Samsung One UI 6.1 will be released as a new version of Galaxy devices’ custom Android skin. It will be packed with new features and improvements, with select features will be rolled out to older Galaxy devices. This post tracks everything about the One UI 6.1 update.
Samsung One UI 6.1
Similar to One UI 6.0, the upcoming One UI 6.1 will also be powered by Android 14. The new iteration is scheduled to debut with the Galaxy S24 series next year. Meanwhile, we are already getting inputs and leaks about the upcoming software system.
Keep reading our tracker below to find out when your Samsung Galaxy smartphone will receive the One UI 6.1 update. We’ll also keep this post updated with all of the latest news and information about the upcoming iteration of Samsung’s Android 14 skin.
One UI 6.1 Release Date
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S24 series on January 17, 2024. As the next-gen flagships will ship with Android 14-based One UI 6.1, the company may start rolling out select new features and improvements to existing models by February or March 2024.
- One UI 6.1 to be unveiled on January 17, 2024
One UI 6.1 Features
Samsung’s S flagships debut the most powerful chipsets available in the market every year. The Ultra model of each year’s Galaxy S lineup introduces upgraded camera capabilities. This year, we wish to see innovative camera functions, AI tools, fluid and stable animations, and battery efficiency.
Zoom Anyplace: Samsung teased Zoom Anyplace camera technology, which is supported by 200MP ISOCELL sensor and Qualcomm’s AI Engine. This means, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be equipped with Zoom Anyplace feature, however, it might not be available on S23 Ultra.
Good Lock 2024: Samsung is already working on a major Good Lock upgrade, which is likely to roll out in November 2023. Beyond that, the company has some additional features and bug fixes in the pipeline for crucial modules like Keys Cafe and ClockFace.
One UI 6.1 Update Leaks & Latest News
09/11: The One UI 6.1 could be equipped with Galaxy AI, Samsung’s own generative AI feature.
17/10: Samsung is testing new AWJ8 One UI 6.1 firmware on the Galaxy S24 Ultra | AWJ6 > AWJ8.
22/08: For the Galaxy S24, Samsung has started to develop firmware, which should be One UI 6.1.
One UI 6.1 Eligible Device List
Devices that should be eligible
- Galaxy S Series:
- S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
- S23 FE
- S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
- S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
- S21 FE
- S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Series:
- Z Fold 5 and Flip 5
- Z Fold 4 and Flip 4
- Z Fold 3 and Flip 3
- Galaxy Tab Series:
- Tab S9, S9 Plus and S9 Ultra
- Tab S9 FE and S9 FE Plus
- Tab S8, S8 Plus and S8 Ultra
- Tab S9, S9 Plus and S9 Ultra
- Galaxy A Series:
- A54, A34
- More devices will get One UI 6.1
Stable One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update released for these Samsung devices
Millions of Samsung consumers are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update. Before the October end, Samsung started to release the Stable Android 14-based One UI 6.0 to the Galaxy S23 series devices. The expansion will continue along with new Galaxy devices in the update party.
Back in August, the South Korean tech giant started its Android 14 Beta Program, which took about two months to transform into Stable One UI 6.0 update. Notably, various Galaxy devices (mid-range and flagships) were able to test Android 14 through the One UI 6 in certain markets.
Samsung will continue to distribute the Stable One UI 6.0 update to eligible Galaxy devices globally. Months ago, we compiled a list of Galaxies eligible for the Beta and Stable update. Similarly, we are now keeping track of Stable build’s availability for Galaxy devices.
Stable One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update released for these devices
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S23 FE
- Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 5
- Galaxy Z Flip 5
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy A24
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A52s
Galaxy M series
- Galaxy M14
- Galaxy M53
- Galaxy M33
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S9/S9+/S9 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S9 FE/S9 FE+
- Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra
Note: Availability varies by region and carrier.
Top features and changes of One UI 6.0
- Redesigned Quick Settings and Notifications panel.
- New lockscreen customizations.
- New font and simpler icon labels.
- Tweaks in the Camera app.
- Modes are directly tied to the lock screen.
- Bixby Text Call now supports more languages.
- New Weather and Camera widgets.
- Richer data in the Weather app.
- New emoji style in Samsung Keyboard.
- Multitasking improvements in the Gallery app.
- New Auto Blocker feature (blocks app installation from unauthorized app stores).
- You can check the complete changelog here.
T-Mobile brings One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update to Galaxy S21 series
T-Mobile is releasing a big-size update for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which allows users to enjoy One UI 6.0 and Android 14 features. The update also installs a November 2023 security patch to improve system security.
Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting One UI 6.0 update on the T-Mobile network in the US with PDA versions G991USQU9FWK9, G996USQU9FWK9, and G998USQU9FWK9 respectively.
One UI 6.0 update comes with a bundle of new features and enhancements to provide a next-level experience. If you have received the update, just need to download a 2.9GB software package to install it on your Galaxy S21 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra One UI 6.0 update – US Locked (T-Mobile) pic.twitter.com/KBJ8QCS1Ah
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) December 9, 2023
US Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Fold 5 gets Android 14 One UI 6.0 update
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones are grabbing an Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for unlocked models in the US. The new update is already available for locked versions of these foldable smartphones on several carriers.
One UI 6 update brings a bundle of new features, enhancements, and major changes over the previous UI to provide an amazing experience. The major software installs the November 2023 security patch and updates several stock apps to the latest version.
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 models can identify the One UI 6.0 update in the US through the One UI build versions mentioned below.
- Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731U1UEU1BWK9
- Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946U1UEU1BWK9
Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.