What new functions does One UI 5.1 bring, inaugurated by the Samsung Galaxy S23

Only a few days left until his debut Samsung Galaxy S23, on February 1, and the new flagship of the South Korean company will also bring a completely new version of One UI. It’s about One UI 5.1incremental update for One UI 5.0the one released at the end of 2022. Well, today we also find out what this release brings.

His changelog One UI 5.1 has hit the web thanks to German publication WinFuture, and this interface will bring improved stock apps, album sharing with the family, and easier access to the Expert RAW camera app. There are also improvements to AR Emoji and AR Zone, as well as a new battery widget.

We have collaboration features in Samsung Notes and improved control for multiple devices. There are also small upgrades to Samsung DeX. Here’s what the full changelog sounds like:

The room:

  • Changing the shade of selfies is made easier: easily change the shade of selfies with the Effects button on the side of the screen
  • Quick access to Expert RAW: Expert RAW allows users to capture high-quality images without extra processing or compression, which is perfect for those who want to edit their photos afterwards. Expert RAW is now accessed from the Advanced area


  • Shared Family Album with 5 GB storage per family member (up to 6 people)
  • Photo processing automatically removes shadows and reflections to make photos look better
  • More information about the pictures
  • Better search: you can search for people without tagging their names, just by clicking on their faces
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  • nou de battery widget
  • more intuitive weather widget

AR Zone and AR Emoji:

  • Use 3 emojis in AR Emoji Camera, taking pictures and videos with up to 3 people
  • AR Doodle with new layout and editing, new brushes

Modes and Scenarios:

  • Different wallpapers depending on the mode
  • More conditions and actions per scenario, scripts can now open some applications


  • Collaborate in Samsung Notes with other people, editing the file simultaneously
  • Easier to invite a friend to a shared app
  • Advanced multi-control between Galaxy Book laptop and smartphone
  • Media output for Wi-Fi speakers
  • Continue browsing on PC

Samsung DeX:

  • Superior multitasking, with split screen mode where you can drag the splitter in the middle of the screen and resize everything more easily


Samsung Internet

  • Better search: you can search by a folder name in bookmarks or by group names in tabs

Setup Wizard

  • Faster and easier setup when you activate your phone for the first time, with QR code scanning to migrate everything

Weather forecast

  • Detailed weather information displayed on the main screen


  • Bixby Text Call automatically answers calls and prevents you from being disturbed by bots

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