[Update: Mar. 02] Samsung Galaxy A series One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update status: What we know so far
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on January 11, 2021) follows:
Samsung started rolling out its latest skin — One UI 3.0 — based on Android 11 for the Galaxy S20 series in December after weeks of beta testing.
One UI 3.0 on top of Android 11 brings a ton of new features and improvements to eligible devices. Moreover, Samsung tweaked the user interface and has also added new animations to offer a fresh experience.
The skin is currently available on a handful of devices and the company has already shared official One UI 3.0 rollout schedules for various regions.
As expected, the new software is being released for flagship models first. Therefore, apart from the S20 line up, Samsung has released Android 11 for other high-end models such as the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 FE, and the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G.
Once the high-end models bag the update, Samsung would start seeding One UI 3.0 to eligible Galaxy A series devices starting from March, as per the company’s official timeline for most regions.
However, it’s likely that we might see certain Samsung Galaxy A series models pick up the One UI 3.0 update earlier than expected. Here’s why.
All three of the aforementioned devices are expected to receive the update around May this year. Furthermore, Samsung has released the update for some devices ahead of its own schedule.
And since new test builds keep popping up regularly, it suggests that Samsung has moved passed the initial development stages and is likely finalizing the update for a stable rollout on these devices.
At present, the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G is the only Galaxy A series device that is part of the One UI 3.0 beta program.
Other models from the Galaxy A family may not get the beta update and instead will be updated to Android 11 directly.
Having said that, we would be tracking all developments regarding the status and availability of the One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 for all eligible Galaxy A series devices from Samsung in this article.
So stay tuned to this space to be the first to know about any major (or minor) developments of the same.
You can also check out our dedicated tracker to know when Samsung starts seeding the One UI 3.0 update on any eligible device irrespective of the series.
Update 1 (January 13)
01:30 pm (IST): New test builds based on Android 11 have been spotted for the Galaxy A70 and the Galaxy A50 with build numbers DUA5 and DUA4 respectively.
As we originally speculated, the regular appearance of new test builds suggests that Samsung may seed the Android 11 update for some devices from the Galaxy A series ahead of its official schedule.
05:30 pm (IST): It seems that Samsung may release the One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy A51 next month in Turkey. Therefore, it’s likely other regions in Europe will get the update next month itself. Head here for more details.
Update 2 (January 15)
10:45 am (IST): It seems Samsung isn’t slowing down on the development of Android 11 for the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A70. This is because new test builds have surfaced for the two devices with build numbers DTL9 and DUA6 respectively.
Update 3 (January 20)
10:00 am (IST): Another Android 11 test build has popped up for the Samsung Galaxy A70 model that’s sold in Spain. The build number grabbed by the CheckFirm application is DUA8.
Thanks for the tip, Alex!
Update 4 (January 22)
Thanks for the tips, Alex and Daniel!
Update 5 (January 29)
11:40 am (IST): While Samsung is yet to release the stable Android 11 update for any Galaxy A series device, new test builds continue to surface.
Thanks for the tips, Alex and Mohd Fahad Moin!
05:06 pm (IST): The One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G looks near as an Australian carrier has apparently completed the One UI 3.0 testing for the device. Check out the full story here.
Update 6 (January 30)
06:23 pm (IST): Yet another test build has been spotted for the Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F – INS) on the CheckFirm app. The build number is CUAC and is based on Android 11.
Thanks for the tip, Heena Kataria!
Update 7 (February 04)
01:43 pm (IST): A new One UI 3.0 test build for the Galaxy A50 has once again surfaced, implying that the stable Android 11 rollout is drawing much closer.
Thanks for the tip Heena Kataria!
Update 8 (February 05)
10:15 am (IST): New Android 11-based test builds have surfaced for the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Samsung Galaxy A70 with the build numbers DUAE and DUB2 respectively.
Thanks for the tips, Mohd Fahad Moin and Alex!
Update 9 (February 06)
11:15 am (IST): An Android 11-based test build has now been spotted for the Samsung Galaxy A71 model that’s sold in India. The test build bears the firmware version A715FXXU3BUA8.
07:10 pm (IST): The Android 11 test builds continue popping up for Samsung’s A-series devices. This time around it has been spotted for the Samsung Galaxy A50 with the build number CUB3.
Thank you for the tip, Heena Kataria!
Update 10 (February 08)
05:50 pm (IST): Joining the list of devices that have bagged the update to Android 11 with One UI 3.0 are the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G and the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G. Head here for our full coverage.
Update 11 (February 10)
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Spain) – DUB3
Samsung Galaxy A71 (India) – BUA8
Samsung Galaxy A80 (Korea) – DUB1
Samsung Galaxy A51 (India) – DUB1
Thanks for the tips, Alex and Sounit Karttikay!
Update 12 (February 11)
09:48 am (IST): New day, new test build. This time around, a fresh Android 11 test build has popped up for the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G in Korea. More on that here.
06:50 pm (IST): The Android 11-based DUB4 test build has now been spotted on a number of Samsung Galaxy A50s models from regions including India, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Many thanks for the tip, Lazuardi 2K17!
Update 13 (February 12)
09:40 am (IST): Yet another Android 11-based test build has popped up for the Samsung Galaxy A50 as CUB4. Recently, the update went live for the Galaxy A51, and it’s likely the A50 will go get it soon.
07:03 pm (IST): The test builds keep popping up as Samsung continues its internal testing for the Galaxy A50. The latest of which bears the build number CUB6.
Thanks for the tips, Heena Kataria!
Update 14 (February 15)
06:47 pm (IST): A new Android 11-based test build has surfaced for the Samsung Galaxy A71 (DBT model) as BTL5. It’s likely that the stable update will go live soon.
Update 15 (February 16)
05:10 pm (IST): New developments indicate that Samsung has started rolling out the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 in India. Check out our full coverage here.
Update 16 (February 17)
Update 17 (February 20)
09:42 am (IST): Samsung is pushing the One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 in a few more regions such as the UK, Portugal, Romania, Croatia, and Metro mobile units in the U.S. as per user reports.
05:30 pm (IST): The One UI 3.0 update is now also available for the Samsung Galaxy A51 in Germany as per a user report on Reddit.
Update 18 (February 22)
10:10 am (IST): Samsung has reportedly released the One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Update 19 (February 23)
10:45 am (IST): Samsung Galaxy A51 5G users with Cricket Wireless variants are getting the One UI 3.0 update according to a user on Reddit.
Update 20 (February 24)
06:11 pm (IST): According to Bell’s official site, the carrier has released the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 for the Samsung Galaxy A51 in Canada as version A515WVLU5BUA3.
Update 21 (February 27)
12:43 pm (IST): The One UI 3.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 is now rolling out to users in Singapore and Jordan. Further, Galaxy A51 5G models from AT&T are also getting the new software update as per an individual on Twitter.
05:58 pm (IST): New developments indicate that the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 4G is currently being tested for the Vodafone model in Australia.
Update 22 (March 01)
02:28 pm (IST): According to Guncelmiyiz (a site dedicated to tracking Samsung updates in Turkey), the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy A50 will be released between 25 March and 25 April. The Galaxy A70 and A80 will get between 30 March and 30 April.
The Galaxy A71 will get it between March 15 and April 15. The update is also live for the Galaxy A51 in Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Malaysia as version A515FXXU4DUB1 according to tips from our readers.
Thank you for the tips, أحمد إحسان and Yasser Basheer
Update 23 (March 02)
07:34 pm (IST): For unknown reasons, the update appears to have been pushed back a month for certain devices.
Samsung tweaked its Android 11 roadmap in Korea as it now claims that the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and A71 5G will get the update in April and the A90 will get it in May.
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