Samsung formally announced the release of One UI 5.1 for the initial batch of Galaxy smartphones a few days after distribution began. With a few additional specifics on the news, we now have an official indication of the first models receiving it or receiving it soon.
Samsung officially announced One UI 5.1 and eligible models
With the debut of the Galaxy S23 series on February 1, 2023, at the Unpacked event, Samsung today announced the distribution of the One UI 5.1. As was to be expected, the distribution began with the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Still, it has now expanded to include a number of other models, including the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, as well as the Galaxy S21 and S20 series.
“One UI 5.1 is the up-to-date example of Samsung’s commitment to providing Galaxy users with the latest innovations as soon as possible,” said Janghyun Yoon, EVP and Senior Executive, Software Office. “Over the past several weeks, we have worked closely with our service providers and carrier partners to bring One UI 5.1 to current Galaxy smartphones and tablets around the world within a few short weeks of the Galaxy S23 series announcement.”
The recently updated camera functions debuted with the Galaxy S23 series are expanded upon in One UI 5.1. With the addition of Expert RAW4 tools to the Galaxy Camera software, users have more freedom to produce photographs of a professional caliber. To take high-quality pictures in their raw format, just press “More” when taking a picture. Additionally, the upgraded AI-based Photo Remaster intelligently corrects colors, brightens details, and enhances deteriorating image details, even in backlit scenarios. For a picture-perfect photo, it also eliminates undesirable shadows and reflections.
One UI 5.1 Dynamic Weather Widget
Among other new features, Samsung cites the new dynamic weather widget, which analyzes current conditions and creates a corresponding custom design, but also the improved Smart Suggestions widget, now able to suggest Spotify songs and playlists based on user activity. We also have progress on modes and routines, which are even more advanced and customizable with backgrounds, ringtones, touch sensitivity, and fonts.
One UI 5.1 Brings Galaxy Ecosystem
Thanks to One UI 5.1, Samsung has then improved integration between devices in its ecosystem. Users can enjoy a connected ecosystem through their smartphone and PC with Extended Multi Control between Galaxy Book, tablets, and phones: the feature is compatible with smartphones with One UI 5.1, tablets with One UI 4.1, and Galaxy Book notebooks launched from 2021 onwards. It allows you to share your PC’s mouse, keyboard, or trackpad, take advantage of copy-paste, drag, and more, also through Connect to Windows and Samsung Internet Browser.
Which Galaxy devices are receiving or will receive the One UI 5.1
The update to One UI 5.1 is already in deployment for the first wave of smartphones, which includes the following models:
- Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S21 FE
- Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
In the coming weeks it will also be available for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and other models, which we imagine will include the latest in the Galaxy A and Galaxy Tab series. Please continue to follow us for more details on the distribution. Have you already received the One UI 5.1 on your Samsung Galaxy?
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