Samsung’s other popular A series phones are also expected to start receiving Android 11 soon.
What you need to know
- Samsung has started rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update to the Galaxy A51.
- The update brings a revamped UI design, the February 2021 security patch, and all major Android 11 features.
- It will take a few weeks for the update to become widely available.
After upgrading nearly all its recent flagship devices to Android 11, Samsung is now shifting focus to its mid-range Galaxy A-series lineup. The Galaxy A51, which is one of the company’s best cheap Android phones, has now started receiving the stable Android 11 update.
As per SamMobile, the stable Android 11 update for the Galaxy A51 arrives as version A515FXXU4DUB1 and is currently rolling out to users in Russia. It brings pretty much all the Android 11 features you would expect – including one-time permissions, chat bubbles, improved media controls, and Conversation notifications.
Additionally, the update brings One UI 3.0 features like an improved dark mode, more AOD customization options, UI tweaks, more intuitive volume controls, as well as new Digital Wellbeing features. Samsung has also included the latest February 2021 Android security patch with the update.
Since the stable Android 11 update for the Galaxy A51 has arrived slightly earlier than expected, it will probably not take very long for Samsung to commence the rollout in other markets around the world. The 5G variant of the phone is also expected to receive the update in the coming weeks.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
$275 at Samsung
$425 at Amazon
$425 at Best Buy
The Galaxy A51 5G is one of the most affordable 5G-enabled phones you can find in the U.S. right now. Aside from 5G connectivity, the phone also features a gorgeous AMOLED display and provides reliable battery life.