Samsung's distribution of Android 11 continues and the latest device to receive the coveted One UI 3.0 firmware update is the Galaxy A71 5G. If you happen to own the device but have yet to receive the update, fret not, it's presently rolling out only in the USA on Sprint's network for model number SM-A716U.
The firmware update carries build number A716USQU2CUA7 and it includes the January 2021 security patch. It fixes a memory corruption exploit along with other vulnerabilities, none of which are critical. More important is the Android 11 / One UI 3.0 update itself and all the new features it brings.
A redesigned UI, improved performance, and more
The changelog for build number A716USQU2CUA7 is vast and details all the important changes and additions to the Galaxy A71 5G post-update. The entire UI was redesigned with smoother animations and a more uniform look, while performance is boosted by enhanced dynamic memory allocation, allowing apps to run faster.
New and improved customization options are par for the course, and so are all the enhanced features, such as better autofocus for the camera, modernized 1st party apps, an improved Samsung Keyboard and a whole lot more.
You can verify if the Android 11 / One UI 3.0 firmware update is available for your Galaxy A71 5G by opening Settings, accessing Software update, and tapping Download and install. As always, SamMobile offers an alternative method of acquiring Samsung updates and you can refer to our firmware archive where you can download and install the latest updates manually using a PC.
As for other markets, we suspect that the Galaxy A71 5G will get a similar update to Android 11 / One UI 3.0 fairly soon, so stay tuned.