Well, after some time, Samsung took care of the problems plaguing the One UI 4.0 update for its foldables and resumed the rollout for both phones in South Korea. That was back on December 17. We are now nearing the end of the month, but for some reason, many Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 owners worldwide are still waiting for their phones to receive the update.
Samsung’s One UI 4.0, which is based on Android 12, is one of the most important system improvements the company has ever produced. However, it appears that Samsung is having significant difficulties distributing One UI 4.0 to its foldable lineup—the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3—for some reason. The initial stable release of One UI 4.0 for the Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 was a bit of a catastrophe. There were multiple critical vulnerabilities, some of which rendered the phones completely useless. Samsung, on the other hand, acted fast and halted the rollout of the update in order to address the reported faults and release a more complete and (really) stable version of the OS.
The folks at SamMobile note that, at the moment, it seems only users in South Korea and Serbia have received the update. Samsung is yet to push it to other regions, but there is no obvious explanation for the hold-up yet. On top of that, there is no word from the company on when the release will resume. Based on owners of either of the two foldable phones, there is not much that needs to be taken care of in terms of bugs.
For now, if you are an owner of a Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Galaxy Z Flip 3, you kind of have to sit and wait. It could be that Samsung is just being extra careful to avoid any screw-ups and potential backlash from disappointed users. Whatever the case, we will make sure to let you know of any updates.