Discover all the new features of the Galaxy S23 update

While Samsung is expected to take the wraps off its new Galaxy S23 smartphones and Galaxy Book laptops next Wednesday, these will also come with the new One UI skin, version 5.1. Here’s everything we know about him.

Just a few days after Samsung’s official Unpacked conference, we already know everything the Korean giant has to present on stage. Whether it’s the Galaxy S23’s spec sheet, their prices in euros in France, or the specs of the Galaxy Book 3, Samsung’s conference doesn’t hold many surprises anymore.

Thanks to leaker @_snoopytech_ on Twitter, we even know what new software we can expect in the new One UI 5.1 version that will launch at the same time as the Galaxy S23. It brings many new features to high-end smartphones and will be implemented in other models later.

What’s new for One UI 5.1?

We’ll focus here on what’s new in One UI 5.1 compared to previous versions, not all the features that overlap.

  • Change the color of your selfies

With One UI 5.1, Samsung makes it easy to access the Effects button that lets you change the color of your selfies. After that, it will be located on the edge of the screen so that it is more easily accessible.

  • Quick access to Expert RAW

Expert RAW is an app launched on the Galaxy S21 Ultra to bring more features to smartphones in the photography department. It can also capture high-quality images without any processing or compression, which is perfect for those who want to edit their images afterwards. It’s also easier to stream because it’s now placed directly in the Advanced menu.

  • Shared family album

Samsung also makes it easy to share photos with your family. Gallery now recognizes the faces of your family members and recommends adding photos to your shared family album. You also get 5GB of storage per family member (up to 6 people).

New photo processing automatically removes shadows and glare, so shots look great. You can also recreate GIFs for better definition and clarity.

  • Samsung is improving the Gallery search function

In the Gallery app, you can now search for multiple people or objects. You can even search for people without tagging their names, just by clicking on their faces.

  • Convenient information display

If you swipe up while viewing a photo or video in your gallery, you can see at a glance where and when the photo was taken, what device it was on, where it was saved, and more. you can see

  • Change where screenshots are saved

One UI 5.1 now allows users to save their screenshots and screen recordings to a folder of their choice by configuring them in Advanced Features.

The camera app allows you to take funny photos and videos with your friends with the “mask” mode. You can replace your friends’ faces with other characters by clicking on an emoji, up to three characters at a time.

Brushes are now available on the main AR Doodle screen for faster access. You can also resize and move drawings after you’ve created them, and the new eraser tool lets you erase just part of your drawings without erasing them entirely.

  • New Battery Widget

One UI 5.1 brings a new battery widget that lets you check the battery level of your Galaxy devices right from the home screen.

  • New intuitive weather widget

One UI 5.1 brings a new illustration style and a weather widget with a summary of current weather conditions. This makes it easy to find out whether the weather is sunny, cloudy, rainy or snowy.

  • Different wallpapers depending on the mode

You can set different wallpapers on lock screen and home screen based on your current activity. Choose one wallpaper for work, another for sports and more by setting different modes.

  • More conditions and actions for scenarios

Scripts can now run automatically when you enable airplane mode or mobile hotspot. They can open certain programs, adjust the left/right sound balance, etc. allows New actions now allow you to control Quick Share, change touch sensitivity, ringtone and font style.

  • Collaboration in Samsung Notes

One UI 5.1 lets you create a shared note that multiple people can edit at the same time.

  • Advanced multi-control between Galaxy Book and smartphone

Now you can use your Galaxy Book’s mouse, keyboard or trackpad not only with your Galaxy tablet, but also with your Galaxy smartphone. You can easily copy and paste text and drag and drop images from one device to another as the same device

  • Media output for Wi-Fi speakers

If you want to continue playing music on Wi-Fi speakers via Spotify Connect and built-in Chromecast, open media output from the quick access toolbar, not just from the music apps.

  • Continue surfing on your computer

If you browse the web on your smartphone with Samsung Internet and then continue browsing on your PC, you can find the websites you opened on your smartphone and continue browsing them with your PC browser.

  • Improved multitasking in DeX

In split screen mode, you can now drag the splitter in the middle of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap the window to one of its corners to take up a quarter of the screen.

  • Suggested settings

Suggestions now appear at the top of the settings screen on your smartphone, letting you know useful features or options that need your attention so you can activate or try them right away.

  • Samsung Internet becomes more efficient

Samsung is also focusing on its internet browser. You can now search bookmarks by folder name or tabs by group name. Improved search logic lets you find what you’re looking for, even if the word is misspelled.

  • Faster initial setup

If you’re upgrading from a Galaxy or other Android device to a new Galaxy, just scan your old device’s QR code now to automatically transfer your Wi-Fi networks, Samsung account, and Google account.

  • Detailed weather information at a glance

Useful weather information is now displayed on the main screen of the Weather app. You can view alerts, daily weather reports, hourly rainfall and color temperature charts.

Use Bixby text call to automatically answer calls and know the purpose of the call. You’ll see what the caller is saying in the text conversation, and you can tap or type responses to have them read aloud to the caller. But often this feature is only available in English and Korean.

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