The update will affect the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Z models among others
Good news if you have an old Samsung smartphone: you may be able to benefit from the manufacturer’s One UI 3.1 overlay, which succeeds the One UI 3.0 version. This overlay has appeared on the new Galaxy S21 range, of which we have tested the Ultra version, but will gradually be deployed on the Galaxy S20 (Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE), Galaxy Note20 ( Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra), as well as the Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung has also announced upcoming availability on the A71, A51, A90, A80, A70 and A50 smartphones.
Thus, Galaxy S20 users will be able to benefit from the Single Take function which simultaneously captures photos and videos (up to 15 seconds), by tapping the take button once. And if any unwanted element appears in the photo, you can easily erase it with Object Eraser function.
If the microphone on your smartphone is not sufficient for capturing a video, you can also use those of your Galaxy Buds Pro, Buds Live or Buds + headphones. This function is available on Galaxy S20, S20 FE, Note20, Z Fold2 and Z Flip 5G.
Better management of blue light
Samsung has also thought about ease of use with the Eye Comfort Shield function which adjusts the amount of blue light according to the time of day. You just have to think about activating it in the smartphone settings.
The Korean company is also introducing new functions to protect privacy. The Private Share function allows you to control the access and the duration of availability of the contents that you send to another Galaxy smartphone (with Android 9 or higher). You can also easily remove location metadata from your photos.
Finally, One UI 3.1 brings additional functions for Samsung headphones (Galaxy Buds Pro, Buds Live and Buds +), with 360-degree sound and an automatic listening switch between different Samsung devices, for example if you receive a call. on your smartphone while watching a movie on your tablet.