Samsung has released the One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in the US. The devices follow dozens of other models in the party, including the LTE model of the original clamshell foldable. The new One UI version brings several new features and improvements.
The One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra is initially rolling out to the carrier-locked variants. Depending on your carrier, you will receive a new OTA (over the air) package with the firmware build number G98*USQU3HWB3 or G98*USQU3HWB5. As of this writing, the rollout has hit units on T-Mobile, Metro, and US Cellular networks. Units on the remaining networks should also pick up the latest release soon. The update should also be available for factory-unlocked variants of the 2020 Samsung flagships in the coming days.
Meanwhile, if you’re using the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in the US, One UI 5.1 for your phone comes with firmware version F707U1UEU3HWB1. You might have noticed that it’s the unlocked variant (model number SM-F707U1).
Samsung hasn’t released the update for the carrier-locked variant yet. The rollout is widely available for unlocked models, though. So it should just be a matter of time before all Galaxy Z Flip 5G users in the US can get the taste of One UI 5.1. As said earlier, both carrier-locked and unlocked units of the LTE model have already received this update.
This update contains plenty of goodies for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G users. One UI 5.1 adds new selfie effects to the camera app, Shared Family Album to Gallery, new and improved gestures for enhanced multitasking, smart settings suggestions, improved widgets, enhanced image remastering, activity-based automatic changing of wallpapers, improvements to stock apps, and more.
The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G aren’t getting the March update just yet
The latest update for the Galaxy S20 trio and Galaxy Z Flip 5G brings the February security patch. Samsung released the March patch earlier today, so it will take some time before the latest release reaches these phones. We will let you know when they get the March SMR (Security Maintenance Release). In the meantime, you can navigate to Settings > Software update > Download and install to check for updates manually. Since One UI 5.1 is a major update, you might want to download it over Wi-Fi rather than mobile data.