Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy S21 flagship series earlier than usual, we exclusively reported earlier this month, but despite it being a little over two months away from its debut, the Galaxy S21 is expected to ship with One UI 3.1 out of the box instead of One UI 3.0; at least according to a recent tweet by @gimmyispromo. And it makes sense given that new Galaxy S flagship usually ship with One UI version x.1
This essentially means that One UI 3.0 will be barely out of the gate when it will be succeeded by a newer version. Samsung is now testing One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series. The company is likely to release the first stable build to the general public before the end of the year, and since the Galaxy S21 series is only a couple of months away, this means that Samsung should already be developing One UI 3.1 even if it hasn't released One UI 3.0 to the masses.
It's unclear what changes One UI 3.1 will bring over One UI 3.0, but either way, Samsung will probably start working on bringing the newer version to the existing Galaxy S20 series as soon as it debuts along with the Galaxy S21. Of course, regardless of whether the Galaxy S21 will ship with One UI 3.0 or 3.1, the user experience will be based on Android 11.
The Galaxy S21 lineup is said to comprise three models including a base variant, the Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. All three models have already been leaked in renders of varying quality, as you can see by clicking the links.
What are your expectations from One UI 3.1? Is there something you'd like Samsung to add to the user experience early next year? Feel free to join the conversation below.