One UI 6.1, SM-G998U, version G998USQSAFXAE

I am wondering when to expect One UI 6.1 for the Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998U). The One UI Home version haven’t been updated since the One UI 6.0 update that released on December 1st for me.

It doesn’t look like you will be getting it soon if at all. See this Samsung News release about it

The update will be available across the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Z Fold5, Z Flip5 and Tab S9 series, starting to roll out from the end of March.

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Since this is not relevant to Samsung Developers this topic will be removed in a few days.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

The S21 will receive One UI 6.1. Samsung is also not too open with other devices, so, it could be released this March, or earlier. Time will tell

One UI 6.1 for the S21 Ultra is in internal testing and has been since January. US model is on build GXB4. Also, previous history of x.1 updates, 4.1 released in March and 5.1 in February. The S21 will also receive One UI 7.0 (Android 15) and One UI 7.1, then security patches until 2026

Great I am looking for it for my Flip5.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

Basically all devices that got One UI 6.0 will receive One UI 6.1, like the S21 Ultra, it has gotten One UI 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0. It will get 6.1 sometime in the first half of 2024 (Verizon Wireless says 1st Quarter), One UI 7.0 later this year or maybe early 2025, and One UI 7.1 in 2025. I know Samsung, and I always check test firmware on Checkfirm. You can download Checkfirm yourself and check test firmware, it’s easy.

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Thanks for the insight.

I’ve decided to let this thread stay for a longer period of time as this question does come up often.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

I don’t know what features the S21 Ultra will get with One UI 6.1, as it won’t get Galaxy AI. I hope it’ll get the Lockscreen Widgets and other non-AI features that 6.1 has.

I know about Samsung software and phones so much it’s like I’m a secret agent of Samsung, knowing test builds, software versions, keeping my eyes on software news, upcoming product rumors. I’m also active on Samsung Members, and I already made a suggestions post for the Galaxy S25 Ultra, which won’t release until early 2025

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