We may be able to see the new adaptive UI on Fold3: Split UI pic.twitter.com/gCARLGjJUI— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 23, 2021
[Update: June 25] Samsung One UI 3.5 update release tracker: Eligible devices, release date, & more
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Original story (from Apr 14) follows:
Samsung has been on a roll with software updates this year. The company sent out Android 11 with its One UI 3.0/3.1 skin for most devices ahead of schedule and has the most number of phones running on the latest OS.
In contrast, one of Samsung’s biggest rivals — OnePlus — has only rolled out Android 11 to a handful of smartphones, of which some of them are yet to get the update in certain regions.
However, the stable rollout for Android 12 is still far off. But don’t be disappointed. Samsung is yet to release another major update for its skin over Android 11 that should come in form of the One UI 3.5 update.
The One UI x.1 and One UI x.5 updates in the past have brought refinements and new features to eligible phones.
And while they aren’t as featured-packed as complete OS updates, they are definitely worth getting excited about.
Samsung One UI 3.5 release date
Traditionally, Samsung rolls out the One UI x.1 update with the latest S series smartphone for the year whereas the One UI x.5 update comes along with the latest Note series for the year.
However, it’s unclear whether Samsung will be able to launch the Galaxy Note 21 series this year due to a global shortage of chips.
Although, Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 2 in July this year meaning that they might be the first devices to rock the One UI 3.5 skin.
Whatever the case, One UI 3.5 should start rolling out in July or August to existing models if past trends are to be followed.
Not all Samsung phones running on Android 11 will get the One UI 3.5 skin. For a brief recap, One UI 1.5 never made it past the Galaxy Note 10 series, on which it debuted.
One UI 2.5 made its way over to several smartphones including the flagships down to the Galaxy S9 series as well as some A and M series phones such as the Galaxy A50, A51, M31, and M21.
So taking the One UI 2.5 rollout into account, we’ve come up with a list of eligible Samsung devices that we think might get the One UI 3.5 update.
– Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20
– Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20+
– Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
– Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S10+
– Samsung Galaxy S10
– Samsung Galaxy S10e
– Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
– Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
– Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Fold
– Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
– Samsung Galaxy A32 4G
– Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A51
– Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A52
– Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A71
– Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A72
– Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
– Samsung Galaxy M12
– Samsung Galaxy M62
– Samsung Galaxy F12
– Samsung Galaxy F41
– Samsung Galaxy F62
These devices are expected to get the One UI 3.5 update based on previous trends. As for the Xcover devices, we didn’t come across any reports regarding the availability of One UI 2.5 for the Galaxy Xcover Pro.
This means Samsung might skip the One UI 3.5 update for the Galaxy Xcover 5 and Xcover Pro too. However, we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out.
Update 1 (May 03)
IST 05:54 pm: According to a recent Twitter report, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 might offer One UI 3.5 out-of-the-box with features like Flex mode and much more.
Update 2 (May 24)
IST 06:48 pm: Samsung’s One UI 3.5 update is expected to bring support for adaptive UI and some advanced multitasking features according to a report.
Popular smartphone leaker — Ice Universe — also shared a few GIFs in a thread on Twitter showcasing the adaptive UI on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 that’s expected to bring the One UI 3.5 skin.
Update 3 (June 19)
IST 12:35 pm: New developments indicate that Samsung might be preparing to release the One UI 3.5 update for the Galaxy S21 series soon. Head here for more details.
Update 4 (June 24)
IST 04:20 pm: A leakster has recently tweeted that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 will come out with One UI 3.1.1 instead of One UI 3.5. This further indicates that One UI 3.5 might come out this year or not arrive at all.
While the leakster has also highlighted that there is no such thing as One UI 3.5, all this is still based on speculation as there is no official word on the matter so far.
Update 5 (June 25)
IST 02:20 pm: Now that Samsung is allegedly doing away with the One UI 3.5 update, the update to One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 might start rolling out sooner. Check out this coverage for more details.
Note: We’ll add the tracker table to this article once Samsung seeds the One UI 3.5 update to any device.
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