Galaxy S21 FE One UI 6.1 Update Tracker

Track One UI 6.1 progress for your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE with our most up-to-date tracker.

What’s New in One UI 6.1

Samsung hasn’t detailed changes in One UI 6.1 yet; however, from the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event, we know that One UI 6.1 is mainly about AI.

One UI 6.1 includes many Galaxy AI features, but the sad part is that they are not coming to Galaxy S21 FE. Samsung will only bring One UI 6.1 with Galaxy AI features to newer models.

So, what does One UI 6.1 have to offer to S21 FE and older Galaxy devices? Well, it contains smoother animations, performance tweaks, and some new and improved camera features, such as improved single-take mode, a new long-exposure feature, and the ability to colorize B&W images.

One UI 6.1 could also bring cross-device video editing support and HDR video support in social apps, such as Instagram.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE One UI 6.1 Update Progress

[May 17, 2024]: One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S21 FE heading to India. The update is available for both Exynos and Snapdragon variants of the smartphone with the following firmware versions:

  • Galaxy S21 FE (Exynos): G990EXXU8FXD3
  • Galaxy S21 FE (Snapdragon): G990B2XXU6GXD6

Sadly, the update brings zero AI feaures. Besides the non-AI changes, the update package includes the April 2024 security patch. If you’re still waiting for the One UI 6.1 update, go to Settings > Software updates and hit the Download and install button.

[May 16, 2024]: The Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S21 FE is already getting the One UI 6.1 update in many regions, and now it’s rolling out to the Exynos model as well. Currently, the Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 FE users are getting the update in Thailand, with more regions to follow in the coming days and weeks.

[May 14, 2024]: After the US, Samsung is rolling out the One UI 6.1 update to Galaxy S21 FE users in Europe. The update is rolling out with the firmware version G990B2XXU6GXD6 and requires you to download a bulky update package of over 2GB.

[May 13, 2024]: Finally! Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is getting the much-awaited One UI 6.1 update. Currently, it’s rolling to the T-Mobile network carrier in the US and should expand to more regions in the coming days and weeks.

The One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S21 FE has a firmware version G990U2SQU8GXDG and a download size of around 2.2GB. The update also includes the April 2024 security patch for enhanced security and privacy.

[May 11, 2024]: Samsung could bring One UI 6.1 to the Galaxy S21 FE next week. According to a tipster @theonecid, the One UI 6.1 update will roll out to the Galaxy S21 FE users in Canada on May 14.

Other Galaxy S21 models have also received a few Galaxy AI features, and hopefully, they’ll come to Galaxy S21 FE as well.

[May 2, 2024]: One UI 6.1 is rolling out to the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra, but it doesn’t include the Galaxy S21 FE. Hopefully, Samsung won’t take more than a few days to bring it to the Galaxy S21 FE.

[March 27, 2024]: Samsung’s One UI 6.1 rollout begins, starting with the Galaxy S23 series. There’s no official rollout schedule yet for the S21 FE, but we can expect it to be released at the end of April or early May 2024.

[March 20, 2024]: You can still hope for Galaxy AI features on the Galaxy S21 FE. During Samsung’s 55th annual general shareholders meeting held earlier today, the company’s MX CEO TM Roh said he is reviewing if Galaxy AI features can be brought to older phones.

This doesn’t mean that Galaxy AI features are coming to the Galaxy S21 FE for sure, but there’s some hope, at least.

[March 15, 2024]: The March 2024 security update is rolling out to Verizon Galaxy S21 FE 5G users in the US. (via)

[March 11, 2024]: The Galaxy S21 FE moves a step closer to its One UI 6.1 release, as a March 2024 test build has been spotted on the server, indicating that Samsung is actively testing the upcoming One UI 6.1 release for the device.

[February 22, 2024]: The February 2024 security update is now available for Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 FE owners in India. Last week, the Snapdragon variant got the update, and now the time has come for the Exynos users. The update arrives with the firmware version G990EXXU7FWK5 and has a download size of 240MB.

[February 21, 2024]: Samsung has now officially confirmed that One UI 6.1 will start rolling out in late March 2024. Sadly, this rollout timeline is for devices that are eligible for Galaxy AI, which includes the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9 series.

Samsung didn’t announce when the next One UI upgrade will be available for older devices that won’t get Galaxy AI.

[February 20, 2024]: The February update for Galaxy S21 FE makes its way to Europe. Users can identify the software package by the firmware version G990BXXS6FXA7.

[February 17, 2024]: The Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S21 FE models are getting the February 2024 security update in India. It comes with the firmware version G990B2XXS5FXA7 and a download size of around 310MB.

[February 10, 2024]: Samsung is rolling out the February 2024 security update to the Galaxy S21 FE users in the US. It’s rolling out to both locked and unlocked models with the following firmware versions:

  • Galaxy S21 FE (Locked): G990USQSAFXAI
  • Galaxy S21 FE (Unlocked): G990U1UESAFXAA

According to several tipsters, Samsung could start rolling out the One UI 6.1 update as early as next month. Hopefully, it won’t take long to reach the Galaxy S21 FE once the rollout begins.

[January 24, 2024]: According to a Samsung Community moderator, One UI 6.1 will start rolling out after the February security patch. It will be available for newer models first, such as S23 and S22, and then will be rolled out to the S21 series and S21 FE.

[January 23, 2024]: A Samsung executive told Tech Radar, “For now, we’re limiting Galaxy AI to last-gen devices.” It means that the Galaxy S21 FE won’t get Galaxy AI features. However, the phone is still eligible for the One UI 6.1 update, which should be rolled out in the coming months.

[December 10, 2023]: Samsung is internally testing One UI 6.1 build on the Galaxy S21 FE. It has been spotted on the test server with the build version S918NKSU2ZWX2 /S918NOKR2ZWX2 /S918NKSU2BWJA.

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