When will Galaxy S21 FE get One UI 6 (Android 14)?

Fan Edition is another iteration of Samsung Policy, where they deliver the best featured phones for their Fans. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is one such featured phone with the top of the line Galaxy S21 specs, making it a device that fans can proudly own.

One of the most exciting news for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE users is that soon; it will receive the One UI 6 update base of Android 14. The phone is expected to bring significant changes and new features with the upcoming update. This will further enhance the Galaxy S21 FE user experience.

Now you might want to know when Samsung will release the next update. The good thing is that Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is perfect for the next One UI 6 update list. Officially Samsung listed the phone in their four-generation Update policy.

This article will discuss everything you need to know about the update and when it will be available for the Galaxy S21 FE. But before that, we will take your time to recap the phone specs and update history quickly. This will bring clarity to the answer you are looking for.

Update August 11:

Samsung has opened up beta testing for One UI 6, based on Android 14, on the new Galaxy S23 series phones. Users in the United States, Germany, and South Korea can now enroll in the beta program through the Samsung Members app to try out the pre-release firmware update.

Introduction to Galaxy S21 Fan Edition:

Let’s quickly go through the specification of the impressive Galaxy S21 FE device-

  • Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core Processor
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB (expandable up to 1TB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera Setup – 64-megapixel primary sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and 8-megapixel telephoto lens
  • Front Camera: 32-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging
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Galaxy S21 FE Software Update History:

The Korean Tech giant is known for providing regular software and security update for its phone. The Galaxy S21 FE was set for the three years software update policy and four years of Security update commitment. However, Samsung has recently established a new standard for its flagship devices. The company has increased the device update policy for an additional year.

Luckily, Galaxy S21 FE fall among the few listed Samsung devices that will receive four generation software update and five years of Security Update.

Galaxy S21 FE was initially launched with Android 11 base One UI 3 firmware in 2021. Since then, Samsung has provided regular software and security updates to Galaxy S21 FE users to enjoy the latest features.

In 2022, Samsung released software updates for Galaxy S21 FE, including the Android 12-based one UI 4 update. This update enhanced the privacy and security settings, camera, and a few customization options for the phone. Meanwhile, Samsung also provided regular security updates to the phone, preventing potential security threats.

On November 2022, the company continued its policy and updated the device further for the latest firmware version, One UI 5. This stable update brought some new enhanced features like- Stackable widgets, a simplified version of the Split screen option, Modified notification options, Included more color palettes to Material You design, and many more.

Now Galaxy S21 FE awaited for the big One UI 6 Update? What’s New in this update? Let’s find out!!

One UI 6 Expected Features:

Samsung’s next software update, One UI 6 skin, will bring exciting new features and a revamped version of existing features. Typically speaking, Samsung’s idea for bringing the update is to utilize the Android 14 features most efficiently.

  • New Animation & UI Design: One UI 6 may bring a refreshed UI design that provides a more user-friendly interface to navigate the features within your fingertips.
  • Enhanced customization options: One UI 6 may offer more new customization options, allowing you to personalize your device. New themes, icons, and wallpapers will be added too.
  • New Camera Features: Like the Galaxy S22 series night photography, the One UI 6 update will likely improve the night mode for the Galaxy S21 edition. So that users with S21 can experience the identical S22, like low-light photos and videos.
  • Better Accessibility features: One UI 6 may improve accessibility features, providing more ways to interact with your Galaxy Device through Gestures and Voice commands.
  • Improving Battery Life: To enjoy the One UI’s upcoming features, battery life is essential. Samsung One UI 6 will likely include optimizations to improve battery life so users can enjoy more usage time on a single charge.

Note that the above features discussed were in the developmental phase. So some of them might not include in the update. We can expect the One UI 6 update to bring new features and improvements.

Galaxy S21 FE will get One UI 6 (Android 14)

  • The Galaxy S21 FE is eligible for the One UI 6 (Android 14) update. It is expected to receive the One UI 6 update based on Android 14 in November 2023.

There is no official announcement from Samsung regarding the release of One UI 6. However, based on the past release track record, we expect that the One UI 6 update will likely roll out in October 2023.

It should be noted we cannot expect the update will be immediately available to Galaxy S21 FE as Samsung will give first preference to its high-end flagship phone, such as Galaxy S23 Series. But eventually, all eligible phones will receive the update.

Since the S21 FE One UI 5 update was released in November last year, we can expect a similar timeline for the Galaxy S21 FE One UI 6 update, which should release in November 2023.

With a passion for technology and a keen eye for detail in Samsung Products, Manajit's writing is always well-researched and easy to understand. When Manajit is not busy writing, he can be found sketching cartoons. Email: manajit8@gmail.com (Follow on X/Twitter)

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