Samsung’s new One UI 5.0 software update may soon see the light of day through the Galaxy series smartphones. The first batch of the update was rolled out for the Galaxy S22 series and now it’s the turn for Galaxy S21 to join. The company may also release the update with Galaxy Z Fold smartphones. The South Korean consumer electronics manufacturers revealed the details of their planned rollout in South Korea recently. However, the company is soon expected to release the update in other markets as well.
However, many tech bloggers were quick to notice that the rollout timeline details had one popular Samsung smartphone missing from the list. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was not on the list that the brand released. The smartphone was officially launched in the market globally earlier in 2022, however, they are yet to share any updates on its upgrade based on Android 13.
Tech bloggers have been speculating about the reasons behind the absence of Galaxy S21 FE from the rollout plan recently revealed. There are some rumours that the company seems to be conducting some tests internally regarding the upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. The chatter around internal tests being conducted caught general user interest when the official Twitter handle of Samsung One UI Software Updates uploaded a screenshot revealing that the company is testing the update internally for one of its smartphone models available in different markets.
In an online report, MySmartPrice commented on the situation mentioning the fact that the Galaxy S21 FE was apparently not a part of the beta testing. And it also updated that the makers are expected to make an official public announcement regarding the situation and availability of the smartphone update very soon. Galaxy S21 FE came with Android 12 out of the box and the company has already promised its users to provide Android updates for at least four years. Noting this, it can be safe to say that the Galaxy S21 FE is most likely to get the new update based on Android 13 soon in the coming weeks.
More About the New One UI 5.0 Software Update
Samsung’s new One UI 5.0 software update, which is based on Android 13, comes with some noticeable design improvements along with some new features. Users can expect some minor enhancements from the Android colour palette. This allows the system UI colour to match the colour on the wallpaper. The new update also will add some new app icons that can be used for Samsung’s native apps.
Tech experts have been claiming that the animations in this new update are much smoother than in previous versions. Galaxy smartphone users who will be updating to the new One UI 5.0 software update would now be able to customise their lock screen. Moreover, users would also be able to add more wallpapers to their devices. The new update also makes it possible for users to choose and set different call backgrounds for different contacts.
Although it is based on Android 13, the new One UI 5.0 software update has also reportedly borrowed something from iOS 15. Samsung is introducing the iOS 15 stacked widgets feature with the update for Home Screen, which will allow users to add multiple widgets stacks one above the other.