Samsung smartphones run the company’s own One UI custom user interface on top of the Android operating system. With the new iteration, the company keeps on improving features in the software.
With the One UI 3.0, Samsung has made several improvements and has also added some new features. However, for the purpose of this guide, our focus will be limited to getting the maximum out of the Power Saving mode.
The Power Saving mode in the One UI 3.0 allows users to further customize options to get juice for a longer time duration. For instance, it provides users the option to disable Always On Display, limit the CPU speed to 70% of its capacity, decrease screen brightness by 10%, and limit apps and home screen.
If you select to Limit apps and home screen, only selected apps will be allowed to use and all the background activity will be limited. It also turns off features like edge panels and changes the theme to Dark mode. All these ensure that the device gets the power to last for as long as it possibly can.
Enable Power Saving mode in Samsung One UI 3
Step 1: First of all, make sure that your Samsung smartphone is running the latest One UI 3.0 custom user interface, which is based on the Android 11 OS. You can confirm this in the Settings > About Phone.
Step 2: If your phone is running One UI 3.0, then open the Settings application.
Step 3: Now, tap on the option that reads “Battery and device care.”
Step 4: In the Battery settings screen, tap on the option “Battery.”
Step 5: You will now see a toggle button for the option “Power saving mode.” Just toggle that switch On.
Step 6: To customize options for the Power Saving mode, tap on the “power saving mode” and you will be able to toggle switches for various options.
That’s it. You have now successfully enabled the Power saving mode on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. As said, the feature comes in handy at times when you don’t have much power left on your phone, and charging it at the time is not possible. Enabling this option will offer a few more hours of juice.
The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge has been getting timely updates with new features and improvements, trying to establish itself in the crowded and highly competitive browsers market.
The Microsoft Edge has now received yet another update, which brings several features, including an in-built password manager and new themes, allowing users to customize the look.
The company has rolled out this update as a one-year celebratory update and is touted to be one of the biggest updates in some time. Apart from the features mentioned, it also comes with new “sleeping tabs” that automatically release system resources occupied by background tabs to help boost performance.
In the password manager, the user can now autofill password and account fields, or use the password generator to automatically create (and save) more secure passwords — similar to what Chrome offers.
There’s also a password monitor that will notify users in case their credentials get leaked or the service used by the user has been breached.
As for the themes, the company has introduced twenty-four new themes, including special Halo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Forza Horizon that will fully theme the search bar, sidebar, and menus of Microsoft Edge.
Along with this, history and tabs syncing is also rolling out to all Edge users. This allows you to sync all of your tabs across Android, iOS, and desktop.
Have you tried opening the Windows File Explorer using the Command Prompt? How do you open Windows Explorer on your computer? Do you use This PC shortcut on the desktop or use the Taskbar icon to open it? Why not try something new here, open Windows File Explorer using Command Prompt on your Windows 10 PC? Here’s how.
How to open Windows File Explorer using Command Prompt
Aside from using the desktop shortcut, keyboard shortcut, taskbar icon, Start menu, Power user menu, Run command, Task Manager, and Cortana, there’s one more way you can open the File Explorer and it’s by using the prominent Windows Command Prompt. All you need to do is follow the steps below.
Launch Command Prompt using the Start menu or use the Run command. Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run and type ‘cmd‘ without quotes to open the Command Prompt on your PC.
The Command Prompt will open and it will show you the default User directory path.
Now type the following command in the Command Prompt.
The dot . in the command indicates the current directory whereas the double .. takes you to the parent folder. The first command will open the folder in the File Explorer that reflects the current directory while the second command will open the parent folder of the current directory.
Adding a backslash and two periods will go one directory back. Here’s the command that will look like.
Note: Use the backslash in the following command, not the forward-slash as shown, the command shown below is just for reference, you must use the backslash.
This is how you can open File Explorer on Windows 10. It’s just for fun and for the knowledge, you can always use the easy method of opening the File Explorer and not use the Command Prompt for daily use. You can launch Windows Explorer in multiple ways, check these 5 cool ways to open Windows Explorer on Windows 10.
Samsung Galaxy F62 and Samsung Galaxy M02 have leaked in the past on several occasions, and now the model numbers associated with these phones have been spotted on Samsung’s official support page in India as well. This indicates that both the phones’ launches could be inching closer and Samsung is gearing up to introduce them in the Indian market. Samsung Galaxy F62 is also reported to be called the Samsung Galaxy E62. In some markets, this phone may likely be also called the Samsung Galaxy M62.
MySmartPrice spotted two model numbers – SM-E625F/DS and SM-M022G/DS – on the Samsung India support page. The support page doesn’t offer any details about the phone, and it doesn’t even reveal the commercial name of the phone, but the SM-E625F/DS model number is largely associated with Samsung Galaxy F62, or Samsung Galaxy E62, in the past. Likewise, the SM-M022G/DS is associated with the anticipated Samsung Galaxy M02 handset.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy M02s in the Indian market earlier this month, but the Galaxy M02 still remains in the rumour mill. As per a Geekbench listing, Samsung Galaxy M02 may run on Android 10 and come with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone could also come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC that is clocked at 1.8GHz.
The rumoured Samsung Galaxy F62 has also leaked in images, hinting at a square shaped module on the back. The phone has also been spotted on BIS website and an earlier report also claims that the production of the rumoured Samsung Galaxy F62 has begun at the company’s Greater Noida facility in the Delhi-NCR region. The Galaxy F62 could be one of the slimmest phones from Samsung and it is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2021. Specifications leaked in the past include Exynos 9825 SoC, have 6GB of RAM and Android 11.
iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, and other iPhone models are available at a discount of up to Rs. 16,000 at Maple stores in India. Customers can avail a Maple exclusive instant discount of up to Rs. 8,000 which, coupled with an HDFC cashback offer of up to Rs. 9,000 can help them save a lot on their iPhone purchase. The individual discounts vary between iPhone models and there are exchange offers as well that will allow customers to save some more money.
Maple store website and offline stores are offering discounts on iPhone models going back to the iPhone XR. Customers can get up to Rs. 16,000 off on their iPhone purchase, depending on the model they go for. This discount includes up to Rs. 8,000 instant discount offer by Maple and an additional up to Rs. 9,000 cashback with HDFC Bank cards. On top of that, Maple is also offering an exclusive exchange bonus (over and above the exchange discount) that also depends on the model. The exchange offers are only valid offline at Maple stores.
Examples of the offer include the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is seen as discounted by Rs. 8,000 for the 128GB model and is available for Rs. 1,21,900. With HDFC Bank cards, you can get a Rs. 5,000 cashback for a total discount of Rs. 13,000. iPhone 12 Pro is available at a discount of Rs. 3,500 with Rs. 5,000 cashback with HDFC cards. iPhone 12 is priced at Rs. 76,900 after a Rs. 3,000 discount, with an additional Rs. 6,000 HDFC cashback. iPhone 12 mini is discounted by Rs. 3,000 as well but with Rs. 9,000 as cashback with HDFC Bank credit card. Debit card users can get Rs. 4,500 cashback. There is also an exchange offer for the iPhone 12 mini where you can get the phone for Rs. 48,900 including up to Rs. 9,000 cashback with HDFC Bank cards and an additional Rs. 3,000 exchange bonus.
Interestingly, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is discounted by Rs. 12,000 with additional Rs. 2,000 cashback with HDFC. iPhone 11 Pro seems to only have the Rs. 2,000 cashback with HDFC Bank cards. iPhone 11 is discounted by Rs. 2,500 with HDFC cashback of Rs. 5,000.
iPhone XR has a Rs. 2,000 discount and cashback of Rs. 7,000 on HDFC Bank credit card and Rs. 4,500 on HDFC Bank debit card. There is a six month no-cost EMI plan as well that gives you a Rs. 7,000 cashback with HDFC Bank credit and debit card. Maple is offering the iPhone XR at an exchange effective price of Rs. 28,900 that is inclusive of Rs. 7,000 cashback from HDFC and the exchange bonus of Rs. 3,000.
Customers looking for the iPhone SE (2020) can get it at a Rs. 2,000 discount cashback of Rs. 7,000 on HDFC Bank credit card and Rs. 4,500 on HDFC Bank debit card. The six month no-cost EMI option is available here as well. The iPhone SE can be had at an exchange effective price of Rs. 20,900.
The discounts are for the base variants of the iPhone models and are available on the Maple online and offline stores. It should be noted that the HDFC cashback is a limited time offer and exchange offers are valid till January 26. As mentioned, for exchange, customers will have to visit the store. Maple also says you can book an iPhone model at 10 percent and pay the balance in 15 days.
Samsung is considering spending more than $10 billion (roughly Rs. 73,000 crores) building its most advanced logic chipmaking plant in the US, a major investment it hopes will win more American clients and help it catch up with industry leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
The world’s largest memory chip and smartphone maker is in discussions to locate a facility in Austin, Texas, capable of fabricating chips as advanced as 3 nanometres in the future, people familiar with the matter said. Plans are preliminary and subject to change but for now the aim is to kick off construction this year, install major equipment from 2022, then begin operations as early as 2023, they said. While the investment amount could fluctuate, Samsung’s plans would mean upwards of $10 billion (roughly Rs. 73,000 crores) to bankroll the project, one of the people said.
Samsung is taking advantage of a concerted US government effort to counter China’s rising economic prowess and lure back home some of the advanced manufacturing that over the past decades has gravitated toward Asia. The hope is that such production bases in the US will galvanise local businesses and support American industry and chip design. Intel troubles ramping up on technology and its potential reliance in the future on TSMC and Samsung for at least some of its chipmaking only underscored the extent to which Asian giants have forged ahead in recent years.
The envisioned plant will be its first in the US to use extreme ultraviolet lithography, the standard for next-generation silicon, the people said, asking not to be identified talking about internal deliberations. Asked about plans for a US facility, Samsung said in an email no decision has yet been made.
“If Samsung really wants to realize its goal to become the top chipmaker by 2030, it needs massive investment in the US to catch up with TSMC,” said Greg Roh, senior vice president at HMC Securities. “TSMC is likely to keep making progress in process nodes to 3nm at its Arizona plant and Samsung may do the same. One challenging task is to secure EUV equipment now, when Hynix and Micron are also seeking to purchase the machines.”
If Samsung goes ahead, it would effectively go head-to-head on American soil with TSMC, which is on track to build its own $12 billion (roughly Rs. 87,650 crores) chip plant in Arizona by 2024. Samsung is trying to catch TSMC in the so-called foundry business of making chips for the world’s corporations — a particularly pivotal capability given a deepening shortage of semiconductors in recent weeks.
Under Samsung family scion Jay Y. Lee, the company has said it wants to be the biggest player in the $400 billion (roughly Rs. 29,22,400 crores) chip industry. It plans to invest $116 billion (roughly Rs. 8,47,500 crores) into its foundry and chip design businesses over the next decade, aiming to catch TSMC by offering chips made using 3-nanometre technology in 2022.
It already dominates the market for memory chips and is trying to increase its presence in the more profitable market for logic devices, such as the processors that run smartphones and computers. It already counts Qualcomm and Nvidia as customers, companies that historically relied on TSMC exclusively. It has two EUV plants, one near its main chip site in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, and another coming online nearby at Pyeongtaek.
To close a deal, Samsung may need time to negotiate potential incentives with President Joe Biden’s administration. The company has hired people in Washington DC to lobby on behalf of the deal and is ready to go ahead with the new administration in place, the people said. Tax benefits and subsidies will ease Samsung’s financial burden, but the company may go ahead even without major incentives, one of the people said.
Samsung has been looking into overseas chipmaking for years. Intensifying trade tensions between the US and China and now COVID-19 are stoking uncertainty over the reliability and economics of the global supply chain. Plants in the US could help the Korean chipmaker strike better deals with key clients in the US, particularly in competition with TSMC.
From Microsoft to Amazon and Google, the world’s largest cloud computing firms are increasingly designing their own silicon, aiming to tailor chips to power their vast datacentres more efficiently. All need manufacturers like TSMC or Samsung to turn their blueprints into reality.
Samsung’s US branch purchased land in October right next to its existing Austin fab, which is capable of running older processes. The Austin City Council held a meeting in December to discuss Samsung’s request to rezone that parcel of land for industrial development, according to meeting minutes.
Some analysts question Samsung’s ability to carve out a significant share of a market dominated by TSMC, which is spending a record $28 billion (roughly Rs. 2,04,560 crores) this year to ensure it remains at the forefront of both technology and sheer capacity. For its part, Samsung’s semiconductor division spent $26 billion (roughly Rs. 1,89,900 crores) on capital expenditure in 2020, but that’s been largely in support of its dominant memory business and not all of its expertise in making memory is directly relevant to creating advanced logic chips.
Processors are more complex to manufacture than memory and their production yields are harder to control and scale up in the same way. Foundry customers also require bespoke solutions, imposing another barrier to rapid expansion and also making Samsung dependent on customers’ designs. But the Korean giant can draw confidence from its work with Nvidia, whose chief executive officer has sung Samsung’s praises in collaborating on the manufacturing for its latest graphics card silicon.
Motorola Edge S is now up for reservations in China. The development comes ahead of the launch of the new Motorola smartphone, scheduled for January 26. Motorola Edge S will be backed by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The smartphone is expected to sport a 6.7-inch display with 105Hz refresh rate. It is tipped to feature a 64-megapixel primary sensor. It is possible that Motorola Edge S is the same smartphone that was internally referred to as ‘Nio.’
The upcoming Motorola smartphone has been listed on JD.com for pre-orders with a placeholder price tag. Shipping is expected to start when Motorola Edge S launches on January 26. The launch event will begin at 7.30pm local time (5pm IST) and will be livestreamed. The price of the smartphone will be unveiled at the event itself.
Motorola Edge S will have the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, that is built on the 7nm processor architecture and has a clock speed of 3.2GHz. It will be the company’s first smartphone to sport the new chipset.
Ahead of its launch, Lenovo China’s general manager of mobile Chen Jin shared AnTuTu scores of Motorola Edge S. The phone scored 679,860 on the benchmarking site and 189,694 on the CPU test of AnTuTu. It scored 290,268 in the display test, 103,322 in the memory test, and 96,576 in the UX test.
Live images of Motorola Edge S show that it is likely to have a glossy white finish with a square-shaped camera module at the top left corner on the back panel. The smartphone could be offered in a ‘Sky’ colour option as well as a ‘Beryl’ colour variant. The rear camera module is expected to have four sensors, with a 64-megapixel primary snapper. It is likely to come with a dual selfie camera setup at the front.
Realme C20 has launched as the latest smartphone from the company. The phone has been introduced in the Vietnamese market and it comes with an ultra-affordable price tag and entry-level specifications. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 SoC and comes with a large 5,000mAh battery. The Realme C20 supports a 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 5.1. There is a single 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera on board for selfies and video chats.
Realme C20 price, sale
The new Realme C20 has been launched in Vietnam at a price of VND 2,490,000 (roughly Rs. 7,800). The phone comes in Blue and Gray colour options. At the time of writing, there is no clarity on whether this phone will be launched in other global markets or not.
Realme C20 specifications
The Realme C20 has entry-level hardware. The phone also runs on Realme UI based on the dated Android 10. The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) IPS display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone has a MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of onboard storage with the option to expand it further using a microSD card (up to 256GB).
The Realme C20 features a waterdrop-style display notch and a slight chin at the bottom. The phone has a square-shaped module at the back with a single sensor and a flash. For photos and videos, the Realme C20 comes with a single 8-megapixel camera sensor at the back with an f/2.0 lens on top and an LED flash alongside. There is also a 5-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front. As for battery, the Realme C20 packs a large 5,000mAh battery. The phone also includes a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to [email protected] More
LG K42 has been launched in India with quad rear cameras and a 4,000mAh battery. The new LG smartphone also comes with a military-grade MIL-STD-810G certified build that is touted to have passed nine different categories of the US Military defence standard testing, including high and low temperature, temperature shock, vibration, shock, and humidity among others. The LG K42 is bundled with a free second-year warranty coverage to complement its sturdy build. Other key highlights of the smartphone include an HD+ display, hole-punch design, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 13-megapixel primary camera sensor. The LG K42 competes against the likes of the Oppo A31 (2020), the Infinix Hot 9 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy M11.
LG K42 price in India
LG K42 price in India has been set at Rs. 10,990 for the lone 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and will be available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart. It comes in Gray and Green colour options. LG offers a two-year extended warranty along with a free one-time screen replacement on every purchase.
The LG K42 debuted in the Central America and Caribbean region in September last year.
LG K42 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) LG K42 runs on Android 10 with LG UX on top and features a 6.6-inch HD+ (720×1,600) display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. For photos and videos, the LG K42 houses a quad rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a super-wide-angle lens. The camera setup also comes with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies and video chats, the LG K42 features an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front.
LG has provided a Flash Jump Cut feature that allows the camera to take four still images with some intervals, alongside using the flash to indicate when the sensors are capturing images. There is also a Time Helper feature that blinks the flash to alert users before the phone captures an image. Further, the phone includes an AI Cam feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) backed algorithms to recommend an optimal camera mode among eight different modes after analysing subjects in the frame.
The LG K42 comes with 64GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The LG K42 packs a 4,000mAh battery. It measures 165.0×76.7×8.4mm and weighs 182 grams. Specifically for gamers, the LG K42 comes preloaded with a Game Launcher that helps provide relevant settings for mobile games. The phone also features a 3D sound engine and includes a dedicated Google Assistant button.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, suggesting that it could be launched soon. The Wi-Fi listing shows that Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will run on Android 11 and have dual-band Wi-Fi 5, while the Bluetooth listing confirms that the smartphone will come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The Galaxy A52 5G has appeared on various certification site over the past few weeks and is expected to be launched in the first half of 2021.
The smartphone is listed on the Bluetooth certification site carrying model number SM-A526B, confirming that Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will come with Bluetooth 5.0 support.
On the Wi-Fi certification site, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is listed with model numbers SM-A526N, SM-A5260, and SM-A526B. The ‘N’ in the first model number could indicate that it is the model that will launch in the Korean market.
The Wi-Fi listings show that the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will come with dual-band Wi-Fi supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. The smartphone will run on Android 11.
Back panel images of Samsung Galaxy A52 were leaked online earlier this week. The images suggest that the smartphone could have a rectangular quad rear camera setup with four sensors placed in an L-shaped manner. They also suggest that the smartphone will come with a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
As per a recent report, Samsung Galaxy A52 production has begun in the company’s Greater Noida facility. The 4G variant recently received the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification that also indicates an imminent launch in India.
Samsung Galaxy A52 was also listed on China’s 3C certification site with 15W fast charging support.
Leaked renders suggest that Samsung Galaxy A52 could feature a 6.5-inch display with a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. It may have slim bezels all around. An earlier report had indicated that the smartphone will have a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, while the 4G variant will likely have the Snapdragon 720G SoC. It is expected to launch in the first half of 2021.