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Samsung unveils One UI 5 Beta with striking new features, more coming!

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Later last night, Samsung officially launched the One UI 5 Open Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series. Along with this, the company has also shared its future plans regarding expansion, availability, and more upcoming features. At the same time, Samsung unveiled striking new features of the One UI 5!

Customization

The One UI 4 adapted Android 12-like 4 Color Palette functionality, which is now expanded up to 16 preset color themes based on the user’s wallpaper and 12 more color options for their home screens, icons and quick panels to offer even more customization capability.

Stack Widgets

Stack Widgets is the second highlighting feature of the One UI 5 software which allows users to further customize their home screens by stacking widgets of the same size in a single location, as part of saving space and creating a cleaner, more organized look. Besides, here’s a new feature so you can block notifications from certain apps.

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Easier access, per-app language

With the One UI 5, Samsung simplified the process of altering sound and vibration settings with reorganized menus, which offer easier access to all ringtone volumes and vibration intensities. Per-app notification has also been adapted from Android 13 so you can use the preferred language for their different apps.

Enhanced Camera

In addition to newly added features, the One UI 5 takes user experiences to a whole new level with enhanced camera capabilities and security resources, and additional accessibility tools such as a more responsive zoom bar.

With enhanced camera features, you can more seamlessly capture high-quality photos and video with a new icon in Pro and Pro Video mode that offers useful tips and tricks on how to use the various lenses, features and controls.

Privacy and security

Not that all, the Samsung One UI 5’s has a revamped dashboard that allows Galaxy users to view the security status of their phone, check whether there are security issues, as well as it provides you with recommendations to fix them.

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Accessibility options

Derived from Android 13, the One UI 5 comes with more accessibility options to make it easier for users to interact with their devices. The Magnifier feature enables users to better view and read on their devices.

Moreover, different types of spoken assistance such as “audio descriptions of videos” and “speak keyboard input aloud” help users navigate and use devices more seamlessly. And that’s not all, check what Samsung said:

“Other exciting new features will be introduced throughout the Beta program to give you the best experience possible. Stay tuned!”

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Here’s when Samsung will start Stable Android 13 One UI 5.0 update rollout

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On August 15, Google released the Android 13 update for Pixel devices, while Samsung started the One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy devices earlier this month. Google confirmed that the stable Android 13 update coming to your Galaxy devices “later this year.”

Samsung will surely start bringing the Android 13 update as One UI 5.0 to some eligible Galaxy devices later this year. Meanwhile, the company has already showcased most of the new features of this major upgrade including stackable widgets, more Color Palettes, optional call backgrounds for each contact, and much more.

Samsung Android 13 Release Date?

As always, Samsung has not shared the release date of the Galaxy Android 13 update. Well, we can accurately speculate when will Samsung release the One UI 5.0 update atop the Android 13 OS for the qualified Galaxy devices, thanks to records of past rollouts.

Let’s have a look at the recent past:

On October 4, 2021, the US tech giant seeded the Android 12 update for Pixel devices and Samsung bring it to the Galaxy devices as One UI 4.0 in mid-November. Well, the OEM was not able to run the rollout seamlessly as bugs and issues forced it to stop update delivery, which later on resumed in December.

Aside from this, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update took nearly three months to start rolling out for the flagship Samsung devices after the official debut of the base OS version. Seeing the big development with Android 12, we can expect that the company will start providing Android 13 to its flagships starting October this year.

Similar to previous rollouts, the South Korean tech giant will first upgrade its flagship Galaxy smartphones and then tablets. Later on, the company will gradually push the One UI 5.0 update to mid-range and budget phones in different markets globally.

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Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices

As of now, the Galaxy S22 series is just officially confirmed for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Aside from this, Samsung has not said anything about the Android 13 update distribution to other Galaxies, however, a number of phones and tablets are already confirmed to get One UI 5.0.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy S22 series
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy S21 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S20 series
  • Galaxy Note 20 series
  • Galaxy Tab S7 series
  • Galaxy A52 and A53
  • Galaxy A71, A72, and A73

Aside from the above-listed smartphones, more Galaxy devices that were launched pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.x software will be supported for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update as Samsung provides at least two major upgrades to all Galaxies.

You can check our dedicated article for the biggest Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 eligible devices list, which consists of Galaxy M, Galaxy F, and more lineups. Still, some devices are no longer eligible for Android 13, however, Samsung will give them satisfaction with some new security updates.

Update: October 5

We are listing 11 Samsung devices that will get the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update by the end of this year.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S22
  2. Samsung Galaxy S22+
  3. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Samsung Galaxy S21
  5. Samsung Galaxy S21+
  6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Samsung Galaxy A53

Update: September 25

Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.

These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends

  1. Galaxy S22
  2. Galaxy S22 Plus
  3. Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Galaxy S21
  5. Galaxy S21 Plus
  6. Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Galaxy A53

Update: September 11

Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.

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Samsung opens first Bespoke Home flagship store in Mexico

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Samsung has opened its first Bespoke Home flagship store in Mexico City in Latin America. The stop is located at Centro Comercial Perisur, which is a large shopping mall visited by around 2 million people every month.

Samsung Bespoke Home flagship store offers a variety of Bespoke products including refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, washers, dryers, cleaners, and others in one place. Now customers will not have to go to different shops to purchase different home appliances.

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This shop also includes Home life services through the SmartThings integration, as well as a special panel in collaboration with local well-known artists such as Juan Latapi and El Cha.

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Furthermore, Samsung invited local media, influencers, and interior designers on October 3, 2022, to spread the launch information of its Bespoke flagship store and get more reach to the people in Mexico City.

So far, the Korean company has launched Bespoke dishwashers and refrigerators but now it is planning to further expand its bespoke ecosystem with the launch of microwaves, gas ovens, and cleaners this October to open the era of custom appliances in Mexico.

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Noh Kyung-Rae, general manager of CE Division at Samsung Electronics Mexico, said, “Samsung Electronics Bispock Appliances has received a good response from Mexican consumers for its colorful colors and features that reflect lifestyle. We will continue our efforts to convey the value of Bispock Home at various consumer touchpoints, including the flagship store that we have opened this time.”

Source – Samsung Newsroom

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Samsung Galaxy A23 is now available in Malaysia: Check price, specs, offers 

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Samsung has now unveiled the low-cost Galaxy A23 5G smartphones in Malaysia. The device comes with some excellent features including a 120Hz display, a 50MP OIS camera, a 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charge support, and more.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is now public to purchase in Malaysia. It is available in three snappy colors – Light Blue, Orange, and Black and you can buy them from Samsung Online Store.

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Price and Offers:

The company is selling the Galaxy A23 smartphone at Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,399 (~$300). Meanwhile, if you purchase this smartphone before October 31, you will get a discount of RM 300 (~$65) so the phone can be yours at just RM 1,099 (~$236).

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Specifications:

The Galaxy A23 phone sports a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with a V-shaped notch for the selfie camera. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling. It is powered by a Snapdragon 695 processor that is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that you can further expand to 1TB via MicroSD.

Furthermore, the device features a 50MP OIS main camera along with an Ultra-Wide 5MP and Depth 2MP camera and an 8MP Selfie Camera. Where the 50MP OIS main camera lets you capture the finest details of far-away objects.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Moreover, the Galaxy A23 5G holds a large 5000mAh battery so you can enjoy your phone for longer and focus on what’s important to you. At the same time, the battery supports up to 25W super fast charging.

While considering the software, it comes pre-installed with Android 12-based One UI 4.1 software, which let you customize your phone as you please. In addition to these, the device supports Samsung Knox Security with Private Share to help you protect your data.

Besides these, the smartphone seamlessly with other Galaxy devices including the newly launched Galaxy Watch 5 series and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for the full connected Galaxy ecosystem experience.

For more information, visit Samsung Newsroom.

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