Samsung’s One UI 3.1.1 is now hitting the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10, and Note 20 lineups. The same update made its way to the Galaxy S21 lineup last week, so its arrival on older flagships was expected.
SamMobile notes that the update on the Galaxy S10 lineup comes with the firmware number G97xFXXUCFUH3, with a size of 733MB. Galaxy S20 users will have to ensure at least 623MB of free space, while the firmware version to look out for is G98xBXXU9DUH2.
If you own a Galaxy Note 10, the update weighs 927MB and has the firmware version N97xFXXU7FUH3. Lastly, the update on the Galaxy Note 20 has the firmware version N98xBXXU3DUH2 with a size of 738MB.
One UI 3.1.1 doesn’t bring major visual changes, but customers can expect better performance
The company doesn’t specify One UI 3.1.1 on the Settings page. However, Samsung’s community manager has confirmed that the recent updates bring the latest iteration of One UI. While users are unlikely to notice any big changes, some new features are included with the update.
A new quick setting toggle for Bedtime Mode is among the new features. Additionally, the camera, fingerprint scanner, pop-up menus, as well as camera are now faster. Some of Samsung’s stock apps, such as Samsung Internet, Clock, Contacts, Weather, etc., have undergone minor improvements.
If your phone has auto-update enabled, it’s likely that it is already running One UI 3.1.1. As most of the changes are not immediately visible, it’s hard to differentiate this from the older One UI 3.1. Samsung first introduced version 3.1.1 of One UI with the recently launched Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3.
It may not take long for One UI 3 to go out of circulation as Samsung is reportedly planning a major upgrade in the form of One UI 4.0. Bearing the codename “Palette,” the upcoming version of One UI will reportedly haul in big visual changes.
A Samsung forum post in July confirmed the imminent arrival of One UI 4.0. The same report suggested that the Galaxy S21 would soon receive One UI 4.0 Beta. However, no date was specified. Going by the release timeline of One UI 3.0 Beta (Android 11) in 2020, it’s likely that the One UI 4.0 Beta with Android 12 could roll out by October 2021.