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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!”

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues 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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Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus Vs Galaxy S20 Plus: What’s New

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Samsung recently launched its most anticipated S23 series smartphones – Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Apart from the base and Ultra models, the S23 Plus variant also comes with an amazing design and new features. Here we are going to compare the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus with the Galaxy S20 Plus smartphone launched in 2020.

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Notably, the Galaxy S20 series received its last major update i.e. Android 13 and you might be planning to upgrade to this smartphone as well. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus comes with the latest Android 13 based on One UI 5.1 software.

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The display size of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is slightly smaller than S20 Plus but offers a long-lasting battery. It is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm processor while S20 Plus equips Snapdragon 865 7m.

You can check the full specs comparison below mentioned table.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus Vs Galaxy S20 – Specs Comparison

General

Release Date February 1, 2023 February 11, 2020
Dimensions Height: 157.8 mm
Width: 76.2 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Height: 161.9 mm
Width: 73.7mm
Thickness: 7.8mm
Weight 195 grams 189 grams

Network

Network Connectivity 5G Compatible 5G Compatible

Processor

Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm) SD 865 | 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 (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global

Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Cortex-A77 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) – USA

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

Mali-G77 – Global

Display

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Screen Size 6.6″ (120Hz) 6.7″ (120Hz)
Screen Resolution 1080×2340 px, 393 PPI 1440×3200 px, 525 PPI

Camera

Rear Camera Primary: 50MP

Ultrawide: 12MP

Telephoto: 10MP (3X Optical Zoom)

Primary: 12MP

Ultrawide: 12MP

Telephoto: 64 MP (3x Hybrid zoom)

Front Camera 12MP 10MP

Battery

Battery Backup 4700mAh 4500mAh
Fast Charge 45W Wired | 10W Wireless 25W Wired | 15W Wireless

Samsung Galaxy S23 Price

Samsung has released the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra smartphones with starting prices of $799.99, $999.99, and $1,199.99 in the US. Note that the price may vary by region and carrier.

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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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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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