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One UI 5.1 Update: Eligible Samsung Devices, Release Date, Features and News



Samsung One UI 5.1 features

One UI 5.0 started to roll out for the Galaxy S22 series in late October and expanded to several older flagship devices on November 7. Samsung did the same with One UI 5.1, on February 13, it arrived as an early Valentine’s gift for the Galaxy S22, S21, and S20 series alongside the Z Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3, and Flip 3.

Similar to One UI 5.0, the new One UI 5.1 version is also based on the Android 13 OS. Since the Galaxy Note 20 and S20 series devices are no longer eligible for Android upgrades, Samsung made them happy with the new One UI 5.1 software.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series on February 1st. The lineup includes three models namely the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. Pre-loaded with Android 13, the Galaxy S23 smartphones will get major updates up to Android 17.

Eligible Devices [Confirmed]

  • Galaxy S22 | S22+ | S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 | S21+ | S21 Ultra | S21 FE
  • Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra | S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20 | Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 | Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 | Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G | Z Flip

Galaxy devices running One UI 5.1:

Samsung rolled out the One UI 5.1 feature-rich update to the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy S21 series,  Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy A73, Galaxy M53, Galaxy A23, Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Tab S8 series, Galaxy Tab S7 series, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A Quantum, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy M22, Galaxy A14 5G, Galaxy M13 5G, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F23 5G, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8 (2022), Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy F62, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy M32, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A12 Nacho, and Galaxy F12.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Features

Samsungs new software update comes with the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.1 enhancements for your Galaxy. There are several new features on the changelog, which take your Samsung device to the next level when it comes to usability and performance.


There are several minor improvements in the Camera app such as the integration of Expert RAW on supported models. Meanwhile, the One UI 5.1 makes it quite easier to change the color tone (Natural or Bright) of your selfie picture from the Effects menu at the top of the screen.

One UI 5.1 Features selfie color tone


One UI 5.0 brought great new multitasking features and the One UI 5.1 brings further refinements. When resizing the pop-up view, with an added pre-defined line, you can now drag the window’s guideline towards the top of the screen to enlarge or towards the inside to minimize.

Moreover, you’ll see icons of apps you’ve used recently and a section for Most used apps that will display the apps you use most often in split view. These kinds of minor changes are the part of One UI 5.1 update, which greatly enhances usability and productivity.

One UI 5.1 Features split view


Samsung’s Remaster feature now supports GIF files too, so you can upscale your low-resolution GIFs. Just open any GIF in the Samsung Gallery app, tap the Remaster button available inside the hamburger menu, and let AI do the rest of the work!

Samsung One UI 5.1 Changelog


  • Changing the hue for a selfie just got easier
    Easily change the hue of your selfies with the Effects button on the side of the screen.
  • Quick access to Expert RAW
    The Expert RAW app allows you to capture high-quality images without any processing or compression, perfect for those who want to edit their photos later. Accessing Expert RAW is now easier from the Advanced menu.


  • Common family album
    With Shared Family Album, sharing photos with your family is easier than ever. Gallery recommends photos to add to your shared family album by recognizing your family members’ faces. You also get 5GB of storage per family member (up to 6 people).
  • Improved handling
    Processing automatically removes shadows and reflections to make your photos look great. You can also recreate GIFs for better resolution and clarity.
  • Convenient information display
    If you swipe up when viewing a picture or video in your gallery, you can see at a glance when and where the picture was taken, on which device, where it’s stored, and more.
  • Search has become more powerful
    You can now search for more than one person or item at a time. You can even search for people without tagging their names, just by clicking on their faces.
    Choose a location to save screenshots
    Now you can save screenshots and screen recordings in a folder of your choice by setting it up in the advanced features.

AR-Zone und AR-Emoji:

  • Use 3 Emojis in AR Emoji Camera
    Take fun photos and videos with friends (up to 3 people) in mask mode. You can replace your friends’ faces with other characters by clicking the emoji.
  • Layout and editing improvements in AR Doodles
    The brushes are now available on the main AR Doodle screen for quicker access. You can also resize and move drawings after you create them, and the new eraser tool lets you erase just a portion of your drawings without completely erasing them.


  • New battery widget
    With the new battery widget you can check the battery level of your Galaxy devices. Right from the home screen, you can see how much battery your smartphone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch and other supported devices have left.
  • Intuitive weather widget
    The new illustration style and a summary of the current weather conditions make it easy to know the weather information, whether it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing.

Modes and Scenarios:

  • Different wallpapers depending on the mode
    Set different wallpapers on the lock screen and the home screen depending on your current activities. Choose a background for work, one for sport and more by setting different modes.
  • More conditions and actions for scenarios
    Run scripts automatically when you turn on airplane mode or mobile hotspot. Scripts can now open some apps, adjust left/right audio balance, and more. New actions now let you control Quick Share and touch sensitivity, as well as change the ringtone and font style.


  • Collaboration in Samsung Notes
    Create a shared note that multiple people can edit at the same time. Write a report with colleagues, take notes for a study group, or draw a picture with a friend. The possibilities are endless.
  • Inviting to shared apps made easy
    Now you can easily invite people to shared albums, notes, and calendars using a link that can be shared across apps like messenger, email, and social networks.
  • Advanced multiple controls between Galaxy Book and smartphone
    Now you can use your Galaxy Book’s mouse, keyboard, or trackpad not only with your Galaxy tablet, but also with your Galaxy smartphone. You can easily copy and paste text and drag and drop images from one device to another as if it were the same device.
  • Media output for WiFi speakers
    If you want to continue listening to music on Wi-Fi speakers via Spotify Connect and the built-in Chromecast, simply open the media output from the quick access toolbar, not the music apps.
  • Continue surfing on the PC
    If you surf the Internet on your smartphone with Samsung Internet and then continue browsing on your PC, you can find the websites you opened on your smartphone and continue browsing them with the PC browser.

Samsung DeX:

  • Improved multitasking in DeX
    In split screen mode, you can now drag the splitter in the middle of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of its corners so that it takes up a quarter of the screen.


  • Settings suggestions
    Suggestions are now displayed at the top of the settings screen, letting you know about useful features to try or settings that need your attention so you can enable or try them right away.


  • Improved search
    You can now search by folder name in bookmarks or by group name in tabs. Improved search logic allows you to find what you’re looking for, even if something is misspelled.


  • Faster and easier initial setup of your new Galaxy
    If you’re switching to a new Galaxy from a Galaxy or other Android device, simply scan the QR code on your old device to automatically migrate your Wi-Fi networks, Samsung account, and Google account to the new one Device to transfer without typing anything.


  • Detailed weather information at a glance
    Useful weather information is now displayed on the Weather app’s main screen. You can check severe weather alerts, daily weather reports, hourly precipitation and color temperature charts.


  • Bixby text calls
    Use Bixby text calls to automatically answer calls and find out the purpose of the call. You see what the caller is saying in a text chat, and you can tap or type replies that are read aloud to the caller. Bixby text calls are only available in English and Korean.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


Samsung intros 2023 TV and home appliances technology at China Tech Seminar



Samsung China technology Seminar 2023

Samsung organized a two-day ‘2023 China Technology Seminar’ in Beijing, China from June 8 to 9, introducing new technologies for TVs and home appliances in 2023. This time, the company launched bespoke home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers.

The company has launched the 2023 Neo QLED 8K, 98-inch QLED, and OLED TVs with new technologies such as picture quality upgrades, better gaming experiences, the Frame Matte display, and smart calibration.

In addition, Samsung has unveiled its own technology-focused AI technology of Bespoke at China Technology Seminar 2023, which is gaining popularity in the global market.

Samsung China technology Seminar 2023

Bespoke washing machines and dryers feature AI-optimized washing and drying, which wash and dry clothes based on artificial intelligence (AI) based on the amount and degree of pollution. In addition, it recommends courses according to consumer usage patterns.

The AI technology allows customized storage by setting the temperature in various modes in a wide temperature range from -23 to 4 ° C. Furthermore,  the micro constant temperature technology minimizes the temperature difference between the refrigerator and freezer compartments to ± 0.5 ° C.

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Since 2012, Samsung has held technology and life media “Technology Seminars” in major regions around the world to introduce core TV technologies and services and listen to the opinions of all parties.

Samsung China technology Seminar 2023

After the epidemic, the China Tech Seminar, which was held offline again this year, attracted the attention of the industry. Around 150 people attended the conference including prominent local media and business partners

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Samsung inspires Malaysian youth to enrich foldable phone apps



Samsung is engaging Gen Z in reimagining foldable app experiences through its collaboration with top local universities. Samsung is organizing a Developer Day hackathon where students will pitch ideas to enrich apps UI/UX on the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip foldable phones in Malaysia.

Taking place on June 14 and 15, the Developer Day hackathon will enable students to leverage Samsung and Android operating systems’ capabilities to flex tech creativity, as well as pitch their apps in the real world and benefit foldable phone users in Malaysia.

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3 winning teams will be selected each day across the 2 days, bringing it to a total of 6 winning teams. The winners get to bring home Samsung products worth up to RM39,188 each day. The hackathon is one of the many activities during Samsung’s Galaxy Space, a Gen Z-inspired experiential event that is open to the public.

The hackathon is organized in collaboration with Taylor’s University and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

This comes on the back of Samsung’s recent event, ‘Reimagining Foldables for Malaysians’, where the company collaborated with top local organizations to showcase the optimization of local apps that Malaysians use on a daily basis, bringing it closer to their hearts.

“At Samsung, we are passionate about bringing relevant mobile innovation to consumers, so it made sense for us to get Gen Z involved in creating new ideas and experiences for the Galaxy Z that are relatable to them. This is also in line with our ESG mission to empower young Malaysian talent to make waves in the tech space. We look forward to inspiring ideas with potential to bring them to market,” said KM Liew, Vice President & Head of Mobile eXperience, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

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Giant Samsung OLED TV without Samsung Display launching soon



Samsung 83-inch oled TV LG

Samsung has recently completed compatibility registration for the 83-inch OLED TV (KQ83SC90A) at the National Radio Research Institute, which is equipped with a panel supplied by LG Display. Both of the Korean tech firms are expected to establish a visible “OLED alliance.”

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Through this alliance, Samsung can quickly settle into the emerging OLED TV market, and LG Display is expected to secure the number one spot in the TV industry as a new customer and improve its performance early, BusinessKorea reports.

Giant Samsung OLED TV w/o Samsung Display launching soon

For starters, compatibility registration is a procedure required to manufacture, sell, and import broadcasting and communication equipment such as TVs. It is common for a product to be launched within three months of registration.

LG Display is the only manufacturer, which can produce such giant OLED panels at present. This is why Samsung’s first 83-inch OLED TV release attracted attention in the industry.

Samsung Electronics stated, “We cannot confirm matters related to component procurement and supply lines.”

Samsung 83-inch oled TV LG

It is expected that Samsung Electronics and LG Display will dramatically resolve the panel supply negotiations that have dragged on for more than 2 years. Industry insiders reveal that the two sides have only a little fine-tuning left to do.

It has already been reported that some of the initial quantities have been supplied. New products may be launched as early as September. Samsung can dramatically increase its OLED TV sales volume through cooperation with LG Display.

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