One UI 6.1 Update: Supported Devices, Rollout Timeline, Release Date, and More

Samsung’s One UI is one of the most popular Android custom skins in the world, and it gets better with each iteration. The latest version – One UI 6.1 – may seem like a minor bump over One UI 6.0, but it has a lot to offer to Galaxy smartphones and tablets. In this post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about One UI 6.1, including top features, eligible/supported devices, and rollout timeline.

One UI 6.1 debuted on the Galaxy S24 series. It brings cutting-edge AI features to the S24 phones, and those are also coming to some older Galaxy devices. Unfortunately, the list is very short, as the Galaxy AI features are only coming to select premium devices.

One UI 6.1: Top Features

Samsung has kept a similar One UI design language for several years. There haven’t been drastic UI changes, and that’s not changing with One UI 6.1, either. Instead, One UI 6.1 focuses on adding new features to the device and many improvements.

Here are the top One UI 6.0 features:

1. Circle to Search: This AI feature lets you search for any items showing up on your screen. Just hold down on the home button and circle the item you want to search for. Your phone will quickly pull up appropriate Google Search results.

2. Generative AI Wallpapers: Samsung devices are getting the AI wallpaper feature with One UI 6.1, which debuted with the Pixel 8 series. You can choose from different categories and themes to produce unique and eye-catching images.

3. Slow-Mo Video: Thanks to Galaxy AI, you can convert any video stored on your device to slow-mo. It also works with videos that haven’t been taken using a Samsung device.

4. Live Translation During a Phone Call: It’s one of the best AI features coming to Galaxy devices. It lets you reply to people in languages you don’t speak. Galaxy AI can also translate the caller’s voice in real time. The best part is that the other person doesn’t even need to have a Samsung device.

5. AI Photo Expansion: The Gallery app in One UI 6.1 has AI capabilities that can expand pictures beyond their original borders. Many AI tools, such as Midjourney, can also do this, but having the feature built-in your phone and that too for free is always better any day.

6. Battery Protection: The Protect battery feature in One UI 6 is getting replaced by Battery Protection with more options in One UI 6.1. It lets you choose from three battery protection options: Basic, Adaptive, and Maximum.

  • Basic: Stops charging at 100% and resumes again at 95%.
  • Adaptive: Pauses charging at 80% and fills up the battery just before you wake up.
  • Maximum: Stops charging at 80%.

7. Note Assist: The Notes app in One UI 6.1 can summarize the texts for you. It can even format the notes, translate, and correct the spellings. If you take a lot of notes, these AI features can be incredibly useful.

8. Recording Assist: The new recording app can transcribe recordings and generate a short summary with bullet points.

9. Photo Assist: The Gallery app gets smarter with advanced intelligence. You can use it to move objects and people around in an image. You can also resize or remove them completely.

10. Browser Assist: The browser assist can give you a short summary of a webpage. It can also translate the web page into your preferred language. It has been baked into the Samsung Internet browser, but I’m not sure if Chrome and other browsers also support it.

11. Chat Assist: Samsung Keyboard also gets AI smartness. It can help you translate to different languages or change the conversational tone of the highlighted text. Since the feature is integrated into the Samsung Keyboard app, it should work with all the apps on your device.

12. Android Auto Assist: If there’s a chat going on, the AI will summarize and deliver the most important information. It will also offer contextual quick reply options based on the previous messages sent to you.

13. Quick Share: Google loves Samsung. The partnership merges Quick Share with Nerby Share. It means you can share files to any Android phone using Quick Share in One UI 6.1.

14. HDR Support: One UI 6.1 adds HDR support to social apps, such as Instagram and Snapchat. It means photos/videos you post and see on social apps will be shown in their full range of colors and contrast.

15. Lock Screen Widgets: Samsung brings back the widgets support on the lock screen. It was removed a couple of years ago, and now we have it again.

Check out video demos of Galaxy AI features here

One UI 6.1 Eligible/Supported Devices

All Samsung Galaxy devices that are eligible for One UI 6.0 will also get One UI 6.1.

Here’s the list:

Galaxy S series

Galaxy Z series

Galaxy A series

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy M53
  • Galaxy M34
  • Galaxy M33
  • Galaxy M23

Galaxy F series

Galaxy XCover series

  • Galaxy XCover 5 Pro
  • Galaxy XCover 6 Pro

Galaxy Tab series

Only These Samsung Devices Will Get Galaxy AI Features

All the devices listed above will get One UI 6.1, but not Galaxy AI. It will come to select premium Galaxy devices.

So far, these Galaxy devices have been confirmed to get Galaxy AI features:

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9+
  • Galaxy Tab S9

One UI 6.1 Release Date & Rollout Timeline

One UI 6.1 debuted on the Galaxy S24 series at the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event on January 17.

As of now, Samsung hasn’t revealed the One UI 6.1 timeline. However, the brand has confirmed that Galaxy AI features with One UI 6.1 will come to the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Fold 5, Flip 5, and Tab S9 series in the first half of 2024.

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Vicky Kumar is a passionate tech enthusiast and writer with a keen interest in the world of Android and Windows. Over the last three years, Vicky has been sharing insights, tips, and expert advice on these operating systems to help readers make the most of their devices and software. He has worked on websites, including GetDroidTips, OyPrice, and RootMyGalaxy. When not writing, he enjoys watching cricket highlights and exploring new apps.

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