A new Samsung flagship smartphone almost always means a new way to savour Samsung’s software. Samsung software, at least on its Android-powered devices, comes in the form of One UI, its custom Android overlay. Last quarter, Samsung rolled out the latest update to that overlay, One UI 5.
One UI 5 is based on the latest version of Android available at this time: Android 13.
It brought with it several new feature additions as well as improvements to existing ones. As is always the case, it debuted on the latest Samsung hardware at the time, Samsung’s new foldable smartphones, as well rolling out to its existing lineup of premium devices before trickling down to other devices in Samsung’s fold.
A similar scenario is expected to play out from next month when Samsung takes the global stage to reveal the Galaxy S23 series.
The company has confirmed the existence of the new Samsung One UI 5.1, a point update to One UI 5.
An update changelog to the Galaxy Watch 5 reportedly refers to One UI 5.1 by name and goes ahead to list the devices that will be getting it at first (it is expected that other devices, especially those in the Galaxy A series, will also be getting it after the premium models do):
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series
- Samsung Galaxy S21 series
- Samsung Galaxy S22 series
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip & Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
This is, basically, all of the recent Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones and foldables from the last 3 years.
While there have been multiple reports confirming the existence of One UI 5.1 and it being tested on a bunch of devices like those in the Galaxy S20 series, there has been no leaked changelog and, as such, we don’t have a clear picture of the improvements and any feature additions that One UI 5.1 will bring with it.