One UI 5.0 Update Based on Android 13 Could be Released for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Users Soon

The Galaxy S21 FE was not a part of the beta testing but Samsung is expected to make the stable public update available very soon.


Samsung recently started rolling out its new One UI 5.0 software update for its Galaxy phones. The company released the first batch of the update for the Galaxy S22 series. Next in line are the Galaxy Z Fold smartphones along with the Galaxy S21 series. Samsung revealed the timeline of the rollout for the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea. Other markets are also expected to get the update more or less around the same time or with a gap of a few weeks. One phone missing from the list of the rollout timeline was the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. The phone was launched earlier this year but Samsung did not reveal any details about its Android 13 update.

While we wait for some official details about the same, a new report has revealed some information about the upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. Samsung seems to be testing the Galaxy S21 FE One UI 5.0 update internally. A screenshot uploaded by Samsung One UI Software Updates on Twitter revealed that the company is testing the update internally for its model available in various markets.

The Galaxy S21 FE was not a part of the beta testing but Samsung is expected to make the stable public update available very soon. The device came with Android 12 out of the box. Samsung has promised to provide four years of Android updates. Therefore, the Galaxy S21 FE is likely to get the new Android 13 update in the coming weeks.

That being said, there is no official word about the release timeline. We will share more details about the same as and when available. 

One UI 5.0: What’s New?

The new One UI 5.0 update is based on Android 13 out of the box. Samsung has made some design improvements while adding many new features in the new One UI update. The update brings minor enhancements to the Android colour palette, which matches the system UI colour based on the wallpaper. It also introduces new app icons for Samsung’s native apps. 

The animations are claimed to be smoother than before. Users with Galaxy phones running One UI 5.0 can customise their lock screen and add more wallpapers. They can also set a different call background for each contact.

Like iOS 15, Samsung has also introduced stacked widgets on the Home Screen. Users can add multiple widgets and stack them one above the other. There is Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which allows users to copy the text in images and paste them into other apps. Samsung also added support for more gestures, such as swiping up with two fingers to open a split screen. For more details, you can click here.