The South-Korean OEM Samsung has recently launched its A-series entry-level budget category smartphone named Samsung Galaxy A01. The device runs on Android 10 on-the-top of One UI 2.0 skin. Speaking about the handset, it has an HD+ display, an octa-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, etc. Meanwhile, the device looks awesome in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with a waterdrop notch. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy A01 Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.
Google has recently rolled out Android 11 Developer Preview update for the developers. It is now made available to the Google Pixel series. For Samsung, Nothing is confirmed as of yet! As soon as the Android 11 is made available to the OEMs, it is likely that Samsung will start rolling out beta updates for their flagship devices. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.
Samsung Galaxy A01 Specifications:
The Galaxy A01 packs a 5.7-inches IPS LCD HD+ display with 720×1560 pixels resolution. It’s equipped with an octa-core chipset, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The storage is expandable up to 512GB via a dedicated MicroSD card. It also sports a 13MP (wide, f/2.2) + a 2MP (depth sensor, f/2.4) lens with Auto Focus, an LED flash, and more. While the front packs a 5MP (f/2.0) selfie camera that has some modes like AI Portrait, face detection, and more.
The handset is backed by a decent non-removable 3,000mAh battery. In terms of the connectivity options, the device packs a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, MicroUSB 2.0 port, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio, and more. On the other side, the device features an ambient light sensor, proximity, an accelerometer sensor, and more.
Android 11 – Overview
The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.
Going by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs.
Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time, when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e. the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update. Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings:
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- New Notification History UI
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy A01
Supported Models are SM-A015F/DS (Global), SM-A015G/DS (India).
Since Samsung is quite busy in rolling out the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update for the devices and there are quite a few devices waiting in line. So, it seems unlikely that the Android 11 update announcement will be made anytime soon. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Galaxy A01 users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the Google Pixel devices. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.