One UI 4.1.1 with Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices

Samsung’s One UI 4.1.1 is based on Android 12L and first appeared on devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. Samsung has already begun to roll out the UI 4.1.1 update globally today to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices, which should reach all users within the next few days.

In addition, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Z Fold have also been confirmed to receive the One UI 4.1.1 update by Samsung at some point, though no timeline has been provided.

Samsung is bringing new features to its older foldable and smartwatches. Older generations of Samsung foldable phones and smartwatches will soon be eligible to update to the latest versions of One UI, granting new features such as multitasking gestures, optimizations for large-screened devices, first-party app enhancements and a PC-like taskbar for phones, and new watch faces and customizations for Galaxy smartwatches.

Users of these older folding handsets will enjoy features such as the Taskbar, which allows you to quickly switch between applications and drag-and-drop apps to create a split view. A new two-finger gesture is also available for multitasking, allowing you to instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split your screen in half for improved productivity.

With larger screens, Samsung will have PC-like interactions such as the Taskbar could boost productivity on Galaxy handsets. Additional features coming to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 include the ability to adjust settings, make calls, dial back missed calls, and reply to texts (using voice-to-text) from the cover screen. In addition, it can take selfies with the primary camera using Rear Cam Selfie.

The One UI Watch 4.5 first got a full release on the Galaxy Watch 5 and is now also coming to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. That means six new interactive watch faces, additional customizations, and a new QWERTY keyboard. Samsung hasn’t provided a release date for the rollout of Watch 4.5

Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 have been confirmed by Samsung to be eligible for a separate software update around September. This refresh will deliver “selected features” from One UI Watch 4.5, such as two new watch faces, snore analysis, and blood pressure and ECG measuring support in the Samsung Health Monitor app.

One UI is a software overlay designed by Samsung Electronics for its Android devices driving Android 9 “Pie.” Succeeding Samsung Experience and TouchWiz, it is scheduled to make using larger smartphones easier and become more visually appealing. Some features of the UI are tweaked to check the colors that are based on the color of the user’s phone to provide more clarity.

It was revealed at Samsung’s developer conference in 2018 and in Galaxy Unpacked in February 2019 with the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Buds, and the Galaxy Fold. It is also the software coating for their smartwatch Tizen and Wears OS platform, which Samsung co-developed with Google.

One UI was devised as part of an ideal to make Samsung’s software and hardware “work together in perfect harmony” and deliver a more “natural” experience on large-screen mobiles. One UI displays most of the features in the Samsung Experience UX. A well-known design pattern in many of Samsung’s system applications is intentionally placing standard parts and user interface components along the middle of the screen rather than near the top.

It makes them easier to reach with a user’s thumb when using the device one-handed. For similar reasons, apps utilize large headers to push their main content towards the vertical center of the screen.

The navigation bar supports gestures and the usual 3-button system, while a system-wide “night mode” was also counted (which provides UI elements and supported applications with a shaded color scheme). As with Android Pie upstream, the Overview screen of recent apps employs a horizontal layout instead of the vertical layout of earlier versions.