Samsung has released the Android 12 update to the Galaxy A11 phone. Launched in early 2020, this budget smartphone is powered by Android 10. And the Android 12 update will be its last major software update. The Galaxy A11 gets the Android 12-based One UI Core 4.1 update with firmware version A115FXXU3CVI3. It also brings the August 2022 security patch, which fixes dozens of privacy and security flaws. The new software update is currently rolling out in Sri Lanka and is expected to expand to other countries in the coming days.
Samsung Galaxy A11 uses a 6.4-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1560 × 720, weighs 177 grams, supports dual SIM card functions, and has a rear fingerprint sensor. In terms of configuration, the Samsung Galaxy A11 is equipped with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, a built-in 4000mAh battery, supports 15W fast charging, is equipped with 3GB of memory and 32GB of body storage, has a USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack, and supports Bluetooth 4.2. In terms of cameras, the Samsung Galaxy A11 has an 8MP front camera and a rear 13MP (f / 1.8) + 5MP (f / 2.4) + 2MP (f / 2.2) triple camera.
The Android 12 update brings color palettes to the Galaxy A11. It can extract primary colors from phone wallpapers and apply them to various UI elements. Samsung has also improved widget styling and the UI design of the widget picker. Users can directly select the audio output when the screen is locked and add more widgets there. Dark Mode has been improved, and there are new charging animations. Brightness and volume sliders are now larger and easier to use.
Samsung has improved all built-in apps on the Galaxy A11 with the Android 12 update. The camera app is now purer and gets a portrait mode for pets. Video recording starts as soon as the user touches the shutter button.
The Albums app has enhanced Stories, better categorization and arrangement of albums, and the ability to edit or delete personal information (date, location, and time) from images. Even old or blurry pictures can be recreated in the Gallery app. The Album Photo Editor feature can now store edit history, which means edits can be undone/redid without losing the original file.
The Samsung keyboard now features Grammarly-supported language suggestions, quick access to emojis and GIFs, and clipboard protection. One UI Core 4.1 brings improvements to the share menu. You can now prioritize what you want to see in the share menu, navigate easily, and get tips to edit images before sharing.
The Calendar app has new widgets, the ability to quickly add events, and better search options. It’s also easier to share your calendar with others. Date and time selection is now easier and even deleted events can be recovered. The updated Samsung Internet web browser brings faster search suggestions, new home screen components, and the ability to launch in private mode.
The Device Maintenance section now displays more information at a glance. Include the overall status of the phone and diagnose problems with the phone. Samsung has also added more accessibility features, including customizable flash notifications, the ability to edit blur/transparency effects, and always-available floating buttons.
Other new features include safety and emergency menus, a resizable picture-in-picture mode, quick-access popup options, an enhanced Edge panel, and the option to skip an alert once. Search in the Messages, My Files, and Settings apps have also been improved.