Samsung One UI 4.1 (Android 12) Update Tracker
New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (published December 04, 2021) follows:
Samsung’s One UI 4.0 on Android 12 is not yet available for all eligible Galaxy devices. As of now, the new skin is available for the company’s flagships in either stable or beta form.
As usual, Samsung launched the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 beta with the latest Galaxy-S series phone, and this time it was the S21 series.
A UI 4.0 beta program was first released for the Galaxy S21 lineup, followed by other flagship phones including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy Note 20.
The company also impressively rolled out the One UI 4.0 stable release for the Galaxy S21 series, which is nearly a month ahead of last year’s stable release.
For more information on One UI 4.0 releases for Galaxy devices, you can check out our dedicated tracker.
Then, the South Korean tech giant releases two minor One UI version updates between each Android version.
So, with Android 10, the company rolled out One UI 2.1 and One UI 2.5 with the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 respectively.
However, things changed in the recent past as the Galaxy Note line was discontinued in favor of the foldable Galaxy Z series. The company dropped the One UI 3.5 update and replaced it with One UI 3.1.1 this year.
This version was pre-installed with Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 and later expanded to more eligible devices.
That being said, if Samsung follows last year’s trend, we expect the company to start seeding the One UI 4.1 release within a few months. Most likely alongside the release of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
Upcoming flagships are set to launch in February next year, which means we could see tweaked and improved skin around the same time.
As One UI 4.1 is still a long way off, there is little to no information available at this time on what the next release will bring.
While major UI changes cannot be expected, One UI 4.1 is more likely to bring improvements to existing features and improvements to the overall user experience.
According to a well known tipster, One UI 4.1 will bring new features in camera and multitasking. Moreover, it will also add new features to the S-Pen and bring a better and more refined software experience.
As for eligible devices, we expect Samsung to release the upcoming skin for all devices eligible for the One UI 4.0 update.
That said, the information we currently have regarding One UI 4.1 is mostly based on speculation and should therefore be taken with a grain of salt.
So in this dedicated tracker we’ll be keeping tabs on all the developments related to the upcoming One UI 4.1 skin, which means you might want to bookmark this page to be the first to know if there’s anything. thing to note.
Update 1 (December 20)
5:26 p.m. (IST): A new report has highlighted a statement from a Samsung representative that claims the company will begin rolling out the One UI 4.1 update in February, possibly after the launch of the Galaxy S22 series.
The first devices to receive the update will be the Galaxy S21 series and Note 20 devices. Next in line will be the company’s current-generation foldables and the S20 lineup. Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ can also update during the same period.
Update 2 (03 January)
11:26 a.m. (IST): Now some features of the upcoming One UI 4.1 are revealed by a South Korean blog that we may see in Samsung’s upcoming Android 12-based update. Check them out below:
1. More color palette options for themes.
2. Now you can set the vibration pattern to match the rhythm of the ringtone or notification tone.
3. New functions added in Good Lock module called Multistar.
4. Director’s View now saves simultaneously recorded videos from front and rear cameras separately
5. Photo editor can now erase shadows or erase light highlights.
6. Now you can stack widgets like in iOS. Thus, multiple widgets can be added in the same place rather than
taking up extra space on the home screen.
7. Support all App Casting in Smart View. (But we don’t know how it works right now)
Update 3 (January 10)
5:39 p.m. (IST): Reports now suggest that some Galaxy devices slated to receive the Android 12 with One UI 4.0 update in February or March 2022 may directly get Android 12 with One UI 4.1 instead. For the full list of devices, go here.
Update 4 (January 12)
6:26 p.m. (IST): A well known tipster Anthony claims that the One UI 4.1 update for Samsung devices would bring major upgrades and improvements in animations and overall software experience.
Update 5 (January 13)
12:03 p.m. (IST): The T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has been spotted on Checkfirm running a new One UI version. This indicates that Samsung may be testing One UI 4.1 for the device.
Update 6 (January 21)
2:50 p.m. (IST): Samsung has announced that it will hold the first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2022 in February, where it will unveil the Galaxy S22 series and a few other products.
At the same time, we will also see One UI 4.0 in action. And most likely, the company will start rolling out One UI 4.1 once these new phones go on sale.
To note: We will add the tracking chart below once the update starts rolling out to devices.
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