Whenever Samsung launches a new flagship phone, it’s usually running a different version of One UI than the one that it’s replacing. This trend is continuing with the Galaxy S22 series, as One UI 4.1 brings a few new features that even the Galaxy S21 doesn’t have. Some of these include things like Smart Widgets and RAM Plus, which are not currently available for Samsung’s 2021 flagship lineup.
However, new information has come to light (via Piunikaweb) that Samsung is expected to bring One UI 4.1 to the Galaxy S21 Ultra in early March, at the latest. According to a conversation with a Verizon representative, Samsung will be releasing the update for only the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and could not speak on when the update would arrive for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+.
Considering just how incredible Samsung has been when it comes to software updates, we don’t expect to have to be waiting for too long before the update arrives. Instead, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if One UI 4.1 started rolling out to older devices in the next couple of days.
Along with introducing the Galaxy S22 lineup, Samsung also sent shockwaves through the Android world, as it is now out-doing even Google with device support. The company promised four years of major Android OS updates for its latest devices, along with five years of security patches. But pushing things even further, these changes were retroactively applied to Samsung’s 2021 lineup of phones, something that we did not expect in the least.
That being said, the One UI 4.1 update is expected to make your Galaxy S21 even more versatile, ensuring that you don’t feel like you’ve been left out of the fun even if you couldn’t get your hands on the Galaxy S22. With just a few days until the Galaxy S22 is officially released, you might want to jump on the pre-order train to take advantage of things like $250 in Samsung Credit and a free storage upgrade.