protocol as Level 3 security which can offer better protocol protections than other popular messaging apps.
According to Apple, this new PQ3 is a new standard in the security of messaging app which reflects the privacy and security of the company in this quantum computing era. PQ3 feature will be rolled out in the March update, starting with iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, and watchOS 10.4. Apple says that this PQ3 feature is already available in the iOS 17.4 public and developer beta testers.
What do you guys think, how useful will be this new PQ3 cryptographic security feature in iApple’s iMessage? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
As we already know, the OnePlus upcoming flagship Watch 2 is going to be launched tomorrow at MWC 2024 (Mobile World Congress). If you want to know about the specifications, then do consider this post. Additionally, if you want to know about the color variants and some features of the Watch 2, then consider this post.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
Recently, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 has been leaked. Ishan Aggarwal, a popular tipster, has recently posted a thread on their X (formerly Twitter) account. According to Tipster, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 will be:
- India: Rs.24,999
- US: $299
- Europe: €329
- UK: £299
As we already said the OnePlus Watch 2 will be launched in India at the same time as it is launched globally. Do you guys think that it can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6? Also, do let us know, whether you consider the OnePlus Watch 2 at this price in the comment box.