One UI 5.1 Update: Eligible Samsung Devices, Release Date, Features and News
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 5.0 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.
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.
- 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.
Samsung partners with LOUD, a leading eSports organization from Brazil
During Unbox & Discover, an event in which Samsung’s new 2023 TV portfolio was presented and held this week in São Paulo, Samsung revealed its unprecedented partnership with LOUD, one of the largest electronic sports and content organizations from Brazil.
Founded in 2019, LOUD accumulates titles in successful game championships such as League of Legends and Valorant, in addition to working with a select group of influencers in segments such as lifestyle and digital entertainment.
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With the aim of getting even closer to the gaming community and publicizing the TVs and monitors of the gamer line, Samsung formed with LOUD two squads of athletes who will participate in events, championships, internet content, and special actions representing Neo QLED televisions. and Odyssey monitors.
The Neo QLED Gaming TV squad will be formed by the specialized athletes from the Valorant team, in addition to influencers Coringa, Coreano, Voltan, and oCastrin, who will also be part of the new Neo QLED Gaming TV campaign that will be launched soon.
The Odyssey team will be formed by the League of Legends team and influencers Yayah and Robo. Starting this partnership, Loud’s squad will be the protagonists of the campaign to launch the new Neo QLED Gaming TV, which is being developed by DRUID Creative Gaming.
Another novelty announced during Unbox & Discover was the confirmation of Samsung’s participation in the Brasil Game Show 2023, which will feature the brand’s ecosystem, ranging from Odyssey monitors to Neo QLED Gaming TVs, smartphones such as the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra and more.
This year, the company’s stand will be twice the size of the last edition and will offer several attractions during the five days of the fair, which will take place between October 11th and 15th. The event will also feature the presence of LOUD squads in various activities and interactions with the public.
Samsung intros Gaming House in Fortnite Surprise City: Metaverse
Samsung introduces the Gaming House in Surprise City, the famous Fortnite island of the RP (Role Playing) style, which recreates a life simulation on an open map with various possibilities. With this, Samsung Latin America has now expanded its presence in the gaming universe.
This is the third environment that Samsung has launched within the Metaverse, which already has another gameplay in Smart City, also in Fortnite, and the House of SAM coexistence space, in Decentraland. Samsung’s entry into Surprise City begins with a teleportation from his own island, Smart City.
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Smart City and Surprise City are now connected to increase Samsung’s presence in the game. At the month’s end, the Gaming House Samsung will be inaugurated, with several activations. This is the first time that the famous island of Surprise City from Fortnite has received a brand presence with Samsung.
The Samsung Gaming House building has three floors and features a variety of immersive activities.
On the first floor is the Meeting Lounge, an authentic area for conviviality in a pleasant and modern environment, made up of televisions, sofas, vending machines and much more.
On the second floor will be the eSports Hub, inspired by tournament arenas, which will bring a famous game mode connected with the concept of Samsung products.
On the third floor, the Rooftop, there will be an activation that will launch the players into the skies of Surprise City, creating a true aerial tour with the possibility of landing directly in the desired places.
Samsung plans to bring surprise activations to Surprise City in the coming months, as well as special and themed events. Fortnite is available on the following platforms: PCs, consoles, and Android smartphones. Access Samsung Gaming House inside Surprise City with the code: 9764-1282-3196.
Samsung boasted its ‘Go Paper-free’ Initiative in India
In the last 12 months, Samsung Service Centers in India have saved over 17 million sheets of paper, thanks to its “Go Paper-free” Initiative. In the last two years since the launch of the initiative, more than 33 million sheets of paper have been saved till now.
The company’s service centers across the country had gone paperless as part of a global initiative to offer customers an eco-conscious alternative to paper documents. Samsung also boasted that India was one of the first countries to adopt the paper-free system with more than 11,000 service centers in 180 countries.
The pilot project that was kicked off in July 2021 across the country has given a sustainable solution to customers. Apart from the savings in paper usage, what this means for customers is faster transactions at the Samsung service centers and contact-less exchange between consumers and service executives.
“Our service centres across India have followed paperless operations that offer an eco-conscious alternative for two years now. This brings in a lot of convenience for customers as it reduces transaction time and they no longer need to take care of physical documents,” said Sunil Cutinha, Samsung India VP.
All documents previously issued to customers on paper are now being shared over email and WhatsApp, saving 1.5 million A4-sized sheets of paper a month. This also includes replacing internal office work documents at service centers with electronic documents.
Through the global campaign, Samsung expects that approximately 6 million liters of water, 1 will be saved each year. In addition, nearly 526 tons of carbon emissions will be reduced, which can be translated into the amount of carbon absorbed by 61,000 30-year-old pine trees in a year.
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