One UI 5.1 released for Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy A73 5G
Samsung‘s One UI 5.1 update has reached the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy A73 5G. The former is getting the update in Europe, while the rollout for the latter has begun in Asia. The company should push the new One UI version to the two phones globally over the next few days.
As of this writing, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is getting the One UI 5.1 update in Germany. The new firmware build number for the second-gen Samsung foldable in Europe is F916BXXU2JWB5. The update should soon reach other European countries and also cross boundaries to global markets, including the US. The firmware version may vary slightly depending on your carrier and market, but the content will mostly remain unchanged.
The same goes for the Galaxy A73 5G as well. While this phone wasn’t released in the US, Samsung sold it in most other markets. The company has begun seeding One UI 5.1 to the premium mid-ranger in Malaysia. It is picking up the update with firmware version A736BXXU3CWB7 (via). Galaxy A73 5G users in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and other regions can also expect to receive the new One UI version soon.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy A73 5G get One UI 5.1
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy A73 5G are getting the February 2023 Android security patch with this update. The latest SMR (Security Maintenance Release) contains more than 50 vulnerability patches, including a handful of critical ones. But the update is primarily about One UI 5.1 rather than the latest security release. The new version of Samsung’s custom Android software brings a host of new features and improvements.
The Korean smartphone giant has improved its stock camera app with new presets for selfie effects. It has also added a Shared Family Album to the Gallery app so families can easily share photos and videos of their vacations. New gestures and DeX improvements make multitasking more efficient, while Samsung Notes now lets you remotely collaborate while you’re on a Google Meet call. Bixby text Call can also now transcribe your audio calls in English. Improved widgets, smart settings suggestions, and activity-based wallpapers are some other highlights of One UI 5.1.
If you’re using either of these Samsung smartphones, most of these new features will be available to you shortly. One UI 5.1 has also been rolled out to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, and all of the recent Galaxy foldables, as well as the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G. If you haven’t already updated, go to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install to check for updates manually.