Samsung starts rolling out the One UI 5.1 update for Galaxy M53 5G smartphones with lots of new features and goodies. At the same time, the February 2023 Android security patch is also a part of this update.
The company is releasing a fresh software update for this mid-range Galaxy M53 phone with the One UI built version M536BXXU2CWB3. At the time of writing, it is rolling out for customers living in Europe, specifically, in Ukraine and Russia. However, other customers should soon receive it.
Top One UI 5.1 features:
Based on Android 13, the One UI 5.1 update for Samsung Galaxy M53 phones brings a host of new features and improvements. The most highlighted part of this update is the advanced Galaxy S23 Gallery and Camera features.
Samsung One UI 5.1 camera app makes it easy to change the color tone of selfies through the effects button on the side of the screen. Whereas, the Gallery app is getting improved picture editing tools, a common family album for easier sharing, more powerful searches for specific person’s pictures, a convenient information display, and more.
Next, this big software comes with a useful Battery widget that displays the battery status of your phone and all other Bluetooth-connected devices at a glance. Whereas, the Dynamic Weather Widget shows the summary of current weather conditions and the improved Smart Suggestion Widget provides a Spotify playlist based on your activities.
Other than these, the company is making multitasking easier on the Galaxy M53 phones through improved Samsung DeX. It now lets you effortlessly resize windows in split-screen mode to allow more efficient multitasking.
Furthermore, the Bixby Text call feature is now available in the English language so that Galaxy customers can take advantage of this feature worldwide. New Routine actions let you control Quick Share and Touch sensitivity or change your font style with ease.
That’s not it, the One UI 5.1 brings a lot more for the Galaxy devices, you can see the complete changelog mentioned below:
Some Samsung phones are not getting timely Google Play System Update
Earlier, it was noticed that Samsung’s top-line Galaxy smartphones were stuck on older Google Play System Update versions. Google sent out new updates to those Galaxy devices following several reports by users and media publications.
Well, the situation is the same on certain Galaxy models, mostly in Europe. GalaxyClub reports that their Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, Galaxy A33, and other devices are lagging behind in Play System Update. In particular, various handsets are stuck on July 2023 Play System version, which is over five months old now.
The Galaxy S20 series makes it even more colorful, which currently does not progress beyond the May 1 update. Sometimes a manual check is followed by the message “Your device is up to date” or “Updates are temporarily unavailable.”
On the other hand, the Galaxy A52 got November 2023’s Play System update, while the Galaxy A53 September’s. You can check when your Galaxy received the last Google Play System Update via Settings -> Security & privacy -> Updates -> Google Play System Update.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE launches in South Korea
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE in South Korea. Releasing tomorrow, this smartphone combines premium performance, an unrivaled camera, and a stylish design. The price starts at 847,000 won, it will be available in four colors including Mint, Graphite, Purple, and Cream.
In addition, Samsung.com and the Gangnam Experience Store will sell two exclusive color options – Indigo and Tangerine. The company also started “Galaxy perFEct Program for customers of the Galaxy S23 FE.
Customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 FE through this program can receive compensation for 50% of the factory price if they return the used product after 24 months.
Samsung will give away either the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 or a 25W PD charger (power-saving type) to customers who activate the Galaxy S23 FE by December 22. Customers who purchase can select the gift they want through the Samsung.com app.
Galaxy S23 FE has an iconic design that succeeds the S23 series. A floating camera and a small-sized camera hole were used, and durability was enhanced with an aluminum frame. With an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating, you can use it with confidence without worrying about dust or moisture.
Battery of Dream: Samsung’s solid-state battery won’t come to phones until 2027
Samsung is developing solid-state battery technology to replace the current electrolyte battery. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy devices are unlikely to get a solid-state battery (AKA battery of dream) unit 2027.
According to a new report, Samsung SDI formed a new team to promote commercialization of solid-state battery (ASB). The team will be led by Go Joo-young, head of the marketing team of the large-scale battery business unit.
Through the new organization, the South Korean tech giant plans to accelerate project speed with customers and expedite the commercialization of ASB. Samsung SDI aims to commercialize ASB by 2027.
Samsung SDI is focusing on the development of all-solid-state batteries with an energy density of over 900 Wh/L by adopting sulfide-based technology, which can achieve the fastest lithium-ion flow (ion conductivity) per unit volume.
The ASB is a next-generation battery, which transfers ions between the positive and negative electrodes, from liquid to solid, improving safety and performance. It has advantages such as higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries and lower risk of fire or explosion.