Samsung has introduced One UI 3.1.1 version at the launching of Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 devices. Now, the users of Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20 & Note 20 are eagerly waiting for this version on their devices. Well, that may not going to happen after all. Samsung customer executive has today confirmed that the One UI 3.1.1 software version has only built for foldable phones. And company doesn’t have any plan to bring it to the older models. As per the previous report, One UI 3.1.1 was supposed to launch on Galaxy S21 at the end of this month.
The company executive further said he has confirmed it from the relevant department and got this answer. The new features and some app improvements will come to the older devices, but the version will stays to One UI 3.1 only. This decision could be taken by Samsung because it is preparing for One UI 4.0 Beta version. The company representative has already hinted beta version for Galaxy S21 series will open from next month. And Galaxy S20 & Galaxy Note 20 lineup will also join the beta testing.
Here is the official answer from the Samsung phone manager at South Korea. Below you will see translated answer from the image.
Hello, customer. I am a Samsung Electronics mobile phone manager. Thank you for using our Samsung Electronics products. Thank you for your patience. As a result of checking with the relevant department about the version of OneUI 3.1.1 you inquired about, 3.1.1 is the only version for the foldable model, and additionally improved apps and functions in that version will be provided in the form of software updates to the existing 3.1 version for some flagship models (3.1 There is no version change to .1.).
For the flagship application, the update will be provided on the 8/17th for the S20 first, and the S21 (planned for 8/25), N20, etc. will be updated sequentially thereafter. It will be expanded to some flagship models. (OneUI version remains the same as before, 3.1) I hope the answer is helpful, and I sincerely wish you health and happiness. thank you.
As per the answer, some One UI 3.1.1 features for the older devices will release in the last week of this month. After that, we could hear more about One UI 4.0 Beta.