Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Z Flip3 smartphones receive Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update

    Samsung's latest devices to get the new One UI 5.0 firmware update are last year's flagship foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.
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    | Updated on: Nov 21 2022, 20:18 IST
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    Samsung had previously rolled out the stable version of One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 for most of its flagship phones. (Bloomberg)

    South Korean tech giant Samsung's latest devices to get the new One UI 5.0 firmware update are last year's flagship foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.

    According to GSM Arena, users who were part of the One UI 5 beta program are receiving the firmware update version that ends in DVK3 and it's expected to roll out to more users in the coming days.

    As usual, the new update brings the latest November security patch as well as the new Android 13 and Samsung features - the redesigned lock screen and customization options, more widget options, Bixby Text Call, One UI modes and more.

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    Meanwhile, previously, Samsung had rolled out the stable version of One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 for most of its flagship phones including the Galaxy S21 FE.

    Samsung has been working behind closed doors for a while now. The betas for the update started in early August after all. About 3 months of testing should in theory be enough to iron out all possible kinks, reported GSM Arena.

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