Merdeka.com – Samsung is expanding the latest One UI 4.1.1 on the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G and Z Flip4 5G and One UI Watch4.5 on the Galaxy Watch5 to make it compatible with the previous generation of Galaxy foldable phones and smartwatches.
The software update will start with the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 starting September 5 and roll out gradually to global countries. One UI 4.1.1 will also be extended to the Galaxy Z Fold2, Z Flip and Z Fold.
One UI Watch4.5 will be supported on Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Additionally, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users will be able to enjoy a software update that brings selected features from One UI Watch4.5.
So, what’s the newest feature?
1. Efficient Multitasking With Extended Camera Functions
Galaxy Z series devices have changed what we can do with smartphones, unlocking new levels of productivity and better ways to be creative. With One UI 4.1.1, new productivity and camera features are designed to make already-advanced devices more intuitive.
2. More Interesting Experience from Your Taskbar
The Galaxy Z Fold series is always bringing design changes in various ways to increase functionality when your device is opened or closed. With the new Taskbar, you can access and switch between apps faster than ever, bringing you a familiar PC-like look and putting everything you need right at your fingertips.
3. Open Multi-window From Anywhere
With drag-and-drop support right from the Taskbar, multitasking on the Galaxy Z Fold is easier than ever. You just slide the application on the Taskbar to the edge of the screen for a split view view. While the pop-up view can be accessed by sliding the app to the center of the screen, it gives you the option to view apps and switch between views easily.
If you want to have two to three apps open at the same time, you can add apps in pairs or groups to the Taskbar, allowing you to access your favorite apps at once.
Now multitasking features are also more intuitive and easier to interact with thanks to new gestures. With a simple swipe gesture, you can instantly switch from full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split your screen in half for more ways to do your tasks.
4. New Way to Take Photos from Two Different Screens on Galaxy Z Fold
The Galaxy Z series offers a truly versatile photography experience, taking advantage of its flexible form factor. With Dual Preview, you and your subject can see the shot at the same time before it was taken, by displaying the image on both the Main Screen and Cover Screen. Now with full camera control right on the Cover Screen, you can take high-resolution selfies with the main camera using Rear Cam Selfie.
5. Foldable Phone and Flexible Camera
The upgrade to Quick Shot on the Galaxy Z Flip series now lets you preview and capture photos in true-to-life ratio on the Cover Screen, while also allowing you to access Portrait Mode to make every moment photogenic. You can also seamlessly switch from Quick Shot to Flex Mode when taking photos or recording videos, allowing you to switch between angles without interrupting your shooting for a truly hands-free experience.
6. More Power on Cover Screen
One UI 4.1.1 brings all new functionality to the Cover Screen on the Galaxy Z Flip series, letting you do more than ever before without opening your phone. Make calls to your favorite contacts, redial missed calls, and even reply to texts with voice-to-text and emojis right from the Cover Screen. And now you can have more control over your device with additional options in Quick Settings, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, and a flashlight.
7. Added Customization, Comfort, and Health Features to Previous Generation Galaxy Watch
Samsung empowers existing Galaxy Watch users with a fuller experience, including more customization options and additional features that bring benefits to their everyday lives.
8. More Watch Faces and More Ways to Customize
One UI Watch4.5 brings six new colorful and interactive watch faces and a fresh new color palette with dynamic complications to the Galaxy Watch4 series. Which makes the layout options more diverse so that users can match their unique lifestyle with the perfect type of display. You can save your watch face creations in your favorite watch face list for quick and easy access.
9. More Convenient Communication With The New QWERTY Keyboard
One UI Watch4.5 makes communication on the Galaxy Watch4 series smoother and more convenient than ever. Users have more choices about how they communicate right from their wrist with the addition of a QWERTY keyboard to existing voice and handwriting recognition features, helping users switch comfortably to different communication styles for different occasions.
10. Continuous Software Support for Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2
Additionally, starting at the end of September, a new software update will allow Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users to also enjoy some of the new features of the Galaxy Watch5 series. It includes two new watch faces – Gradient and Analog Pro numbers – to help users better express their taste and style, and snoring detection to provide more analysis of a night’s sleep quality.
In addition, the Samsung Health Monitor app for measuring blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) will be extended to Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2 users in the recently launched 24 markets, which can provide deeper insights into their overall health.