The new flagship phones from Samsung always launch with an upgraded software experience. This year, the Galaxy S21, S21+, and the S21 Ultra series launched with latest One UI 3.1 firmware update with some minor but useful features. Samsung soon promised the same for former flagship phones including the Galaxy S20. The OEM sure did deliver on the promise today by releasing One UI 3.1 for Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra worldwide.
According to Samsung’s official press release, One UI 3.1 will come to Galaxy S20 series, Note20 series, Z Fold2 and Z Flip, and the S10, Note10, and Fold, A71, A51, A90, A80, A70, and A50 devices. The software update is already rolling out for the S20, S20+, S20 Ultra in Europe and Asia for the Exynos variants.
While it is still based on Android 11, One UI 3.1 features include improved Single Take for Samsung camera, object eraser for captured images, improved touch autofocus and autoexposure controller. Adding to the list is the new Multi Mic Recording feature while video recording under Pro Video mode. This enables you to simultaneously record audio through both your phone and a connected Bluetooth devices.
However, one of the most important features the changelog does not mention is the support for eSIM functionality for select regions; especially India. While many of the network carriers like Airtel already provide eSIM service, it is not widely used due to phones not fully supporting it. Apple does this for its iPhones, but this is the first timer for an Android phone with the Galaxy S20 series. Indian users can now make use of eSIM feature on their Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra after the One UI 3.1 update.
Other One UI 3.1 features include new Eye Comfort Shield, Private Share, and Auto Switch for connected Bluetooth devices. Most importantly, One UI 3.1 now support eSIM in India.