- SamMobile has backed up our prediction as of today by their exclusive report that the Galaxy S22 OneUI 5.0 Beta will be released in the third week of July & stable version will be released in October this year.
- Samsung is most likely to bundle One UI 5.0 along with Android13.
- We could also see the upcoming Galaxy S23 lineup later this year in August at Samsungs’s annual SDC.
- The clamshell-designed foldable Z series & tablets will be next to get a special version developed alongside Google’s Android12L-based OneUI 4.1.1.
Today is an exciting and immersive day for Samsung users, as it’s about OneUI, Android 13 & Samsung getting to a new phase in terms of upgrades, new devices, and their release dates, but before that, let’s take a detour of brief developments in the past.
So, It’s not been long since we informed you on Jun 17 that the Beta version of Samsung’s OneUI 5.0 was allegedly tested on the Galaxy S22 Ultra via a leaked screenshot from an app called Checkfirm. If you wish to, please read about it here.
The spotted firmware had a build number – S908BXXU22BVF6 for a Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone (EUX CSC) having an Exynos CPU variant in Europe. This screenshot was the testing of Android 13-based One UI 5.0 or the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 supposedly at first. But as the picture got clearer and clearer day by day, we can be almost sure that this was indeed a Galaxy S22 Ultra.
On Jun 23, we reported that Samsung had almost completed the preparation to launch the Beta for Android13-based OneUI for the Galaxy S22 series. You can read it here.
The claim was based on a discovery when the screenshot of a precursor Android 13 build was spotted on Galaxy S22 in South Korea with firmware version number S906NKSU2ZVF6.
Now, as we informed in our previous updates, SamMobile has backed up our prediction as of today by their exclusive report, after announcing that they have an even more precise timeframe for the release of OneUI 5.0.
According to Sammobile sources, the Galaxy S22 OneUI 5.0 Beta will be released in the third week of July & stable version will be released in October this year.
Samsung will also provide the One UI 4.1 to other lineups as well this year.
As we also briefed earlier in our reports, the clamshell-designed foldable Z series & tablets will be next to get a special version developed alongside Google’s Android12L-based OneUI 4.1.1.
The GoodLuck moderator wrote:
” As a result of checking, the error reported by the customer requires a lot of platform-level code correction and is reflected in OneUI 4.1.1 version. In addition, it seems that it will take some time until the corresponding version is updated on the customer’s terminal.”
The above statement confirmed that one Ui 4.1.1 is coming. The answer moderator gave to the user is that the current version has to be updated at the user’s end, and Samsung was working on the One UI 4.1.1 release.
Yet again, this was confirmed in another development we informed, on Jun 9, via a GoodLock app update-
One-Hand Operation + update was seen on 2022.06.09 with version no. 188.8.131.52.
The description added:
Support for OneUI 4.1.1 ( Android 12L ).
This made the path clear for tabs & foldable, getting the OneUI 4.1.1 with Android12L. You can read about this development here.
Samsung is most likely to bundle One UI 5.0 along with Android 13. In our earlier reports, this has come to fruition as confirmation from others is coming as well that the Galaxy S22 lineup will be the first to showcase the beta version of OneUI 5.0, starting early this July. This will then expand to other Samsung devices as well.
About Samsung OneUI:
OneUI is a custom skin or a layer on the top of the Android OS which provides custom interactions for users. OneUI 4.0 was released on Nov 15. At that time, the flagship devices from Samsung, The Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra, were the first receiver then it was gifted to the Galaxy Z series.
Samsung often does rigorous testing before releasing the stable version with the Android system.
This time will be no exception as OneUI is the USP-Unique Selling Proposition of the Korean giant.
This seems to be the same pattern of being released every year, a new version. In addition, we could also see the upcoming Galaxy S23 lineup later this year in August at the Samsung Unpacked Event or the annual SDC 2022 developer conference around October 2022.
Release & Expectations:
Currently, Android 13 beta is for non–Samsung devices, but UI changes such as some UI elements are revamped, like settings and power shortcuts to the Quick Settings menu.
Also, one will most likely improve the animations & gestures as they receive a lot of negative feedback.
Preview builds also add Flashlight brightness control in Android13.
Well, these are just speculations based on the information released unofficially so far but based upon these developments, it seems almost confirmed.