[Update: Stable released] Samsung Galaxy A51 5G One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update beta program reportedly goes live
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on December 23, 2020) follows:
Android 11 was officially unveiled back in September and we’ve seen development and testing of Android 11 skins from various Android OEMs since then.
Three months later and now, many of these OEMs have managed to roll out stable builds of their Android 11-based skins to a few eligible devices, mostly their flagships.
Not to be left behind, Korean tech giant and the world’s biggest smartphone vendor, Samsung, has been steadily working on its Android 11-based custom Android skin, One UI 3.0.
We’ve also seen some Android 11 activity in the company’s mid-range Galaxy A-series of devices as test builds of Galaxy A70 have been spotted.
Well today, users of the Galaxy A51 5G are in luck as the company is reportedly kicking off the Android 11 Beta program for this device.
Screenshots shared on the company’s Korean community forums seem to show what is believed to be a release statement and changelog for Android 11-based One UI 3.0 Beta update build for the Galaxy A51 5G.
If these reports are indeed true, then the Galaxy A51 5G will be the first non-flagship Samsung device to officially get an Android 11 Beta build.
This could also mean that the Galaxy A51 5G is well on its way to a stable release of One UI 3.0 soon and that should excite owners of this device.
Also, important to note is that these reports only apply to the 5G variant of the Galaxy A51. We still don’t know the fate of the 4G variant of this device but our guess is, it should follow pretty soon.
We are keeping a close eye on the development and deployment of Android 11 to various eligible devices across various top OEMs and you can check out our dedicated tracker here.
Update 1 (December 23)
12:20 pm (IST): One of our readers has shared a screenshot of what appears to be a conversation between them and Samsung support. In it, we can see that the support agent has claimed that it’s possible that the One UI 3.0 update may roll out for the Galaxy A51 earlier than expected.
Considering that the beta program for the Galaxy A51 5G has begun, it’s likely that we may see an early One UI 3.0 rollout for the Galaxy A51 4G and 5G models.
Thanks for the tip, Mohd Fahad Moin!
Update 2 (January 12)
04:05 pm (IST): Samsung has rolled out the second beta update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G in Korea to those who are participating in the One UI 3.0 beta program with the build number ZUA2.
– Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stabilization
– Memory tuning for memory stabilization
– Samsung Pay version up
– Other minor error corrections
Update 3 (January 20)
03:28 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A51 5G users in Korea who are participating in the beta program are now receiving the third One UI 3.0 beta update. The build number for the update is ZUA6. Here’s the changelog (translated from Korean):
– Fix reset problem while using terminal-Fix
– WiFi enterprise AP Roaming error
– Improve noise when playing earphone music
– Fix other minor errors
Update 4 (February 08)
05:55 pm (IST): Samsung has released the stable One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 for the Galaxy A51 5G in the U.S. Check out all the details by heading here.
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