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Samsung Galaxy Fold Android 11 (One UI 3.0) Update Timeline

Updated on January 26, 2021: Finally, Samsung rolled the Android 11 based on One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy Fold globally with software version F900FXXU4DUA1. It brings all Android 11 and One UI 3.0 goodies introduced in Galaxy S21 series.

Updated on January 05,  2021: Samsung started seeding December 2020 security patch globally for the device with build number F900FXXS4CTK1.

Updated on December 05, 2020: Today Samsung rolled the December 2020 security patch for the device with build number F907BXXS4CTK1. The update is still based on Android 10. Well, Samsung recently promised to roll out the Android 11 update to Galaxy Fold on February 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Fold has just been launched and is the center of attraction for Android enthusiasts. It’s one of the first foldable smartphones by Samsung which can fold to give a full tablet view. Though it got into a broken-screen fiasco, the device was re-launched quickly after the issue was resolved. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC processor which is paired with 12GB of RAM. In the display department, it sports a Foldable AMOLED display of 7.3 inches with 1536 x 2152 pixel resolutions. The Galaxy Fold is available in options of  12GB/512GB of memory and storage. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy Fold 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 Fold Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy Fold was announced in February 2019 which sports a 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2152 x 1536 pixels with 362 PPI pixel density. The device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie and backed by a 4380 mAh battery (Non-removable).

As far as the camera concerned, the device has a Triple-camera setup with 12MP + 12MP + 16MP primary sensors and a selfie camera with an 10MP + 8MP lens. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. etc. The Samsung Galaxy Fold come with a side fingerprint sensor feature.

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:

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  • 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 Fold 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 Fold

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 Samsung Galaxy Fold 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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