One UI 5.1 is rolling out widely to Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3
Samsung is widely rolling out the One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The company began the rollout last week but it was initially limited to users in Asia. But today, the new One UI version is available for the 2021 foldable duo in Europe and Latin America as well. The update should soon reach the US too.
The One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 arrives with the firmware build number F926BXXU3EWB1 in all of these regions. That for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is F711BXXU4EWB1. As of this writing, the rollout in Latin America is limited to Argentina and Panama for both models. Samsung also hasn’t expanded the update beyond India and Thailand in Asia. But in Europe, the new One UI version is widely available for the two foldable smartphones. Hopefully, it won’t take the company much longer to go global with this update.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 users are getting tons of goodies with the latest firmware release. The changelog for the former is slightly bigger than that for the latter. That’s because the Fold model is getting a shortcut to Expert RAW in the stock camera app. It is also getting improvements to Samsung DeX. The company has made it easier to resize windows in split-screen mode. The changes allow for more efficient multitasking, something the Fold series foldables are already pretty good at.
Apart from those two features, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is getting everything else that One UI 5.1 brings to its Fold counterpart. That includes new selfie effects in the stock camera app, Shared Family Album in the Gallery app, enhanced image remastering, new features, improved modes and routines that allow wallpapers to switch automatically based on your activity, a dynamic weather widget, smart settings suggestions, and more. You can find the full changelog for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 here and Galaxy Z Flip 3 here.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 are also getting the February security patch
The One UI 5.1 update also brings the February security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Samsung’s latest SMR (Security Maintenance Release) contains more than 50 vulnerability patches. At least five of those were critical flaws. You can install the new update to keep your foldable safe from those issues, while also getting a host of new features. Go to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install to check for updates manually.