With Samsung’s One UI 5.0 rollout going so well, the company’s probably already pretty far ahead in the development of One UI 5.1. One UI 5.1 should be the first version update to One UI 5.0, unless Samsung decides to switch things up (though it doesn’t look like Samsung will change the version number scheme for now, as the company itself confirmed recently).
Galaxy S23 should be the first Samsung phone to run One UI 5.1
But when will One UI 5.1 arrive? Well, if we speculate based on Samsung’s history with One UI updates, the Galaxy S23 series should more or less be the vessel for the debut of One UI 5.1. As you would expect, One UI 5.1 will bring new features that won’t be available on older Samsung smartphones and tablets, at least not immediately anyway.
Samsung will likely bring the new features from One UI 5.1 to older devices soon after the Galaxy S23 hits retail shelves, though. The breakneck pace at which the One UI 5.0 update has been rolled out to eligible Galaxy devices suggests Samsung could even start releasing One UI 5.1 to existing devices before the Galaxy S23 is available for purchase.
However, all this is speculation on our part as Samsung has not confirmed anything about One UI 5.1 other than the fact that it will arrive at some point.
Which Galaxy devices will get One UI 5.1 update?
The list of devices eligible for the update is a mystery for now, as well. That said, we can be sure that most Galaxy smartphones launched in 2021 and 2022, especially all the flagships and mid-rangers like the Galaxy A52/A53 and A72/A73, will qualify for One UI 5.1. It might also come to mid-range and flagship Galaxy phones that launched in 2019 and 2020 and were promised three generations of OS upgrades, even if they might have already received their last big Android OS upgrade.
Again, it needs to be said that it is all speculation at this time, but we will be sure to update this article and let you know once new info on the One UI 5.1 update — and, as a consequence, info on the new features the Galaxy S23 series will offer — shows up. Feel free to bookmark this page so you can check back regularly, and also keep an eye out on our social media channels and, of course, the website itself for all the One UI coverage, version 5 or older.