Last week, Samsung began the One UI 5.0 (Android 13) beta program for Samsung Galaxy S22 series devices in South Korea, Germany, and the US. Now, the company is planning to start the One UI 5.0 Beta program for Samsung Galaxy S22 devices in China.
According to the Samsung community, the Korean tech giant may open Android 13-based One UI 5.0 internal beta recruitment on August 23 in China. There may be some time delay depending on the readiness of the closed beta. You can regularly check Samsung Member on the specific test date.
Users of Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users can participate in this beta activity. One UI 5.0 Beta Program provides users an opportunity to take the taste of new features and enhancements ahead of its official release.
To be mentioned, the One UI Beta program delivers an unreleased software version to your smartphone, you may face some unexpected bugs, errors, and issues while using it.
To participate, your smartphone must have the latest version of the Samsung Member App. For more details related to joining the One UI 5.0 beta, you can check here…
Samsung One UI 5.1 release date and eligible devices
Today, Samsung is unveiling the new Galaxy S flagship lineup, One UI software, and Galaxy Book. Over the One UI 5.0, the new software iteration brings refinements and system improvements. Well, are you wondering about the release date and eligible devices of the One UI 5.1?
We guess, the One UI 5.1 update may start rolling out in late February or early March, though, Samsung has not officially revealed the release timeline. Most of the older Galaxy devices upgraded to the new Android 13 OS are eligible for the new One UI 5.1 update.
One UI 5.1 Release & Eligible Devices
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, Note 10, S20, Note 20, S21, Fold/Flip 3, S22 and Fold/Flip 4 smartphones with mid-cycle One UI versions 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.1 and 4.1.1, respectively. Following the same habit, the Galaxy S23 series will run new One UI 5.1 out of the box.
It has been Samsung’s conventional strategy to roll out mid-cycle One UI versions to older flagship and some other Galaxy devices via firmware updates. This year, things will not change and the below-mentioned devices will receive the One UI 5.1 change and features.
- S22 Series
- S21 Series & S21 FE
- S20 Series & S20 FE
- S10 Lite [Uncertain]
- Z Fold 4
- Z Flip 4
- Z Fold 3
- Z Flip 3
- Z Fold 2
- Z Flip LTE/5G
- Note 20 Series
- Note 10 Lite [Uncertain]
Galaxy A [Uncertain]
- Tab S8 Series
- Tab S7 Series and FE
The list is based on past rollouts and Samsung’s update distribution strategy. One UI 5.1 update availability may vary by region and carrier, while some listed devices may not be eligible. The One UI 5.1 eligible devices list is not official and complete.
One UI 5.1 Features
Samsung One UI 5.1 reportedly brings new camera and lockscreen features along with system improvements. For thee camera function, the new One UI version brings the Nightography feature in front camera and video mode as well as AstroVideo (AstroHyperlapse).
T-Mobile releases Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in the US
Carrier-unlocked models of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone at T-Mobile are now getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update in the US. Whereas, the US carrier-unlocked devices and internal variants have already grabbed it in late 2022.
Samsung is releasing this update with One UI build version G781U1UEU9FWA7. It installs plenty of new features alongside a lot of new improvements, customization capabilities, and a revamped user interface.
The Quick settings panel, Notification Panel, Recent menu, Home screen, Lock screen, and other compartments are getting various notable tweaks. Whereas, the app icons are now bolder and look great compared to the older ones.
As far as the new features are concerned, the Galaxy S20 FE Android 13 update brings 16 Color Palette options, Stack widgets, Notification Permission, Lockdown mode, Maintenance mode, Per-app languages, a new Smart Suggestion widget, a Smart Text extraction feature, new swipe features for easier multitasking, and much more.
Meanwhile, the Camera app is receiving various new changes and features including Picture, Historogarm in Pro mode, Help guide in Pro mode, Food Mode support in Telephoto camera, improved Single Take, and others.
At the same time, the Gallery app is receiving a new interface alongside improvised editing tools, and more. You will also notice major changes in the Edge Panels, Good Lock, Samsung Internet, Samsung DeX, Samsung Notes, Smart View, and other One UI apps and services.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamSWUpdate) January 31, 2023
One UI 5.1 would bring these new camera features to your Samsung Galaxy
One UI 5.1 is the next version of Samsung’s custom skin, which is going to release with the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Obviously, the new update brings new features and improvements to older features. It is expected that Samsung will release new camera features with the One UI 5.1 update.
Recent reports also suggest that Samsung will also enhance its camera app along with several stock apps with the One UI 5.1 update by adding new features to provide a better photography experience to Galaxy users.
One UI 5.1 update is going to bring two big changes to the camera, which will make it much easier for you to capture the perfect photo or video. It will add a new option of Hue in the camera effects so that you can easily adjust hue while clicking photos. It means that when you open the camera open and press on effects, you will see three options – Hue, Face, and Filters.
In addition, Samsung will provide easy access to the expert RAW app, which means you can click photos with ease. It is possible that the company will also shift the Expert Raw app to the More section of the camera so that you can click perfect photos like a photographer directly from the camera app.
Samsung Expert RAW app lets you capture high-quality images without any processing or compression, perfect for those who want to edit their photos later.
Although Samsung has not yet made any official announcement, but it is not far away. Today is the last day of January 2023 and on February 01 there will be an announcement of One UI 5.1 along with the Galaxy S23 series.