Samsung has started releasing One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G smartphones. The update is rolling out on the Verizon network in the US. The latest update installs the August 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability.
One UI 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G update brings new features and enhancements to Gallery, Samsung Health, Hotspot, Device Care, and Quick Share.
- Galaxy A71 5G – A716VSQU8GWH2
- Galaxy A51 5G – A516VSQU8GWH2
This software update provides One UI 5.1.1, with enhancements to Gallery, Samsung Health, and Hotspot. For more information, open the Tips app > “What’s new in One UI 5”. The latest Android security patch is also included in this update.
- Added more date/time styles for watermarks.
- Copy/paste effects.
- Remaster picture: Added Focus view to highlight individuals.
- When paired with Galaxy Watch, Samsung Health now provides upgraded sleep management, including Sleep Score Factors, Sleep Consistency and Sleep Animal Symbols. You can also access Sleep Coaching from your Galaxy Watch to track your progress and stay motivated throughout the day.
- Added Private Sharing to set time limits and prevent recipients from resharing files.
- Added Share to contacts to quickly find your contacts and share files.
- Enhanced memory management.
- Added option to clear app cache.
- Added Memory resident apps option for managing processes.
- Added dashboard for hotspot mobile data usage.
- Added data limits and time limits for managing hotspot usage.
- Added one-time password to provide temporary access to hotspot.
Samsung Android 15 Update: One UI 7 Ineligible Devices [LIST]
Samsung is very well known for its excellent after-sales service and software support. The company announced that it will provide up to 7 years of major OS upgrades and security updates for its flagship devices, starting with the Galaxy S24 series. This is a remarkable achievement that will allow Samsung users to enjoy the latest features and security enhancements for a long time.
Not all Samsung devices will be eligible for the upcoming Android 15-based One UI 7 update, which is expected to bring several new features and improvements. Some older and lower-end models of the Galaxy A, Galaxy M, and Galaxy F series have reached the end of their software upgrade cycles, and will not receive any further OS updates.
However, these devices will still receive security patches for another year, but they will miss out on the new features and benefits of One UI 7.
Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Ineligible Device List
The following is the list of Samsung devices that will not get the Android 15 One UI 7 update:
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A04s
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A52s
Galaxy M series
- Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy M33 5G
- Galaxy M23
Galaxy F series
- Galaxy F23
If you own any of these devices, you may want to consider upgrading to a newer model that will support One UI 7 and beyond.
Note: The list is compiled on software update policy and previous rollouts.
Samsung to soon elevate Galaxy S23 series with One UI 6.1 and Galaxy AI
Samsung is preparing to release One UI 6.1 update for older Galaxy smartphones. The company recently confirmed that it will start releasing One UI 6.1 for the Galaxy S23 series along with some other flagships in late March.
Now, a well-known tipster @Tarunvats has spotted a new One UI 6.1 build which suggests that the testing is moving forward for the Galaxy S23 series. The firmware version is upgraded to S91xBXXU3CXBC from CXB9.
Notably, the testing is underway in India, the Middle East, and Europe, suggesting that the update is close to being released. The major One UI update will reportedly be released next month for the Galaxy S23 series including Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5 phones.
Not all but One UI 6.1 will include some Galaxy AI features of the Galaxy S24 series for older devices, which will enhance the artificial intelligence capabilities. These features will allow users to interact with their devices more intuitively and efficiently, as well as enjoy more personalized and immersive experiences.
Galaxy S23 Series: New OneUI 6.1 test build updated on server!!
— Tarun Vats (@tarunvats33) February 27, 2024
One UI 7: These Galaxy A series smartphones are eligible for Android 15 update
Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone makers in the world, and its One UI skin is widely known for its features and performance. The latest version of One UI is 6.1, which is based on Android 14. However, Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the next major update, One UI 7, which will be powered by Android 15.
Android 15 is the upcoming version of Google’s operating system, which is currently in the Developer Preview stage. Samsung will open its Beta Program for One UI 7 for Galaxy devices later this year, after the official release of Android 15.
While it is still early to know the exact features and changes that One UI 7 will bring, we can expect some of the Android 15 features to be integrated into Samsung’s skin, along with some Samsung-specific additions and optimizations.
Based on the previous rollouts, software policy, and experience, we have compiled a list of Galaxy A series smartphones that are likely to receive One UI 7 based on Android 15.
- Galaxy A55 [Launching on March 11]
- Galaxy A35 [Launching on March 11]
- Galaxy A05s
- Galaxy A15
- Galaxy A25
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxu A24
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A73
If your Galaxy phone is not in the list, don’t worry as it will be updated later. The official list will come when the One UI 7 update starts around October 2024.
The article is updated on February 27, 2024.