Samsung Galaxy A11 Android 11 (Android R) update timeline

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New Update on December 29, 2020: Samsung rolled the December 2020 security patch in Sri Lanka with software version A115FXXU1ATL1. The update is based on Android 10 and not the new Android 11.

New Update on November 24, 2020: Today Samsung rolled the November 2020 security patch for the Galaxy A11 with build number A115MUBS1ATK3 in the South American region.

The Korean giant, Samsung, has constantly been releasing smartphones under the “A” series since it came back in 2018. Along with this series, Samsung has been launching several models to attract customers and get more market share. Back on March 14, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A11. This is the successor to the last year’s Galaxy A10s.

Google has recently rolled out the Android 11 update for the Google Pixel series. Recently Samsung started rolling the One UI 3.0 beta (Android 11) for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, and many more. You can check out more details of Samsung One UI 3.0 here.Samsung Galaxy A11

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Galaxy A11 Specifications:

The Samsung Galaxy A11 comes with a 6.40 inches TFT display with an HD+ resolution, i.e., with a resolution of 720×1560 pixels. It has a pixel density of 268 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ), a screen to body ratio of 81.6 percent, and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. The rear of the smartphone is made up of plastic, and the frame is too made up of plastic. Coming to internals specs, this device comes with an Octa-core SoC that clocks at 1.8GHz. Taking about the memory options, it is available in two variants i.e. with 2 and 3GB of RAM.

While it is available only in a single internal storage variant with 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, further, this internal storage is expandable via a micro SD card up to 512GB, through the dedicated SIM card slot. This device is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. This is a really nice touch from the brands that everyone wants in a budget smartphone.

Talking about the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy A11 on the rear packs a triple camera setup. This triple rear camera setup includes a 13MP primary camera with an aperture value of f/1.8. This pairs with a secondary 2MP depth sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. Finally, to the setup, it sports the tertiary 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2. This setup can shoot HDR photos and can record videos up to 1080 in 30fps. This device sports an 8MP camera on the front for shooting selfies, which come with an aperture value of f/2.0.

The Samsung Galaxy A11 packs a 4000 mAh battery and still charges over a micro USB port. But this device comes with support for Samsung’s proprietary fast-charging i.e. of 15W charging. The device runs on the latest OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10. Talking about security measures, it comes with a physical fingerprint scanner at the rear and also comes with support for face unlock. Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy A11 include Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. Coming to the dimensions, it measures 161.40 x 76.30 x 8.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs about 177.00 grams. It is available in four color options, namely the Black, White, Blue, and Red.

Android 11 – Overview

Android 11 is the eleventh iteration of Google’s own OS (Operating System). It was released on September 8, 2020, and rolled out to their Pixel phones on day one. Later, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme rolled the beta update for their flagship device on the same day.  Here is the feature list of Android 11:

  • 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

What’s New in One UI 3.0?

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There are a plethora of new and noteworthy features in the third iteration of One UI. To begin with, there are tons of new visual design changes. These include the smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications as well as much smoother motion. Along the same lines, you also get improved animations and haptic feedback. Then with the enhanced dynamic memory allocation, improved performance is also on the cards.

You would also be witnessing changes to the Home screen and Lock screen. Likewise, new widgets, a new dynamic lock screen, and the ability to edit the Always On Display are also there. Then, changes to Calls and chats and the revamped Settings page would also be appreciated with one and all. Apart from that, there is a slew of changes to the Samsung keyboard, Productivity, and Device Control as well.

All these coupled with the plethora of new Android 11 features such as One Time Permissions, Chat bubbles, and Dark Mode schedule would prove to be the icing on the cake. So with such a long list of features, no doubt Galaxy A11 users are waiting in anticipation for the OneUI 3.0 Android 11 update. In this regard, this update tracker shall help you out.

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 Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy A11

Since Samsung is quite busy 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 A11 users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the masses. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.

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