In this article, we will see the latest features in updated One UI 3.1 on the S21+. Here, to make the difference more visible in the latest One UI 3.1 update, we will compare it with the previous version of One UI 3.0 on the S20+ on the left. In the latest update of One UI 3.1 on S21+, there are various new features that are quite interesting for us to try.
This feature is still not available in the One UI 3.0 version used in the S20+ Series. However, later after getting updated to One UI 3.1, of course, the features will be available on other series as well. Okay, now let’s just see what are the newest features in One UI 3.1.
8. Google Discover
On the Home screen, when we enter the Home screen settings, then we swipe to the left, there will be a Samsung Daily or Samsung Free feature. Now in the latest One UI 3.1 update, you can choose to view Google Discover or Samsung Free. For those who prefer the Google Discover display on the far left, the feature is now available in One UI 3.1.
So, now you can read news directly from Google Discover which you usually find on Google Chrome. So, you can read news related to the ones you like directly on the left side of the Home screen. Previously there was only Samsung Daily like this and it can’t be replaced with Samsung Discovers like in this One UI 3.1 version.
9. Google Home
Then the next feature is in the Notification panel. In the Notification panel when we click Devices, there is now a new option. For One UI 3.0 version previously on the S20 for Devices, this will enter directly to the SmartThings app. Now in the One UI 3.1 update you can select SmartThings and Google Home.
So, in this latest update, you can choose more freely the Smart Devices that you usually use. Here you can choose SmartThings or Google Home. Here you can also set directly for devices that you have registered on Google Home. All devices that have been registered will immediately enter this setting and it’s easy to move them too.
10. Single Take
Then the next new feature in One UI 3.1 is in Single Take mode. After previously in One UI 3.0 Single Take comes with a duration feature in this section, now in the latest update One UI 3.1 there is a new customization for this Single Take feature. In the latest update on One UI 3.1 you can choose things that will be taken for the Single Take scene. Here there are Filtered videos, filtered photos, Speed effect clips, Portraits, Wide/cropped shots and also Highlight videos.
For example, there is a Single Take part that you don’t need to take, you can select it in this section. So here you only want Portraits, filtered photos and Filtered videos, you can turn off for other options. So, here you can adjust whatever things you want to take from the Single Take feature, because the Single Take feature will take various kinds of photos, videos and other effects. If there are things you don’t want to take with the Single Take feature, you just have to tap on these menus.
11. Camera Settings
Then the next feature in One UI 3.1 is in the camera application. Now, in One UI 3.1 there are new settings that are directly available in the outside of the video settings. Previously, the resolution and FPS settings were in the camera settings like this. For example, we want the settings for the front camera, we choose a resolution like this.
In the latest One UI 3.1 update, you can immediately change the settings from the outside. Here you can immediately change it for 4K 60fps, 4K 30fps and also FHD 30fps. In the One UI 3.0 version, you have to enter the camera settings first.
12. Director’s View
Then, there is also the latest Director’s view feature on the camera. In One UI 3.1, now there is a new Director’s view feature. This feature can record with 3 rear cameras and 1front camera. You can directly select the Director’s view feature to activate all the lenses on this smartphone. So, you can immediately see the appearance of the Ultra wide lens in the preview below. If for example the framing is suitable, you can immediately choose to move and for the telephoto lens you can also choose directly in this section. Then at the top there are also several menus such as Split view, so the front camera and rear camera that can be used immediately to record both scenes simultaneously.
So, you can immediately use the front camera and rear camera at the same time to record video simultaneously. These videos will immediately be combined into one video. There is also a picture-in-picture display for displaying the front camera as well as three rear camera preview lenses. This feature is certainly quite easy to record videos and use all the lens capacity on the smartphone.
13. Object Eraser
Then, the next feature is in the photo editing section. Now in the latest One UI 3.1 update, you can immediately edit photos and delete an object in the photo. This feature is the newest feature in this Labs setting. For the One UI version 3.0, there are only Spot color, Style and Resize, while in this latest update there is a Labs feature that you can choose for this Object eraser. To use the Object eraser feature, you can immediately tap on this icon and you just have to tap on the object that you want to delete in the photo. Then just press the Erase button, and the object will immediately disappear from the photo. Even though the result here is not too clean because the background is too abstract, but with one-color backgrounds or with a motif that has a special pattern, you can immediately use this feature and the results will be better than this one.
For example, here we want to remove this yellow part. We try it directly with the Object eraser feature and we tap on the yellow part, then we select Erase and we immediately see the result. As a result, the object we select will be immediately deleted from the photo. You can also erase the top like this, or you can delete the chair like this. Here, for example, if you want to erase the top lights, you just have to tap it and you can immediately select Erase to delete the object. This feature is certainly quite interesting because you can immediately delete objects in the photo section quite quickly.
14. Folder Color
The next feature is in the folder color change settings. When you change the folder color in this latest update, this time there is a more complete color spectrum than the previous version. In the previous version, you could only choose colors like this, while in the latest update you can choose a more detailed color spectrum like this.
15. Live Focus
Then, the next latest thing in One UI 3.1 is the change of naming Live Focus to Portrait mode. In the settings section, when we opened Live Focus mode in the previous version of One UI 3.0, now in the One UI 3.1 version the settings changed to Portrait & Portrait Video. In the previous version the name was Live Focus and Live Focus Video.
16. Portrait Effects
Furthermore, it is still related to this Portrait mode. In the latest update of Portrait mode, this time there are several new effects added. Previously, there were only Circle, Spin, Zoom & Color point effects for the effect. In the latest update, the effect is Studio, High Kimono, Low Kimono, Backdrop and also Color point. Then there is also an intensity setting at the bottom and a new setting on the right.
17. 30x Zoom
Furthermore, the 17th is the 30x zoom feature with tracking and stabilization. So, with this feature you can track moving objects with a 30x zoom distance. So, with this feature you can track objects that are moving from afar. Later the object will be automatically positioned in the center of the camera. The footage will also be automatically stabilized with this feature.
18. Selfie Mode
Then the next change is in Selfie mode. For the Selfie color tone settings in the previous One UI 3.0 version, there were Cool, Original and Warm settings. Whereas in the latest update on One UI 3.1, there are only Natural and Bright options. For Cool and Warm choices, it is no longer available in One UI 3.1.
19. Google Message
Furthermore, in the One UI 3.1 update, Google Message will become the default messaging app on your smartphone. After updating to One UI 3.1, you will get the default messaging app to Google Message.
20. Phone Dial
Then, the next feature is in the Phone Dial section. Now in the Phone Dial application you can immediately use Google Duo and activate it as the default application for video calls. So, you can make video calls from the Phone Dial application with your smartphone. For the previous version of One UI 3.0, there was no Google Duo feature that was integrated with this Phone Dial.
21. Notification Vibration Pattern
Then, the next new feature is Notification vibration pattern. In the latest One UI 3.1 setting, there is a new setting called Notification vibration pattern. For this new setting, you can find it in Settings then open Sounds and vibration. In the previous version of One UI 3.0, in the settings there were only general Vibration patterns and Vibration intensity. Meanwhile, for the latest updates, there are Call vibration patterns and Notification vibration patterns. So, for the previous setting, the Vibration pattern has been divided into two: for phone calls and also for notifications.
So, in this latest update, you can change the vibration pattern when someone calls and when there is a notification comes in. In the previous version, you can only change it generally without differentiating it for phone calls and also for notifications. Then for the Vibration pattern, there are also a number of new Vibration pattern added in this One UI 3.1 update. I
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