In recent weeks, numerous Samsung smartphones have undergone significant updates, all exceeding 1GB in size, hinting at the inclusion of One UI 5.1.1 features, initially introduced with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. However, Samsung's update descriptions have remained cryptic, providing little insight. This trend continues with the latest update for the Galaxy A52s.
Users of the Galaxy A52s in select markets are now receiving a firmware update labeled A528BXXU5EWH9, demanding an almost 1.4GB download. While the changelog mentions the inclusion of the September 2023 security patch, it remains silent about additional enhancements. It is plausible that the update introduces One UI 5.1.1 features, although precise details are elusive.
Potential features encompass new watermarking and editing options within the Gallery app, improved sleep insights in the Samsung Health app, bolstered security in Quick Share through a Private Sharing option, enabling users to restrict file resharing, and enhanced memory management accessible via the Device care menu, a standard feature on Samsung Galaxy devices.
To determine the exact contents of the update, users must inspect their Galaxy A52s after installation. The update can be accessed through the phone's Settings » Software update menu, or alternatively, users can obtain the complete firmware from Samsung's archives and employ a Windows PC for installation.
Notably, the software information section in the phone's settings will continue to display One UI 5.1 after the update, as Samsung employs the x.1.1 version nomenclature exclusively for its foldable and tablet devices.