Galaxy S21 Since its release, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition or FE version has run One UI 4 based on Android 12. But as of late, apparently internet “test builds” of a significant update for the smartphone rival to the flagship model have been found. They intend to upgrade the most recent FE to the most cutting-edge software experience that its OEM can provide.
In 2022, Samsung is said to have stopped producing the Fan Edition models of their Galaxy S-series flagship Android phones. However, it is not expected to have abandoned them in terms of software, as its most recent model, the S21 FE, is expected to receive at least four significant improvements over the course of its lifetime. Ahead of the schedule, the first of these could be on the way.
The goal of the Samsung One UI Software Update effort is to follow the evolution of the OEM’s Android software over time, sometimes even before the final, stable upgrades are released. It now asserts the results of one of these firmware checks indicated the presence of a possibly significant S21 FE update.
They supposedly contain One UI 5 “test builds” based on Android 13 for the SM-G990E model offered in India. The premise of the leak is that this device is now running official firmware versions G990EXXU3CVI8, G990EXXU3CVJ2, or G990EODM3CVJ2, but that Samsung is developing replacements with the names G990EXXU3DVJ4 for the first 2 or G990EODM3DVJ4 for the third.
The S21 FE may soon migrate to One UI 5 if the modification in those final four characters turns out to be big enough. On the other hand, there are currently no comparable leaks for the device’s variants for any other markets