Samsung begins rolling out One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update to select phones

Samsung One UI 3.0 Update (Android 11) Device List Galaxy S20 Note 20 series
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Samsung had promised three major software updates for its devices. And that promise is now being delivered. Flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+, S20 FE, S20 Ultra, and the Note 20-series have all begun receiving One UI 3.0 update. Now, it’s the Galaxy S10 Lite that has started receiving the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update in selected markets.

The company is yet to deliver updates for older devices such as the Galaxy S10 and S10+. However, Galaxy S10 Lite, which was launched earlier this year has begun receiving the One UI 3.0 update. Currently, this latest update is limited to India and Spain only. However, availability in other markets is to be expected soon. 

Android 11 based One UI 3.0 is the first of the three major OS updates guaranteed by the company for the S10 Lite. The software should complement the devices’ Snapdragon 855 chipset fairly nicely.

Samsung One UI 3.0 Update: Major Changes

Samsung One UI 3.0 update brings in changes in the visual department, security, and the phone’s overall performance. Let’s look at some of the major changes that you’ll find in the One UI 3.0.

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First off, Samsung has gone for a sleeker look with  One UI 3.0. You’ll find changes in the notifications shade and some tweaks have been made to the lock screen. Furthermore, the volume controls have been repositioned too. Other major changes include the change in look and feel of the native apps such as Gallery, Contacts, and Messages. 

One UI 3.0 Samsung S10 Lite

Another thing that you can do in One UI 3.0 is that you can now turn off the screen by double-tapping in an empty area of the home screen. Furthermore, the Dynamic Lock screen now supports more categories. And you can customize the call screen too.

Likewise, there are some changes in the camera features too. One UI 3.0 brings in an improved stabilization for Galaxy devices with a high zoom level. Moreover, auto-exposer and auto-focus have been improved too. 

However, users should be aware that the update is a hefty one. It consumes more than 2GB of space. So, do make sure that you’ve enough space in the device. But the update should be worth it.

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