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Samsung Galaxy S23 April 2023 UI Update: New animation, volume panel tweaks



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Samsung has recently started the April 2023 update rollout to the Galaxy S23 series in Europe, which also brings UI tweaks, spotted by @Vetrox360. The latest firmware installs a new animation effect in the App Drawer interface, while the Volume Panel brings back the Dynamic Color feature.

Both UI tweaks can be easily noticed on your Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone, after installing the April 2023 update. Since the software is available in South Korea and Europe so far, we expect the US availability by this week on both carrier-locked and unlocked channels.

Samsung Galaxy S23 UI Tweaks April 2023

App Drawer Animation:

April update added a new cool animation, which becomes visible when you uninstall an application from your smartphone. As soon as you trigger an app uninstall, the icon smoothly disappears from the App Drawer and the next app icon takes a prior place to fill the gap.

Volume Panel:

With the One UI 5.1 update, Samsung mistakenly removed the Volume Panel’s ability to paint itself in Dynamic Color theming, derived from app icons and home/lock screen wallpaper. April’s OTA fixes the mistake and Volume Controls now again adopted the Material You design language.

Smoother Visuals and Animation:

Apart from camera improvements, Galaxy S23 series users also reported that the overall UI now feels a bit smoother. The visual effects now have better functionality, while additionally smoother animation takes the user experience to the next level.

Have you received the April OTA on your S23/Plus/Ultra? Feel free to share your feedback through social media.

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The Galaxy S23 series is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor. The chipset is breaking records in performance and power efficiency, thanks to Samsung’s close collaboration with Qualcomm. The company is expected to use the same chipset in its next-gen foldable phones.

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 One UI October 2023 Devices – Monthly and Quarterly [List]



Samsung Monthly Quarterly Devices October 2023

Samsung has revealed the October 2023 security patch details for Galaxy devices on its scope page. In addition, the company has modified the list of devices eligible for monthly and quarterly security updates, considering the new release, the life cycle completion, and the major update availability of the devices.

The official information states that Samsung’s October 2023 security plan includes 40 Galaxy devices for Monthly Security Updates, 55 devices for Quarterly Security Updates, and 47 devices for Biannual Security Updates.

The October 2023 security patch for Galaxy devices fixes 2 critical CVEs and 32 high-level CVEs to improve their security. In addition, it resolves 12 SVEs to enhance user experience.

The updated Monthly and Quarterly Plan for October 2023 for Samsung devices is as follows.

Samsung Monthly Quarterly Devices October 2023

Samsung Monthly Updates Devices

  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold5, Galaxy Z Flip5, W23, W23 flip, W24, W24 Flip
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A54 5G, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

Samsung Quarterly Updates Devices

  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, W22 5G
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e, Galaxy A14, Galaxy A14 5G, Galaxy A24, Galaxy A34 5G
  • Galaxy M22, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M13 5G, Galaxy M23 5G,
  • Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04, Galaxy M14 5G, Galaxy M34 5G, Galaxy M54 5G
  • Galaxy F13, Galaxy F04, Galaxy F14 5G, Galaxy F34 5G, Galaxy F54 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, Galaxy Tab S9
  • Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy Xcover Pro

Samsung Biannual Updates Devices

  • Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70s
  • Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03s
  • Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy M12, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • W20 5G, W21 5G

Wearables Eligible for Security Updates

  • Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic
  • Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro
  • Galaxy Watch6, Galaxy Watch6 Classic

Samsung October 2023 Security Patch Details Published!

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Samsung October 2023 Security Patch Details Published!



Samsung October 2023 Security Patch Details

Samsung has announced the details of the October 2023 security patch, which includes CVE and SVE items to enhance security. The company has already begun releasing the latest October 2023 security patch for Galaxy devices.

The October 2023 security patch from Samsung addresses 2 critical and 32 high levels of CVEs for the Android operating system. However, 1 CVE was resolved by previous updates from the company, and 1 is not relevant to Galaxy devices.

Besides Google patches, Samsung offers 12 SVE items to improve user experience. The latest security patch fixes various issues related to Evaluator, Duo, Buffer Overflow in HDCP trustlet, system property, and more.

Samsung October 2023 Security Patch Details

Samsung October 2023 Security Patch Bulletin:


  • CVE-2023-28581, CVE-2023-40129


  • CVE-2023-21646, CVE-2023-21653, CVE-2023-28549, CVE-2023-28573, CVE-2023-33016, CVE-2023-33015, CVE-2023-33021, CVE-2023-33019, CVE-2023-28584, CVE-2023-21266, CVE-2023-40116, CVE-2023-40120, CVE-2023-40131, CVE-2023-40140, CVE-2023-21291, CVE-2023-40121, CVE-2023-40134, CVE-2023-40136, CVE-2023-40137, CVE-2023-40138, CVE-2023-40139, CVE-2023-21244, CVE-2023-40117, CVE-2023-40125, CVE-2023-40128, CVE-2023-40130, CVE-2023-40123, CVE-2023-40127, CVE-2023-40133, CVE-2023-40135, CVE-2023-21252, CVE-2023-21253


  • None

Already included in previous updates

  • CVE-2022-40534

Not applicable to Samsung devices

  • CVE-2023-28538


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Here’s when to expect the official release of One UI 6 for your Samsung Galaxy



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One UI 6 will radically turn your Samsung Galaxy phone’s user interface. The new software’s Beta testing was started in August, with Stable rollout expected this month. There are a lot of eligible Samsung Galaxy devices, so let’s see an expected official release of the One UI 6 update.

Samsung is actively running the One UI 6 Beta Program for Galaxy devices. Earlier, the company announced the Beta activity for the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy S21 series. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 series has received a total of 5 major One UI 6 Beta, signaling the official release is near.

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This year’s Samsung Developers Conference taking place in the first week of October. For reference, the SDC22 was held in the last week of October 2022, with the rollout started in November. Thanks to Samsung’s early SDC23 event, flagship Galaxy devices may get the Stable update earlier than last year.

Galaxy devices that are in Beta stage are most likely to get upgraded to Stable One UI 6, based on Android 14, by October 2023. This includes the popular foldables, flagship tablet lineups, Galaxy S23/S22/S21 series and the best mid-rangers i.e. Galaxy A54/A34.

Here’s when to expect the official release of One UI 6 for your Samsung Galaxy

October 2023

Galaxy S series:

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A34

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9+
  • Galaxy Tab S9
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8

November/December 2023

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A52 (A52 5G, A52s)
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A24
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A14
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A04s

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23

Galaxy F series

  • Galaxy F54
  • Galaxy F23
  • Galaxy F14 5G

Galaxy Xcover series

  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
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