The One UI 4.1.1 update is being rolled out to the Galaxy Z Flip in the United States. The original 4G-only model is currently receiving the most recent version of One UI in the United States. Additionally, the 5G model should soon join the party. This update has already been implemented for both models on international markets.
The most recent update for the Galaxy Z Flip 4G in the United States includes firmware versions F700USQU5GVHA and F700U1UEU5GVHA, respectively, for carrier-locked and unlocked devices. This release includes the August security patch for the device. Samsung has been distributing the September update for over two weeks. It is therefore disappointing that the original clamshell foldable received the patch last month.
Nonetheless, there is much to discuss in this announcement. One UI 4.1.1 is the most recent version of Samsung’s Android-based custom software, and it includes several new features. Flex Mode is initially equipped with a PC-style touchpad for increased productivity. Samsung has added OCR (optical character recognition) so that text can be extracted from images. This AI-powered feature also provides contextual suggestions based on the extracted text. If the image contains a phone number, for instance, you can tap the number to dial it directly from the image viewer.
In addition, users can now set custom call backgrounds for each contact. Additionally, Samsung Keyboard adds several new features, and the Edge Panel now displays app names. Samsung has added new and improved gestures for entering split-screen and pop-up modes quickly.
The Galaxy Z Flip in the United States receives One UI 4.1.1 as Android 13 approaches
Last month, Samsung introduced One UI 4.1.1 for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 based on Android 12. Since then, the company has implemented the update on several older flagships. Users of the original Galaxy Z Flip in the United States are also able to taste it.
One UI 4.1.1 may be the final update for Samsung flagships before Android 13 is released. Samsung is already conducting public beta tests of the new Android version for its devices, with its One UI 5.0 overlay. Several betas build for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series have been released. The company may also be testing the new software for other devices internally. The stable update is anticipated by mid-October.
The Galaxy S22 series will be the first to receive the stable One UI 5.0 update, followed by other devices. The original Galaxy Z Flip may receive the update before the end of the year. We will keep you updated on all of these developments.