[Update: Oct. 23] Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, & S21 Ultra new update, bugs, issues, problems tracker

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series came earlier this year with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box. The flagship series from Samsung is in line to get major Android updates till Android 14 with security patches for at least four years.

The series includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra all of which have the Snapdragon 888 5G (US and China variants) or Exynos 2100 (International variants) SoC.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

While the next major update for the Galaxy S21 series is still in development, multiple speculations have been rife about the One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update for the series.

However, there have been no comments from Samsung on the matter so far and only time will tell when and how the OEM plans to proceed with the Android 12 update.

Thus we will keep tabs on all the updates, bugs, and issues related to Samsung Galaxy S21 series in this post.


Samsung Galaxy S21 series software updates

As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S21 series already offers the latest stable release from Google i.e., Android 11. Now, the wait is on for the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update.

Back in July, a Samsung official reported on the Samsung Community that the One UI 4.0 (Android 12) beta update for the Galaxy S21 series was coming soon, however, that post was later removed.

With all that in mind, we will be tracking all the software updates, including security patches and bug fixes, coming to the Galaxy S21 devices in this section.

Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
Aug. 26 Android 11 US and Canada One UI 3.1.1 features
Sept. 06 Android 11 | G99xBXXS3AUHD Europe September security patch
Sept. 15 Android 12 | One UI 4.0 beta China, Germany, India, Poland, Korea, UK, and US Changelog
Oct. 02 Android 12 T-Mobile/USA Development stage
Oct. 05 Android 12 | One UI 4.0 beta 2 China, Germany, India, Poland, Korea, UK, and US Report
Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
Oct. 16 Android 11 | G99xBXXU3AUIE Germany, USA October 2021 security update
Oct. 23 Android 12 Beta 3 Multiple countries Released
Oct. 23 Android 12 Beta 3 hotfix update Korea Released

Known bugs, issues, and problems

For major software system updates like Samsung’s One UI 4.0, bugs and issues are an inevitability. While Samsung has been doing a pretty fine job with its software updates lately, there still have been some problems with the Galaxy S21 series devices.

Among them, the issues with camera where the Ultra Portrait was not working and the low call waiting notification sound problem.

With all that in mind, it is imperative to keep an eye on all the bugs and issues that are still present or may occur on the Galaxy S21 series in the future. That said, be sure to keep an eye on this section for updates regarding the same.

Info. last updated on Bug description Status
Feb. 12 Low call waiting notification sound Fixed
Mar. 05 Ultra Portrait mode not working Unacknowledged
Jun. 02 Camera video stabilization, telephoto, and dim home screen Acknowledged
Oct. 18 Video/image quality from Exynos Samsung Galaxy S21 poorer than Snapdragon variant Comes to light
Oct. 23 Browsers not working, Gallary app crashing, and Samsung Music app issue Fixed

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