Samsung One UI 5.1 Comes to Current Galaxy Devices Alongside Newly Announced Galaxy S23 Series

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A new software update introduces new features for Galaxy users seeking more creativity, personalization and convenience from their mobile experience.


Samsung Electronics announced that One UI 5.1, which was newly unveiled with the Galaxy S23 series at Galaxy Unpacked 2023, will begin to roll out worldwide  for other Galaxy devices starting with the Galaxy S22 series[1], Z Fold4, Z Flip4, S21 series[2], and S20 series[3] in the coming weeks. With One UI 5.1, Galaxy devices will deliver a more visually appealing interface with new features that enable greater creativity and personalization for a more convenient overall experience.  


“One UI 5.1 is the up-to-date example of Samsung’s commitment to providing Galaxy users with the latest innovations as soon as possible,” said Janghyun Yoon, EVP and Senior Executive, Software Office. “Over the past several weeks, we have worked closely with our service providers and carrier partners to bring One UI 5.1 to current Galaxy smartphones and tablets around the world within a few short weeks of the Galaxy S23 series announcement.


Professional-Quality Camera and More Engaging Gallery

One UI 5.1 expands upon the recently upgraded camera features announced with the Galaxy S23 series. Galaxy users now have greater flexibility to create professional quality photos with Expert RAW[4] features, now available directly as part of the Galaxy Camera app. Simply select “More” while taking a photo to capture high-quality shots in their raw format. In addition, enhanced AI-based Photo Remaster automatically improves deteriorated details of images by improving brightness, fine-tuning details and making colour corrections even in backlit scenes. It also removes unwanted shadows and reflections for a picture-perfect photo.[5]


Enhanced Photo Remaster


New navigation improvements also make it easy to find photos within the Gallery app and create shared family albums[6]. Simply tap a person’s face in a photo to conduct a search for more images while the Gallery app searches for faces of loved ones to recommend for family photo albums.


A Unique Mobile Experience Personalized for Every User

Samsung has also been focused on giving Galaxy users greater control over their devices by customizing various user interface aspects. One UI 5.1 delivers several exciting new features that allow people to fine-tune nearly every aspect of the mobile experience – from appearance, to communications, actions and more. Samsung introduced new features that can understand how devices are used and make recommendations accordingly. For example, the new dynamic weather widget analyzes current conditions and creates a custom design that reflects the climate. Modes and Routines have expanded to enable custom wallpapers, ringtones, touch sensitivity and fonts that can personalize specific activities for even more convenience. One UI 5.1 also improves the Smart suggestions widget[7] by adding the ability to recommend Spotify[8] tracks and playlists based on users’ activities, such as music for road trips or relaxation.


The new dynamic weather widget



Smart suggestions widget integrated with Spotify[9]


Greater Connectivity throughout the Galaxy Ecosystem

Samsung has also developed One UI to bring greater integration and connectivity throughout the mobile ecosystem and introduced features supporting this objective. Users can enjoy a connected ecosystem across their mobile and PC devices with expanded Multi control between their Galaxy Book and smartphones[10]. This enables users to share the mouse, keyboard or trackpad of their Galaxy Book not only with their Galaxy tablet, but now also with select Galaxy phones [11], allowing them to seamlessly copy and paste text and drag and drop images from one device to another — as if they’re the same, single device. Furthermore, Link to Windows enables users to browse with Samsung Internet on their phones to continue browsing the same pages on their PC[12]. These pages can also be opened either on one device or a different device, making everyday life easier.


Expanded Multi control throughout Galaxy ecosystem



One UI 5.1 software update starts to roll out on the Samsung Galaxy S22 series1, Z Fold4, Z Flip4, S21 series2, and S20 series3 now. Software updates for additional Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3, will be available in the coming weeks.


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[1] The Galaxy S22 series includes Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra.
[2] The Galaxy S21 series includes Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, and S21 FE.
[3] The Galaxy S20 series includes Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE, and S20 FE 5G.
[4] Expert RAW app is available on selective models including Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, Z Fold4, S21 Ultra, Z Fold3, S20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra, and Z Fold2. Availability of functions may vary depending on the device model.
[5] Object eraser has supported shadow and reflection eraser feature, and they become firstly available at Photo Remaster from One UI 5.1.
[6] Samsung Account required.
[7] Smart suggestions availability may vary depending on region or device.
[8] To get suggestions, users need to sign in to a Spotify account in the latest version of the Spotify app.
[9] Image simulated. UX/UI subject to change. Valid only with Spotify Premium.
[10] Applicable to Galaxy S22 series , Z Fold4, Z Flip4, S21 series , and S20 series and requires Galaxy Book 1, Galaxy Book 2 or Galaxy Book 3 PC.
[11] Multi Control is available only on select Galaxy phone, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Book devices. It works on tablets with One UI 4.1 or above, phones with One UI 5.1 or above, and Galaxy Book series launched in 2021 or later with either Samsung Settings v1.5 (Intel) or Samsung Settings v3.3 (ARM). Availability of functions may vary depending on the device model. Samsung account log-in required. Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth on required.
[12] Recent Websites’ is only available when using Samsung Internet app on  Samsung Galaxy smartphone with One UI 3.1.1 or above (Samsung Galaxy S, Note,  Z Fold, Z Flip) and Windows PC with Windows 10 20H1 or above. Requires latest app updates to Microsoft Phone Link/Link to Windows/Samsung internet.

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