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Samsung Galaxy A71 Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Updated on December 02, 2020: Samsung today rolled the November 2020 security patch around the globe with build number A715FXXU3ATK1.

Samsung has released the Galaxy A71 which packs in some decent mid-range specs. For instance, you get a Snapdragon 730 processor with 6/8 GB of RAM, a massive 4500 mAh battery, a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, and up to 128 GB of onboard storage. In the camera department, you get a quad-camera setup with 64 MP in the back and a 32 MP selfie camera with (f/2.2) lens. Moreover, the Galaxy A71 also sports an under-display fingerprint scanner which is pretty common for every smartphone. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy A71 Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.

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 A71 Android 11 (Android R) update timeline

Samsung Galaxy A71 Specifications:

The handset came with a 6.7-inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels resolution that has a 20:9 aspect ratio and protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. As we mentioned above, it runs on Android 10.0 over One UI 2.0 by default. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, paired with Adreno 618 GPU.

It has 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage which is expandable via a dedicated MicroSD card slot. The device packs a quad rear camera setup of 64MP (wide, f/1.8) + 12MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) + 5MP (macro, f/2.4) + 5MP (depth sensor, f/2.2) lens along with an LED flash, Panorama, HDR, PDAF, etc. On the front side, the handset sports a 32MP (wide, f/2.2) selfie shooter with AI Face Unlock, HDR, Beauty mode, etc.

In terms of the connectivity options, the handset features a 3.5mm audio jack, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NFC, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C port, USB OTG, etc. While the device has some of the major sensors like an optical under-display fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity, compass sensor. It packs a decent 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.

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. 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

What’s New in One UI 3.0?

samsung one ui 3.0 android 11

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.

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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 A70 users are waiting in anticipation for the OneUI 3.0 Android 11 update. In this regard, this update tracker shall help you out.

 Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy A71

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 Samsung Galaxy A71 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.

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