Samsung Rolls Out One UI 6.1 Update for Another Mid-range Phone


One UI 6.1 Galaxy

The Samsung M53, which launched two years back, launched as a mid-range phone with good features. It comes with Dimensity 900, up to 8 GB of RAM, and a large 5000 mAh battery. The camera setup is decent as well, and it sports a 120 Hz AMOLED screen. All this, combined with the affordable price tagmade it quite popular among budget-centric buyers. Now, it has more features than before, thanks to One UI 6.1.

This is the first M-series phone to get the One UI 6.1 update. But, yes, it’s not the first mid-range device from Samsung to receive the update. Just recently, a good number of devices from the Galaxy F and Galaxy A series got the new update. However, it’s good to see Samsung rolling out the update to more budget-friendly devices.

About the One UI 6.1 Update on the Samsung Galaxy M53

Currently, the Samsung One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy M53 is rolling out to the Latin American regions. The update has a firmware version M536BXXU5EXD3, and the download is about 2.2 GB. One thing to note is that it doesn’t come with the latest May security updateInstead, it brings the April security patch, and it’s not clear whether Samsung will roll out a separate update for it.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G

If you’re in the Latin American region, check for updates on the phone’s settings to get your Samsung Galaxy M53 to One UI 6.1. Alternatively, you can download the firmware manually and flash it. However, note that this manual flashing process is for advanced users, and you should always make a data backup beforehand.

What New Features Does the Update Bring?

There are many new features on the new One UI 6.1 for Galaxy M53. Here’s a brief rundown:

Editing Features

The latest One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy M53 introduces several editing features. That includes the ability to copy an object or subject from one image and paste it into another. It also enhances image clipping accuracy. Additionally, the search quality within the Gallery app has been improved.

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Editing features on One UI 6.1

When it comes to editing videos, users can now adjust the playback speed for the entire video or specific segments. Projects from the Samsung Studio app can be exported to other Galaxy devices. This allows seamless continuation of editing on Galaxy M53 with One UI 6.1.

Many Customization Options On One UI 6.1 on Galaxy M53

Users can add effects and frames to wallpapers. For instance, the portrait effect can make people or pets in the image stand out from the background. The lock screen now offers new widgets, custom font options for the clock widget, and more placement options for the clock widget.

Alerts for alarms and reminders can now be personalized with One UI 6.1. For alarms, users can add AR Emojis, images, and videos. Reminder alerts can feature custom backgrounds or colors. In the Reminder app, users can pin reminder categories and customize icons for each category.

Customization features on One UI 6.1

App Updates

The Calendar app has a revamped settings screen and supports custom stickers. You can add up to two stickers per date. Modes can be reordered, toggled on or off from the home screen, and new conditions can be set for Routines.

One UI 6.1 also brings the improved Quick Share feature to the Galaxy M53. The new Samsung Find app. It helps track lost or stolen devices and allows location sharing with family and friends.

New control panel on One UI 6.1

Other New Enhancements With One UI 6.1

Samsung Internet now syncs web browser tab groups across Galaxy devices signed into the same Samsung account. With One UI 6.1, Samsung Cloud supports end-to-end encryption for better security. Also, Samsung Wallet now supports passkeys.

There are quick setting toggles. These provide easy access to microphone modes and video effects. The weather widget now displays more forecast data, and voice dictation can be used without hiding the Samsung Keyboard.

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