The Samsung Galaxy A11 receives Android 12, its last major software update

Samsung has released the Android 12 update for the Galaxy A11. This affordable smartphone was launched in early 2020 with Android 10 on board. And it looks like the Android 12 update might be its last major software update.

One UI Core 4.1 update based on Android 12 for Galaxy A11 comes with firmware release A115FXXU3CVI3. It also brings the August 2022 security patch which fixes dozens of privacy and security vulnerabilities. The new software update is currently rolling out in Sri Lanka and we expect to roll out to other countries in the coming days.

If you live in Sri Lanka, you can install the new update on your Galaxy A11. Head to Settings » Software update and press Download and install. You can also download the new firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually.

What’s new in the Galaxy A11 Android 12 (One UI Core 4.1) update?

Android 12 update brings Color Palette feature to Galaxy A11. It extracts primary colors from your phone’s wallpaper and applies them to various UI elements. Samsung also improved widget style and widget picker UI design. You can choose the audio output directly from the lock screen and add more widgets to it. Dark mode has been improved and there is a new loading animation. Brightness and volume sliders are now thicker and easier to access.

Samsung improved all stock apps on the Galaxy A11 with the Android 12 update. The camera app is now cleaner and gets portrait mode for pets. Movie recording starts as soon as you press the shutter button. Previously, video recording started after releasing the shutter, which meant that some moments could be missed.

The Gallery app has improved stories, better sorting and organization of albums, and the ability to edit or remove personal information (date, location, and time) from pictures. You can even remaster old or blurry images in the Gallery app. The Photo Editor feature in Gallery now stores edit history, which means you can undo/redo edits without losing the original file.

Samsung Keyboard now features grammar-based language suggestions, quick access to emojis and GIFs, and clipboard protection. The share menu has been improved with One UI Core 4.1. Now you can prioritize what you want to see in the share menu, easily navigate, and even receive prompts to edit an image before sharing.

The Calendar app has a new widget, the ability to quickly add events, and better search options. It’s also easier to share the calendar with others. Date and time selection is now easier and you can even recover deleted events. The updated Samsung Internet web browser offers faster search suggestions, new home screen widgets and the ability to start in secret mode.

The Device Care section now displays more information at a glance. You can view the overall phone status and diagnose phone issues. Samsung has also added more accessibility features with customizable flash notifications, the ability to change blur/transparency effects, and an always-on floating button.

Other new features include a security and emergency menu, resizable picture-in-picture mode, quick access to pop-up options, an improved Edge panel, and the ability to silence the alarm once. Search functionality in the Messages, My Files, and Settings apps has also been improved.

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