Samsung is developing new One UI 5.1.1 software for its forthcoming foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5. One UI 5.1.1 will be based on Android 13 and is anticipated to introduce some new features and enhancements for the foldable devices.
At the moment, new One UI 5.1.1 builds have been detected on Samsung’s servers running on the South Korean variants of the fifth generation of foldable. One UI 5.1.1 testing is underway with firmware versions F946NKSU1AWFA and F731NKSU1AWFA on Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 respectively.
Samsung has not officially disclosed what features will be integrated with One UI 5.1.1, but it could include updates to certain applications, new multitasking features, and more optimizations for foldable smartphones.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5 are expected to launch in late July. Both foldable smartphones will have improved cameras, displays, and design. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 will also have a larger cover screen than its predecessor.
Samsung may release One UI 5.1.1 to older smartphones later, similar to how it released One UI 4.1.1 to older Galaxy smartphones after the launch of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Furthermore, Samsung is also expected to release the One UI 6.0 Beta update sometime next month, starting with the Galaxy S23 series. One UI 6.0 will be based on Android 14, which brings improved privacy and security, intuitive navigation gestures, more customization features, and more support for foldable smartphones and tablets.
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Samsung’s Exynos might be coming as Dream Chip next year
Back in October, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2400 chipset, which is rumored to power Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus in certain markets. The company itself announced its new flagship SoC as “Exynos 2400” while a tipster claims that the Dream Chip coming next year.
Tipster OreXda on X revealed that Samsung will be rebranding Exynos to Dream Chip. It’s a brand inspired by the Dream Team, which the company established to create a chipset tailor-made for Galaxy flagships. If the claim is true, the Galaxy S24’s Exynos 2400 could be advertised as Dream Chip.
Next year, Samsung will be bringing back its dual chipset strategy for Galaxy S flagships. Notably, the S23 is solely powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The S21 series was shipped with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888, while the S22 series with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G/5G use MediaTek SoCs, Exynos 1280 powers the A25 5G
Samsung will launch various new mid-range and affordable phones in 2024. Prior to the official announcement, we’ve got some exciting news about the chipsets used in upcoming Galaxy A phones.
According to the info, Samsung Galaxy A15 4G is powered by MediaTek Helio G99. The smartphone’s 5G variant uses MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset. Besides, Samsung’s Exynos 1280 could power the Galaxy A15 5G device.
This leak comes from a reliable leakster Roland Quandt, who earlier spotted Galaxy A15 5G’s listing on Walmart. The company could unveil the Galaxy A15 4G/5G smartphone next month, with release expected in early 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G: MTK Helio G99 MT6789V
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G: MTK Dimensity 6100+ MT6835V
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G: Exynos 1280.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 28, 2023