Samsung One UI 5.1 update brings amazing features and great improvements to the most important application on the phone

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The new Samsung One UI 5.1 interface was revealed with the official announcement of the Galaxy S23 series. It is a minor upgrade over One UI 5.0 and is still based on Android 13. However, it does introduce some useful new additions to the Photo Gallery app Samsung Which we will show you in this article.

Samsung One UI 5.1 update brings improved Image Remaster feature

Samsung One UI 5.1 interface

The One UI 5.1 update brings an improved Remaster feature to the Samsung Gallery app. It uses artificial intelligence to detect many problems in the images, and then improves those defects. The Gallery app also now suggests photos it thinks need remastering. It can now rework GIFs to improve their resolution and reduce compression noise.

The enhanced Remaster feature also automatically removes unwanted shadows and light reflections (such as glass windows). In previous One UI versions, it was necessary to access the Reflection Remover and Shadow Remover features separately. But with One UI 5.1, it’s part of the Remaster button and works automatically.

The Gallery app in One UI 5.1 can now correct wide-angle distortion. In wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle images, objects in the corners of the image can appear stretched, and this aspect can be corrected.

Samsung One UI 5.1 provides improved Stories with the Gallery app

In One UI 5.0 (or earlier), the Gallery app only shows one story at a time. If you want to view more stories in one view, One UI 5.1 allows you to pinch with two fingers to view four stories at once. You can then tap to return to the single view layout.

One UI 5.1
One UI 5.1

If you have Stories in the Gallery app that you watch frequently, you can use the new Favorite Stories feature in One UI 5.1. You can tap the heart-shaped icon in the top-right corner of Stories to add them to your favourites. Samsung also allows you to access certain parts of Stories by offering a slideshow timeline at the bottom, and you can swipe to get to a specific photo or video for the Story.

Improved search feature

With One UI 5.1, the Samsung Gallery app allows you to enter multiple search terms to find related photos and videos. Moreover, you can click on the person’s face in the filter section for more narrow search results.

Samsung One UI 5.1 interface
Samsung One UI 5.1 interface
  • View more photo and video details by swiping up on the image

If you want to view details (EXIF information) about an image, you can swipe an image up in the single image view. Displays the date and time a photo was taken, location, photo size and resolution, ISO, file size, field of view, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, photo file location, and people visible in the photo.

Samsung One UI 5.1 interface
Samsung One UI 5.1 interface

For videos, it shows video resolution, video file size, file location, video duration, frame rate, video codec, audio codec, and GPS location. You can edit the EXIF ​​information of any still image or video clip by clicking the Edit button.

  • Easily convert themes from a photo or video into a poster

With One UI 5.1, you can easily turn any object or subject from a photo into a sticker. To do this, open the Stock Gallery app on any Galaxy device running One UI 5.1, find and open the image you want, then long-tap on any subject in the image. This part of the image will be automatically cropped using artificial intelligence. You can then take that cropped photo and share it with other people or apps.

Samsung One UI 5.1 interface
Samsung One UI 5.1 interface

In One UI 4.1, Samsung showed off the ability to turn any image into a sticker, but users had to crop it manually by selecting the object/topic they wanted. With One UI 5.1, this part of the image is automatically cropped when the user presses it for a long time. This feature now also works with videos. A cropped portion of a photo or video can be copied to the clipboard, shared with others, or saved to the gallery.

It is worth noting that the One UI 5.1 interface update will appear for the first time with the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 +, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. It will be released to older Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the following weeks. All eligible Galaxy devices are expected to get the One UI 5.1 update within two to three months.

What do you think about the features and updates provided by Samsung for its phones?


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