A few weeks ago, Samsung started rolling out the update to One UI 4.1.1 to the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3, promising that foldable materials older than those would finally get it too. The Galaxy Z Fold2 was next in line, and today the original Galaxy Z Flip drew the lucky straw, starting to receive the update in the US.
So far, the rollout appears to be limited to those units purchased unlocked, so no carrier versions yet. The update includes the September 2022 security patch level, and after applying it you will be on build F700USQU5GVHA.
Flex Mode is built-in, allowing for computer-like controls when the device is partially folded. There are also new gestures for multi-window and popup view, and you now have the ability to set different call backgrounds for each contact.
Bixby’s text and object recognition works in apps like Gallery and Camera, and the My Files app just got more powerful with better search. The Samsung Keyboard app lets you rearrange buttons for emojis and stickers, and the space bar can also be customized.
As usual with such releases, this update is likely to be rolled out. So, it might take a few days (if not weeks) for it to reach every Galaxy Z Flip unit out there in the wild.