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Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 update brings portrait mode for pets

The October 2021 Android security update is also included for good measure.
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October 20, 2021
Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 nestled screen
Eric Zeman / Android Authority
Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 nestled screen
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 series update hub! Here you’ll find all the latest information on software updates for Samsung’s latest clamshell foldable phone. We’ll tell you the current software versions for the device and give you a heads up when new updates are rolling out.

You can expect the Galaxy Z Flip 3 to get at least three major Android updates, including Android 12, Android 13, and Android 14. Samsung also guarantees the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will receive at least four years of security updates.

  • Current stable version: Android 11 with One UI 3.1.1
  • When will the Galaxy Z Flip 3 get Android 12? December/January 2022 (estimated)

Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 update

October 20, 2021: Samsung is now pushing the latest Galaxy Z Flip update to markets beyond the US. According to SamMobile, the firmware version F711BXXU2AUJ7 brings the October 2021 security patch to the device, as well as a lengthy list of additional patches from Samsung itself.

As for new features, users in the likes of Germany and Poland have noted an additional portrait mode specifically for pets. Per a changelog posted to Reddit by u/MehdiMa0507, “Portrait mode now works on cats and dogs with both the front and rear camera.” Beyond this new feature, Samsung also suggests the ~780MB update improves the phone’s performance and stability. See the changelog below.

You can manually check for the update by heading to Settings > Software update on your phone.

Previous updates

  • September 6, 2021: Firmware version F711BXXU2AUI1 brought the September 2021 Android security patch to Samsung’s new flip phone.
  • August 31, 2021: Samsung rolled out the One UI 3.1.1 to the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The new version of the software introduced a few new features, including an option to extend battery health. The setting allows Samsung users to limit the top-end charging on their device at 85% capacity. The update also improved the phone’s overall performance and is the last stop before the company rolls out the One UI 4 update based on Android 12.

Let us know which Galaxy Z Flip 3 update you’re rocking in the comments. Also, feel free to tip us if you’ve spotted a recent update we’ve missed!