Samsung is rolling out these S21 features to older devices ‘starting today’

Features like improved Single Take, Object Eraser, Private Share, improved autofocus, Eye Comfort Shield, and much more are coming to Samsung S20 and Note 20 series.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Feb 18 2021, 02:20 PM IST
The Galaxy S20 is one of the many devices receiving the One UI 3.1 update.
The Galaxy S20 is one of the many devices receiving the One UI 3.1 update. (HT Tech)

Samsung released its flagship S21 series devices last month with its latest One UI 3.1 based on Android 11, and the company had previously said that the update would later roll out to its older devices. The company is now rolling out to Samsung’s phones from 2020.

One UI 3.1's tap to remove feature removes unwanted objects from photos.
One UI 3.1's tap to remove feature removes unwanted objects from photos. (Samsung)

The One UI 3.1 update is now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. The update was recently pulled for the Galaxy S20 FE, but the device will also start receiving the update, according to the company. Apart from the S20 series, the Samsung Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Flip, will also get the update to One UI 3.1, Samsung said in a news update.

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The first major improvement Samsung has brought to the table with the One UI 3.1 update is the improved Single Take mode, which lets you capture multiple shots and outputs from various cameras on the device at the same time. Samsung is also bringing support for the fancy new Object Eraser to remove any unwanted elements or passersby in your photos. Samsung had demonstrated the tap-to-remove feature during the launch of the S21 series.

Private share lets you remove location information from photos before you hit send.
Private share lets you remove location information from photos before you hit send. (Samsung)

Another camera improvement coming to these devices will be the improved touch autofocus and autoexposure controller, so you can edit image brightness before you take a shot by swiping anywhere on the screen. Meanwhile, the previously S21 exclusive Multi-mic recording feature will also let you record audio from your Galaxy Buds Plus, Buds Pro and Buds Live. The Samsung Gallery has also been updated with new photo arrangement features for an easy-to-navigate feed.

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Samsung is also bringing the new Eye Comfort Shield to bring blue light under control during the daytime, with warmer tones to help users fall asleep at night - with a customisable schedule. The update will also bring the new Private Share feature to strip location information from your images before you share them. Galaxy Buds wireless earphones will also be able to quickly switch between devices running One UI 3.1, while the Galaxy Buds Pro will offer 360-degree audio as well.

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First Published Date: 18 Feb, 02:20 PM IST
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