Samsung has started rolling out its One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy S23. Those of you living in the States will be glad to know that the US is first in line.

Samsung is rolling out One UI 6.1 to a number of Galaxy devices in the US

The update is not yet rolling out to unlocked units, however, at the time of writing this article. Verizon units are first in line, actually. The thing is, this update will spread like wildfire, basically, so you can expect it to roll out via different channels soon.

Just to be clear, the update is rolling out to the entire Galaxy S23 series, not just the vanilla Galaxy S23. The Galaxy S23 FE is expected to join the aforementioned devices soon, as is the Galaxy Tab S9 series. That group of devices is said to be getting the update in he first wave.

This update brings most of the AI features from the Galaxy S24 series

What does One UI 6.1 bring to the table? Well, most of the AI features that debuted on the Galaxy S24 lineup. So, for example, the Circle to Search feature is available in One UI 6.1 to all the devices that get the update.

This is actually Google’s feature which allows you to circle what you want to search and get results based on that. It’s a very intuitive feature, and a very useful one as well.

The camera can now scan and translate text

Thanks to a new camera scan feature, you can use the phone’s camera to translate text. Simply hover it over the text you want to translate, select the text on the display, and there you go.

The Samsung Internet browser can also provide you with a summary of websites. That’s not all, though, it can also translate entire websites for you while keeping them properly formatted. This even works with embedded tweets, for example.

Some AI capabilities also spread to the keyboard

The company also built its AI features into the keyboard. AI translate is available on the keyboard too. There are also different chat styles available from within the keyboard.

Galaxy AI is also available in the gallery, for some heavy editing, if that’s what you require. You can remove subjects, change the background behind your subjects, and so on. There are many options available here. Generative AI wallpapers are also available, and more.

That’s just a taste of what this update brings to the table. It’s quite a hefty AI update, basically.

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