Last month, Samsung started updating its first-generation foldable phones to Android 12 and One UI 4.0. Now, the company is rolling out the update to the unlocked variants of the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip in the US. Earlier this month, the carrier-locked version of the Galaxy Z Flip had received the Android 12 update in the US.
The Android 12 update for the unlocked version of the Galaxy Z Flip comes with firmware version F700U1UEU4FUL9 in the US. The unlocked Galaxy Fold in the US gets the Android 12 update with firmware version F900U1UEU6GUL9. These updates are currently rolling out on almost all carrier networks in the country, including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, C-Spire, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile. The update also brings the January 2022 security patch to fix critical vulnerabilities.
If you are a Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Z Flip user in the US, you can check for the Android 12 update on your phone by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually.
Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip Android 12 update features
The One UI 4.0 update is based on Android 12, and it includes a revamped UI design with Material You-based Color Palette feature, new widget styling, AoD and Dark Mode improvements. It also brings improved privacy and security by displaying privacy indicators when the phone is using the camera or the microphone. There are quick setting toggles to cut off camera and mic access across the system. There is a privacy dashboard, too.
Samsung has also improved all of its stock apps and widgets. Flex Mode also gets new features with the One UI 4.0 update. Bixby and Bixby Routines have received new features, and accessibility features have been improved. There are various other improvements across the system.
Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.