[Update: May 19] 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 Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
September 30 Galaxy Z Flip 3 USA, T-Mobile September security patch
September 30 Galaxy Z Fold 3 USA, India September security patch
October 07 Galaxy Z Fold 3 USA October security patch
October 07 Galaxy Z Flip 3 USA, Global October security patch
November 02 Galaxy Z Fold 3 USA One UI 4 beta coming soon
Info. last updated on Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
November 02 Galaxy Z Flip 3 USA One UI 4 beta coming soon
October 30 Galaxy Z Flip 3 India, Korea One UI 4 beta recruitement begins
October 30 Galaxy Z Fold 3 India, Korea One UI 4 beta recruitment begins
November 04 Galaxy Z Flip 3 UK, India, China Korea, US, Germany, and more November 2021 update
November 17 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Global One UI 4 beta 2
Info. last updated on Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
November 17 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Global One UI 4 beta 2
November 22 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Global One UI 4.0 beta 3
November 22 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Global One UI 4.0 beta 3
November 27 Android 12 Stable Expected in first week of December
December 17 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Serbia Stable One UI 4.0 rolling out again
Info. last updated on Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
December 17 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Serbia Stable One UI 4.0 rolling out again
December 14 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Korea One UI 4 beta 4
December 14 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Korea One UI 4 beta 4
December 29 Galaxy Z Fold 3 UK, India, China Korea, US, Germany, and more Stable One UI 4.0
December 29 Galaxy Z Flip 3 UK, India, China Korea, US, Germany, and more Stable One UI 4.0
Info. last updated on Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
March 25 Galaxy Z Fold 3 UK, India, China Korea, US, Germany, and more January 2022 security patch
February 26 Galaxy Z Fold 3 UK, India, China Korea, US, Germany, and more February 2022 security patch
February 26 Galaxy Z Fold 3 UK, India, China Korea, US, Germany, and more February 2022 security patch
March 16 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Europe, Korea, & Malaysia One UI 4.1
March 30 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Korea, Netherlands, India, Malaysia One UI 4.1
Info. last updated on Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
April 5 Galaxy Z Flip 3 US (T-Mobile) Android 12 | One UI 4.0
April 5 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Canada (Telus) Security update + bug fixes
March 28 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Canada (Telus) Security update + bug fixes
April 22 Galaxy Z Flip 3 US, Taiwan April 2022 patch
April 22 Galaxy Z Fold 3 US, Taiwan April 2022 patch
Info. last updated on Device Region / Download Changelog / User reports
May 13 Galaxy Z Flip 3 US (Comcast and Xfinity Mobile) May 2022 patch
May 19 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Europe May 2022 patch

Bugs, issues, 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 Device Bug description Status
December 08 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Unlocking bootloader kills the cameras Fixed
August 31 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Flex Mode issue with Flex Controls while listening to music Fix coming next month
November 01 Galaxy Z Fold 3 No 120Hz on the outer display Fix coming in next Beta
December 09 Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 Unable to take screenshots Unacknowledged
December 09 Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 Unable to stream video on Netflix, YouTube Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
December 09 Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 Images getting automatically deleted from Gallery Unacknowledged
December 27 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Hulu removes support for the Hulu app Unacknowledged
December 28 Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 Google Play System not working Fixed
February 14 Galaxy Z Fold 3 Network issues with T-Mobile Workaround

Featured image source: Samsung

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