Despite the ongoing pandemic that affected Samsung sales in the high-end segment, its mid-range smartphones flourished in the last year. The wave of good sales was certainly pushed by the Galaxy A51 sales. No wonder why the company is bringing powerful sequels with 4G and 5G this year. There are many owners of the Galaxy A51 that are still happy with the handset. Today users in India will have one more reason to keep the device for a while. Samsung is rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update in the Asian country.
The Galaxy A51 reached the market with Android 10-based One UI 2.0 firmware. A couple of months later, the device got One UI 2.1 and One UI 2.5 that were incremental upgrades based on the same underlying Android version. Earlier this month, Samsung started the rollout of Android 11-based One UI 3.0 for the handset. Now, it is finally reaching the subcontinent where Samsung has a large portion of the market, and the Galaxy A51 certainly is one of the reasons.
The Galaxy A51 is getting its first major Android update, two more will come
The One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy A51 comes with firmware version A515FXXU4DUB1. It introduces a bunch of new features based on Android 11 such as chat bubbles, one-time permission for apps, smart device controls, and more. As far as the One UI update is concerned, it revamps the user interface with a set of changes and new features. Worth noting that the new firmware also brings the latest security patch available in February 2021. So far, Samsung has been bringing its updates with the latest available security patch, and this is praisable for a company with a heavily-customized skin.
Since this update is rolling out in a gradual manner, it may take a couple of days to reach all eligible units. You can try your luck with the system by checking Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. There you can check whether your handset has got the update. The update is just the beginning of the Android 11 road for the Galaxy A51 users. We expect the brand to also bring the One UI 3.1 update in the future and the subsequent versions.
The Galaxy A51 is an important phone for Samsung, this became evident when the brand promised three generations of Android updates for it. Based on this, users can also expect the One UI 4.0 and One UI 5.0 updates based on Android 12 and 13 respectively. This is the same level of support promised for some of the company flagships.