Samsung Galaxy S21 Spotted Running One UI 4.1.1

It’s not been long since we reported to you that the Beta version of Samsung’s OneUI 5.0 was allegedly tested on the Galaxy S22 Ultra via a leaked screenshot from an app called Checkfirm. The spotted firmware had a build number – S908BXXU22BVF6 for a Galaxy S22 Ultra in Europe. This screenshot was the testing of Android 13-based One UI 5.0 or the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1.

Following the same sequence today, another screenshot was posted on Reddit by a user who wrote, 

“Samsung testing 4.1.1, 5.0, or whatever it is on the United Kingdom version.” 

We scrutinised and discovered that this was indeed the Galaxy S21 Ultra running in One UI 4.1.1 beta firmware in the UK.

The screenshot mentioned firmware no. G998BXXU5DVGA, with Discovered date 2022/07/20 as One UI update.

This post contained a message-digest algorithm known as md5, a cryptographic protocol for authenticating messages, content verification, and digital signatures. MD5 is based on a hash function that verifies that a file you sent matches the file received by the person you sent it to.

So, there is almost minimal chance of it being not authentic also seems to be a highly internal testing or closed beta type procedure. Hence this seems to be a deliberate leak.

Galaxy S21 ultra was released with Android 11 and One Ui 3.1, which leaves the device with four more years of updates for both One UI & Android OS.

Android 12L is designed explicitly for large-screen devices. As we see developments, it has recently been dedicated to foldable & tabs, with some of the features also distributed to the Galaxy S series devices. So, testing this on a Galaxy S21 Ultra instead of a foldable device feels unfamiliar.