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

2/15/2023

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced One UI 5.1, which newly unveils with Galaxy S23 series at Galaxy Unpacked 2023, will begin to rollout worldwide for other Galaxy devices starting with Galaxy S22 series[1], Z Fold4, Z Flip4, S21 series[2], and S20 series[3]. With One UI 5.1, Galaxy devices will deliver a more visually appealing mobile interface with new features that enable greater creativity and personalization for a more convenient experience overall.

“One UI 5.1 is the up-to-date example of Samsung’s commitment to provide 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 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 launch of the Galaxy S23 series.”

Professional-Quality Camera and More Engaging Gallery

The release of One UI 5.1 expands upon the recently upgraded camera features announced with 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, without processing or compression. Additionally, enhanced AI-based Photo Remaster automatically improves deteriorated details of images by improving brightness, fine-tuning details and making color corrections even in backlit scenes. It also removes unwanted shadows and reflections for a picture-perfect photo – every time.[5]

Enhance Photo Remaster

New navigation improvements also make it easier than ever to find photos within the Gallery app and create shared family albums. 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 long been focused on giving Galaxy users greater control over their devices by customizing various aspects of the user interface. 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 being 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[6] by adding the ability to recommend Spotify[7] tracks and playlists based on activities, such as music for road trips or relaxing.

The new dynamic weather widget

Smart suggestions widget integrated with Spotify [8]

Greater Convenience through Integration and Connectivity

Samsung also developed One UI to bring greater integration and connectivity throughout the mobile ecosystem and has introduced features in support of this mission. Partnered with Google to integrate Samsung Notes with Google Meet, One UI 5.1 enables users to share documents, edit notes and collaborate at the same time through live sharing during video conferences with ease[9].

Users can also enjoy a connected ecosystem across their mobile and PC with expanded multi control between 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, allowing them to copy and paste text and drag and drop images from one device to another seamlessly — as if they’re the same device. A further integration also enables users browsing with Samsung Internet on their phones to seamlessly continue browsing the same pages on their PC[11]. These pages can also be opened automatically from one device to the other, making everyday life that much easier.

Expanded multi control throughout Galaxy ecosystem

Availability

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

[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.
[5] Object eraser has supported shadow and reflection eraser feature, and they become firstly available at Photo Remaster from One UI 5.1.
[6] Smart suggestions availability may vary depending on region or device.
[7] To get suggestions, users need to sign in to a Spotify account in the latest version of the Spotify app.
[8] Image simulated. UX/UI subject to change. Valid only with Spotify Premium.
[9] Availability of Google Meet live sharing and co-editing Samsung Notes may vary. The latest version of Google Meet and Samsung Notes required. Samsung account log-in required.
[10] 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.
[11] 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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