Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Users in India Get One UI 5.0 Update

Oddly, the new One UI 5.0 update does not bring the November security patch with it. 


Samsung is rolling out its new One UI 5.0 update for several Galaxy smartphones. The company has already rolled out its new Android 13 update for the Galaxy S22 series. Other premium smartphones such as the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy S21 series, etc., have also received the new update. Samsung is scheduled to roll out the One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21 series in December in India. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, which was launched earlier this year, is now receiving the new One UI update.

Also read: Samsung One UI 5.0 Update Tracker: Release Date, Top Features, List of Compatible Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE features an Exynos 2100 SoC in India. It also comes with a 12MP triple-camera setup and a 6.4-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. The device came with Android 12-based One UI 4.0 out of the box. Samsung is now rolling out the Android 13 update for users in India.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Android 13 Update

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was launched in India in January 2022 with Android 12-based One UI 5.0. The company is now rolling out the latest One UI 5.0 update. Samsung’s latest Fan Edition smartphone has received an update (via) with the model number G990EXXU3DVK4. Oddly, the update does not bring the November security patch with it.

Users who own a Galaxy S21 FE can go to Settings > Software to see if their device has received the update. The update is being rolled out in a phased manner. Therefore, if your phone has not received the update, Samsung is likely to make it available in the coming days. Once you get the update, tap on “Download and Install” and you should be good to go.

We advise taking a backup of your device’s data before downloading and installing the update. It is also advisable to have a stable Wi-Fi connection while downloading the new Android update.

The new update gets some visual improvements while getting new features. Samsung has made the notification shade more opaque in its new One UI update. The update also introduces a new iOS-like stacked widget feature on the home screen. Samsung has made minor enhancements to Android’s colour palette, which matches the system UI colour based on the wallpaper. The company claims that with One UI 5.0, the animations are much smoother.

Users also can experience Optical Character Recognition (OCR), a feature that lets them copy the text in images and paste it into other apps. Samsung has also tweaked the icons of its own apps in the new update. More details about the new One UI update can be checked here.