Samsung still remembers its old foldable smartphones

Although the South Korean tech giant Samsung has shifted its focus to newer models lately, it hasn't forgotten its old foldable phones yet.

Samsung still remembers its old foldable smartphones

Samsung's much-anticipated One UI 5.1.1 update for its older foldable devices is creating waves in the tech world. In our earlier news, we mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 was on the list to receive this patch. Now, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 users in the US have begun experiencing the new update first-hand.

The sleek and powerful Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Mystic Bronze now boasts of the One UI 5.1.1, bringing along a host of exciting features. A notable enhancement is in the multitasking department. The updated interface allows users to have a clearer view of app previews on the recent screen. This enhancement makes it easier to determine whether an app is running in split-screen, full screen, or as a pop-up, significantly refining the user interaction.

With the update, users can identify it by the build number F916USQU4KWH7, which also incorporates the August security patch. Some of the new offerings include better app previews on the Recents screen, improved multitasking capabilities, and more user-friendly taskbars. In the Flex mode, users can now benefit from a broader app compatibility, advanced media controls, and a customizable toolbar. The Quick Share feature gets a facelift, empowering users to effortlessly send files to contacts, set expiration dates for shared files, and even revoke the sharing permission.

Samsung still remembers its old foldable smartphones

Samsung Health sees enhancements with enriched sleep coaching features, more in-depth sleep data, and the ability to measure skin temperature during sleep. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate better workout summaries and goal tracking. Photographers and content creators will find value in the Camera and Gallery updates, including diverse date and time watermark styles, and an improved Flex Mode layout for Pro modes. Some other changes include easier drag and drop functionality with two hands, efficient phone use while charging another device, and advanced memory management in Device care.

Currently, the update is making its rounds through the Spring and T-Mobile networks in the US. If users haven't been notified about the update automatically, they can manually fetch it via their device settings.