10 New features of One UI 5.1 coming to your Galaxy smartphones

Samsung is all set to be ready for the launch of One UI 5.1 with Galaxy S23, the device will make its first appearance on 1st Feb at the Galaxy Unpacked event, and the company will unveil some other products along with Galaxy S23. But ahead of the launch event, the One UI 5.1 features are leaked.

10 New Features Are Coming To One UI 5.1


 In the camera section, there are some new features have been introduced, as you can easily change the colour tone of your selfies with the effects button on the side of the screen, as well as the Expert raw is now easily accessible through the Advanced menu.


In the Gallery app, there are some specific changes have been applied, like a new shared Family Album; with the help of this feature, you can easily share your photos with your family. It will recommend photos to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of your family. When you swipe up while viewing an image or video in your gallery, you can see at a glance; now, you can choose the location to save your screen recordings and screenshots in your desired folder.

AR Zone and AR Emoji

With the latest One UI 5.1, you can now able to take funny photos of 3 people and can replace the faces of your friends in the mak mode. The brushes are now available on the main screen of AR Doodle for faster access. You can resize and move drawings even after they have been created, and the new eraser tool lets you erase only part of your drawing without deleting them entirely.


There are some improvements have been made to the widget, like a new battery widget has been introduced, which lets you check the battery level of your Galaxy device. Right on the home screen, you can see how much battery is left on your smartphone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy watch and other supported devices; there is a new illustration style has also been added under the weather widget, which makes it easy to know the weather information, whether it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing.

Modes and Scenarios

You can set different wallpapers on the lock screen and home screen depending on your current activities; there are new changes, like now it can automatically run scripts when you turn on Airplane mode or Mobile Hotspot. Scripts can now open a couple of apps, adjust left/right audio balance and more.


With the help of Samsung notes now, you can create a shared note that multiple people can edit at the same time; now you can easily invite people to share albums using a link that can be shared through apps like messaging social networks, with the latest one UI 5.1, you can now use your Galaxy Book’s mouse, keyboard, or trackpad not only with your Galaxy tablet but with your Galaxy smartphone. If you surf the web using Samsung internet on your smartphone.


In multitasking, there are some minimal changes have been introduced, like now you can minimize the application without going to the settings menu. Just drag one of the corners of the popup; now, when you launch split screen, the apps you use most often will be displayed under recently used apps to help you find them faster.

Samsung Dex 

In the split screen mode, you can now drag the splitter in the centre of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners, so it takes up a quarter of the screen. 


Now you can easily access the information from the main screen. It alerts you about severe weather and daily weather reports.


You can use Bixby text calls to automatically answer calls and find out the purpose of the call. You will see what the caller is saying in text chat, and you can tap or type the answers to be read aloud to the caller.

However, the features mentioned above may vary by device model, country, carrier, or version of One UI installed.

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