[Update: Nov. 27] Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Z Fold 3 new updates, bugs, issues, problems tracker

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on August 31, 2021) follows:

Samsung recently announced the next generation of its foldable flagship devices i.e., Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Both devices are powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G SoC and will offer Android 11 out-of-the-box. As for the One UI version, it is being speculated that the foldable devices will come with One UI 3.1.1 instead of One UI 3.5.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

However, the One UI version for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 remains unclear until the OEM releases the devices.

On the updates front, both devices are expected to get three major Android OS updates with at least four years for security updates. This further means that Android OS support may be available for the devices until Android 14.

Thus we will keep tabs on the all the updates, bugs, and issues related to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in this post.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 software updates

Since the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are yet to hit the market, there isn’t much info available about the software they will offer.

However, both devices will definitely get the update to One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 when it comes out later this year.

That being said, we will track all major and minor software updates which are going to arrive for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.

Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
September 28 Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQU2AUI4 T-Mobile – USA September security patch
September 29 Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQU1AUI5 USA September security patch
September 29 Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQU2AUI5 USA September security patch
September 30 Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926BXXU1AUI4 India September security patch
October 07 Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926U1UES1AUI5 USA October security patch
Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
October 07 Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711U1UES2AUI5 USA October security patch
October 21 Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F711BXXU2AUJ7 Global October Security patch
November 02 Galaxy Z Fold 3 One UI 4 Beta US Coming soon
November 02 Galaxy Z Flip 3 One UI 4 Beta US Coming soon
October 30 Galaxy Z Flip 3 One UI 4 Beta Korea, India Rectruitment starts
Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
October 30 Galaxy Z Fold 3 One UI 4 Beta Korea, India Rectruitment starts
November 04 Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711BXXS2AUJB Global November update
November 17 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Global One UI 4 beta 2
November 17 Galaxy Z Fold3 Global One UI 4 beta 2
November 22 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Global One UI 4 beta 3
Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
November 22 Galaxy Z Fold3 Global One UI 4 beta 3
November 27 Android 12 Stable Expected in first week of December

Known issues, bugs, and problems

While Samsung has been on top of its software updates game lately, the presence of bugs, issues, and problems is inevitable.

Also, it is common for all major software systems like One UI to have a few problems here and there as long as they are being taken care of.

Keeping all that in mind, this section will all the relevant info and details related to the bugs, issues, and problems that may affect the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. So, be sure to keep an eye on this story for regular updates.

Info. last updated on Bug description Status
August 25 Unlocking bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 kills the cameras Expected Behaviour
August 31 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Flex Mode issue with Flex Controls while listening to music Fix coming next month
November 01 No 120Hz on the outer display on the Galaxy Z Fold3 Fix coming in next Beta

Featured image source: Samsung

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