The Galaxy A50 was a tough act to follow considering how its price-to-specs ratio was pushing the limits to levels Samsung wasn't used to at the time, but the Korean giant still managed to bring quite a few meaningful upgrades with the Galaxy A51.
The Galaxy A51 was among the first Samsung phones to launch running Android 10, and it was included in Samsung's then-new policy of three major OS upgrades. The last such upgrade, Android 13, came this year, and the A51 was also updated with One UI 5.1 earlier this year.
The A51 is currently only eligible for security updates on a biannual basis, which makes the latest update rolling out for it now possibly the last one it will get before Samsung stops supporting it. But Samsung has one final surprise for Galaxy A51 owners and is updating the phone with some One UI 5.1.1 features.
Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy A51 is getting very few One UI 5.1.1 features, similar to the 5G model that received One UI 5.1.1 a few weeks back. According to Verizon's changelog, after the update is installed, the Call Background menu will be moved to Contact Details in the Phone/Contacts apps, and when sharing an image in the Samsung Messages app, you will see conversations and contact tabs at the top for quick and easy access.
Apart from One UI 5.1.1, the new Galaxy A51 update comes with the October 2023 security patch. The update is rolling out in the US and some parts of Europe and you can download it over the air from the phone's Settings » Software update menu or install it on your phone using a Windows PC with firmware files that can are available in our archive.
You won't see the One UI version change from 5.1 to 5.1.1 once the update is installed, but that is okay as Samsung only displays the x.1.1 version numbers on its foldables.