News ticker: WhatsApp, Samsung Message Guard, Oppo Find X6 Pro

WhatsApp for iPhone gets PiP video calls, Samsung Message Guard blocks zero-click exploits, and the Oppo Find X6 Pro charges at 100 watts.
Samsung Message Guard

WhatsApp for iPhone gets picture-in-picture video calls

WhatsApp already announced Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support for video calls on the iPhone last December. The new feature was initially only available to beta users, but is now available for all Apple iPhones running at least iOS 12.0. But that’s not all that the new WhatsApp version 23.3.77 brings with it.

Also, with the new update, you can now add captions when sending documents. Here is the changelog for the new version:

  • With iOS Picture in Picture (PiP) support, you can now multitask during a WhatsApp call without your video pausing.
  • You can now add captions when sending documents.
  • Added support for longer group topics and descriptions to make it easier to describe your groups.
  • You can now create personalized avatars and use them as stickers and profile photos. Go to Settings > Avatar to get started.


Samsung Message Guard now blocks zero-click exploits in images

Samsung has long focused on the security of its smartphones. For this purpose, the Samsung Knox platform is integrated into Galaxy smartphones and already protects against so-called zero-click exploits that want to tap sensitive data or take control of the host device. A zero-click exploit comes in the form of an attachment, such as an email file. Samsung Knox already protects against audio and video attachments behind the scenes. Now Galaxy users are also protected from exploits in image form.

Samsung Message Guard is a kind of sandbox that first quarantines every image file that arrives on the phone and checks whether it is safe. The feature will initially work in Samsung and Google’s messaging apps, but Samsung will roll it out to third-party messenger apps later this year.

Samsung Message Guard is only coming to the Galaxy S23 series at launch. Rollout to other Galaxy devices is planned later this year.

Oppo Find X6 Pro charges with 100 watts, Find X6 with 80 watts

The Oppo Find X6 and Find X6 Pro have passed the certification of the Chinese 3C authority. The charging speeds of the Oppo smartphones were revealed – the base model supports up to 80 watts, while the Find X6 Pro charges with a whopping 100 watts of SuperVOOC, which is a new record at Oppo.

According to the screenshot, the Oppo Find X6 with model number PGFM110 supports 5V/2A and 5V-11V/7.3A wired charging, which is up to 80 watts of SuperVOOC. The corresponding charger has the model code VCB8JACH/VCB8JBCH and theoretically delivers up to 100 watts. The PGEM110 model is said to be the Find X6 Pro and supports 11V at 9.1A. The charger is identical.

However, there are still no details on the battery capacities of the X6 series. Last year, the Find X5 series had identical charge rates with different battery sizes.

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