January 18, 2021

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is now getting its Android 11 update (Updated)

Update: Galaxy Z Flip 4G owners are now getting a share of the update pie.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip side angle open 2

Update: December 31, 2020 (12:30 AM ET): A little more than a week after One UI 3.0 arrived on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the 4G variant is now welcoming the update. Per a report by GSMArena, the Android 11-based update is rolling out to users in Europe and Nigeria right now.

Along with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS and Samsung’s newest iteration of its skin, the update also brings the December 2020 security patch to the flip phone.

It’s unclear when the update will be delivered in other regions of the globe, but we expect it to follow shortly.


Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series update hub! Here you’ll find all the latest information on software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. We’ll tell you what the current software versions are for each device and also give you a heads up when new updates are rolling out.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Update

  • Current stable version: Android 10
  • When will the Galaxy Z Flip get Android 11? December 2020 (estimated)

Exactly a week into its launch, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G is already receiving its first software update. It adds a camera feature that was previously missing from the foldable phone.

According to SamMobile, the new Galaxy Z Flip 4G software update is now rolling out in the US and brings the Single Take mode to the camera. The feature was supposed to be available on the phone out of the box. However, it looks like Samsung omitted to add it in time for shipping. This could be because the Z Flip is already in high demand and Samsung is pushing out as many units as it can, even if they don’t have the promised feature loaded upfront.

Nevertheless, the software update carrying the Single Take mode is reportedly rolling out to all unlocked Galaxy Z Flip 4G variants. The camera feature allows you to capture multiple photos and video clips from the two rear sensors at the same time. You can then go into the image gallery to choose your favourite shot or clip.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first update screenshot

SamMobile

Alongside the new camera mode, the update adds the February 2020 security patch to the earlier Galaxy Z Flip model. There are some stability improvements and bug fixes also in there. You can download the OTA update from going into Settings > Software update on the phone.

In August 2020, Galaxy Z Flip 4G users received the One UI 2.5 update (version F700U1UEU2BTGE). This brought a number of features to the table, including a better pro video mode, an improved Samsung Keyboard, and the ability to request a Wi-Fi connection’s password.

One UI 3.0 finally arrived on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G model in December, bearing version number F707BXXU1CTL6. The Android 11-based skin initially rolled out in Switzerland.


Let us know which Galaxy Z Flip update you’re rocking in the comments. Also, feel free to tip us if you’ve spotted a recent update we’ve missed!

Looking for another device update? Check out our Android 10 update tracker.

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