Samsung begins One UI 5.1 rollouts after releasing Galaxy S23 series
Earlier this month, Samsung introduced its first One UI 5 refresh, having announced One UI 5.0 in October. Mirroring last year, the company used the announcement of the Galaxy S23 series to showcase One UI 5.1. As its name suggests, One UI 5.1 is a minor update on One UI 5.0 with multitasking, camera and gallery refinements, among other changes.
Samsung has not finished rolling out One UI 5.0 to all eligible devices yet. However, the company has already started upgrading most current and past flagship smartphones. Specifically, One UI 5.1 has reached the Galaxy S20 series, as well as the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series. Fido, a Canadian network carrier, has confirmed that the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 should receive One UI 5.1 before the end of the month too.
For some reason, Samsung has not outlined which devices will move from One UI 5.0 to One UI 5.1 and when. Instead, the company appears to be rolling out the updates in an ad-hoc manner. One UI 5.1 remains based on Android 13, so does not count towards Samsung's four major OS update commitments for modern Galaxy smartphones. For reference, One UI 5.1 does not feature 60 GB of bloatware as some outlets erroneously claimed.