In the past few months, Samsung has been working hard to release the latest One UI 3.0 and Android 11 updates for its flagship smartphones. The company has so far released stable Android 11 updates for the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold and more. With most recent Galaxy phones now running the latest version of Android and One UI, smartphone maker South Koren has now turned its attention to the mid-range line. Yesterday, the company opened a beta program for the Galaxy M31, inviting selected users to have a sample of Android 11. Now, another mid-range device has entered the list: the Galaxy A51.
In a post on the Samsung community forums, Samsung announced the launch of the One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy A51 5G. Note that the beta program is limited to the Korean model (SM-A516N) only. Interested users can participate in the program by accessing the Samsung Members app and registering their device. Upon enrollment, Galaxy A51 5G users should receive an OTA of One UI 3.0 beta based on Android 11. The first beta version with version number A516NKSU3ZTL9 has already been published to registered users. Remember that installing the beta software will erase your data, so make a full backup in advance.
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The Galaxy A51 5G is the first in the Galaxy A series to receive a One UI 3.0 beta. We do not know when Samsung plans to extend the beta program to other regions. According to Samsung’s One UI 3.0 update roadmap, the Galaxy A51 5G is scheduled to receive the stable Android 11 update in the first quarter of 2021 in certain regions. However, seeing as the Galaxy S20 FE received its stable update ahead of schedule, it is entirely possible that owners of the Galaxy A51 5G could receive the final version well ahead of the planned date.