Today, Samsung is unveiling the new Galaxy S flagship lineup, One UI software, and Galaxy Book. Over the One UI 5.0, the new software iteration brings refinements and system improvements. Well, are you wondering about the release date and eligible devices of the One UI 5.1?
We guess, the One UI 5.1 update may start rolling out in late February or early March, though, Samsung has not officially revealed the release timeline. Most of the older Galaxy devices upgraded to the new Android 13 OS are eligible for the new One UI 5.1 update.
One UI 5.1 Release & Eligible Devices
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, Note 10, S20, Note 20, S21, Fold/Flip 3, S22 and Fold/Flip 4 smartphones with mid-cycle One UI versions 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.1 and 4.1.1, respectively. Following the same habit, the Galaxy S23 series will run new One UI 5.1 out of the box.
It has been Samsung’s conventional strategy to roll out mid-cycle One UI versions to older flagship and some other Galaxy devices via firmware updates. This year, things will not change and the below-mentioned devices will receive the One UI 5.1 change and features.
- S22 Series
- S21 Series & S21 FE
- S20 Series & S20 FE
- S10 Lite [Uncertain]
- Z Fold 4
- Z Flip 4
- Z Fold 3
- Z Flip 3
- Z Fold 2
- Z Flip LTE/5G
- Note 20 Series
- Note 10 Lite [Uncertain]
Galaxy A [Uncertain]
- Tab S8 Series
- Tab S7 Series and FE
The list is based on past rollouts and Samsung’s update distribution strategy. One UI 5.1 update availability may vary by region and carrier, while some listed devices may not be eligible. The One UI 5.1 eligible devices list is not official and complete.
One UI 5.1 Features
Samsung One UI 5.1 reportedly brings new camera and lockscreen features along with system improvements. For thee camera function, the new One UI version brings the Nightography feature in front camera and video mode as well as AstroVideo (AstroHyperlapse).
Here’s your first look at One UI 5.1 Battery Status Widget [Gallery]
Similar to the Galaxy S23 series, One UI 5.1 software is also an epic creation by Samsung. It loads plenty of exciting features, which can also be experienced without purchasing a Galaxy S23 smartphone. Everything apart, the most awaited Battery Status Widget feature is finally available on the One UI 5.1!
One UI 5.1 version’s new Battery Status Widget feature has two different options and both look wonderful on the screen. You may have been wondering about the availability of these widgets. We guess the company won’t make you wait for long to get this One UI 5.1 upgrade.
The first widget option displays the battery status of the smartphone and connected devices in 4×1 format using circles. The second battery widget looks quite similar to the One UI 5’s Smart Suggestions widget. It brings a rectangular shape and showcases battery status with a green bar.
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Battery Status (circles)
This widget design has a circular ring filled with green color and expands as per the percentage of the battery. Inside the circle, the element also features a device icon and percentage in text for even better understanding. Notably, the Green ring also turns to Red when the battery reaches a down level.
Battery Status (List)
This Smart Suggestions-like looking widget also delivers the battery status of Galaxy ecosystem devices such as smartphone, smartwatch, earbuds, and S Pen. In a list format, the widget box has a header entitled Battery, followed by the battery status of devices with elements like icon, device name, battery bar, and percentage in text.
Interestingly, both widgets look like trimmed-down versions of the ones available in the Apple iOS operating system. Talking about usability, Samsung managed to deliver the same in less space on the screen so you can take full advantage of the display on a single page.
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.