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At the end of last year, Samsung’s high-end phones received the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12. Earlier this year, various mid-range phones including the Galaxy A42 5G received the Android 12 update. However, the one is from the carrier Unlocked version of the Galaxy A42 5G has just started receiving the major OS update.
Based on Android 12 UI 4.1 update for Galaxy A42 5G comes with firmware version A426U1UEU3BVD5. This update is for the carrier-unlocked version of the phone and brings Android 12 with One UI 4.1 and the March 2022 security patch. The update is currently available on the Bluegrass Cellular network. Other network operators are expected to release the update on their networks in the coming days.
If you are a Galaxy A42 5G US user, you can now download and install the Android 12 update by going to settings » Software update and knock Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our database and flash it manually.
Galaxy A42 5G Android 12 update features
The Android 12 update for the Galaxy A42 5G brings an overhauled UI design with the color palette feature, a new widget style, an improved widget selector and a better sharing menu. Samsung has also improved all of the default apps including Device Care, Samsung Calendar, Samsung Internet, Samsung Keyboard and Samsung My Files. Bixby and Bixby Routines have received several new options and conditions.
The mid-range smartphone also gets improved privacy and security with privacy indicators (for camera and microphone use), a privacy dashboard, and quick settings to enable/disable the camera and microphone system-wide. AR Emoji and accessibility features have also been improved. Samsung has added Object Eraser, Shadow Eraser, and Reflection Eraser to the Gallery app.
Samsung launched the Galaxy A42 5G with Android 10 on board in the second half of 2020. The phone received the One UI 3.1 update based on Android 11 early last year and the Android 12 update this year.
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