The Galaxy A73 is one of Samsung’s mid-range phones from 2022. It offered a reasonable global offering with a 120Hz AMOLED screen, good cameras, and the Snapdragon 778G chip. Samsung no longer makes the A7X series of phones since it’s too close in pricing to their popular FE lineup.
The Samsung Galaxy A73 was promised four years of software updates at launch. This refers to 4 years of major Android versions and a year of security patches after that. The phone launched with Android 12 out of the box and received the Android 14 update (One UI 6) in November 2023.
The One UI 6 update was major, bringing a new Quick Settings design, more home screen customization, new camera features, and more. However, the upcoming One UI 6.1 is arguably even bigger than One UI 6 for flagship models.
Unfortunately, One UI 6.1 might not bring many exciting new AI features to the Galaxy A73. We will still get the Camera Shift AI feature, but there is no confirmation of the others yet. One UI 6.1 brings smoother animations, and it involves Samsung trading in Gaussian Blur for dramatic wallpaper motion.
According to a post from Tarun Vats on X, the first One UI 6.1 build for the Galaxy A73 was spotted on Samsung’s servers. These were on the Asian servers, so that region will probably get the update first.
Here are the build version numbers from the post:
There were previous reports of Samsung conducting internal tests for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Now, we also have similar news for the A73. We hope some AI features make it to this model when the update comes out. The S23 series is getting most new features, including AI live translation and the new Summarize feature. However, it might not get all the features exclusive to the S24 line.