Samsung is a popular brand that everyone knows because of their specialization in every area. Samsung has products in every category. Two years before, the brand came with its refreshed “A” series devices. And back on March 18, the brand announced new Galaxy A41. This is the successor for the Galaxy A40, which was unveiled last year. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy A41 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. With that said, Samsung launched the Galaxy A41 in February 2020 with Android 10 out of the box. In this article, we will give you a quick glance at all when the Samsung Galaxy A41 will get with Android 11.
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 the Galaxy A41. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.
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 A41
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 A41 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.
Galaxy A41 Specifications:
The Samsung Galaxy A41 sports a 6.1 inches Super AMOLED Infinity U display with a Full HD+ resolution i.e. with 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9, a pixel density of 461 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ). Coming to the protection for the front, the brand doesn’t specify about it. It has a plastic back, so no protection to the back of the device. Under the display has also an in-display optical fingerprint scanner. Interestingly this device comes with IP68 protection. This means that the device can withstand up to 1.5 for 30 minutes. This is a much-appreciated feature for mid-range smartphones. Coming to the internals of Galaxy A41, it sports the MediaTek P65 SoC and this SoC is built on the 12nm process. It is rare that Samsung uses MediaTek SoCs for its smartphones.
Even though they use Snapdragon SoCs for their flagships which aren’t available everywhere. Some mid-range smartphones also get Snapdragon SoCs like the Galaxy A70, A71, and so on. This octa-core Helio P65 includes two Cortex A75 cores which clock at 2.0 GHz, other six lower Cortex A55 cores which clock at 1.7 GHz. To the GPU side, it has the ARM Mali G52 MC2 GPU. Talking about memory options, it is available only in a single variant. That said, it is available in 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage. Further, this is also expandable via the micro SD card up to 512GB. The device has a dedicated SIM card slot for this.
Coming to the optics, the Samsung Galaxy A41 has a triple rear camera setup which is arranged vertically to the top left of the device along with the flash. This triple rear camera setup includes a primary 48MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture value and with PDAF. This sensor pairs with a secondary 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture value. And finally, it gets a tertiary 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture value. To the front, the device gets a 25MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture value. The rear can shoot videos up to 2160 @ 30fps and the front can shoot up to 1080 @ 30fps. On the software front, it runs on the One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.
The Samsung Galaxy A41 packs a 3,500 mAh battery which charges over a USB type C port. And it also supports for 15W fast charging tech from the brand. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, and USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Other sensors in this smartphone include accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and ANT+. This device is available in three color options namely the Black, White, and Blue.