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Samsung Galaxy A73 5G gets new features with One UI 5.1 update

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Samsung’s popular mid-range A series smartphones Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G received a major upgrade with the latest One UI 5.1 update yesterday and started with the Korean market. The update brings many new features and enhancements to the device, providing users an improved and more seamless experience.

The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is also getting a new update that includes the latest One UI 5.1 features. The update is currently rolling out in Malaysia with version number A736BXXU3CWB7. And should reach other markets in the coming days.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Roadmap

In addition, it also brings the February 2023 security patch. This is a major security update and will help keep the device secure from any new vulnerabilities.

One UI 5.1 Features

The One UI 5.1 update brings a host of new and improved features that are sure to enhance the overall user experience. Some of the notable features include improved image editing capabilities, such as automatic shadow and reflection remover, and the ability to change selfie color tones easily. The update also introduces Shared Family Album, which lets users share photos and videos with family members in a private album.

In addition, the update includes an Expert RAW shortcut in the stock camera app, making it easier for professional photographers to capture and edit high-quality images. The Gallery app also gets improved search functionality, as well as the ability to view and edit EXIF information of images and videos. [Only available for flagships selected smartphones]

The One UI 5.1 update also makes it easier to minimize or maximize app window size by simply dragging its corners. In split-screen multitasking mode, frequently used apps are now displayed first. Samsung DeX also gets improved window resizing in the split-screen mode, thanks to the divider. The Weather app has also been updated with new features, such as the ability to display hourly precipitation information and a new dynamic widget that shows all the important information without needing to scroll. [Available for those smartphone Samsung DeX feature]

The One UI 5.1 update also includes several additional features that further improve the user experience. One of these features is the new battery widgets, which provide users with more detailed information about their device’s battery usage and performance.

In addition, the update brings improved search functionality to Samsung Internet, making it easier to find the information you need quickly and easily. You can also now access recently browsed Samsung Internet tabs on your phone using a Windows PC, which is a handy feature for users who frequently switch between devices.

Another useful feature that comes with the One UI 5.1 update is the Smart Suggestions widget, which now includes playlists and music recommendations from Spotify. This is a great feature for music lovers who are looking for new songs to listen to.

Finally, the update lets users choose the folder where they want their screenshots to be saved, making it easier to find and organize these important files.


Meet Puru, our tech maestro & Author at Sam Lover! With a background in Software Engineering and Programming, Puru dives into the intricacies of One UI and rides the wave of Samsung Firmware updates with expert guidance. From sleek navigation tips to the latest firmware gems, Puru is your go-to for unlocking the full potential of your Samsung device. Stay tuned for a tech journey like no other!

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  1. Pedro

    March 10, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Dex working A73 5G?

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Galaxy Z Flip 5G gets April 2024 security update in several countries

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the first compact foldable smartphone made available for the market and was successful in reaching a large number of consumers. It is already more than three years old and has received all three major updates. Now it is no longer eligible to get any new One UI update, but it will still be eligible to get some security patches, like now the device is getting an April 2024 security patch.

According to the information, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is spotted getting an April 2024 security patch update in some countries, including Australia, Canada, and several parts of Europe. Canadian users can identify the latest update by the firmware version number F707WVLS7IXC1. Meanwhile, the European and Australian units of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G are getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number F707BXXSDKXC1.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch doesn’t belong to the one UI, so you will not get any significant improvements for your device. However, if you want to use your device longer, then you should update it to the largest security patch as it will prove all-around protection against external threats.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some significant changes that could enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. If you are having any issues while using the functionalities, the update may address them.

If you are using the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in the above-mentioned regions, you can now update it to the latest April 2024 security patch update on the device. To do that, you just need to go to the system settings and select the software update menu.


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Unlocked Galaxy A53 grabs April 2024 security patch in the US

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Samsung launched the Galaxy A53 back in 2022; it debuted with Android 12, and later, it received two major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14 (One UI 6.0). Now, users are eagerly waiting for the next featureful update, which will be available as One UI 6.1. But before that, the company rolled out the April 2024 security patch update.

After introducing the April 2024 security patch to the locked units of the Galaxy A53, the unlocked variant has also started getting updates in the US. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, A536U1UES8DXD7. The update is live on almost every carrier, including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South, Cricket, Comcast, Dish, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.

The April 2024 update introduces a new security patch that is unrelated to the One UI, meaning it won’t significantly alter smartphone functionality. However, if you are concerned about your device’s safety, you should always keep it up-to-date with the latest security patch. Along with the security patch, it may also provide some other enhancements that could improve the device’s performance and stability.

If you are using the carrier-unlocked Galaxy A53 5G, you should start getting notifications about the availability of the April 2024 update. To install the update, tap on the notification, which will redirect you to the software update menu. Now hit the download button. In case you haven’t received the update yet, you can also check it manually by going to the system settings.


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US-locked Galaxy Note 20 units get April 2024 security patch on more carriers

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Samsung is known for its software update policy, where it timely provides updates for Galaxy devices. Currently, the company is busy expanding the April 2024 security patch to eligible devices, now with the latest development of the locked variants of the Galaxy Note 20 series.

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have already received the update on the Verizon network. Now, with the latest development, it is available on more carriers, including Comcast, T-Mobile, and Xfinity Mobile. The firmware version number N98*USQS6HXD1 is updating these devices.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, where Google has added 27 fixes and Samsung has added 17 more fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some significant changes that could enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices, so if you are using the locked variant of the Galaxy Note 20 series, you should update the Galaxy device to the latest version.

The Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones are the last devices in the Note lineup, which were introduced back in 2020. Now they have already received three major updates in the form of Android 11, Android 12, and Android 1. They are no longer eligible to get any significant updates but can still get some security-related updates this year.


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