Samsung launched several new products last week. It Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Watch 5 series all bring new features. It’s only a matter of time before some of those features make their way to older models.
That’s exactly what Samsung announced today. The company brings the One UI 4.1.1 feature of the new foldable device and the One UI Watch 4.5 feature of the Watch 5 series to its predecessors.
New software update will start rolling out today
One UI 4.1.1 will also be released for Galaxy Z Fold 2Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Z Fold. One Watch UI 4.5 will be released for Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. Samsung will also release an update for the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 that will bring the optional One UI Watch 4.5 feature.
Introduced with Galaxy Z Fold 4, Taskbar is a One UI 4.1.1 feature that brings a PC-like multi-tasking experience to devices. This allows users to quickly switch between applications. Other One UI 4.1.1 features include the ability to open multi-window from anywhere and new gestures for multitasking. Dual Preview was also introduced with the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It displays a preview of the image on the main and cover screens.
Older Galaxy Z Flip models get an improved Quick Shot feature that lets you preview and take photos in their original ratio on the cover screen. All new improvements that let you take advantage of the cover view on the Flip are also included.
For previous Galaxy Watch models, One UI 4.5 brings a new watch face and customization options. The new QWERTY keyboard will also make typing easier. Update for Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch 2 will include two new watch faces and snoring detection. The device will also get the Samsung Health Monitor app with blood pressure monitoring and ECG functions.
These features will be available to the device through a software update. The first update will roll out for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 starting today and will gradually be available worldwide.