After unveiling Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, Samsung is focussing on next-gen Galaxy S series, which will launch on February 1st, 2023. The Galaxy S23 series will introduce new hardware and software including Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and One UI 5.1.
In early August, Samsung started the Android 13 OS adaptation, bringing the One UI 5.0 version to Galaxy devices. For the last two years, the company is following a strategy to bring the new Android OS first with x.0 version and then deliver more new features with the x.1 iteration.
The South Korean tech giant could follow the same and bring additional features with the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 version. As Google has recently released Android 13, there’s a little pressure on the OEMs to start the distribution of the new OS to eligible devices.
- Update: Samsung Netherlands Newsroom has recently shared a new post revealing the new features and functions of the One UI 5.0 upgrade. The newsroom announcement clearly states that some of the new lock screen features will only be available in One UI 5.1.
- Update: Samsung officially confirms One UI 5.1
Thanks to Samsung’s solid Android upgrades rollout strategy, we already have plenty of good idea over which Galaxy devices will be eligible for the next One UI 5.1 version update, based on Android 13. Compared to the One UI 5.0, the One UI 5.1 will bring additional features and improvements to the Galaxy devices.
Before heading to the list, it’s important to mention that the neither below-listed devices confirmed by Samsung, nor the One UI 5.1. However, you can assume it is the final list as all devices receiving the Android 13 OS will surely get the One UI 5.1 as well.
One UI 5.1 Device List
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S21+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S21 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20 Ultra (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note series
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A52s
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy A22
- Galaxy A22 5G
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S7+ (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Tab S7 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021)
Aside from the above-listed Galaxy devices, more Galaxy A, Galaxy M, and Galaxy F series devices will also receive the One UI 5.1 update.
One UI 5.1 Reports
- Samsung prepares for in-person Galaxy Unpacked on February 1/2
- One UI 5.1 (Android 13) Leaks and Rumors
- Samsung One UI 5.1 Features Wishlist
One UI 5.1 Features
What’s new with Samsung One UI 5.1 AI Eraser features and how to use
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S23 series with the One UI 5.1 software at the Unpacked event yesterday. The new devices introduce a bunch of new features and improvements that are coming soon to older Galaxy phones. Some of such One UI 5.1 improvements can be seen in the Samsung AI Eraser.
The AI Eraser of Samsung Gallery is smart enough to erase the shows, light reflection, and wanted objects from your pictures to make them look perfect. This function of the Galaxy devices is getting improvements with the latest One UI 5.1 software.
According to a Samsung members community moderator, the One UI 5.1 update has improved the processing speed of the AI eraser function. It will help users get the perfect results in no time. Additionally, the company has also improved the resolution, image quality, and other AI eraser editing tools.
How to use Galaxy AI Eraser
How to erase objects :
You first need to visit “Samsung Gallery” and open the “photo” you want to edit, Next, tap on the “Edit icon” and then visit the “More” options. Now tap on “AI Eraser”, select the object to erase, and finally, tap “Done” when you are satisfied with the editing.
How to erase shadows :
Shadow erase automatically distinguishes between shadows to be erased and shadows to be discarded, and image quality has also been improved after shadow erase is applied. However, variations may occur depending on photo characteristics, such as shooting conditions.
To use this function, head over to “Samsung Gallery”, Select a photo and tap on the “Edit” option. Now tap on the “More” option and then tap “AI Eraser”. Now tap on “Shadow Erase”, finally erase the shadow and click “Done”.
How to clear light reflections:
Just like the other two editing features, to clear light reflections, you need to open the Picture you want to edit in the Gallery app. Tap on the Edit icon >> More options ?? AI Erase. Now tap on “Light Reflection Erase”, erase the unwanted light reflection and tap “Done”.
Samsung introduces Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1, are you ready?
One UI 5.1 is official, thanks to Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup. Since the update is yet to release for older Galaxy devices, we are closely exploring all the awaited features. It’s clear that Samsung will roll out the Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1 for Galaxy phones.
As showcased during the Unpacked, the Samsung Multi Control feature allows you to control your Galaxy smartphone, Galaxy Tablets, and Galaxy Book PC directly from the Galaxy Book3 series’ keyboard and trackpad. This capability enables you to copy, paste, or drag and drop between devices.
Benefits of Multi Control
Samsung usually brings additional benefits to connected experiences across the Galaxy S lineup of smartphones. The new Multi Control feature connects mouse and keyboard functionality between a Samsung Galaxy PC and tablet to serve ultimate flexibility between devices.
Besides this, enhanced text usability makes it easy to copy and paste text, like URLs, from one device (smartphone) to another (Tab / PC) to pick up activity on another device. There are more new features in the One UI 5.1 software, check them out right here.
To use the Samsung Multi Control feature, your Galaxy smartphone needs to run the latest One UI 5.1 software. However, consumers having Galaxy Tab running One UI 4.1 or later and Galaxy Book launched in 2021 and later can also enjoy the Multi Control.
Notably, Galaxy users are required to sign in with the same Samsung Account on both phones and PC. There are fewer chances of the expansion of this feature to non-Samsung laptops. Hence, you are lucky if owned a Galaxy Book as Samsung is greatly enhancing the ecosystem.
Galaxy S23’s ‘light mode’ won’t expand to older Samsung devices with One UI 5.1 update
Samsung recently launched Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones. All models of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series come with an attractive design, fast charging support, the latest One UI 5.1 software, and a powerful processor along with several new features, one of which is Light Mode.
The light mode feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. It will available to only Galaxy Z and Galaxy S series smartphones released after Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy S23. This means that the latest One UI 5.1 update will not extend the Light Mode feature to older Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Light Mode
Galaxy S23’s Light Mode function improves heat generation and current consumption by partially adjusting the AP’s maximum processing speed. It is difficult to experience the Normal mode in normal usage environments such as surfing the Internet, SNS, making calls, and watching videos even if you use the light mode.
It does not reduce the refresh rate of the screen like power saving mode, rather the screen refresh rate remains constant when it is set, so you will not have any inconvenience in using it.
Also, Light Mode has no effect on running games instead it minimizes heat generation and uses battery efficiently.
How to enable Light Mode?
You can easily enable the Light mode feature on your eligible Galaxy devices. Just need to visit Settings >> Battery & Device Care >> Battery >> Other Battery Settings >> Select Performance by Usage Type >> Select Light Mode. You can also add Light Mode to the quick panel to easily turn it on/off it.