It’s almost the end of 2022 and Samsung has finally released the Android 12 update for its Galaxy A11, and this could be the last major software update it gets. This phone came out with Android 10 and was launched in Q1 2020. Please note that Galaxy A1X series phones are entry-level budget phones. So it’s understandable that this phone is getting the update late, more than a year after Google announced Android 12.
As you may know, Samsung’s budget phones and tablets do not run on the vanilla version of OneUI. Instead, they use a lighter version called OneUI Core. The Galaxy A11 gets OneUI Core 4.1, based on Android 12. According to SamMobilethe firmware version for this update is A115FXXU3CVI3, and it comes with August 2022 security patch. Only Sri Lankan phone users got the update; the rest of the world will probably get it in October 2022.
Go to the Software update section in the settings and press the Download and install option to check for the update or to install it if your device has received it.
Key highlights of the Android 12 update on your Galaxy A11
First and foremost, you get the Color Palette feature on your phone. This feature extracts the dominant colors from your phone’s background and applies them to various UI elements. This is based on the Monet theme introduced in Android 12.
Other than that, the other design changes include a new charging animation, better volume and brightness sliders, a slightly different and polished quick panel, and several minor changes to the system’s UI. The Edge Panel has also been improved.
Moving on to the critical functional upgrades that users don’t immediately notice, several of Samsung’s apps have been improved. For example, there are several improvements in the camera app, gallery, calendar and others.
In addition to all this, this update also fixes several privacy and security issues.
Please keep this in mind before updating
Let’s be honest. This is a budget device of two years old. In addition, OneUI is a heavy Android skin. Even if this phone runs the Core version of OneUI, it’s still pretty loaded software for an old, low-spec device. Therefore, we think it is better not to install the update if you are not interested in the latest features or are a power user.
However, if you use your phone for basic things like texting, viewing content, using social media apps, etc., you can try the update. After all, it’s a nice update in terms of features.