Samsung is testing One UI 5.1 update; Could arrive with the Galaxy S23 series: report
Samsung is reportedly testing its next major OS update for One UI 5.1. The smartphone maker has been spotted testing the new OS update on the Galaxy S22 series models – Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, the Galaxy S23 series is believed to be the first lineup to get the OS update. This would be the first major update of the operating system, based on Android 13, on Samsung smartphones. Samsung is currently rolling out the One UI 5.0 update based on Android 13 for its compatible handsets across the world.
According to a report from SamMobile, Samsung is internally testing a new One UI 5.1 firmware update on this year’s Galaxy S22 series. The update was running as new firmware version S90xEXXU2CVL7. The new OS update is expected to roll out to the upcoming Galaxy S23 series ahead of its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 series, which will receive it soon after.
While there are no details available on One UI 5.1 features and changes, Samsung had hinted that it will bring new lock screen customization options for One UI 5.1. The report also suggested that the new update could bring Android 13’s redesigned media player widget to the notification area, predictable feedback, partial screen mirroring, and an improved taskbar. . Currently, Samsung’s One UI 5.0 features a new interface, improved performance, UI animations and background, and the latest security patches with several bug fixes.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 series is expected to get three handsets – the vanilla Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. With the phones months away from its launch, details about the Galaxy S23 series have already done the rounds. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ are designed to achieve a 200mAh battery capacity compared to their predecessors. These Samsung smartphones are designed to get 3900mAh and 4700mAh batteries respectively.
In addition, the next flagship series is expected to come with improved cooling systems. Moreover, these smartphones could be equipped with 12-megapixel front cameras with dual pixel autofocus.