Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Android 11: Samsung rolls out update to Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G is already entitled to an update to Android 11 and One UI 3.0 If this update is not yet available in OTA in France, since it is currently reserved for Switzerland, it is already possible to install it manually.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

It was in February 2020 that Samsung unveiled its foldable smartphone Galaxy z flip. From the outset, the device differentiated itself from Galaxy fold (Samsung’s other foldable) in that it folds and unfolds vertically, rather than horizontally. Another advantage of the device: it is much more compact and much cheaper. Faced with the success of the smartphone, the device was quickly followed by a 5G version, released last August in France.

Equipped with a Snapdragon 865 and 8 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G was released on Android 10 and One UI 2.5. Not surprisingly, since Android 11 was not yet finalized at that time, although it was already available in beta. But then the new versions of Android and OneUI should not be released until next year on this smartphone model, here they are already landing.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G: Samsung is already broadcasting an update to Android 11 OTA

If Samsung’s roadmap is to be believed, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is supposed to benefit from an update to Android 11 and One UI 3.0 in January 2021. But the South Korean manufacturer has obviously anticipated its schedule a little, since the update in question is already available in Switzerland. This update arrived at the same time as the December 2020 security update. It is not yet known whether Samsung has deployed it OTA in other countries.

If you want to take advantage of this update F707BXXU1CTL6, it is perfectly possible to install it manually using software like Samloader. The operation is quite simple, the firmware of the device is available on the SamMobile site (link below). Note, however, that this update currently only concerns the 5G version of the Z Flip, and that it cannot be applied to the 4G edition released at the beginning of the year.

Despite their relatively high prices, foldable smartphones seem to meet with undeniable success, at least for the models marketed by Samsung. The manufacturer is said to have planned to launch no less than 5 foldable smartphones in 2021, including at least one successor to the Z Flip.

Source: SamMobile