Samsung One UI 5 now available to try but only on these Galaxy smartphones
Samsung One UI 5 update is now available on a beta form to try on the Galaxy S22 series. Here is all you need to know.
Android 13 is in its final stages ahead of an expected August release and if things go well, the Google Pixel devices will be getting it first hand. That also means other smartphone makers will now need to begin the process of rolling out their custom version of Android for their handsets. Samsung is now one of the few brands that is already rolling out the test version of the next version of One UI interface. Called One UI 5, the trial version is available for users of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
The first public beta of One UI 5 is now finally rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S22 models in Germany. This includes all the three models – the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Samsung is yet to announce One Ui 5 officially but we believe it would be done at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10, where the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are expected to be launched.
Samsung One UI 5 update rolling out
The German changelog is harder to comprehend but this is what we could figure out. The One UI update brings in most the changes that are part of Android 13, which is obvious given that the update is based on Android 13 itself. One can experience smoother animations, a new redesigned notifications shade, OCR feature in the Gallery, and smarter contextual actions across the interface. The OCR feature will be similar to the iOS 15 feature that lets you copy text from images.
There are several multitasking boosting functions as well with One UI 5. Additionally, the camera app gets a histogram in the Pro mode, a new zoom bar, Food mode for the telephoto camera, and some more. Plus, all the Samsung first apps will get a fresh coat of paint with the update.
Given Samsung's excellent track record of being the only company to beat Google at releasing updates, we expect the Android 13 based One UI 5 update to hit the Galaxy S22 series by October 2022. Before the end of 2022, Samsung could be updating most of its 2022 and 2021 flagships.