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What You Need to Know Ahead of Windows Recall Release

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Microsoft’s next generation AI powered Copilot+ PCs will soon be available but one controversial Windows feature has already undergone a drastic overhaul. RECALL is – as Microsoft says – ‘a new way to instantly find something you’ve previously seen on your PC’ using on device AI.

Every few seconds Recall takes a snapshot of what appears on your screen. These images are analysed locally by AI so you are not sending anything to the cloud. Recall can then offer you a timeline of your computer use through a visual interface. It really is like having a ‘photographic memory’ of all the apps, websites, images and documents that you’ve interacted with on your PC.

Obviously this would be a treasure trove for cyber criminals if they could access it. Security experts are worried it could be abused once a user logs into their device. Once the drive is decrypted, the history recorded by Recall is potentially accessible by a bad actor.

As I mentioned in the Sky News Weekend Edition segment above, Offensive Cybersecurity Advocate, Alexander Hagenah, an ethical hacker, created TotalRecall to encourage Microsoft to make changes. And thankfully Microsoft did make changes.

“Even before making Recall available to customers, we have heard a clear signal that we can make it easier for people to choose to enable Recall on their Copilot+ PC and improve privacy and security safeguards,” said Corporate Vice President Windows + Devices Pavan Davuluri.

“With that in mind we are announcing updates that will go into effect before Recall (preview) ships to customers on June 18.”

So, not only has Microsoft made Recall opt-in only, users will also need to take more security steps to activate and actively use the feature once logged into Windows 11.

Recall is now off by default

RECALL SECURITY CHANGES

  1. If you don’t proactively choose to turn it on, it will be off by default.
  2. Windows Hello enrolment is required to enable Recall. In addition, proof of presence is also required to view your timeline and search in Recall.
  3. Additional layers of data protection including “just in time” decryption protected by Windows Hello Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS) so Recall snapshots will only be decrypted and accessible when the user authenticates. In addition, we encrypted the search index database.
Windows Hello enrolment is required to enable Recall

MORE SECURITY NOTES ON RECALL

  • Snapshots are stored locally. Copilot+ PCs have new NPUs (Neural Processing Unit) and this allows on device AI processing. No internet or cloud connections are used to store and process snapshots. Microsoft says your snapshots are yours and they are not used to train the AI on Copilot+ PCs.
  • Snapshots are not shared. Recall does not send your snapshots to Microsoft. Snapshots are not shared with any other companies or applications. Recall doesn’t share snapshots with other users who are signed into the same device, and per-user encryption ensures even administrators cannot view other users’ snapshots.
  • You will know when Recall is saving snapshots. You’ll see Recall pinned to the taskbar when you reach your desktop. You’ll have a Recall snapshot icon on the system tray letting you know when Windows is saving snapshots.
  • Digital rights managed or InPrivate browsing snapshots are not saved. Recall does not save snapshots of digital rights managed content or InPrivate browsing in supported web browsers.
  • You can pause, filter and delete what’s saved at any time. You can disable saving snapshots, pause them temporarily, filter applications and websites from being in snapshots, and delete your snapshots at any time.
  • Enterprise and customer choice. For customers using managed work devices, your IT administrator is provided the control to disable the ability to save snapshots. Your IT administrator CANNOT enable saving snapshots on your behalf.

Microsoft also posted on its blog:

“In our early internal testing, we have seen different people use Recall in the way that works best for them. Some love the way it makes remembering what they’ve seen across the web so much easier to find than reviewing their browser history. Others like the way it allows them to better review an online course or find a PowerPoint. And people are taking advantage of the controls to exclude apps they don’t want captured in snapshots, from communication apps or Teams calls, or to delete some or all their snapshots. This is why we built Recall with fine-grained controls to allow each person to customise the experience to their comfort level, ensuring your information is protected and that you are in control of when, what and how it is captured.”

I’m attending the Australian launch of CoPilot+ PCs at Microsoft, so if there are any more changes, I’ll report back to you.

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Samsung Unpacked: Fold6 – Flip6 – Watch7 – Watch Ultra – Buds3 – Buds3 Pro and Galaxy Ring

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Samsung has announced a stack of new foldables and wearables but we still managed to fit them all in the headline.

The Ring is real and it’s shipping to some markets this month but not to Australia .. yet. We’ll have to wait.

The Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6 will be available in store on July 31 (pre-orders from July 11), as will the Watch7, Watch Ultra, Buds3 and Buds3 Pro.

Pricing Table
Device RRP Colours Samsung.com Online Exclusive Colours
Galaxy Z Flip6 $1,799 (12GB+ 256 GB)
$1,999 (12GB + 512GB)
Blue
Silver Shadow
Mint
Yellow
Crafted Black
White
Peach
Galaxy Z Fold6 $2,749 (12GB+ 256 GB)
$2,949 (12GB + 512GB)
$3,299 (12GB + 1TB)
Silver Shadow
Pink
Navy
Crafted Black
White
Galaxy Watch7 – 40mm $549 Bluetooth
$649 LTE
Green
Cream
N/A
Galaxy Watch7 – 44mm $599 Bluetooth
$699 LTE
Green
Silver
N/A
Galaxy Watch Ultra – 47mm $1,299 LTE only Titanium Grey (Orange band)
Titanium White (White band)
Titanium Silver (Dark grey band)
N/A
Galaxy Buds3 $299 Grey
White
N/A
Galaxy Buds3 Pro $399 Grey
White
N/A

Pre-order deals from Samsung and Telcos are listed at the bottom of the page

GALAXY RING

Samsung’s most anticipated product for some time was the first device announced at Unpacked in Paris. The Galaxy Ring followed an opening spiel about AI and Health.

Made from lightweight titanium, it has three sensors:

  • Accelerometer
  • PPG (Heart Rate)
  • Skin Temperature

Samsung claims 7-day battery life which makes the Galaxy Ring the ideal device for recording sleep data. It weighs in between 2.3 grams and 3.0 grams. The three colour options are Black, Silver and Gold. There are nine size options and the price is US$399.

All data and insights are integrated into Samsung Health which is thankfully subscription-free. This is a big win for users. A sleep AI algorithm will help you understand your sleep patterns and build better habits. Other analysis includes; Sleep Score and snoring analysis, new sleep metrics such as movement during sleep, sleep latency, heart and respiratory rate provide a detailed and accurate analysis of sleep quality. Cycle Tracking helps track menstrual cycles. 

Energy Score is a new Galaxy AI enabled feature that is calculated by evaluating your physical and mental conditions across four factors: Sleep, Activity, Sleeping Heart Rate and Sleeping Heart Rate Variability. You can also receive wellness tips.

Heart Rate Alert provides instant notifications when it detects unusually high or low heart rates in real-time via the Samsung Health app. There’s also Live Heart Rate Check, Auto Workout Detection, and daily fitness reminders with Inactive Alert.

The Ring is also a mini controller. You can take photos or brush your alarm on Galaxy smartphones with a double pinch via Gestures.

This is a big one. You can find the location of your Galaxy Ring via your Galaxy smartphone with Find My Ring on Samsung Find. 

Galaxy Ring Specifications

Feature Details
Colour Titanium Black, Titanium Silver, Titanium Gold
Dimensions & Weight 7.0 mm x 2.6 mm, 2.3g (Size 5) ~ 3.0g (Size 13)
Sizing 9 (Size 5 – 13)
Memory 8MB
Battery Galaxy Ring: 18mAh (Size 5) – 23.5mAh (Size 13)
Charging Case: 361 mAh
Up to 7 days
Charge for 30min: 40%
Sensor Accelerometer, PPG, Skin Temperature
Connectivity BLE 5.4
Durability 10 ATM, IP68 / Titanium grade 5
Charging Case Size: 48.9 (W) x 48.9 (L) x 24.51 (H)
Weight: 61.3g
Materials: PC + SUS (hinge)
Battery: Provide portable charging (361mAh)

GALAXY Z FLIP6

The 3.4-inch Super AMOLED outside display has been enhanced on the Galaxy Flip through AI. AI-assisted functions can be accessed with the device closed, saving time and hassle. You can reply to texts with Suggested Replies, which analyses your latest messages to suggest a bespoke response. Samsung calls the external screen FlexWindow. It gives access to Samsung Health updates and notifications. It also allows you to select the next track from your music widget.

With the AI-powered Photo Ambient, a wallpaper can change in real-time based on the time and weather. You can also easily create a unified look and feel with suggested screen layout options by analysing your wallpaper. NFC powered cards also light up when slipped into the back case. They also help drive the animations on the front display.

Samsung has listened to us and upgraded the main cameras nestled in the corner of the FlexWindow. A 50MP Wide angle joins the 12MP Ultra-wide sensor with the new 50MP sensor supporting 2x optical quality zoom. AI zoom will give you up to 10x reach but I’d only use it at a stretch. The night capturing feature is now available in-app on Instagram.

Although the hinge has been improved you can still see and feel the crease on the inside display but it is less noticeable.

One of the biggest issues with a flip phone is battery life. Thankfully, Samsung has packed a 4000mAh battery in the Flip6 – to much applause I might add.

Galaxy Z Flip6 is available in Silver Shadow, Yellow, Blue and Mint.

Galaxy Z Flip6 Specifications

Feature Details
Display Main Screen:
6.7-inch FHD+* Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate (1~120Hz) Infinity Flex Display (2640 x 1080, 22:9)
*Measured diagonally, Galaxy Z Flip6’s Main Screen size is 6.7-inch in the full rectangle and 6.6-inch when accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.

Cover Screen:
3.4-inch Super AMOLED 60Hz Display* 720 x 748 306 PPI
*Measured diagonally, Galaxy Z Flip6’s Cover Screen size is 3.4-inch in the full rectangular form; actual viewable area is approximately 95% of the full rectangular area due to the rounded corners and lower cutout.
Dimensions & Weight Folded:
71.9 x 85.1 x 14.9mm
*Thickness of Galaxy Z Flip6 when folded measured from top to bottom of the glasses of Galaxy Z Flip6.

Unfolded:
71.9 x 165.1 x 6.9mm
*The thickness of Galaxy Z Flip6 when unfolded does not include the frame of the Main Screen.

Weight: 187g
Camera Front Camera:
10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 85˚

Rear Dual Camera:
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, F2.2, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 123˚
50MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 85˚
AP Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
*Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Memory & Storage 12GB Memory with 512GB internal storage
12GB Memory with 256GB internal storage
*Available storage capacity is subject to preloaded software. Memory option may vary by market.
Battery 4,000mAh (typical) dual battery
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated capacity is 3887mAh for Galaxy Z Flip6. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
Charging Wired Charging*: Up to 50% charge in around 30 min. with 25W Adapter** and 3A USB-C cable***
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0****
Wireless PowerShare*****
*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC. Results from internal Samsung lab tests, conducted with 25W Travel Adapter while it has 0% of power remaining, with all the services, features and screen turned off. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions and other factors.
**25W Power Adapter sold separately. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables.
***Wireless charging compatible with WPC.
****Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy Z Fold6, Z Flip6, Z Fold5, Z Flip5, Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4, S22 series, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE 5G, S21 series, Z Fold2, Note20 series, S20 series, Z Flip, Note10 series, S10 series, S9 series, S8 series, S7 series, S6 series, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Buds2, Buds Pro, Buds Live, Watch6, Watch6 Classic, Watch5, Watch5 Pro, Watch4, Watch4 Classic, Watch3, Watch Active2, Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. It may affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
Water Resistance IPX8
*Based on lab test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Not dust- or sand-resistant. Ensure the charging port is dry before charging. Please refer to your device’s user manual for further care instructions and limitations.
OS Android 14, One UI 6.1.1
Network & Connectivity 5G*, LTE**, Wi-Fi 6E***, Bluetooth® v5.3
*Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.
**Availability of LTE model varies by market and carrier. Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.
***Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by market, network provider and user environment. Requires optimal connection and a Wi-Fi 6E router.
Sensors Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
Security Samsung Knox with Samsung Knox Vault
SIM Card Single Nano SIM* + eSIM**
*SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on market and carrier.
**eSIM availability may vary depending on software version, region and carrier. Check with your carrier if your mobile network plan supports eSIM.
Colours Silver Shadow, Yellow, Blue, Mint*
[Samsung.com Exclusive] Crafted Black, White, Peach **
*Availability of colour may vary by market, region or carrier.
**Online exclusive colours only available on Samsung.com.

GALAXY Z FOLD6

The Galaxy Z Fold6 is lighter and brighter compared with last year’s Fold5. The cover screen comes in at 6.3-inches on the new model while the older version has a 6.2-inch outside display.

On paper the cameras look very similar but there are improved video recording options and better overall performance.

At a glance there doesn’t appear to be too much change from last year but the Fold6 is running on the upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. This means the Fold6 is more powerful than its predecessor and it needs to be to run a lot of AI tasks.

Samsung is also taking advantage of its large foldable screen when using translation apps in real time. Interpreter comes with a conversation mode that enables both parties to view translations on the main and cover screens at the same time. This is a very cool demo and I get the impression that Samsung is doing a better job at live translations than anyone else in the industry.

Gaming is better on the Fold6 thanks to its beefy chipset and 1.6x larger vapour chamber. Graphics are supported by Ray Tracing on the 7.6-inch fold out screen which pumps out 2,600 nits of peak brightness.

The Fold6 is available in Silver Shadow, Pink and Navy. 

The Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6 also ship with seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates.

Galaxy Z Fold6 Specifications

Feature Details
Display Main Screen:
7.6-inch QXGA+* Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display (2160 x 1856, 20.9:18), 374ppi
120Hz adaptive refresh rate (1~120Hz)
*Measured diagonally, Galaxy Z Fold6’s Main Screen size is 7.6-inch in the full rectangle and 7.6-inch accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.

Cover Screen:
6.3-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (2376 x 968, 22.1:9), 410ppi
120Hz adaptive refresh rate (1~120Hz)
*Measured diagonally, Galaxy Z Fold6’s Cover Screen size is 6.3-inch in a full rectangle and 6.2-inch accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Dimensions & Weight Folded:
68.1 x 153.5 x 12.1mm
*Thickness of Galaxy Z Fold6 when folded measured from top to bottom of the glasses of Galaxy Z Fold6.

Unfolded:
132.6 x 153.5 x 5.6mm
*The thickness of Galaxy Z Fold6 when unfolded does not include the frame of the Main Screen.

Weight: 239g
Camera Cover Camera:
10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 85˚

Under Display Camera:
4MP Under Display Camera, F1.8, Pixel size: 2.0μm, FOV: 85˚

Rear Triple Camera:
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, F2.2, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 123˚
50MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 85˚
10MP Telephoto Camera, PDAF, OIS, F2.4, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 36˚, 3X optical zoom
*30X Space Zoom includes 3x Optical Zoom and 10x digital zoom with AI Super Resolution technology. Zooming in past 3x may cause some image deterioration. AI Zoom is applied to distances between digital zoom lengths. Accuracy of results is not guaranteed.
AP Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
*Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Memory & Storage 12GB Memory with 1TB internal storage
12GB Memory with 512GB internal storage
12GB Memory with 256GB internal storage
*Availability may vary by market or channel. Actual storage space may vary by market, model, file size and format.
Battery 4,400mAh (typical) dual battery
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated capacity is 4273mAh for Galaxy Z Fold6. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
Charging Wired Charging*: Up to 50% charge in around 30 min. with 25W Adapter** and 3A USB-C cable***
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0****
Wireless PowerShare*****
*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC. Results from internal Samsung lab tests, conducted with 25W Travel Adapter while it has 0% of power remaining, with all the services, features and screen turned off. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions and other factors.
**25W Power Adapter sold separately. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables.
***Wireless charging compatible with WPC.
****Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy Z Fold6, Z Flip6, Galaxy Z Fold5, Z Flip5, Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4, S22 series, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE 5G, S21 series, Z Fold2, Note20 series, S20 series, Z Flip, Note10 series, S10 series, S9 series, S8 series, S7 series, S6 series, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Buds2, Buds Pro, Buds Live, Watch6, Watch6 Classic, Watch5, Watch5 Pro, Watch4, Watch4 Classic, Watch3, Watch Active2, Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
Water Resistance IPX8
*Based on lab test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Not dust- or sand-resistant. Ensure the charging port is dry before charging. Please refer to your device’s user manual for further care instructions and limitations.
OS Android 14, One UI 6.1.1
Network & Connectivity 5G*, LTE**, Wi-Fi 6E***, Bluetooth® v5.3
*Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.
**Availability of LTE model varies by market and carrier. Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.
***Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by market, network provider and user environment. Requires optimal connection and a Wi-Fi 6E router.
Sensors Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
Security Samsung Knox with Samsung Knox Vault
SIM Card Single Nano SIM* + eSIM**
*SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on market and carrier.
**eSIM availability may vary depending on software version, region and carrier. Check with your carrier if your mobile network plan supports eSIM.
Colours Silver Shadow, Pink, Navy* [Samsung.com Exclusive] Crafted Black, White**
*Availability of colour may vary by market, region or carrier.
**Online exclusive colours only available on Samsung.com.

GALAXY WATCH 7

The Galaxy Watch7 is equipped with the most powerful chip in the Galaxy Watch line-up, and for the first time a 3nm Processor.

It has a three times faster CPU25 and 30% improved power efficiency of application processor. Watch7 is the first Galaxy smartwatch to feature a Dual-frequency GPS system, which is more accurate in dense urban areas.

You can track over 100 workouts and receive a complete body and fitness snapshot. Receive real-time readings and alerts for abnormally high or low heart rates with Heart Rate monitoring plus Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Blood Pressure (BP) monitoring. 

Galaxy Watch7 will be available in 40mm and 44mm. 40mm is available in Green and Cream, while 44mm is available in Green and Silver. 

GALAXY WATCH ULTRA

The Galaxy Watch Ultra is a larger and more rugged version of the Watch7. The Titanium Grade 4 frame and 10ATM water resistance makes this one helluva adventure watch.

A new Functional Threshold Power (FTP) for cycling accurately measures maximum cycling power in just 4 minutes with AI-powered FTP metrics to unlock full potential based on indicators unique to you.

Newly added Quick Button allows you to instantly initiate and control workouts and map other functions. And there’s an emergency siren on the Wear OS 5 powered device. Watch7 is also using the same operating system.

With a peak brightness of 3,000 nits, Galaxy Watch Ultra will be much easier to read in bright sunlight. The 590mAh battery is the biggest in the Galaxy Watch series.

When worn with the Galaxy Ring, the Galaxy Watches will provide more accurate readings and it will also extend the battery life of the Ring by up to 30%.

Galaxy Watch Ultra40 will be available in 47mm with Titanium Grey, Titanium White and Titanium Silver.

Galaxy Watch Comparison

Feature Galaxy Watch7 Galaxy Watch Ultra
Colour 44mm: Green, Silver
40mm: Green, Cream
47mm: Titanium Silver, Titanium Grey, Titanium White
Dimensions & Weight 44mm: 44.4 x 44.4 x 9.7 mm, 33.8g
40mm: 40.4 x 40.4 x 9.7 mm, 28.8g
47mm: 47.1 x 47.4 x 12.1mm, 60.5g
Display Sapphire Crystal
44mm: 1.5-inch (37.3 mm) 480×480 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
40mm: 1.3-inch (33.3 mm) 432×432 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
Sapphire Crystal
47mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480×480 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
Processor Exynos W1000 (5 Core, 3nm)
Memory & Storage 2GB memory + 32GB storage
Battery (typical) 44mm: 425mAh
40mm: 300mAh
590mAh
Charging Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OS Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 5)
UI One UI 6 Watch
Sensors Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Bio-signal sensor + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
Connectivity LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS(L1+L5)/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H 10ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H / Ocean Swimming, Operation Temperature/ Altitude Guaranteed
Compatibility Android 11 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of memory

BUDS3 AND BUDS3 PRO

The Buds3 and Buds3 Pro have a new look.

Samsung’s ‘blade design’ looks like a sharper, more angled version of Apple’s AirPods Pro. You will stand out from the crowd with Blade Lights which are LEDs that light the sides of the blades. You control the buds by pinching or swiping up or down the blade.

Galaxy Buds3 Pro is Canal Type and therefore offer superior sound when it comes to earbuds. Buds3 is Open Type which is better suited for people on the go and taking calls over a longer period. 

Thanks to Galaxy AI, you can turn on Interpreter in Listening mode on Galaxy Z Fold6 or Flip6 with Galaxy Buds3 series plugged into your ears. This will allow you to hear the lecture translated directly through your Galaxy Buds, helping to remove language barriers that may exist in your studies.

The microphones in the Buds3 series analyse both internal and external sound in real time to enhance sound and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) quality through Adaptive EQ and Adaptive ANC.

Galaxy Buds3 Pro comes with enhanced 2-way speakers with planar tweeter and Dual Amplifiers. Ultra High Quality Audio supports a doubled sampling rate with SSC codec. And phone calls will sound better too.

Galaxy Buds3 vs Galaxy Buds3 Pro Specifications

Feature Galaxy Buds3 Galaxy Buds3 Pro
Colour Silver, White
*Available colours may vary by market, carrier or retailer.
Silver, White
*Available colours may vary by market, carrier or retailer.
Dimensions Earbud: 18.1 x 20.4 x 31.9 mm
Charging Case: 58.9 x 48.7 x 24.4 mm
Earbud: 18.1 x 19.8 x 33.2 mm
Charging Case: 58.9 x 48.7 x 24.4 mm
Weight Earbud: 4.7g
Charging Case: 46.5g
*with M size eartip
Earbud: 5.4g
Charging Case: 46.5g
*with M size eartip
Speaker 1-Way: 11mm Dynamic Driver Enhanced 2-Way: 10.5mm Dynamic + 6.1mm Planar
Microphone 3 Mics + VPU 3 Mics + VPU
Sound Quality UHQ*
24bit Hi-Fi**
360 Audio with Direct Multi-Channel***
*Ultra high quality audio up to 24bit/96kHz is available on Galaxy S24 series, S23 series, Z Fold6, Z Flip6, Z Fold5, Z Flip5 and Tab S9 series with One UI 6.1.1 or above. Additional devices may be supported in the future.
**24-bit Hi-Fi sound requires Samsung Galaxy devices running OneUI 4.0 or higher and Galaxy Buds3. 24-bit Hi-Fi sound support may vary depending on the application.
*** Direct Multi-channel is supported with Android One UI version 4.1.1 or later, 360 Audio Supports One UI 3.1 or later.
UHQ*
24bit Hi-Fi**
360 Audio with Direct Multi-Channel***
*Ultra high quality audio up to 24bit/96kHz is available on Galaxy S24 series, S23 series, Z Fold6, Z Flip6, Z Fold5, Z Flip5 and Tab S9 series with One UI 6.1.1 or above. Additional devices may be supported in the future.
**24-bit Hi-Fi sound requires Samsung Galaxy devices running OneUI 4.0 or higher and Galaxy Buds3 Pro. 24-bit Hi-Fi sound support may vary depending on the application.
***Direct Multi-channel is supported with Android One UI version 4.1.1 or later, 360 Audio Supports One UI 3.1 or later.
ANC & Ambient Sound ANC ANC
Ambient sound
Voice Detect*
*Galaxy Buds3 Pro can distinguish between noise and human voices. When you speak, it switches temporarily to Ambient mode and reduces media volume so that you can hear conversations without taking out your earbuds.
Battery Capacity Earbuds: 48mAh (typical)
Charging Case: 515mAh (typical)*
* The typical capacity has been tested under third party laboratory conditions. The typical capacity is the estimated average capacity considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under the IEC 61960-3 standard. The rated capacity is 45mAh (earbuds), 500mAh (charging case). Actual battery life may vary depending on the network environment, usage patterns, and other factors.
Earbuds: 53mAh (typical)
Charging Case: 515mAh (typical)*
* The typical capacity has been tested under third party laboratory conditions. The typical capacity is the estimated average capacity considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under the IEC 61960-3 standard. The rated capacity is 50mAh (earbuds), 500mAh (charging case). Actual battery life may vary depending on the network environment, usage patterns, and other factors.
Music Time Up to 5 hours / Total up to 24 hours (ANC on)
Up to 6 hours / Total up to 30 hours (ANC off)*
* Earbuds provide up to 5hrs play time with ANC on (up to 6 hours with ANC off), while the case provides up to 24 hours of battery life (up to 30 hours with ANC off) when the case and earbuds are charged to 100%. Based on internal testing. Audio playback time tested by pairing a pre-production Galaxy Buds3 to a recently released Galaxy smartphone with default settings including ANC off. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions, settings, number of times charged, Bluetooth signal strength, and other factors. Default setting refers to the original setting for the Galaxy Buds3 when it was first released, simply with the power turned on.
Up to 6 hours / Total up to 24 hours (ANC on)
Up to 7 hours / Total up to 29 hours (ANC off)*
* Earbuds provide up to 6hrs play time with ANC on (up to 7 hours with ANC off), while the case provides up to 24 hours of battery life (up to 29 hours with ANC off) when the case and earbuds are charged to 100%. Based on internal testing. Audio playback time tested by pairing a pre-production Galaxy Buds3 Pro to a recently released Galaxy smartphone with default settings including ANC on. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions, settings, number of times charged, Bluetooth signal strength, and other factors. Default setting refers to the original setting for the Galaxy Buds3 Pro when it was first released, simply with the power turned on.
Talk Time Up to 3.5 hours / Total up to 18h (ANC on)
Up to 4 hours / Total up to 20h (ANC off)
* Earbuds provide up to 3.5hrs voice call time with ANC on (up to 4 hours with ANC off), while the case provides up to 18 hours of battery life (up to 20 hours with ANC off) when the case and earbuds are charged to 100%. Based on internal testing. Voice call time tested by pairing pre-production Galaxy Buds3 to a recently released Galaxy smartphone with default settings including ANC off. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions, settings, number of times charged, Bluetooth signal strength, and other factors.
Up to 4.5 hours / Total up to 20h (ANC on)
Up to 5 hours / Total up to 22h (ANC off)
* Earbuds provide up to 4.5hrs voice call time with ANC on (up to 5 hours with ANC off), while the case provides up to 20 hours of battery life (up to 22 hours with ANC off) when the case and earbuds are charged to 100%. Based on internal testing. Voice call time tested by pairing pre-production Galaxy Buds3 Pro to a recently released Galaxy smartphone with default settings including ANC on. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions, settings, number of times charged, Bluetooth signal strength, and other factors.
Connectivity Bluetooth® 5.4, Auto Switch
Codec: SSC(Samsung Seamless Codec) HiFi, SSC UHQ (Samsung Proprietary)
AAC, SBC
Bluetooth® 5.4, Auto Switch
Codec: SSC(Samsung Seamless Codec) HiFi, SSC UHQ (Samsung Proprietary)
AAC, SBC
Sensor Voice Pickup Unit (VPU), Force & Touch (Swipe), SWIR, Accelerometer, Hall sensor Voice Pickup Unit (VPU), Force & Touch (Swipe), SWIR, Accelerometer, Hall sensor
Compatibility Android 10 or higher with more than 1.5GB of Memory
*Some features may not be available on non-Samsung devices. Availability may vary by market, operator or connected device.
Android 10 or higher with more than 1.5GB of Memory
*Some features may not be available on non-Samsung devices. Availability may vary by market, operator or connected device.
Water Resistance IP57*
*earbuds only
Galaxy Buds3 is rated IP57. Based on laboratory test conditions for submersion in up to 1 metre of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Ensure charging port is dry before charging. If the earbuds or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling or placing into the charging case. Please refer to the user manual for further care and instructions.
IP57*
*earbuds only
Galaxy Buds3 is rated IP57. Based on laboratory test conditions for submersion in up to 1 metre of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Ensure charging port is dry before charging. If the earbuds or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling or placing into the charging case. Please refer to the user manual for further care and instructions.

SAMSUNG AND TELCO OFFERS

Pre-Order Offers
CHANNEL PRE-ORDER OFFERS (July 11 to July 30, 2024)
T&Cs apply for all offers
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  • Bonus Samsung Care + (1 year)
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  • $200 Gift Card
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  • Bonus Samsung Care + (1 year)
• Pre-order Galaxy Z Fold6 and receive:
  • $200 Gift Card
  • Get $1100 off ticket price when you sign up to $79 plan over 24 months (port/ new connections only)
  • Bonus Samsung Care + (1 year)
• Pre-order Galaxy Watch Ultra and receive a bonus $250 gift card
• Pre-order Galaxy Watch 7 and receive a bonus $150 gift card
• Pre-order Galaxy Buds3 Pro and receive a bonus $80 gift card
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Motorola Razr 50 Ultra: What’s new? 

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Motorola has announced the motorola razr 50 ultra so what’s new? AI of course. The latest razr models are running Google’s Gemini AI which you can operate from the massive external screen while the phone is closed.

DJURO SEN SHOWS OFF THE NEW MOTOROLA RAZR 50 ULTRA ON SKY NEWS WEEKEND EDITION WITH JAYNIE SEAL

The new 4-inch external display is biggest in this category with a crisp resolution of 1272×1080 and a refresh rate of 165Hz. The screen is capable of HDR peak brightness of 2400 nits, has 10-bit colour with a 25% wider colour range thanks to HDR10+ certification and DCI-P3 support. It’s also usable in bright sunlight, with the external display reaching a maximum brightness levels of 1500 nits.

You could spend the whole day using the front screen alone. It’s pretty easy to navigate with one hand with unlock access via the side mounted fingerprint button. The speaker when closed is very loud but a bit lacking in bass.

Of course the best part of a foldable phone is actually opening it up to use the larger display. The flip open can be done with one hand if you have the skill. It reveals a 6.9″ pOLED main display with HDR10+ and HDR peak brightness of 3000 nits. Like the external screen you get a high brightness mode that automatically adjusts the display outdoors, reaching a maximum brightness of of 1500 nits. 

The inside display is good for gaming with a 165Hz refresh rate and when reading e-books it saves power by running at just 1Hz. 

The other advantage to foldable phones is better selfies. The best cameras and external screen combine to give you a better result. On standard phones the best cameras are on the back and that means using an inferior for selfies, mostly. I often turn my phone around and take a punt, with varied results. The camera embedded in the internal screen (selfie camera) is not that bad, it’s still 32MP and absolutely fine for most meeting applications like Zoom.

Motorola have updated main cameras to 50MP from the razr 40 ultra but have changed the ultrawide camera to a 2x optical zoom.

When it comes to toughness, there’s Gorilla Glass Victus and IPX8-rated underwater protection. That means it will survive a being dunked for 30 minutes at one metre.

There’s a 4000mAh battery on board with 45W charging possible via USB-C or 15W wireless.

MOTOROLA RAZR 50 ULTRA KEY FEATURES

1. The largest, most intelligent external display. Do it all without flipping open the phone, including using moto ai powered ways to interact, capture, and create. 

2. Iconic flip design, refined. Choose from on-trend colours in soft vegan leather in a durable, compact, and comfortable design. 

3. Endless ways to capture. Explore your creativity with Flex View, using the phone like a camcorder, stepping into a personal photo booth, and snapping hands-free selfies. 

4. New moto ai powered camera system. Effortlessly capture photos and videos with the 50MP camera system featuring a 2x telephoto lens, powered by moto ai. 

5. Snapdragon® 8s Gen 3 performance. Boost your capabilities with powerful AI engine processing, giving you speeds up to 3GHz for improved efficiency. 

6. All-day battery life2. Go a full day and night with a 4000mAh battery, and get power for the day in about 12 minutes using 45W TurboPowerTM charging. 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The motorola razr 50 ultra is available in Midnight Blue, Spring Green and Peach Fuzz. Pre-order from 2-16 July, on sale 17 July for RRP A$1,699.

Customers who pre-order or purchase a motorola razr 50 ultra from any retailer in Australia between 2 July and 16 July 2024 can redeem a bonus pair of moto buds+ featuring Sound by Bose, RRP A$249, in the Forest Grey colour. 

Customers can redeem their gift on or before 13 August 2024 with their handset IMEI number and proof of preorder.

Device Specifications

Device Specifications

Category Details
Performance
Operating System Android™ 14
Storage 512 GB built-in, UFS 4.0
Sensors Fingerprint reader, Proximity + light sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, eCompass, Hall sensor
Processor Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Mobile Platform
Memory (RAM) 12 GB, LPDDR5X
Security Side fingerprint reader, Face unlock
Battery
Battery Size 4000 mAh non-removable
Charging 45W TurboPower™ charging support (68W In-box charger), 15W wireless charging support (charger sold separately), 5W reverse charging
Charger Type AU
Display
Display Size Main display: 6.9″ FHD+ pOLED display, External display: 4.0″ pOLED display
Resolution Main display: FHD+ (2640 x 1080) | 413 ppi, External display: 1272 x 1080 | 417 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio Active Area-Body: 85.33%
Display Technology Main display: LTPO, Foldable AMOLED, HDR10+, 10-bit, 120% DCI-P3 colour gamut, Up to 165 Hz refresh rate, Touch rate: 240 Hz/360 Hz (game mode only), Peak Brightness: 3000nit
External display: LTPO, Flexible AMOLED, HDR10+, 10-bit, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, Up to 165 Hz refresh rate, Touch rate: 120 Hz/165 Hz (game mode only), Peak Brightness: 2400nit
Aspect Ratio Main display: 22:9
Design
Dimensions Open: 73.99 x 171.42 x 7.09 mm, Closed: 73.99 x 88.09 x 15.32 mm
Body Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus on front, Vegan leather on rear, 6000 series high strength aluminium (frame)
Weight 189 g
Water Protection IPX8 Water-resistant design
Colours
Available Colours Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Peach Fuzz
Camera
Rear Camera Video Software Shooting modes: Night Vision, Timelapse (w/ Hyperlapse), Super Slow motion, Portrait, Dual Capture, Spot Colour, Auto Camcorder Mode, Adaptive Stabilisation
Other features: Auto Focus Tracking, Video Snapshot, Selfie Video Mirror, HDR, Audio Zoom, Selfie Stick Support
Front Camera Video Capture 32 MP selfie camera, 4K UHD (60/30fps), FHD (60/30fps)
External display Main: 4K UHD (60/30fps), FHD (60/30fps), Tele: Not supported
Rear Camera Software Rear main camera Shooting modes: Portrait (24 mm/35 mm/50 mm/85 mm), Long Exposure, Dual Capture, Ultra-Res, Night Vision, Tilt-Shift, Pro, Scan (powered by Adobe Scan), 360° Panorama, Spot Colour, 50 MP Ultra Resolution, Photo Booth
Artificial intelligence: Photo Enhancement Engine, Action Shot, Auto Smile Capture, Gesture Capture, Google Lens™ integration, Colour Optimisation, Style Sync
Other features: Google Photos Auto Enhance, Ultra HDR (10-bit format), Burst Shot, Timer, Assistive Grid, Leveller, Metering Mode, Watermark, Live Filters, Selfie Photo Mirror, Selfie Stick Support, RAW Photo Output, QR/Barcode Scanner, Quick Capture
Rear Camera Video Capture Rear Main Camera: 4K UHD (60/30fps), FHD (60/30fps)
4K UHD HDR10+ (30fps w/ EIS), FHD HDR10+ (30fps w/ EIS)
Slow motion: FHD (960/240/120 fps)
Rear Telephoto Camera: 4K UHD (60/30fps), FHD (60/30fps)
Front Camera Software Front 32 MP camera Shooting modes: Portrait, Photo Booth, Pro, Dual Capture, Spot Colour, Face Beauty, Live Filters
Artificial intelligence: Photo Enhancement Engine, Auto Night Vision, Auto Smile Capture, Gesture Capture, Google Photos Auto Enhance
Other features: Burst Shot, Timer, Assistive Grid, Leveller, Google Lens, Selfie Photo Mirror, Selfie Stick Support, RAW Photo Output, Quick Capture (twist-twist), Tap anywhere to capture
Rear cameras on external display Rear main camera Shooting modes: Portrait, Photo Booth, Mirror Mode, Face Beauty, Live Filters
Artificial intelligence: Photo Enhancement Engine, Auto Night Vision, Auto Smile Capture, Gesture Capture, Google Photos Auto Enhance
Other features: Instant Review, Camera Cartoon, External Display Preview, Timer, Selfie Mirror, RAW Photo Output, Ultra HDR (10-bit format), Quick Capture (twist-twist), Tap anywhere to capture, Telephoto Mirror Mode
Front Camera Video Software 32 MP selfie camera Shooting modes: Portrait, Dual Capture, Timelapse (w/ Hyperlapse), Spot Colour, Adaptive Stabilisation, Face Beauty
Other features: Adaptive Stabilisation, Video Snapshot, Selfie Video Mirror
Rear cameras on external display Rear main camera Torch, Adaptive Stabilisation, Face Beauty, Tele Not supported
Camera 2 50 MP telephoto lens (f/2.0, 0.64 µm) or 12.6 MP (1.28 µm Quad Pixel) | 2x optical zoom
Flash Single LED flash
Main rear Camera 50 MP (f/1.7, 0.8 µm) or 12.6 MP (1.6 µm Quad Pixel) | OIS | Instant-all Pixel Focus
Front camera Main display: 32 MP (f/2.4, 0.7 µm) | 8 MP (f/2.4, 1.4 µm) Quad Pixel
External display Main: 12.6 MP (1.6 µm Quad Pixel) | OIS Tele: supports mirror mode only
Audio
Speakers Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos® featuring Spatial Sound, Qualcomm® Snapdragon Sound™
Headphone Jack No
Microphones 3 microphones
FM Radio No
Experiences
Voice Control Gemini, moto ai agent
Connectivity
Networks + Bands 5G | 4G: LTE | 3G: UMTS / HSPA+ | 2G: GSM / EDGE
3G: GSM850/900/1800/1900; BC0; W1/2/4/5/8
4G: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/32/34/38/39/40/41/42/43/48/66/71
5G sub-6: N1/2/3/5/7/8/20/26/28/38/40/41/66/71/75/77/78
Bluetooth Technology Bluetooth® 5.4
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi WiFi 5G, WiFi 6/6E, WiFi 7, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz & 6 GHz (specific regions only), Wi-Fi hotspot
Location Services GPS, A-GPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
SIM Card eSIM + physical SIM
In the Box
Device motorola razr 50 ultra
Components 68W TurboPower™ charger, USB Type-C cable, Guides, SIM tool, ESG protective case
Experience
Personalise Themes, Fonts, Colours, Icon shape, Lock screen, External Display, Display size and text, Layout, Sounds, Dark mode
Gestures Quick launch, Sidebar, Quick capture, Fast torch, Three-finger screenshot, Lift to unlock, Flip for DND, Pick up to silence, Swipe to split
Moto Secure Secure folder, Network protection, Phishing detection, Auto lock, Lock network and security, PIN pad scramble, Security & Privacy
Display Lock screen, Attentive display
Play Games, Dolby Atmos®, Media controls, Creator toolkit
Tips Razr basics, Personalize, Media, Call & replies, Camera, Unique features, Settings

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How to Use Apple Intelligence Outside the United States

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We have an update about the availability of Apple Intelligence for users outside the United States. Or more accurately, those “non-American” speakers.

Remember Apple stated at WWDC, “Apple Intelligence is free for users, and will be available in beta as part of iOS 18iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia this spring in U.S. English.”

That’s U.S. ENGLISH if you want Apple Intelligence to work on your device.

Of course this setting is easily changed but it wasn’t until today that we received confirmation that Apple Intelligence will work for Australians (or anyone else) selecting U.S. English outside the U.S.A.

Apple could have decided to geo-block access even after the user changed languages, but that concern was dismissed today. Anyone who changes their language to U.S. English in general settings and Siri will be able to join in the Apple Intelligence fun.

As an Australian English user, I showed how easy it is to change language settings to U.S. English during Sunday’s tech segment with Tim Gilbert on Sky News Weekend Edition.

DJURO SEN TALKS APPLE INTELLIGENCE WITH TIM GILBERT ON SKY NEW WEEKEND EDITION

The above TV segment was broadcast live before Apple confirmed ANYONE with a device switched to U.S. English will be able to access Apple Intelligence.

Some features, software platforms, and additional languages will arrive next year. Apple Intelligence will be available on iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, and iPad and Mac with M1 and later, with Siri and device language set to U.S. English.

Clearly it means giving up some local language support but if I can get early access to Apple Intelligence, I’m OK with that.

I am desperate to get a smarter version of Siri but we could be waiting until next year to see the full benefits of Apple Intelligence.

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