Samsung Galaxy A42 5G starts receiving One UI 4 update based on Android 12: report

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 17, 2022
Updated 2022/01/17 at 11:30 PM

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is said to be getting the update to One UI 4, which is based on Android 12. The update to the latest Android version is rolling out to the company’s mid-range smartphone in Europe, but it can be expected. in other regions soon. The South Korean smartphone maker has been updating its flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 as well as its mid-range Galaxy A-Series smartphones. Samsung has already updated most of its flagship smartphones to Android 12, leaving its mid-range and affordable devices on the list to receive the One UI 4 update.

The update for Samsung’s One UI 4 is rolling out on Samsung Galaxy A42 5G smartphones, reports SamMobile. The update to Android 12 is currently available in Poland (XEO region) and has firmware version A426BXXU3CUL9. While Google Pixel smartphones are running the January 2022 security patch, the update for Samsung’s Galaxy A42 5G comes with the older December 2021 security patch.

Samsung’s Galaxy A42 5G debuted at the company’s ‘Life Unstoppable’ virtual event held in September 2020. It was the company’s most affordable 5G-enabled smartphone at the time and featured a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a rear camera camera. The smartphone received the update to One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 in March 2021. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is one of the early smartphones that were included in Samsung’s three-year OS update policy.

With the update, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G users will be able to enjoy new features in Android 12 such as privacy indicators and toggle for camera and microphone, improved location permissions (rougher), a new privacy panel, new theming options and improved widget design. The company’s built-in apps have also been updated to complement the new design, while its powerful Good Lock modules have also gained new features this year, including the ability to apply icon packs via Theme Park. Samsung smartphone users who want to check when their device will receive Android 12 can check the company’s release schedule for the One UI 4 update.

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