Samsung is rolling out the Android 12 update to the Galaxy A11. The two-year-old budget smartphone gets the Korean company’s One UI Core 4.1 custom software along with the new Android version. The rollout has recently started in Asia with firmware version A115FXXU3CVI3. It should expand to other regions in the coming days.
One UI Core 4.1 based on Android 12 brings many new features, improvements and changes to Galaxy A11. As soon as your phone restarts after installing the update, you will notice subtle UI changes throughout the system. From the notifications panel and quick settings to menu options and more, Samsung has refreshed everything. You can even customize the system UI colors to match your desktop background color. This allows for a consistent look across the system as well as all supported applications.
In the Camera app, video recording will start as soon as you press the shutter button. Previously, recording only started after you released your finger from the shutter button. Samsung has also improved the Camera app UI and added support for pet portraits on the Galaxy A11 with One UI Core 4.1. The big Android update also improves the user interface and functionality of other Samsung apps such as Samsung Internet, Samsung Keyboard, Gallery, My Files, Settings, and Messages.
Other highlights of this update include improved dark mode, new photo editing features, improved brightness control, improved share menu, new privacy and security features, new privacy and an improved Edge panel.
Galaxy A11 gets Android 12 update with August security patch
Along with all these new features, the Galaxy A11 is also getting the August security patch. The two-month security release contains fixes for over 60 vulnerabilities. Samsung has already released the September and October security updates to its devices. The Galaxy A11 won’t get them though. The budget handset does not receive monthly security updates.
Still, if you’re using the Galaxy A11 and waiting to get a taste of Android 12, your wait shouldn’t be much longer now. Watch out for a notification prompting you to download the new version of Android. To manually check for updates, open the Settings app, navigate to the Software Update section, and tap Download and Install.
Note that this is the last major Android OS update for the Galaxy A11. Launched in early 2020 with Android 10 on board, the phone has already received the promised two generations of Android updates and will not support Android 13. Going forward, the phone will only receive security updates . These will come once every few months at least until March 2024.