Numerous smartphones have already received Samsung’s One UI 5.0, which is based on Android 13, but the deployment only began a few weeks ago in October. Nevertheless, a recent source claims that Samsung is already testing One UI 5.1, the upgrade to One UI 5.0.
The Galaxy S23 family, which should be unveiled on February 1, may in fact have the One UI 5.1 debut. Moving from One UI 5.0 to One UI 5.1 in a matter of weeks would undoubtedly be a swift transition.
One UI 5.1, though, won’t likely be as significant an update as its predecessor was, as suggested by the minor increment. However, Samsung has previously made suggestions that One UI 5.1 will include some additional lock screen personalization features. Even though One UI 5.0 is built on the same Android version as Android 13, it might incorporate the new media player widget style that it has left out in Android 13.
The Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra are now undergoing testing for the One UI 5.1 update with firmware version S90xEXXU2CVL7 (where the “x” is a different number depending on which model you have). Samsung’s servers have revealed this test firmware, which might be made available to the S22 family a few days after the S23 series debuts. The new devices often have first dibs on the updated software, but only temporarily, according to the company’s standard operating procedure.