The Samsung Galaxy A21s has been launched recently in June 2020 that runs on Android 10 on the top of One UI 2.0 out-of-the-box. It has a 6.5-inches PLS TFT display, HD+ resolution, Exynos 850 SoC, Mali-G52 GPU, 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB of onboard storage, 48MP quad rear cameras, a 13MP selfie camera, a 5000mAh battery, 15W fast charging, and other major sensors with connectivity options. As the Android 11 official stable version is a couple of months away to release, most of the Galaxy A21s users are eagerly waiting for the Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update. Let’s take a look.
Google has released the Android 11 Public Beta build for the Google Pixel devices and Project Treble supported Android devices in June 2020 and recently the 2nd beta build has arrived with some other improvements. The Android 11 (R) beta build is already running very well and OnePlus becomes the first non-Pixel OEM to push Android 11 Developer Preview 2 beta update to its OnePlus 8 lineup devices. We also know that Samsung is also quite faster and active enough in order to push the latest Android OS updates to its eligible devices.
Google is expected to release the official stable Android 11 update in September 2020 just like every year and then most of the smartphone OEMs will gonna started cooking the Android 11 Developer Preview beta build the program for its eligible devices and Samsung isn’t an exception here. However, it’s also worth mentioning that Samsung can literally compete Google and a couple of the brands in terms of providing faster or exact timeframe to deliver Android OS update or security patchset. Now, all the interested Samsung Galaxy A21s users can check the Android 11 (One UI 3.0) Update Status Tracker.
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What’s on Android 11?
The Android 11 Public Beta 2 is here and Google is planning to roll-out one more update e,g 3rd beta build in August before the release of the stable Android 11 update publicly. You can check out what’s new and what’s changed in Android 11 Beta.
Looking at Google’s Android OS version release process, the announcement would take place in September 2020 expectedly. The much-awaited Android 11 brings so many features and other improvements that you will gonna miss on Android 10 badly. Now, let’s take a quick look at the features below.
Android 11 Features
- 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
One UI 3.0 and Their Expected Features
As the name suggests, the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) will be the successor of the latest generation One UI 2.0 (Android 10). Google has already released the 2nd Android 11 Public Beta build officially with the platform stability for the help of app developers. Next, the Android 11 official stable version is expected to release in September 2020 and we hope that Samsung will gonna release its first beta build of One UI 3.0 to Samsung Galaxy S20 units most probably.
The expected One UI 3.0 beta update recruitment may start in November 2020 and will be rolled out to the eligible devices in batches. It’s needless to say the One UI 3.0 will be inspired and based on all the native Android 11 features and other goodies. Here we’ve shared some of the expected features below.
- Improved Gesture Navigation: With the One UI 3.0, users can easily configure and use the sensitivity of the back button or swipe gesture. Additionally, users can lower the sensitivity level on the left edge from the gestures option.
- No Need To Unlock After Reboot: With the help of the ‘Resume on reboot’ option, the device apps can resume normally and receive messages after a reboot without unlocking the screen or giving any authentication.
- View Current Refresh Rate: Google has finally included the option to see the current refresh rate limit on the screen if enabled by the Developer options.
- Use Bluetooth Headphones In Airplane Mode: Unlike the previous Android OS, you can simply turn on Airplane mode along with the Bluetooth. That means even if you enable Airplane mode, the connectivity option like Bluetooth won’t turn off anymore.
- Send Images In Notification Replies: You can now send images directly to sender from the message notification panel easily. Simply choose Reply and you will be able to attach pictures in that conversation.
Additionally, the upcoming One UI 3.0 update may bring improved Keyboard transition, better foldable support, improved 5G support, Wireless debugging, and better support for waterfall display devices, improved app permissions for location & privacy control, improved dark mode, chat bubbles, improved call screening, improved screenshot management, and more.
Samsung Galaxy A21s Android 11 Release Status:
Till date, Samsung hasn’t announced the Android 11 Beta update roadmap or expected schedule for its eligible devices. We all know that Samsung Galaxy devices are eligible to receive two major Android updates in two years. As the Samsung Galaxy A21s has recently released with Android 10 updated, the device will gonna receive the official stable Android 11 (R) update either in Q4 2020 or in early 2021 expectedly.
However, there is no official statement available yet by Samsung yet for the Galaxy A21s One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update. We may have to wait for a while and till then stay tuned for more info.