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Original story (published on December 04, 2021) follows:
Samsung’s One UI 4.0 on top of Android 12 is yet to be released for all the eligible Galaxy devices. As of now, the new skin is available for the company’s flagships in stable or beta form.
As usual, Samsung kick-started the beta of Android 12 based One UI 4.0 with the latest Galaxy-S series phone, and this time around it was the S21 series.
One UI 4.0 beta program was first released for Galaxy S21 lineup followed by other flagship phones including Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy Note 20.
The company also impressively rolled out stable One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy S21 series which is almost a month ahead of last year’s stable release.
For more information regarding One UI 4.0 releases for Galaxy devices, you can check out our dedicated tracker.
Moving on, the South Korean tech giant releases two minor One UI version updates in between every Android version.
Thus, with Android 10, the company rolled out One UI 2.1 and One UI 2.5 along with the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 respectively.
However, things have changed in the recent past, with the Galaxy Note lineup being halted in favor of the Galaxy Z foldable series. The company abandoned the One UI 3.5 update and replaced it with One UI 3.1.1 this year.
This version came pre-installed with Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 and later on expanded onto more eligible devices.
With that being said, if Samsung follows last year’s trend, we expect to see the company begin seeding the One UI 4.1 version in a couple of months from now. Most likely alongside the release of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
The upcoming flagships are expected to be launched in February next year which means we may get to see the tweaked and improved skin around the same time.
As One UI 4.1 is still far away, there is little to no information available at the moment as to what the upcoming version will bring.
While any major UI changes can’t be expected, One UI 4.1 is more likely to bring enhancements to the existing functionalities and improvements in the overall user experience.
According to a well-known tipster, One UI 4.1 will bring new features in the camera and multitasking. Additionally, it will also add new functionalities to S-Pen and will bring a better and more refined software experience.
As far as eligible devices are concerned, we expect that Samsung will release the upcoming skin for all those devices that are eligible for One UI 4.0 update.
Having said that, the information we have regarding One UI 4.1 at the moment is mostly based on speculations, and thus must be taken with a grain of salt.
So in this dedicated tracker, we’ll be keeping tabs on all developments related to the upcoming One UI 4.1 skin which means you may want to bookmark this page to be the first to know if there’s anything worth noting.
Update 1 (December 20)
05:26 pm (IST): A fresh report has highlighted a statement from a Samsung representative who claims that the company will start rolling out the One UI 4.1 update sometime in February — possibly after the launch of the Galaxy S22 series.
The first devices to get the update will be the Galaxy S21 series and the Note 20 devices. Next in line will be the company’s current gen foldables and the S20 lineup. The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ may also bag the update in the same time period.
Update 2 (January 03)
11:26 am (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 below:
1. More color palette options for theming.
2. You can now set the vibration pattern to match the ringtone or notification tone rythm.
3. New functions added in the Good Lock module called Multistar.
4. Director’s View now saves simultaneously recorded videos from the front and rear cameras as separatevideos.
5. Photo editor can now erase shadows or erase light reflections.
6. You can now stack widgets like in iOS. So multiple widgets can be added in the same spot rather thantaking up additional space on the home screen.
7. All App Casting support in Smart View. (But it’s unknown how it works right now)
Update 3 (January 10)
05:39 pm (IST): Reports are now hinting that some Galaxy devices that are scheduled to receive the Android 12 update with One UI 4.0 in February or March 2022 might directly get Android 12 with One UI 4.1 instead. For the complete list of devices, head here.
Update 4 (January 12)
06:26 pm (IST): A well-known tipster Anthony claims that the One UI 4.1 update for Samsung devices is said to bring some major upgrades and improvements in animations and the overall software experience.
Update 5 (January 13)
12:03 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s T-Mobile variant was spotted on Checkfirm running a new One UI build. This is an indication that Samsung might be testing the One UI 4.1 for the device.
Update 6 (January 21)
02:50 pm (IST): Samsung announced that it will be hosting the first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2022 in February where it will unveil the Galaxy S22 series and some other products.
At the same time, we’ll also see the One UI 4.0 in action. And most likely the company will begin One UI 4.1 rollout once these new phones go on sale.
Update 7 (January 22)
03:47 pm (IST): Samsung is going to release the Galaxy S22 series next month. And now a popular leaker says that the users who own one of the Galaxy S21 series phones or a Snapdragon Galaxy S20 and Note 20 Ultra should better wait for One UI 4.1.
As he claims that this new version will bring most of the new features of the Galaxy S22 to these old flagships.
Update 8 (January 25)
05:59 pm (IST): Samsung will soon start rolling out the One UI 4.1 update for eligible devices. And it seems that the company has already started the preparation of its upcoming One UI version.
The Korean tech giant has reportedly started the development of One UI 4.1 for Galaxy S21 Ultra with version G998U1UEU5CVA4. However, this version will be different for the stable update.
Update 9 (January 28)
11:18 am (IST): Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra on T-Mobile was spotted testing One UI 4.1 on CheckFirm. So, we can speculate that the Galaxy S21 series will likely receive the update in mid-February or until the end.
Thanks for the screenshot: Matthew Reiter!
Update 10 (January 29)
6:00 pm (IST): It looks like Samsung is internally testing One UI 4.1 update on Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Note 10+, Z Fold 3, S21 FE & others. More on that here.
Update 11 (February 05)
12:01 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 have been spotted on CheckFirm testing the update to Android 12-based One UI 4.1.
Thanks for the tip: Alfaturk
Update 12 (February 10)
10:21 am (IST): Samsung finally introduced the One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 alongside the Galaxy S22 series. It comes pre-installed with the Galaxy S22 phones.
This means that this latest skin will soon be available for other eligible Galaxy devices. However, Samsung has not revealed any ETA yet. In the meantime, you can check the official introductory video of One UI 4.1 below.
Update 13 (February 11)
11:53 am (IST): Samsung introduced the RAM Plus feature a while back that lets you use 4GB of virtual RAM from the onboard storage on your devices.
With the One UI 4.1, Samsung took this feature to the next level. It now lets you choose how much RAM you want. The RAM Plus can now use 2GB, 6GB, and even 8GB of onboard storage.
Update 14 (February 14)
12:43 pm (IST): Samsung One UI 4.1 reportedly brings a new camera feature for adding portrait background blur effect to any portrait photo. It’s currently available on Galaxy S22 but it should come to other Galaxy devices as well.
Update 15 (February 21)
12:43 pm (IST): Screenshots from a tipster (Matthew Reiter) suggest that the One UI 4.1 update rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series could start February-end.
However, at first, only the Ultra model could receive the update. There are still no details or clues about a possible arrival date for the vanilla S21 and S21 Plus.
Update 16 (March 05)
12:22 pm (IST): The software update schedule of Fido and Telus confirms that Samsung will start rolling out the One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy S21 series from March 15.
Thanks for the tip: Matthew Reiter!
Update 17 (March 09)
05:51 pm (IST): Samsung has introduced new Smart Widgets with One UI 4.1, similar to Smart Stacks on iOS.
They are stacks of multiple widgets that you can access by swiping through them. Check the full guide on how to add, remove, and edit Smart Widgets on your Samsung phone here.
Update 18 (March 12)
10:55 am (IST): According to the screenshot shared by one of our readers of the alleged conversation with Samsung support, the Galaxy S21 series, in the US, may receive One UI 4.1 update on March 15.
Update 19 (March 15)
11:27 am (IST): A moderator on the Samsung community has revealed all the Galaxy S22 camera features that will be coming to other Galaxy devices via One UI 4.1 update.
– Night portrait functions: Galaxy S21, S20, Note 20, Z Fold 2, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 5G, and Z Flip 3
– Pet recognition: Galaxy S21, S21 FE, S20 FE, Note 20, Z Fold 2, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 5G, and Z Flip 3
– Lighting position editing functions: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 3
– Telephoto portrait video: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3
– Improved Director’s View: Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3
– Snapchat integration: Galaxy S21 (Source)
04:36 pm (IST): Samsung has now officially announced One UI 4.1 rollout for the Galaxy devices. It is available starting today for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 as well as Galaxy S21.
Moreover, the company will also make it available for other Galaxy devices in the coming days which include Galaxy S20, Note 20, S10, Note 10, Galaxy Z Fold, Z Flip, select A-series phones, and Tab S series devices.
Here’s the official list of devices that will receive One UI 4.1 in the coming days:
– Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, and S21 FE 5G.
– Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE 5G.
– Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Fold 5G, Fold.
– Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Z Flip.
– Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Note 10+ 5G, Note 10+.
– Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G. (Source)
Update 20 (March 16)
11:49 am (IST): Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is now receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update in Korea and Europe, while Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently getting this update in Korea.
Moreover, the Galaxy S21 series has also begun receiving the One UI 4.1 update in Canada.
Update 21 (March 17)
10:28 am (IST): The One UI 4.1 is now available for Galaxy M31 and M32 via beta program in India. It also brings Android 12 for these handsets.
Samsung is sending invitations through the Members app. This beta update can be identified with version numbers M315FDDU2ZVB8 and M325FDDU2ZVB4 for Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M32 respectively.
Note: We will add the tracker table below once the update begins rolling out to devices.
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