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List of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets eligible for the One UI 6.1 update

Samsung promises four generations of Android updates, but some older devices do not make the cut, unfortunately.
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January 17, 2024

Once upon a time, the Android community did not like Samsung’s UX. However, the company has done a beautiful turnaround with One UI. Although One UI is feature-rich, Samsung has smartly packed it with enough sensible features to keep the average user and the enthusiast happy. Samsung has also massively improved its update consistency, becoming one of the best among Android brands. One UI is now on track for its latest One UI 6.1 update based on Android 14; these eligible Samsung devices will get the update!

Samsung One UI 6.1 rollout schedule

One UI 6 is already available across a large number of Samsung Galaxy devices, and now Samsung is gearing up to deliver One UI 6.1.

One UI 6.1 launched with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. It is a minor update compared to the full One UI 6 platform update, but we still expect Samsung to roll it out to its entire eligible portfolio of devices.

Samsung has confirmed to Android Authority that several new AI features introduced with the Galaxy S24 series will land on previously released Samsung devices with One UI 6.1. We expect betas to begin soon and the stable release to follow soon. At present, Samung has confirmed that the One UI 6.1 update should reach the following devices within the first half of 2024.

  • Galaxy S23 series
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Tab S9 series

We’ll update this article with more information once we have confirmation from Samsung.

One UI 6.1 test builds have also been spotted for these devices so far:

  • Galaxy S22 series
  • Galaxy S21 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A34

We expect the first One UI 6.1 stable builds (outside of the Galaxy S24 series) to be released within January-February 2024, likely starting with the Galaxy S23 series and gradually making its way across the rest of Samsung’s lineup.

Samsung usually prioritizes its flagships and new devices before updating older flagships and budget devices. If your device was launched in 2023, you are in a good position to receive the update this year.

These Samsung Galaxy devices are getting the One UI 6 update

Samsung has not disclosed its full list of One UI 6.1 eligible devices. However, we can reasonably ascertain whether a device is eligible for the update based on Samsung’s four-generation Android update promise.

Galaxy S series

Samsung Galaxy S23 series family photo
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

From the flagship devices, we expect the following to receive the update to One UI 6.1 based on Android 14:

  • Galaxy S24 series (already launched with One UI 6.1):
    • Galaxy S24
    • Galaxy S24 Plus
    • Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 series:
    • Galaxy S23
    • Galaxy S23 Plus
    • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 series:
    • Galaxy S22
    • Galaxy S22 Plus
    • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 series:
    • Galaxy S21
    • Galaxy S21 Plus
    • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S21 FE

The Galaxy S20 series is missing from this list as it will not be updated to One UI 6 and 6.1 but will continue receiving security patches.

Foldables: Galaxy Z Fold series and Galaxy Z Flip series

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 back panel
Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Amongst the foldables, the following are expected to be updated:

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip are missing from this list as they will not be updated to One UI 6 and 6.1, but they will continue to receive security patches.

Galaxy A series

samsung galaxy a54 using cameras
Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Samsung’s A-series is very popular across the world, and a lot of users of these devices will appreciate this update:

  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A52 series:
    • Galaxy A52 5G
    • Galaxy A52s
  • Galaxy A34
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A25
  • Galaxy A24
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A15 series:
    • Galaxy A15
    • Galaxy A15 5G
  • Galaxy A14 series:
    • Galaxy A14
    • Galaxy A14 5G
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A05 series:
    • Galaxy A05
    • Galaxy A05s
  • Galaxy A04 series:
    • Galaxy A04
    • Galaxy A04s

Note that some of the mentioned devices in the budget range may get the stripped-down “One UI Core” version of the update if they were launched with One UI Core. So, they will not receive the complete One UI 6 and 6.1 experience and may miss out on features that require more powerful hardware.

The Galaxy A51 is missing from this list as it will not be updated to One UI 6 and 6.1 but will continue receiving security patches.

Galaxy M series and Galaxy F series

Samsung’s M-series and F-series are exclusive to India, and these devices will receive One UI 6 and 6.1:

  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M34 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23
  • Galaxy M14
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M04
  • Galaxy F54
  • Galaxy F34
  • Galaxy F23
  • Galaxy F14 5G
  • Galaxy F04

As mentioned, some of the budget devices were launched with the stripped-down “One UI Core” version, and they will remain on that same path, missing out on some One UI 6 and 6.1 features.

Galaxy Tablets

samsung galaxy tab s9 plus display
Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Even Samsung’s tablets will receive some One UI 6.1 love:

  • Galaxy Tab S9 series:
    • Galaxy Tab S9
    • Galaxy Tab S9 Plus
    • Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series:
    • Galaxy Tab S8
    • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
    • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab A9
  • Galaxy Tab A9 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus do not make the cut as they were announced with Android 10 and have already received their three-generation upgrades up to Android 13. Samsung’s “four-generation of Android updates” promise was announced after their launch and is, hence, not applicable.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE was launched with Android 11. There is ambiguity on how many Android updates it will receive. But even under Samsung’s older “three-generation” policy, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is eligible for Android 14.

Rugged devices

Samsung’s rugged device portfolio hasn’t seen a lot of entries in the past years, so the list of devices getting One UI 6.1 is quite small:

  • Galaxy Xcover 7
  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab Active 5

If your device is not mentioned in the list above, it will unlikely receive the update to One UI 6. Samsung may graciously decide to extend the update to your device to get some of the One UI 6 features, but the chances of this happening are meager. Further, this will happen only after all the devices mentioned above have received updates, so be prepared for a long wait. If your device is not mentioned, it is also very old, and we recommend exploring a newer Samsung Galaxy phone.

FAQs

You can check the list mentioned above to know if your device is eligible for the One UI 6 update.

Yes, One UI 6 and One UI 6.0 are referring to the same update.