Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra tipped to receive ‘biggest’ update yet alongside One UI 6.1.1

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra on an orange background
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The first big Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra update brought a slew of camera-related improvements to the best Samsung phone just a few weeks after its launch, and it looks like Samsung’s next major Galaxy S24 Ultra update could prove even more significant.

According to serial Samsung leaker Ice Universe (posting on X), the “biggest” Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra update so far will arrive alongside One UI 6.1.1, bringing “a lot of camera updates” to what is, for us, already the best camera phone money can buy.

We say ‘alongside’ One UI 6.1.1 because Samsung doesn’t typically release One UI x.1.1 updates for its regular-shaped phones. One UI 6.1.1 proper will likely debut with the company’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 foldables in late July, and Ice Universe claims that Samsung will also begin rolling out its next big update for the Galaxy S24 Ultra around the same time.

In their X post, Ice Universe doesn’t detail the camera upgrades that we can expect to come the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s way in July, but since we’re already expecting Samsung to fix issues with the phone’s telephoto image quality and color balance in an imminent June software update, it’s safe to think of this rumored July update as an experience-improver, rather than just a bug-fixer.

Indeed, we’ve already heard that Samsung might be preparing to announce a generative AI-powered video creation tool at Galaxy Unpacked in July, and although this feature is expected to debut with One UI 6.1.1 on the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, there’s a good chance that it could become available on the Galaxy S24 Ultra, too, what with it being the company’s flagship phone.


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Ice Universe has previously claimed that “the key functional innovation of One UI 6.1.1 will be video AI,” so it sounds like Samsung could unveil either a generative AI-powered video editing tool, or some form of AI-powered video shooting assistance, at Galaxy Unpacked 2024. 

That event is tipped to take place on July 10, so we may not have too long to wait before we learn what this mystery Galaxy S24 Ultra camera upgrade will be.

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Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.