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Samsung launches One UI 5 Open Beta, shares future plans

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Samsung One UI 5 Beta

A few days back, Samsung opened the One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series in three markets. Now, Samsung has officially launched the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta, with highlighting new features and future plans.

First of all, the company confirmed that the One UI 5 Open Beta program is initially kicked off for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones in the US, Germany and South Korea, however, it will be expanded to more regions over the coming months.

This means the Galaxy S22 consumers in the remaining four markets (India, Poland, China and the UK) will get the One UI 5 Beta later on. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant has not shared its plan for other eligible Galaxy devices for the Beta activity.

Now coming to the features, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will bring plenty of new customization, security and accessibility features in order to deliver the latest mobile experiences to as many Samsung Galaxy users as possible.

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Janghyun Yoon, Executive Vice President and Head of Software Platform Team of Mobile eXperience (MX) Business, Samsung Electronics said:

“We’re excited to offer early access to all the new customizable features that come with One UI 5 as part of an open beta and look forward to incorporating user feedback to develop a better and more meaningful experience for everyone.”

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Breaking: One UI 5.1 will rollout for old Samsung devices

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Samsung is unveiling the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Book 3 series at the Unpacked event. During the launch, Samsung officially confirmed the existence of the new One UI 5.1 software along with its availability for older Galaxy devices, very soon.

The new flagships come pre-installed with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 iteration, which is an upgraded version of the One UI 5.0. In addition to new features, the new version is better optimized with system and hardware so Galaxy users can make the most of their devices.

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I’m sure, you may have been wondering about the One UI 5.1 availability for your Galaxy device. I’ve a short and simple answer, if your Galaxy device is eligible for a major Android OS upgrade, One UI 5.1 would surely be delivered to your handset.

More specifically, the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy S20 series are in line to received the One UI 5.1 software update along with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Check more in this article.

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Galaxy S23 Vs Galaxy Note 20: Samsung fans, it’s time to upgrade!

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Upgrading from the Galaxy Note 20 5G to the latest Galaxy S23 smartphone? I’m sure, you have invested a lot of time to finalize the switch, after using the last Note for over 30 months. Well, there are major changes that happened after the Note 20 debut, so let’s compare it with the latest one.

The Galaxy S Ultra is now continuing the Note legacy, starting with the Galaxy S22 Ultra. On the other hand, Samsung is continuously refining the standard and Plus variants of the S lineup as part of delivering a truly great user experience.

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The Galaxy S23 brings a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with up to 1750 nits peak brightness so you can have clear vision even in sunlight. Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 5G is equipped with an S23 Plus-like 6.7-inch display, while the refresh rate is capped at just 60Hz.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Remembering the legend – Galaxy Note 20

Compared to the Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865+, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for Galaxy is quite powerful, delivering a super smooth experience. Weight-wise, the Galaxy S23 is going to be a super-slim phone if you are jumping from the 192-gram Note 20.

Talking about the camera, the Galaxy S23 offers you a triple rear camera setup, similar to your current Note 20 phone. However, there are some changes in the camera sensors as S23 brings a 50MP primary camera and 10MP telephoto camera whereas Note 20 brings a 12MP primary and 64MP telephoto.

Let’s have a quick look at specs comparison:

Samsung Galaxy S23 Vs Galaxy Note 20 5G Specs

General

Release Date February 1, 2023 August 5, 2020
Dimensions Height: 146.3 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Height: 161.6 mm
Width: 75.2 mm
Thickness: 8.3 mm
Weight 167 grams 192 grams

Network

Network Connectivity 5G Compatible 5G Compatible

Processor

Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm) SD 865 5G+ | Exynos 990
CPU Octa core (3.36 GHz, Single core, Cortex X3 + 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510) Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) – SD

CPU Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – EX

Operating System Android 13 (One UI 5.1) Android 10 (One UI 2.5)
GPU Adreno 740 Adreno 650 – ROW

Mali-G77 MP11 – Europe

Display

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X Super AMOLED Plus
Screen Size 6.1″ (120Hz) 6.7″ (60Hz)
Screen Resolution 1080×2340 px, 425 PPI 1080×2400 px, 393 PPI

Camera

Rear Camera Primary: 50MP

Ultrawide: 12MP

Telephoto: 10MP (3X Optical Zoom)

Primary: 12MP

Ultrawide: 12MP

Telephoto: 64MP (3X Hybrid)

Front Camera 12MP 10MP

Battery

Battery Backup 3900mAh 4300mAh
Fast Charge 25W Wired | 10W Wireless 25W Wired | 15W Wireless

Samsung Galaxy S23 Price

Vanishing all the leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra flagships are finally official. Are you thinking to upgrade your current phone to a new Galaxy? We are listing the price details for the US, below, just do note that the price may vary by region and carrier.

Galaxy S23 5G

  • Starts at $799.99

Galaxy S23 Plus 5G

  • Starts at $999.99

Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G

  • Starts at $1,199.99

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Galaxy S23 Vs Galaxy S22: Samsung fans should wait!

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Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 5G flagship smartphone along with the Galaxy S23 Plus and S23 Ultra. The vanilla model of the Galaxy S23 series is a tiny Android beast, which is packed with all the latest hardware and wonderful software.

The Galaxy S23 5G smartphone features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it’s packed with special Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset manufactured by Qualcomm. After a long wait, the company brought upgraded front camera with the S23 series.

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In case you already have a Galaxy S22, you won’t get any major or noticeable changes in the camera department. The Galaxy S23 brings a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide sensor and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3X Optical Zoom support.

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Samsung Galaxy S22

Still remains a legend – Galaxy S22

Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 5G brings an upgraded battery of 3900mAh, which will provide you with a better lifespan on every charge. The vanilla model misses 45W fast charging support, which expanded to the Galaxy S23 Plus from the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Let’s have a quick look at specs comparison:

Samsung Galaxy S23 Vs Galaxy S22 Specs

General

Release Date February 1, 2023 February 9, 2022
Dimensions Height: 146.3 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Height: 146.3 mm
Width: 70.6 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Weight 167 grams 167/168 grams

Network

Network Connectivity 5G Compatible 5G Compatible

Processor

Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm) SD 8 Gen 1 | Exynos 2200
CPU Octa core (3.36 GHz, Single core, Cortex X3 + 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510) Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) – SD

Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A510) – EX

Operating System Android 13 (One UI 5.1) Android 12 (One UI 4.1)
GPU Adreno 740 Adreno 730 – ROW

Xclipse 920 – Europe

Display

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Screen Size 6.1″ (120Hz) 6.1″ (120Hz)
Screen Resolution 1080×2340 px, 425 PPI 1080×2400 px, 425 PPI

Camera

Rear Camera Primary: 50MP

Ultrawide: 12MP

Telephoto: 10MP (3X Optical Zoom)

Primary: 50MP

Ultrawide: 12MP

Telephoto: 10MP (3X Optical Zoom)

Front Camera 12MP 10MP

Battery

Battery Backup 3900mAh 3700mAh
Fast Charge 25W Wired | 10W Wireless 25W Wired | 15W Wireless

Samsung Galaxy S23 Price

Samsung just released the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra smartphones. In case you are wondering to purchase the newly launched flagship smartphone, we are listing the price details for the US, below. Do note that the price may vary by region and carrier.

Galaxy S23 5G

  • Starts at $799.99

Galaxy S23 Plus 5G

  • Starts at $999.99

Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G

  • Starts at $1,199.99
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