Android 11

Samsung rolling out Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update for Galaxy A40

Samsung launched the Galaxy A40 smartphone back in March 2019 with Android 9 Pie-based One UI 1.x out of the box. However, this phone belongs to the mid-range segment that’s why it is eligible to get two major Android upgrades and four years of regular security patches.

The Korean tech giant has already delivered the Android 10-based One UI 2.x update to the Galaxy A40 users back in March/April 2020. Now, this handset started receiving its last major Android update in the form of Android 11. Along with the latest Android OS, this update also includes the 3.1 version of the One UI.

Following the recent trend, the Galaxy A40 is also directly getting the One UI 3.1 iteration with the Android 11 update. Identified via firmware version A405FNXXU3CUC2, the new software installs the latest One UI patches released in March 2021 as well.

A few things to be noted, the One UI 3.1 features are currently rolling out to only select Galaxy A40 users in Germany who have purchased the phone from Vodafone carrier. After ensuring the stability of this OTA, the OEM will surely expand its availability in other regions, which is expected in the coming days/weeks.

Android 11:

Android 11 is the eleventh major generation of Google’s Android operating system. It brings various new features like Chat Bubbles that help you to focus on your current work, one-time permissions to apps, pin conversations, security improvements, notification history, better privacy controls, built-in screen recorder, and much more.

One UI 3.0:

One UI 3.0 is the third-generation of Samsung’s custom skin for Galaxy devices. It allows users to experience a totally modified user interface as well as revamped Home screen, Quick panel, App drawer, Lock screen, and Settings menu. Furthermore, it also brings major system improvements and a set of new features such as new visual design, improved Samsung Keyboard, and more. [One UI 3.0 Changelog]

One UI 3.1:

Introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021, Samsung One UI 3.1 comes with some amazing features including Eye Comfort Shield, Object Eraser, Private Share, Samsung Free, Google Duo integration with stock dialer app, buds Auto Switching, ability to remove location data before sharing, and more. [One UI 3.1 Changelog]

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