Samsung has teamed up with Hiya to provide its flagship phones with automatic spam call identification and blocking functionality…
Both Apple and Google’s proprietary phones have automatic spam call detection. And, both sport blocking functionality. Now, Samsung is bringing similar tools to a number of its mobile devices. Although the manufacturer already offers spam and fraud call protection through its dialer powered by Hiya, it’s expanding the service to automatically block calls running its One UI 2.5 software.
Samsung Adds Hiya Spam Call Detection and Blocking
Right now, only Samsung’s Note 20 series and the Z Fold 2 have the One UI 2.5 pre-installed. However, other handhelds will receive the update in the near future, including the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S9 series, and the Galaxy Note 10 series. Ostensibly, Samsung will make the update available to a couple of its A-series phones, including the A71 and the A51.
Owners don’t need to do anything to enjoy the protections. Instead, Hiya uses its vast database and cloud service to identify spam calls and then block them. Additionally, Samsung and Hiya have extended their partnership until 2025, which works in over 40 countries, primarily in North and South America and Europe. The companies are working to include more countries.