Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 come with a newer version of the proprietary user interface company Samsung and Android based operating system.
The new user interface is called One UI 3.1.1. Although, it’s not a huge upgrade compared to the previous version 3.1 of One UI. But it offers some major new features.
Among the various small new additions is One UI 3.1.1 for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable phones. Includes A Device Care option that was, until now, reserved for Galaxy tablets.
The new feature is called Battery Protection. It can be found in the Settings app by accessing Device Care and tapping on Battery.
For its purpose, Battery Protection is supposed to protect the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Galaxy Z Flip 3’s battery in the long run by preventing the battery from recharging beyond 85 percent.
Several studies in recent years have shown that charging a lithium battery to full capacity will not help the battery’s long-term life.
Recharging to 100 percent puts more stress on the battery, resulting in shorter battery life and twice the battery life on a single charge.
Battery Protection puts an 85 percent limit on charging, ensuring that your foldable phone’s battery isn’t pushed to its limits while charging.
The battery protection feature is new to Galaxy smartphones, but it’s been on Galaxy tablets for a while now.
Samsung has now added it to its latest foldable phones. This is despite the strange fact that it was not included in the latest One UI 3.1.1 update for the Galaxy S21 series.
It’s not clear if the battery protection feature might remain exclusive to the company’s tablets and foldable phones, or if the Device Care feature might come to more standard smartphones.
Samsung brings battery protection feature to Galaxy Z Fold 3
Other smartphone manufacturers offer similar battery protection features. While Samsung’s feature will never allow the device’s battery to be charged more than 85 percent. OnePlus and Apple’s equivalent features temporarily limit charge levels to 80 percent.
It increases the battery charge to 100 percent just before disconnecting the phone to reduce the time it spends fully charged.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3’s 4,400mAh battery is slightly smaller than that of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. But its stamina was much lower in tests.
And in the battery test, which includes surfing the web continuously over 5G at 150 nits of screen brightness. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 lasted 7 hours and 52 minutes with the screen set to 60Hz. While the Galaxy Z Fold 2 held out for 10 hours and 10 minutes.