When will Galaxy S23 Ultra get One UI 6.1 update?

The Galaxy S24 lineup runs One UI 6.1 out of the box, but Galaxy S23 series users must wait a few months before getting the One UI 6.1 update. One UI 6.1 brings AI features like Circle to search, Live translate during calls and texts, Summarize, Generative AI wallpapers, a Photo Editing suite, and more to One UI.

The S24 already has all these features; some will make it to the S23 with an update. This update also improves the smoothness and animations of the UI. Samsung removed Gaussian Blur in favor of a dramatic wallpaper movement effect, and it looks smooth. There are also new features to Bixby.

Expected Timeline:

  • The Galaxy S23 Ultra (the entire S23 series) will probably receive the One UI 6.1 update before the end of H1 2024. Some sources speculate a release as early as March 2024.

Testing for One UI 6.1 has already started, and we expect the S23 series to be the first to get the One UI 6.1 update. Other models will follow in H2 2024. The current Beta build number is S918NKSU2ZWX2.¬†This indicates that the update is currently in the bug-fixing phase. The update is not for public beta testing, and it’s currently internal.

Testing One UI 6.1

Samsung has already confirmed that they’re bringing many AI features to the S23 series with the One UI 6.1 update. Samsung’s website lists that Live Translate, Circle to Search, Note Assist (Summarize), and Photo Assistant are coming soon for the S23 series. This includes all the important features from the S24 lineup.

From the information that Samsung is internally conducting Beta tests for this phone, we might get the update sooner than we think. If testing ramps up and the bug-fixing phase ends soon, we might get the update as early as March 2024. However, April is a more likely scenario. Meanwhile, the S24 series users still await a patch to many day-one problems with the cameras and the overall UI.

Ankan is a tech enthusiast with a particular passion for Samsung gadgets. He has extensive hands-on experience testing out the latest Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices. At SamInsider, he provides reliable coverage of everything happening in the Samsung world. Email: techblizpro@gmail.com (Follow on X/Twitter)

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