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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.

| Updated on: Aug 06 2022, 18:53 IST
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra First Impressions: Check out its top features in a nutshell
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1/6 The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra boots One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. With the S Pen included, the Galaxy S22 Ultra offers the same Galaxy Note experience, which means you can annotate notes, do drawings, and get several editing tools. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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2/6 Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in Burgundy, Phantom Black, and Phantom White colour for the 256GB variant that starts at a price of Rs. 1,09,999 in India. The 512GB variant only comes in Phantom Black and Burgundy. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra gets the S Pen stylus from the Galaxy Note series. that stays within the phone, just like Galaxy Note series. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Samsung uses a 5000mAh battery on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and it supports 45W fast charging. As usual, there's support for wireless charging. The phone has Gorilla Glass Victus on both the front and rear. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/6 The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED QuadHD+ display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz to 120Hz and curved edges. The phone brings a highly responsive ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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6/6 The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 108MP main camera with OIS, a secondary 10MP telephoto camera with 3X zoom, another 10MP telephoto camera with 10X optical zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. A 40MP camera sits at the front for selfies.  (Amritanshu/HT Tech)
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Samsung Galaxy S22 series is getting the One UI 5 beta update first. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

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.


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First Published Date: 06 Aug, 18:53 IST