Samsung Galaxy S21, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung launched back in January 2021 and is currently the top priority of Samsung in terms of software updates.
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The Galaxy S21 series has already received the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update globally, the rollout program is currently in progress. The Galaxy S21 has three models:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Current Software Update Status:
Samsung Galaxy S21 series is now getting the Stable One UI 4.0 update, based on Android 12. About the latest security patch, the Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G are running the November 2021 security patch.
Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4.0 Release Date:
According to the latest information, the Galaxy S21 series has now started receiving the stable One UI 4.0 update in several regions. You can check the complete One UI 4.0 roadmap below.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Update Status:
After the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 devices, the company has now started rolling out the stable One UI 4.0 update.
Samsung One UI 4.0 beta program for the Galaxy S21 devices was available in India, the UK, Korea, China, Germany, and the US.
The new One UI user interface brings a unified mobile experience to Galaxy smartphones through simplified and streamlined interactions and a clean and elegant design.
One UI 4 also brings improved customization options. The theme options let the users adjust the look and functionality of their device, giving them tools to configure their home screens, icons, notifications, wallpapers, and much more. Plus, redesigned, upgraded widgets offer deep customization — from visibility to appearance. Users also get convenient access to a more robust and diverse array of emojis all in one place, so they can effortlessly navigate their options to enjoy richer communication experiences.
The new One UI 4 also brings enhanced privacy and protection functions that make it easier for users to understand exactly how their data are being used to customize their settings and deliver a more personalized mobile experience. Indicators alert users to app camera and microphone usage, so they can instantly disable permissions if they don’t want to grant access.
The One UI 4 also expands on Android 12’s permission options, allowing users to view their permissions history from the last seven days, not just the last 24 hours. They can also check the current data usage of both their permissions and their apps.
- It also adds the RAM Plus feature.
In the stable One UI 4.0 update, some users are facing screen refresh rate issues. Due to this bug, the refresh rate automatically gets reverted from 120Hz to 60Hz just after the user stops touching the display. It has now been fixed via a software update.
- Samsung has fixed the above issues in the latest stable update.
- The company has now stopped the One UI 4.0 rollout in Korea due to the Google Play issue.
In this tracker, we will keep you updated regarding all the info for this flagship series. We will cover every news related to the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update.
Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4.0 Latest News:
Update 8, December 22 (09:24 ET) ― One UI 4.0 issue
One UI 4.0 rollout stops
According to Sammy Fans, the Samsung Community moderator in South Korea confirmed that Google and Samsung working to resolve the issue related to Google Play.
Samsung is rapidly working to fix that issue and will resume the Galaxy S21 Android 12 release as soon as possible.
- In addition, the Galaxy S21 series will get the One UI 4.1 update in February 2022.
Note: JANUARY 05, 2022
- Samsung resumed the One UI 4.0 rollout for the Galaxy S21 series.
Update 7, December 05 (02:14 ET) ― One UI 4.0 News
One UI 4.0 for other regions and carriers
- The Galaxy S21 series users in Canada will get the stable One UI 4.0 update on December 6, 2021. Previously, it was scheduled for November 23.
- Xfinity Mobile carrier in the US has released the stable One UI 4.0 update for the Galaxy S21 series.
Update 6, November 24 (11:37 ET) ― A fix for the 120Hz refresh rate issue
A fix is here for the 120Hz refresh rate bug
Samsung has now released a new stable One UI 4.0 update to fix the 120Hz refresh rate issue. The update is rolling out on the Verizon network.
Update 5, November 24 (00:10 ET) ― A fix is coming soon for the 120Hz refresh rate
Fix for the 120Hz refresh rate bug is coming soon
According to Sammy Fans, the stable One UI 4.0 update has a screen refresh rate-related issue for the Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S21 series. Due to this bug, the refresh rate automatically gets reverted from 120Hz to 60Hz just after the user stops touching the display.
Now, an official moderator in Samsung Community US has mentioned that the team has escalated the issue, and engineers are working on a fix, however, the release timeline still remains unknown.
Update 4, November 17 (02:39 ET) ― Stable One UI 4.0 roadmap
One UI 4.0 rollout roadmap
Samsung has now shared the official One UI 4.0 rollout plan in the US and India.
- The company also started the One UI 4.0 rollout in the US and India.
Update 3, November 15 (10:29 ET) ― Stable One UI 4.0 rolling out
Stable One UI 4.0 update rolling out
Samsung has now started rolling out the stable version of One UI 4.0, based on Android 12. The update brings new features and visual changes, including new privacy controls and personalization options. The Galaxy S21 series will receive the update first, followed by the Z-series phones, Note-series, S-series models, and others.
Update 2, November 14 (08:40 ET) ― Stable One UI 4.0 release date
Stable Release Date – Canada’s Telus and Brazil
According to the info, Canadian network service provider Telus announced that the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update will be released to the Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
Samsung Brazil also shares One UI 4.0 roadmap, according to that roadmap, the Galaxy S21 devices will get the stable update in January 2022.
Update 1, November 11 (10:36 ET) ― Next version could be stable One UI 4.0
The next version could be stable One UI 4.0
According to the latest news, there won’t be any new One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21 series phones. On the other hand, the company confirmed that it’s rapidly working to fix all the bugs and issues of the fourth Beta build and start the rollout of the stable One UI 4.0 update globally.
However, the Korean Beta Operations Manager didn’t disclose a time frame when will the stable Android 12 and One UI 4.0 update release.
NOVEMBER 02, 2021: One UI 4.0 Beta 4
Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 4.0 beta 4 to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The software versions are: G998BXXU3ZUK1 / G998BOXM3ZUK1 / G99xBXXU3ZUK1.
OCTOBER 28, 2021: Beta registration closed in Korea
Samsung closed One UI 4.0 beta registration in Korea for the Galaxy S21 series.
OCTOBER 24, 2021: New Beta in India
Samsung is now releasing the 2nd One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra in India.
OCTOBER 20, 2021: One UI 4.0 Beta 3
Samsung released the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta 3 build for the S21 devices in South Korea.
- OCTOBER 18, 2021: One UI 4.0 Beta in China
- Samsung Galaxy S21 devices are now receiving One UI 4.0 beta in China.
OCTOBER 14, 2021: One UI 4.0 Stable release date
Samsung will release the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in December 2021.
OCTOBER 05, 2021: One UI 4.0 Beta 2
Samsung started rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta 2 update. The rollout of the update is currently underway in South Korea and Germany.
OCTOBER 01, 2021: T-Mobile testing Android 12
It seems like the US network carrier, T-Mobile, is developing the Android 12 OS for the Galaxy S21 series. After this stage, there will be a testing phase before the final rollout.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021: One UI 4.0 Beta 1
Samsung today launched its One UI 4 Beta Program for Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones (Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra). The One UI 4 is based on the Android 12 operating system (OS) and introduces new and improved customization and privacy capabilities that give users control over many aspects of their mobile experience.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021:
According to the latest information, Samsung found some severe performance-related issues and working very rapidly to fix them as soon as possible. In order to find and fix those bugs, Samsung has delayed the One UI 4 Beta rollout to October.
SEPTEMBER 02, 2021:
According to the report, Samsung’s One UI 4.0 Beta brings new charging animation, which looks more interesting compared to the One UI 3.0. The One UI 4 Beta’s brand new charging animation features a graphical round cycle alongside the battery percentage in the center.
AUGUST 31, 2021:
Samsung has started the One UI 4.0 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series users and now can enroll for the One UI 4.0 beta through the Samsung Members app, currently only in Korea.
AUGUST 29, 2021:
Samsung has started updating its application with Android 12 Support. It means we are reaching the door to welcome the One UI 4.0 Beta program, which will start first for the Galaxy S21 devices.
AUGUST 27, 2021:
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra spotted running Android 12. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has now appeared running Android 12 OS (One UI 4.0) on Geekbench. It could possibly be the Android 12 Beta build running on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. FYI, Samsung hasn’t yet officially started the Android 12 beta program.
AUGUST 22, 2021:
According to Samsung US (via Sammy Fans), the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users can now discuss and share their feedback for the upcoming One UI 4 update based on Android 12. Moreover, you can also share tips for the unreleased One UI version 4.
JULY 05, 2021:
Samsung is likely to start the One UI 4.0 early beta program for the Galaxy S21 series in the coming week. Samsung has been testing Android 12 and One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy S21 series for a couple of weeks, and it may speed up the development in the next few days and start testing it on more devices. The company is rumored to soon start the One UI 4.0 beta program.
*We will regularly update this Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 update tracker, stay tuned…