Update 1 / July 29, 2021: Just a few minutes after publishing the banner, Samsung quietly removed the Galaxy S21′ One UI 4.0 Beta activity announcement. Read more
July 28, 2021: Big news coming from Samsung Community South Korea about the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta for the Galaxy S21 series smartphones. Yes, the company’s Beta Operation Manager officially announced that the One UI 4.0 Beta is coming soon for the latest Galaxy S flagship series.
In addition to the announcement, the Korean tech giant has also published a banner, which mentions the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra owners are eligible to be the first to experience the new interface with Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta ahead of a stable release.
Early Beta Announcement
Last year, Samsung launched the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S20 series first sometime in September for developers, followed by public Beta in October. However, it’s just a few days remaining of July and the company revealed Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta for this year’s flagships.
Not surprisingly, the Galaxy S21 series become the first to get the opportunity of experiencing the One UI 4 features and changes ahead of a stable release, which could happen later this year. Do note that, the One UI 4 Beta program is currently limited to South Korea, but it could soon expand to more countries including:
- The United States
- United Kingdom
Old flagships to join soon?
Of course, but it’s not official when Samsung will announce the One UI 4 Beta for older Galaxy flagships such as the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip. At the same time, we can’t confirm whether Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series will be invited for the Android 12 Beta activity or not.
Last year, other than the Galaxy S20 series, the Korean tech giant conducted the Android 11 Beta trial for the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy A52 5G (South Korea), and Galaxy M31 (India) smartphones.
Last but not least, it’s expected that Samsung will send the first Android 12 One UI 4.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S21 series devices just after Unpacking the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones on August 11. Stay tuned with us, we will keep you posted!