Samsung Galaxy S21's One UI 4.1 update might be right around the corner

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Vs S21 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Vs S21 Plus (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The One UI 4.1 update could begin rolling out to Galaxy S21 series devices within the next few days.
  • Initially, the rollout will apparently be limited to the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
  • Owners of Galaxy S21 and S21+ models might have to wait a little longer to get the update.

Samsung may soon bring some features from its latest Galaxy S22 phones to last year's Galaxy S21 series. A tipster has told the folks at Piunikaweb that Samsung is preparing to push the One UI 4.1 update to its 2021 flagships as soon as next week.

The information, which allegedly comes from a Verizon support representative, suggests the rollout is slated to begin between the end of this month and the beginning of March.

However, it looks like the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the only phone to get the update by the first week of March. There's currently no word on when the One UI 4.1 update will reach the Galaxy S21 and S21+ models.

Samsung's One UI 4.1 isn't a massive upgrade over the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 that rolled out to the company's best Android phones last year.

The biggest change is the ability to use Pro mode in the camera app on all lenses. What's more, users can also use Night mode and the ultra-wide lens in third-party apps. Another notable addition is the option to choose exactly how much virtual RAM you want.

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Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung's vanilla Galaxy S22 may not have S Pen support, but it is still an impressive upgrade over its predecessor. The compact Android flagship comes with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, an upgraded 50MP main camera, and a more durable design featuring an "Armor Aluminum" frame.

Babu Mohan
News Writer