Samsung officially introduced the next-gen Galaxy Z foldable devices on August 10, 2022. Similar to the last year, the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 bring a new iteration of the One UI software system, which is the One UI 4.1.1, based on Android 12 & 12L.
In 2021, the South Korean tech giant delivered the new Android 11-based One UI 3.1.1 software to older foldable devices. Meanwhile, it was also noted that select Galaxy Note, S, and A series devices have also received the One UI 3.1.1 features, while the version number remained at One UI 3.1.
According to reports, Samsung One UI 4.1 update will be expanded to eligible Galaxy devices by September this year. At the same time, the company has started the One UI 5 Beta program, based on Android 13, for Galaxy devices in mid-August.
Don’t Forget: Samsung Android 13 (One UI 5.0) Update Tracker
Well, Samsung showcased the One UI 4.1.1 alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 launch. Hence, you may be wondering whether your Samsung device is eligible for the new One UI 4.1.1 or not, to vanish doubts, we’ve compiled the eligible device list, check it out below.
Samsung One UI 4.1.1 Eligible Device List
Officially Confirmed [Source]
- Galaxy Tab S8 series
- Galaxy Tab S7 series
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy S22 – Receiving
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 5G
- Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20+ LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- This is not a One UI 4.1.1 Eligible Device List shared by Samsung.
- Devices and availability may vary for regions and carriers.
Samsung in 2022: One Year, Three One UI Iterations
- 2022’s powerful series Samsung Galaxy S22 brought the first major One UI update of the year.
We are just going to say bye-bye to 2022 and welcome to 2023. But have you thought about the answer to the most asked question, which is – What special did you do in 2022? You may have several answers to this or none at all. But yes, Samsung has rocked in 2022 with its new One UI versions, smartphones, displays, and other smart devices.
Before buying any smartphone, we look at its features as well as how many major Android/custom UI updates it will get, so Galaxy smartphone users should be happy as Samsung is releasing three One UI versions for their devices in a year.
In the year 2022, Samsung introduced three One UI versions which are One UI 4.1, One UI 4.1.1, and One UI 5.0. Let’s look at the highlight features of these versions.
Samsung 2022 Three One UI versions
One UI 4.1
Samsung introduced Android 12-based One UI 4.1 with Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones. After its official release, the company expanded its availability to more eligible Galaxy devices starting with Galaxy S21 series in March 2022.
Samsung added a lot of new features with One UI 4.1 based on Android 12, if your device received then you have enjoyed the features. The main feature includes S22-like camera features, a Grammarly-powered keyboard, customizable RAM Plus, Smart suggestions, Shadow and reflection erasers, Quick share, Google Duo Live Sharin, Expert RAW, and more.
Read more: Samsung One UI 4.1 Full Changelog
One UI 4.1.1
At Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event in August, Samsung debuted One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 13 with the fourth generation of foldable phones i.e Galaxy Z Fold 4. The update comes with new features for large-screen Galaxy devices.
Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 brings a bundle of new features and enhancements such as taskbar appearance, apps name in Edge Panels, text extraction feature, smart suggestions, new calling options, lock screen wallpaper, and more.
Read more: Samsung One UI 4.1.1 Update Changelog
One UI 5.0
One UI 5.0 is the newest custom skin of Samsung, that brings several customization options new features, enhancements, and more for Galaxy devices to provide a wonderful and seamless experience. The Korean tech giant officially announced that the One UI 5.0 rollout is fastest than the previous versions.
Android 13-based One UI 5.0 arrives with a slew of new features, out of which, some of the highlights features are Lock screen customization, Modes & Routines, Connected Devices, Color Palette, new app icons, new Wallpaper settings, stack widget, smart suggestion widget, histogram in Pro Mode, Camera watermark, Gallery Albums customization, Color Picker tool, new Good Lock modules, Private Share, and more.
Read more: Samsung One UI 5.0 Update Full Changelog
Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 starts releasing for Galaxy Z Fold 3 – US [Carrier-locked]
[Sep. 19] Update – the US (carrier locked)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable phone users are now receiving the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update in the US. I can be identified through PDA version number – F926USQS2DVHE and includes the latest September 2022 security patch as well.
To install the update, visit the Settings of your phone followed by a Software update and Download and install options. Finally, hit on Download button >> Install now/Schedule install >> Restart.
[Sep. 15] Update – India
10 days after the initial rollout, Samsung has expanded the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphones in India. It comes with the August 2022 security patch and brings additional new features ahead of the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade.
One UI 4.1.1 Features
As announced, the South Korean tech giant is bringing the Android 12L Taskbar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which takes the multitasking experience to a whole new level. Taskbar is a new feature that lets Galaxy fans switch between apps seamlessly as it provides you with a PC-like experience.
Aside from this, the One UI 4.1.1 brings Galaxy Z Fold 4’s Apps pair feature, which allows you to create a pair of apps opened in multi-window and save it to the Taskbar UI. Once done, you can reopen the same multitasking window with apps with just a single tap.
One UI 4.1.1 activates Dual Preview so you and your subject can see the shot at the same time before it’s captured by displaying the image both on the Main and Cover Screen. Now, you can take high-resolution selfies with the main camera using Rear Cam Selfie with full control of the camera right on the Cover Screen.
[Sep. 5] Original Articles…
Recently, Samsung announced that it’s bringing the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update to older Galaxy foldable devices with new features from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4. Now, Samsung started to release the One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphones in South Korea.
Initially, the One UI 4.1.1 update rollout is happening for the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s Korean consumers, which is likely to expand in the coming hours/days. The major software update comes with plenty of new features and optimizations so you can take the most of your smartphone.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) September 5, 2022
With One UI 4.1.1, Galaxy Z Fold 3 users can adjust main and cover screen’s refresh rate separately
Recently, Samsung started rolling out the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone users. It’s an incremental feature drop update, which brings additional new features and optimizations for large-screen devices.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone has two displays – the cover screen (folded) and the main screen (unfolded). The Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update brings a new feature for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which provides you with even more control over the refresh rate of both screens.
As mentioned in the update changelog, the One UI 4.1.1 update enhances the functionality of the refresh rate control menu, enabling the adjustment of the refresh rate of both displays separately. The settings can be found at the same place where it was on the One UI 4.1, however, the same refresh rate won’t be applied on both panels automatically.
The motion smoothness options section now shows that the refresh rate settings will be applied on the cover screen, if your Galaxy Z Fold 3 is in folded condition. On the other hand, you will be needing to unfold it if you are needing to alter the refresh rate of the main screen.
Most of the time, we use the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from the cover screen and unfold it while watching movies or playing games. Using this feature, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 users can save the battery life of their foldable phone by picking different refresh rates for both screens separately.
Before upgrading to One UI 4.1.1, there were no separate refresh rate settings on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.