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Samsung One UI 5.0: Features Confirmed



We already knew that the Galaxy S22 OneUI 5.0 Beta was expected to be released in the third week of July & stable version in October this year.

Also, Samsung’s One UI 5.0 was most likely to improve the animations & gestures as they received a lot of negative feedback.

Lastly, the Android 13 beta was for non-Samsung devices until now, but UI changes such as some revamped UI elements like settings and power shortcuts to the Quick Settings menu showed a glimpse of what is Samsung going to offer in the latest OneUI 5.0, and which is what seems to be happening. Not to mention the Preview builds on other devices also displayed the added Flashlight brightness control in Android13, previously.

Well, these were just speculations based on the information released unofficially so far, but now it’s confirmed via this newly revealed information.

With a sanctioned beta interpretation of One UI 5.0 coming up, and internal trials formerly afoot, people are restless to see what Samsung has in store for Android 13 & it is no surprise that Samsung is most likely to bundle One UI 5.0 along with Android 13.

But we will provide you with this simple yet informative analysis. This exclusive report from a media house is the rearmost beta interpretation of One UI 5 to start indeed before the general beta… Let’s take a look at all the new features of One UI 5.0.

To give some environment, this interpretation is handed by the source and not an interpretation released by Samsung, so it may not give the full One UI 5.0 image because it borrows the original characteristics heavily from the previous one.

Although, this is an original beta, and unfortunately, there’s no changelog history, all the new content below comes from using One UI 5.0 and comparing it to One UI 4.0. As in our previous reports, the changes have heavily been through visual improvements.

Modified Notification design:

One UI 5.0 Notification

The notification layout has changed slightly between One UI 4.0 and One UI 5.0.

There are new icons and a streamlined design style.

Notification shadow and quick settings have also changed slightly for the opacity. 

None of these changes are fantastic, but they give a different overall sense to the shadow of the notifications being used.

Stock Android permission dialogs:

One-UI 5-Permissions-Samsung-Health

One of the big surprises with One UI 5 is Samsung’s choice to use the standard Android notifications permission dialog. 

This is in no way bad, it’s veritably analogous to what Google does. We can speculate perhaps that it helps speed up the upgrade process by not changing effects they shouldn’t, or Samsung has yet to be suitable to change them to One UI 5.0. We’ll know in an unborn beta soon. 

The OCR:

Samsung has now added Optical Character Recognition( OCR), which lets you copy textbooks from prints to the Gallery app and keyboard. When your device detects a textbook in a print, it now has a button at the bottom of the gallery so you can abate the textbook from the print. It was preliminarily part of Bixby Vision but has come to its point in One UI 5.0, kind of like Google Lens.

Keyboard OCR works the same way as iOS. In any textbook field, you can choose to prize a textbook and point the camera at anything to extract and copy the text. The interpretation of the Samsung interface brings uncanny similarity to iOS.

The Security and Privacy Hub:


It is Samsung’s interpretation of what Google did for Pixel phones with Android 13.

It puts all security and private accounts, including watchwords, and features on one screen, giving users ease of access.

It also looks for anything that might abuse the app’s warrants or security settings that are not turned on and recommends turning it on to improve security.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing new here also, in the Hub. All the settings and features are also in One UI 4.0. However, it’s nice to see that Samsung makes it easier and proactively warns of users with lower-tech knowledge.

New multitasking conduct & Gestures:


In Labs, there are now two options for multitasking and access to features. You can now use two fingers to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to pierce the split view, or swipe up from the top right to produce a pop-up window. None of them presently work in this interpretation, but they should work when you start it, colorful changes arent they?

Somewhat Extra Changes:

  1. Collaboration One UI 5.0 with Samsung Notes, which was updated earlier yesterday.
  2. The presently active operation of an app is in the quick settings.
  3. The About Page now displays a picture of your device.
  4. Toggle UWB on/off through Settings. It allows tracking tags, and a few cars, to use radio signals to identify a gadget’s location. UWB is the basis of tracking tags like Apple’s AirTag and Samsung’s SmartTag Plus, which help to find lost keys, purses, wallets, or beloved pets.


At the end of the day, One UI 5.0 doesn’t have significant to offer. It has entered undersized advancements in all situations with vibrancy advancements.

It is not unacceptable, but Samsung seems to manage the speed of the update more, as the Beta is anticipated to start a month agone and is anticipated also to launch a month before the expected date.

Launching Android updates snappily and also bringing new features after updates are released, allows more users to welcome the update & be pleased. 

Releasing regular updates is Samsung’s forte & this is a good thing. We’ll have to see how they hold up foldable Galaxy Z smartphones, which are unique & exclusive to Samsung.

Clamshell-designed foldable Galaxy Z series & tablets will be next to get a special version developed alongside Google’s Android12L-based OneUI 4.1.1, along with the mid-range A series phones with regular OS & UI updates.

About OneUI: 

Before we go, we leave you with brief info about the Samsung OneUI.

OneUI is a custom skin or a layer on top of the Android OS, which provides custom interactions for users. Samsung often does rigorous testing before releasing the stable version with the Android system.

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.

Sources & References:

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LTE Galaxy Watches Get Access to Latest Wear OS 4 and One UI 5 Watch Features




After introducing the One UI Watch 5 for the LTE variant of Galaxy watches to the Korean market, Samsung is now expanding it to more countries. It is worth noting that previously it was only available for Bluetooth models. With the latest update, Galaxy watches will get several new enhancements to their existing functionalities.

One UI Watch 5 enhances the user experience

One UI Watch 5 is the latest skin upgrade for the Galaxy watches. It brings several new enhancements and improvements in many internal functions, including watch faces and tiles, Samsung Health, Backup, and Restore. Additionally, it also brings some fresh features, like dict text with the home button, now that you can use multiple timers at once, and device care improvements.

Breaking: One UI 6 Beta Program Now Available for Galaxy S22 Owners

It is worth noticing that Samsung initially introduced the One UI 5 watch to the Galaxy Watch LTE variants, which are available in South Korea, but as we discussed in the earlier article about the possible reason, the company is now expanding the update to more countries. The company has rolled out the update to some more countries, including the US, India, and several European countries.

One UI 6.0 Beta Coming to Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 This Week

If you have any model of the Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5, you will get the new update through the new OTA. If you belong to any European country, you can identify the update R8**FXXU1BWH3 for the Galaxy Watch 4 and R9**FXXU1BWH3 for the Galaxy Watch 5. Meanwhile, these watches also received an update in the US on several carriers, including AT&T and Verizon.

One UI 5 Watch and Wear OS 4 Changelog

Watch faces and tiles
  • Add watch faces and tiles easily
    • A new vertical layout makes it easier to find the watch faces and tiles that are right for you.
  • Improve Buds controller tile
    • You can now turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.
  • Quick access to timers
    • You can start timers from the new Timer tile without opening the Timer app.
  • Set an album or story as your watch face
    • Instead of just one picture, you can now make your watch face cycle between pictures in an album or story that you select. Your watch face will change to a different picture each time you turn on the watch screen.
Samsung Health
  • Automatically record cycling workouts
    • Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
  • Get heart rate guidance while running
    • Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
Backup and Restore
  • Keep your watch data safe
    • Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.
Control Your Phone
  • More call controls
    • You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
Additional changes
  • Dictate text with Home button
    • Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
  • Using multiple timers at once
    • You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.
  • Share medical information in an emergency
    • A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.
  • Device Care
    • Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
  • Control your watch without touch
    • Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.
  • Organize app in folder
    • Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.

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Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra’s OS journey ends with One UI 5 with no chance for One UI 6




Whenever a new software update is about to come, every user starts to wonder whether their device will be able to experience its advancements and novelties or not. As for now, ever since Android 14’s Developer Preview was launched, everybody has started to look forward to One UI 6. Besides the latest ones, confusion is appearing for those who are a bit older and received the previous One UI 5.

As we have mentioned above, older Galaxy device users are eager to know their device’s eligibility status for One UI 6. Two of these older devices are the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Informatively, the Galaxy Note 20 series was launched in the year 2020, with Android version 10. Both the devices of this series were promised to receive three years of OS updates, excluding the one they were launched with.

One UI 6.0 for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra?

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra device already received Android 13 and One UI 5. As they were launched with Android 10 and promised three OS updates, Android 13 was the final one for them. In simpler words, as these devices have already received all three OS updates, there is no way they will get the next one as they are out of eligibility. As One UI 6 will be based on Android 14, it also won’t reach them. 

To put it straight, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra devices are meant to get neither the upcoming Android 14 nor Samsung’s 6th-gen One UI. However, they will still be receiving security patch updates till the pre-decided period. If you are a Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra user and you don’t want to replace it with a new device, you can resort to some temporary solutions, which you can find here in our previous article

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Samsung Galaxy A03s updates to Android 13 in the US




Samsung has updated almost all the devices with One UI 5.0, which is based on Android 13, and currently serving the new One UI 5.1 update for its eligible devices. But due to carrier restrictions, the Galaxy A03s is one of the devices receiving the Android 13 update now.

The One UI 5.0 update is available for the Carrier locked variant of Galaxy A03s. The update also includes a new security patch as of December 2022 security patch which is three-months-old patches which includes several patches which fix 93 security vulnerabilities; in which 67 patches are included by Google that fix all Android devices issues, while the rest are included by Samsung, which resolves the issues of own devices.

Users who own Galaxy A03s devices can identify the latest update by its firmware version number A037USQU3CWB6; as said earlier, the update comes with One UI 5.0, which means your device will get a lot of new features and improvements that enhance the user experience.

The Galaxy A03s is one of the most affordable devices of Samsung, it was launched back in 2021 and comes with Android 11, later the device received more updates and now getting an Android 13 update, as the device falls in the category of entry-level devices, so it may not be eligible for further Android updates; however, the device will get some security updates in the coming days.

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