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Samsung Galaxy A02 starts receiving Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update: Report

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The Samsung Galaxy A02 is reportedly receiving an Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update along with the September 2021 Android security patch. The budget-friendly smartphone is currently receiving the update in Russia. The Galaxy A02 update will bring Android 11 features like one-time permissions, chat bubbles, a redesigned user interface (UI), better stock apps and more. The Samsung smartphone was launched in January and came with Android 10-based One UI 2 skin on top. It is expected to launch in India soon as production has reportedly started at Samsung’s facility in Delhi-NCR.

Samsung Galaxy A02 Update Changelog

SamMobile was the first to inform about the update of Samsung Galaxy A02. According to the report, the Samsung smartphone will get One UI 3.1 update based on Android 11. The update brings new features like one-time permissions, auto permission reset, chat bubble, redesigned UI, new lock screen widget. Improved stock apps, and a new device care section.

As mentioned, the update is bundled with the September 2021 Android security patch. It is currently rolling out in Russia and is expected to reach other markets in the coming weeks. The firmware version for the update for the Samsung Galaxy A02 is A022GDXU2BUI3 and there is no information on the size of the update.

Updates should automatically arrive over-the-air. However, curious users can check for updates manually by visiting Adjustment > software update > Download and install. It is recommended that the Samsung Galaxy A02 be updated with a strong Wi-Fi connection and put on charging.

Samsung Galaxy A02 Specifications

As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy A02 – launched in Thailand in January – will be powered by Android 10-based One UI 2 out-of-the-box smartphone with a 6.5-inch (720 x 1,600 pixels) HD+ Infinity-V Display plays. Under the hood, it packs a quad-core MediaTek MT6739W SoC with up to 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of onboard storage – expandable via a microSD card (up to 1TB).

For optics, the Galaxy A02 gets a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 5-megapixel shooter. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, and more. All this is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 7.75W charging support.

The Galaxy A02 is speculated to launch in India soon as its production is said to have begun at Samsung’s Noida facility in Delhi-NCR. As per a report by 91Mobiles, the smartphone is likely to sport similar design and specifications to the model that was launched in Thailand.


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