Samsung‘s One UI 5.1 update is available for the Galaxy A51 5G in the US. The rollout began recently for the carrier-locked variants. Factory-unlocked units should get it soon. The new One UI version has yet to reach the 4G model of the Galaxy A51.
The One UI 5.1 update for the carrier-locked Galaxy A51 5G comes with the firmware build number A516USQUBGWC1 in the US (via). As of this writing, the big update is available to users on T-Mobile’s prepaid virtual network Metro. Samsung should soon expand the release to other networks. A wider rollout covering unlocked units and the 4G model should follow in the coming days.
The Galaxy A51 5G is getting a host of new features and improvements with this update. One UI 5.1 brings enhanced image remastering with the ability to remaster downloaded GIFs for better resolution and clarity. A shared family album in Gallery gives 5GB of storage for up to six people to quickly share photos and videos. New gestures enhance your multitasking experience. Resizing windows and entering split-screen mode is now easier.
Improved Modes & Routines let you choose multiple wallpapers that automatically change based on your activity. The weather widget is now richer while you’re getting a battery widget that lets you check the battery level of your connected devices. Last but not least, Samsung Internet adds continuous browsing across compatible connected devices. Long story short, One UI 5.1 has plenty of new features to be excited about.
Galaxy A51 5G is also getting the February security update
This update brings the February 2023 Android security patch to the Galaxy A51 5G in the US. It isn’t the latest monthly SMR (Security Maintenance Release) available for Galaxy devices. Samsung has already pushed the March SMR to dozens of models. But last month’s patch is a fairly recent one. The device will get a newer security release in the coming months. It is eligible for biannual security updates at least until April of next year.
The Galaxy A51 5G will not get feature updates anymore, though. One UI 5.1 is the last such software release for this 2020 mid-range smartphone, It debuted with Android 10 and received updates until Android 13. The device isn’t eligible for Android 14. Nonetheless, if you’re using this phone in the US, the latest update has plenty of goodies for you. Go to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install to check for updates manually. If you don’t see any updates today, wait a few days and check again.