Samsung is preparing for the release of One UI 5.1 after an incredibly quick deployment of Android 13 with One UI 5, and the company has just unintentionally confirmed that it is just around the horizon.
Recently, One UI 5.1 has appeared a few times, with the upgrade being tested on numerous devices. When the Galaxy S23 series launches in February, the upgrade is anticipated to hit that model first. However, it’s still unclear exactly what the update will add to the table.
One UI 5.1 is specifically mentioned in the changelog for the most recent Galaxy Watch 5 update as a need for the new Camera Controller feature, which enables users to pinch-to-zoom on their wrist to control the zoom on their associated smartphone. Previously, Samsung had stated that this feature would be accessible beginning in February.
This makes it rather clear that Samsung will begin distributing One UI 5.1 in February 2023, and the changelog even specifies which devices will receive the update. One UI 5.1 will be offered on “flagship devices introduced after Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip,” according to a notice. The Galaxy S20, S21, and S22 are included in this, along with the Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip 3, Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Fold 4. It seems sensible that some tablets and devices with a tighter budget may also receive the One UI 5.1 upgrade, but it appears that they might not support this particular functionality.
This feature is only supported on flagship models released after Samsung Galaxy S20 or Z Flip running at least One UI 5.1.
Samsung has opened reservations for the Galaxy S23 series with One UI 5.1, which will be unveiled on February 1, so you can reserve one now and get up to $100 in bonus credits.