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One UI 4.0

Samsung One UI 4.0: Latest News, Eligible Devices, Features and Release Date

Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0

Based on the Android operating system, Samsung One UI is the best ever custom skin among all the OEMs. From the Android 9-based One UI 1 to the latest Android 11-based One UI 3, the Korean tech giant introduced tons of new changes, features, and improvements with every iteration of the One UI.

Back in December 2020, the company has officially launched the third major generation of One UI – One UI 3. The One UI 3 is based on Google’s Android 11 (the eleventh major generation of the Android operating system). With this version, Samsung has totally modified the user interface and added several iconic functions.

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At the same time, Samsung started releasing the stable Android 11-based One UI 3.0 software update for the Galaxy S20 series smartphones, as promised. After the S20 phones, the company delivered the major Android upgrade to every single flagship and numerous mid-range smartphones. Meanwhile, a large group of phones/tablets is waiting to get the Android 11 update.

Like every year, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the new Galaxy S series smartphones on January 14, 2021. The Galaxy S21 lineup exclusively comes pre-installed with Android 11-based One UI 3.1, a minor upgraded version of the One UI 3.0. The One UI 3.1 brings several new features, minor UI changes over the One UI 3.0 version.

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One UI 3.1.1!

One UI 3.5 may be known as One UI 3.1.1

By taking a look at the history of One UIs, the OEM will also introduce another iteration of One UI 3 that will be the One UI 3.5. The One UI 3.5 will also be based on Android 11 and expected to exclusively come pre-installed with the upcoming Galaxy Note of Galaxy Fold smartphone. [One UI 3.5 Device List | One UI 3.5 Latest News]

Google Android 12: Schedule

Google released the first Android 12 developer preview for Pixel phones on February 19, 2021. At the same time, the OEM published the schedule for the different developer previews, beta releases, and final releases. According to Google, it will deliver three developer previews, four public beta updates, while the stable release date is still unconfirmed.

Google Android 12: Features

Google will present several useful features with the twelfth major generation of Android OS. However, the Android 12 developer preview reveals that this version has a modified user interface, new gamepad vibration settings, restricted network mode, Wi-Fi password sharing through Nearby Share, app hibernation, and more.

Android 12 Beta 3 [July 15, 2021]

Google bringing the Android 12 OS to its final form with a new UI, innovative features, privacy improvements, performance enhancements, security benefits, and a lot more with every new Beta build. Furthermore, the latest Beta brings improvements for functionality, UX and performance that are:

  • Scrolling screenshots
  • On-device search
  • Privacy indicator APIs in WindowInsets
  • Camera and microphone toggles configurable for enterprises
  • New permission for CDM-paired apps starting foreground services
  • Better, faster auto-rotate
  • Game Mode

Status bar indicator for ongoing calls [June 16, 2021]

Google released the Android 12 Beta 2 with several new privacy features, however, an Android developer discovered a small improvement hidden in the Android 12 code. This code adds a new status bar indicator and combined it with the call process, which can display the duration of the call in the status bar, and has a new design. Read more here

Android 12 Features – Official [May 19, 2021]

  • A more personal experience
  • Personalization
  • Fluid Motion Animations
  • Redesigned System Spaces
  • Private and Secure by Design
  • Improved Accessibility Features
  • Scrolling Screenshots
  • Conversation Widgets

Android 12 Beta 2 Features – [June 9, 2021]

  • Privacy Dashboard
  • New power menu
  • Addition of microphone and camera indicators that show users if an app is using those.
  • Clipboard read notification
    • It shows users when an app is reading from a clipboard.
  • New Quick Setting toggles to disable app access.
  • New Internet Panel


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What about One UI 4.0?

As Google has recently released the first Android 12 developer preview, every Samsung fan knows, the next generation of One UI will be called One UI 4.0. However, this iteration of One UI will be based on the Android 12 operating system. We can expect, just after the stable release of the Android 12, Samsung will announce the One UI 4.0 around September/October this year.

Samsung One UI 4.0 Release Date – October 24, 2021

The stable Android 12 may be launched in September 2021 for Google Pixels. Following this, Samsung will begin the One UI 4.0 beta program for developers. Besides, the Galaxy S21 flagships will be the first to be invited for the One UI 4.0 beta activity later this year. Moreover, the company may start delivering the stable One UI 4.0 to these phones from November/December this year.

September 16, 2021

Save the Date: Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2021) kicking off on October 26

July 28, 2021

  • Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Beta officially announced!. Read more
  • Samsung ditched Galaxy S21’s One UI 4.0 Android 12 Beta announcement. Read more
  • Samsung Galaxy S21, S20 One UI 4.0 Beta release date reportedly emerged. Read more

July 16, 2021

  • Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) Beta announcement could happen later this month. Read more

July 12, 2021

  • Breaking: Samsung One UI 4 (Android 12) release delayed, internal name (SOS) revealed. Read more

June 18, 2021

  • Samsung to unveil One UI 4.0 at in-person SDC in October this year. Read more here

Samsung One UI 4.0: Features

Following its impressive software development terms, Samsung will also bring an optimized user interface, added features, improvements, new functionalities with the One UI 4.0 over the previous generations.

[16/06/2021] First look at Android 12-based One UI 4.0

Report suggests that Samsung is internally testing the latest Android and One UI version for Galaxy devices as a Reddit user posted a video of Galaxy phone running Android 12-based One UI 4.0 in action.

The leaked video suggests that Samsung is reportedly using the radical design changes of the Android 12 for Galaxy devices. However, the device’s traditional quick panel shortcuts such as Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Hotspot, and Flight Mode have been replaced with a new “Network & Internet” section.

[09/05/2021] One UI 4.0: Top 7 features we expect with Samsung’s Android 12 update

  1. Ad-free user interface
  2. User-friendly notifications
  3. A more advanced power menu
  4. Fingerprint unlock animations
  5. Astrophotography in stock Camera app
  6. Vertical scrolling App drawer
  7. Exceptional Recents menu
    1. Read the full article HERE

[15/04/2021 ] The latest Android 12 features leak revealed several changes including:

  • Native Scrolling Screenshot
  • New App Pairs feature for Split Screen Multitasking
  • Access Google Assistant through the power button
  • New Quick Settings buttons
  • Major optimizations for tablet
  • Attractive design changes
    • Read the full article HERE

[25/04/2021] Samsung will redesign One UI 4.0 with loads of user-friendly features

Samsung insider expecting the company will redesign the upcoming One UI 4 from the ground up. The tipster further added – various smartphone makers redesigned their Android-based user interface and gained success. The same source pointed out that the hardware of the smartphones from different OEMs are somewhere the same nowadays that’s why consumers are thinking more about the software system. [Read more here]

Note: We will add the features of One UI 4.0 as soon as we get the authentic information.

Samsung One UI 4.0: Device List/Eligible Devices [Sammy Fans]

At the Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 series. At the event, the company announced its three years of Android upgrade guarantee for every flagship phone/tablet and select GalaxyA series devices. On the basis of Samsung’s latest Android update policy, our team prepared a list of the devices that are confirmed to get the upcoming Android 12 and One UI 4.0 over the air.

Samsung Galaxy Z Series:

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
  3. Galaxy Z Fold 2
  4. Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  5. Galaxy Z Flip
  6. Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  7. Galaxy Fold
  8. Galaxy Fold 5G

Samsung Galaxy S Series:

  1. Galaxy S21 5G
  2. Galaxy S21+ 5G
  3. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  4. Galaxy S20 [Progress Report]
  5. Galaxy S20 5G [Progress Report]
  6. Galaxy S20 5G UW [Progress Report]
  7. Galaxy S20+ [Progress Report]
  8. Galaxy S20+ 5G [Progress Report]
  9. Galaxy S20 Ultra [Progress Report]
  10. Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G [Progress Report]
  11. Galaxy S20 FE [Progress Report]
  12. Galaxy S20 FE 5G [Progress Report]
  13. Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW [Progress Report]
  14. Galaxy S10 5G [Progress Report]
  15. Galaxy S10+ [Progress Report]
  16. Galaxy S10 [Progress Report]
  17. Galaxy S10e [Progress Report]
  18. Galaxy S10 Lite [Progress Report]

Samsung Galaxy Note Series:

  1. Galaxy Note 20 [Progress Report]
  2. Galaxy Note 20 5G [Progress Report]
  3. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra [Progress Report]
  4. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G [Progress Report]
  5. Galaxy Note 10+ [Progress Report]
  6. Galaxy Note 10+ 5G [Progress Report]
  7. Galaxy Note 10 [Progress Report]
  8. Galaxy Note 10 5G [Progress Report]
  9. Galaxy Note 10 Lite [Progress Report]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Series:

  1. Galaxy Tab S7
  2. Galaxy Tab S7 5G
  3. Galaxy Tab S7+
  4. Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
  5. Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  6. Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  7. Galaxy Tab S6
  8. Galaxy Tab Active 3
  9. Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G – New
  10. Galaxy Tab A7 Lite – New

Samsung Galaxy A Series:

  1. Galaxy A71 5G
  2. Galaxy A71
  3. Galaxy A51 5G
  4. Galaxy A51
  5. Galaxy A90 5G
  6. Galaxy A32 5G
  7. Galaxy A32 4G
  8. Galaxy A52
  9. Galaxy A52 5G
  10. Galaxy A72
  11. Galaxy A22
  12. Galaxy A22 5G
  13. Galaxy A03s
  14. Galaxy A52s
  15. Galaxy A21 Simple (Japan)

Samsung Galaxy M Series:

  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy M42 5G
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M22

Samsung Galaxy F Series:

  • Galaxy F41
  • Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy F12
  • Galaxy F52 5G
  • Galaxy F22 – New

Samsung Galaxy XCover Series:

  • Galaxy XCover 5
  • Galaxy XCover Pro

Note: Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z/S/Note/Tab/A series devices will also get the One UI 4.0 update.

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Samsung One UI 4.0/Android 12: Latest News [Updated on September 26, 2021]



Android 12 Material You Design update for Google Assistant brings dynamic colors UI Read more


Gboard beta adds more Material You redesign and Dynamic Color theme on Android 12 Read more

Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) has nothing to surprise: Leak Read more


Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta brings Samsung’s battery protection feature to Galaxy S21

Samsung expands Remote Test Lab for Galaxy S21 (One UI 4 Beta), Z Fold 3 and Flip 3


Samsung One UI 4 Beta adds Mic and Camera access quick settings with Android 12 update

Samsung’s Android 12 update enables Google Play Store icon packs for One UI 4 Beta members


Samsung Members gets big update for better One UI 4 Beta activities

Samsung confirms 8 One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) compatible Good Lock modules


Samsung updates official webpage for One UI 4 Beta based on Android 12

Samsung’s Android 12 update brings eSIM support to Galaxy S21 with One UI 4 Beta


Samsung One UI 4 Beta brings Android 12 to Galaxy S21 in the US and Europe

Samsung Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta Changelog is here!


Breaking: Samsung Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta 1 (ZUID) released for Galaxy S21 series

Samsung confirmed One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) will available in these 7 countries

Samsung officially announces One UI 4 Beta based on Android 12 for Galaxy S21 series


Samsung One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) delayed to October! Read more

Google could launch official Android 12 on October 4. Read more


Another Samsung Android 12 feature revealed ahead of One UI 4 Beta release. Read more

Android 12.1 is next in line after the official launch of Android 12. Read more


Samsung One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) release reportedly delayed. Read more


No icon changes with One UI 4, Samsung Email gets Android 12 support. Read more


Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4 Beta test firmware ‘ZUI4’ revealed (Android 12). Read more

One UI 4 Beta Test Firmware


Samsung teased One UI 4 Beta program, eligible phones and release date for Germany. Read more


Samsung launched Android 12 One UI 4 Beta for Galaxy S21 series in Korea. Read more


Samsung’s One UI 4 Beta brings new charging animation with Android 12 update. Read more

One UI 4 Beta Charging Animation


Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S21 internal One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) released in China! Read more


Samsung One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) coming to the US for Galaxy S21 unlocked, T-Mobile and Sprint variants. Read more


EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 12 One UI 4.0 update release date is here! Read more


Samsung reportedly releasing the first Android 12-based One UI 4 Developers Beta


Google Android 12 Beta 4.1 has arrived, stable will come next


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with Android 12 One UI 4 Beta spotted in the US

Exclusive: Samsung releasing Android 12 support for a popular Good Lock module

[20/08/2021] One UI 4 Discussion Forum is now live in the US

The Galaxy S21 series smartphone users can now discuss and share their feedback for the upcoming One UI 4 update based on Android 12. Moreover, you can also share tips for the unreleased One UI version 4.

[18/08/2021] One UI 4.0 to enable SoundAssistant in DeX mode

Samsung’s Android 12 One UI 4.0 update to enable SoundAssistant in DeX mode as Good Lock engineer confirmed to review the possibilities of enabling it.

[12/08/2021] Google Android 12 reached Platform Stability with Beta 4

Google released Android 12 Beta 4 with Platform Stability. Now, it’s expected that the stable build will be released for the Pixel phones next month and Samsung could also begin its One UI 4.0 Beta for Galaxy devices.

[07/08/2021] One UI 4.0 spotted on Galaxy S21 smartphone!

Popular tipster revealed that the next version of Samsung’s Android 12-based custom software system, the One UI 4.0 is on the way. Moreover, the same source said that the One UI 4.0 update will come with enough freshness to your Samsung smartphone. Read more

[28/07/2021] One UI 4.0 Beta to bring big UI changes

Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) leak hints at big cosmetic changes. Read more

[28/07/2021] Samsung’s whole day drama on Galaxy S21’s One UI 4.0 Beta

  • Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Beta officially announced!. Read more
  • Samsung ditched Galaxy S21’s One UI 4.0 Android 12 Beta announcement. Read more
  • Samsung Galaxy S21, S20 One UI 4.0 Beta release date reportedly emerged. Read more

[27/07/2021] Galaxy Tab S8 to come with One UI 4.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 lineup with big battery, One UI 4.0 to launch alongside S22 series. Read more

[23/07/2021] One UI 4.0 Beta could announce later this month

Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) Beta announcement could happen later this month. Read more

[15/07/2021] Android 12 Beta 3 Features, changes

Google Android 12 Beta 3 – New features, improvements and more!. Read more

[15/07/2021] Android 12 Beta 3 released

Google released Android 12 Beta 3, confirmed to reach full Platform Stability at Beta 4. Read more

[14/07/2021] Android 12 copying several Game Tools from Samsung

Google Android 12 getting Samsung Game Launcher and Game Tools-inspired features. Read more

[12/07/2021] Samsung delayed One UI 4.0 Beta announcement, internal name leaked

Breaking: Samsung One UI 4 (Android 12) release delayed, internal name (SOS) revealed. Read more

[07/07/2021] Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0 release date tipped

Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0 (Beta) to debut next week, Galaxy S21 will grab first. Read more

[01/07/2021] Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 concept

You need to see these Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 12 update 3D renders!. Read here

[26/06/2021] Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0 codename revealed

Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) codename “Palette” hints big visual revamp. Read more

[24/06/2021] Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0 test will begin next month

BREAKING: Samsung to start One UI 4.0 (Android 12) testing for Galaxy S flagships next month. Read more

[24/06/2021] Google released Android 12 Beta 2.1

Google Android 12 Beta 2.1 update improves stability, stable build to release soon. Source

[19/06/2021] Samsung starts Android 12 One UI 4.0 development

Recently, well-known tipster Max Weinbach revealed that Samsung has started the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 development for the Galaxy S21 series. Read more here

[18/06/2021] Samsung to introduce One UI 4.0 in October

In October or November, Samsung is expected to introduce the next generation of its custom software system for Galaxy devices, One UI 4.0 based on Google’s Android 12. Read more here

[16/06/2021] Here’s your first look at the Android 12-based One UI 4.0

A user shared a video clip on Reddit showing off his Galaxy device running the Android 12-based One UI 4.0. It reveals that Samsung adopted the major design changes of the Google’s latest Android OS. Source

[14/06/2021] Android 12 Beta 2 update brings new status bar indicator

Android 12 Beta 2 update adds a new status bar indicator for ongoing calls. Source

[09/06/2021] Android 12 Beta 2 | One UI 4.0 has arrived one step closer

Just recently, Google released the Android 12 Beta 2 for the eligible Pixel smartphones, which comes with additional features that were missing from the Beta 1. With this update, Samsung smartphone users have arrived another step closer to the One UI 4.0. Source

[29/05/2021] One UI 4.0 share sheet prevention

Google Android 12 will prevent third-party apps from sharing apps, and can only use the native interface of the Android system. Source

[27/05/2021] Android 12 emoji updates

Android 12 debuts hundreds of modified emojis, some are silly while some are practical. Source

[25/05/2021] Android 12 lets users update apps over third-party stores

Android 12 will let you easily use third-party and alternative app stores to update applications on your device, reveals developer documentation. Source

[20/05/2021] Android 12: Google’s biggest and radical design update in years!

Unlike every version, Google has made countless noticeable changes with the Android 12 such as new design, bubbly buttons, shifting colors, smoother animations, and much more. Vice President of product management, Android and Google Play revealed that it is “the biggest design change in Android’s history.” Source

[19/05/2021] Android 12 will turn select Samsung phones into a car key

During the I/O, Google announced that it will provide the car key function later this year. Android 12 OS comes with a new “car key” feature, which can turn select Pixel and Samsung Galaxy smartphones into car keys. Source

[19/05/2021] Android 12 Beta 1 has arrived, Samsung is yet to reveal One UI 4.0 Beta

Google announced the Android 12 public beta program for around a dozen of brands including Pixel, but Samsung is missing from the list. The reason behind this move is that Samsung will start the development of its Android 12-based custom skin after the stable Android 12 release. Source

[18/05/2021] Download Android 12 Beta GSI for Project Treble supported devices

Ahead of the Android 12 public beta, it looks like the official Android 12 Beta 1 Generic System Image (GSI) packages are already available for download! If you don’t know, GSI is a prebuilt system image that can be booted on devices that support Project Treble. Source

[14/05/2021] iQOO begins Android 12 beta registrations, nothing yet from Samsung

iQOO opened the Android 12 beta recruitment for the iQOO 7 smartphone users in China. This Chinese brand won the race in terms of providing the Android 12 version to its consumers ahead of every other OEM including Samsung. Source

[25/04/2021] One UI 4.0 will be redesigned with loads of user-friendly features

Recently, a reliable source claimed that Samsung will redesign the One UI 4.0 with a set of new features. In addition, the source revealed additional information about the company’s future plans like One UI 4, Under Display Camera phone, software development, and more. Source

April 22, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 3

Google started rolling out the Android 12 Developer Preview 3 to the developers that bring One UI 4.0 one more step closer to Samsung smartphone users. The DP3 comes with various major system improvements as well as new features. Source

April 20, 2021: Automatic App Hibernation

Android 12 could automatically hibernate unused apps to decrease storage consumption. Source

April 17, 2021: Automatic App Translation

Android 12 to automatically translate the app’s UI to the user’s local language. Source

April 16, 2021: Recycle Bin feature coming with Android 12

Recently, our folks over at XDADevelopers found a code in the Google Files’ APK teardown in Android 12, which indicates Google is all set to add a global file recycle bin for Android users. Source

April 15, 2021: Big Android 12 Features Leak

The latest Android 12 features leak reveals redesigned UI, new charging animation, optimization for tablets, and more. Source

April 08, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2

Google kicked off a new software update, which is technically named Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2. This new firmware brings the April 2021 security patch to increase the system security of Pixel phones as well as tons of bug fixes. Source

March 18, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 2

Google is now rolling out the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 which moves the Samsung Galaxy users one step closer to the next generation of One UI – One UI 4.0. This update brings plenty of new features as well as major system optimizations. Source

March 03, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 1 Update

After releasing the first Developer Preview of Android 12, Google is now rolling out a new firmware update version 1.1 that brings several bug fixes, to address crashes, reboots, and battery drain issues.

February 19, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 1

Google has recently pushed the first Android 12 Developer Preview which gives us an early look at the new changes and features of this Android OS.

Ahead of the stable release, Google also pushed the first Android 12 developer preview bak in February 2021. This activity lets developers (only Google Pixel users) understand and grow the Android 12 ecosystem.

* Original article published on February 26, 2021.*

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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