This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: Nokia 2.3 is now receiving Android 10, the Huawei P40 series gets a camera-improving feature, and more!
What's New This Week?
- New 50MP camera mode is now being pushed to the Huawei P40 series
- Nokia 2.3 is now receiving the latest version of Android
- Galaxy S20 series is now receiving a fix for its green tint issue
- One UI 2.1 is now in development for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9
- Mi 9T is now receiving March's security patch
- Xiaomi Mi A3 is receiving minor fixes
A new update is now being pushed to the P40 series in China and it brings a new, interesting feature with it - 50MP AI mode.
The concept is pretty simple. AI mode takes multiple pictures in the timespan of 3 seconds and merges them together to form an image of higher resolution and clarity. Sort of like Night Mode except it focuses on improving detail, resolution, and it also uses the phone's dedicated hardware (Bayer sensor) to do so.
When you zoom in, it's like going from 480P to 1080P. However, we highly doubt you'd be able to tell the difference when looking at the full image. Still, it's always good to have the option.
We haven't heard anything about the global variants just yet. But, we'll let you once we find out. So, stay tuned!
Another day, another Android 10 update for a Nokia device. This time, it's the Nokia 2.3 that's taking its turn.
As per usual, you can expect to find most of Android 10's features here. Dark Mode, privacy controls, Focus Mode, Google's gesture-based navigation mode, Smart Reply, Family Link, and more!
It weighs 1.11 gigabytes and apart from everything that we've mentioned above, it also brings March's security patch!
Galaxy S20 Series
The last update before this one introduced a sort of green tint on the display of Galaxy S20 devices. To be more specific, it happened mostly when the phone dropped down to 60Hz in low-brightness levels. Most of the reports came from S20 Ultra users, but others had the same problem as well.
This week's update aims to fix that and according to user reports, it actually does.
The changelog doesn't mention anything in detail. So, we'd be hard-pressed to know if it offers anything else. But, since people haven't mentioned anything yet and it's only 154 megabytes, we assume that it doesn't have anything else to offer - apart from maybe small fixes and improvements in general.
Galaxy S9 and Note 9
First, we heard that the S9 and Note 9 were actually going to get One UI 2.1 - but that was proven to be false info from Samsung themselves. Then a week later they said that they are actually going to get the update and now it's apparently in development.
At this point, whether that's true or not is completely up to you to decide. After all, if we can't trust the official source, then there's nobody else you can trust, really.
To be fair, it makes sense that both of these devices would get One UI 2.1. After all, it's a necessity for Quick Share to work - or at least it has been up till now cause we never saw a Samsung device getting Quick Share without the 2.1 update. And it would be a shame to have such a feature only available in a handful of devices - and it would be a bigger shame for the older flagships to not have it.
Xiaomi's Mi series is known for being the "premium" line. But, even that is not taking the care that other flagships from big manufacturers like Samsung do. Our Mi 9T, for example, rarely ever receives a security update. But, at least it got March's for now.
Apart from that, according to the official changelog, there are also a couple of improvements for the App lock. After installing the update, you'll be able to use it in all apps. Other than that, the app's start has also been optimized while a few minor features have been added as well.
The update weighs 570 megabytes and since we got it in Greece, we can safely assume that it's currently being pushed to the rest of Europe as well. If you haven't received the notification yet, just keep in mind that such updates are usually incremental. So, some of you will, unfortunately, have to keep on waiting a bit more.
Another update is here for the Xiaomi Mi A3. The changelog talks about Android 10 - but the update itself only weighs 32 megabytes, so, we assume that it only contains minor hotfixes and improvements.
The official changelog mentions some of the standard features that are present on Android 10. These are the Dark theme, Gesture navigation, and privacy controls.
That's all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!