Yes, ladies and gents, the Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is beating many Snapdragon 888 flagships from other brands to the stable Android 12 punch, and this time around, Samsung is reportedly going wide with its official One UI 4.0 rollout right off the bat rather than keeping it exclusive to South Korea. Samsung is offering Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G users a sweet New Year’s surprise
Samsung was widely expected to meet its earliest update objectives established around the world for a number of other popular devices after outdoing itself (yet again) with a blazing fast over-the-air Android 12 rollout for the Galaxy S21 trio roughly a month and a half ago. However, while this was technically true in the case of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G a few weeks ago, the One UI 4.0-related troubles that the two 2021 foldables encountered made us a little less confident in the case of last year’s Z Fold 2 5G. Although no real-life Christmas miracles were delivered, Samsung’s devoted supporters should be delighted with the continuation of Android 12 promotions for the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and S21 series, as well as the launch of the Z Fold 2 update in time for the new year.
Multiple European countries are already receiving Google’s latest software treats as we write this, and if history is any indication, the over-the-air update could become a truly global affair in a mere matter of days. That is, of course, if no major bugs are discovered, which we strongly believe will be the case if Samsung was confident enough to get the ball rolling across the old continent. Tipping the scales at close to 2.5GB, the hot new goodie pack contains everything from December 2021 security patches to a wide range of privacy enhancements, multiple Samsung Keyboard upgrades, a fresh widget design, expanded lock screen functionality, many important camera improvements, as well as Samsung Internet and Health tweaks.
That’s merely scratching the surface of an insanely lengthy changelog, mind you, and more importantly for folks who couldn’t afford this flexible powerhouse last year, the new update signals the imminent arrival of Android 12-based One UI 4 add-ons and enhancements on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, as well as the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 families.