Samsung Galaxy F23 gets Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update

Samsung is rolling out an update for the Galaxy F23 5G in India that brings the Android 13 operating system along with One UI 5.0 tweaks. It comes with firmware version E236BXXU1BVL1 and a download size of approximately 2.7 GB.

However, the update has the November 2022 security patch instead of this month’s. Typically, Samsung releases an update with a new Android version packaged with an older security patch and provides the latest security patch with a different update. Since the Galaxy F23 is listed in Samsung’s quarterly update schedule, it should get the next security update in Q1 2023.

Galaxy F23 users in India can now install the update by going to Institutions ยป Software updates and tap Download and install. You can also download the update from our firmware database and install it manually.

Galaxy F23 Android 13 (One UI 5.0) features

Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software offers a revamped UI design, new customization options, more features, and performance improvements.

Changes to the look and feel of the UI include dynamic app icons that can adapt to the color of the home screen background, smoother animations, better transition effects, and new UI blur effects. As for the customization options, you can customize the lock screen with different clock styles, notification settings, and live previews. You choose the user interface color palette from 16 color options. You can also set a different call background for each contact.

While the new update brings a bunch of new features, the most interesting and useful one is the ability to extract text from an image or the camera’s live feed. For example, if you point the camera at a business card, the feature can recognize and extract the name, contact information, and address on it. More importantly, the software intelligently suggests the actions you can take with it based on the context. For example, if the feature recognizes a mobile number, it displays options to call or text the contact.

You can read about all the new features in our detailed guides to Android 13 and One UI 5.0. You can also watch our YouTube video embedded below.