This year, Samsung One UI 6 release would be the biggest rollout in the tech industry world, as part of delivering the Android 14 update. The company is putting extra effort into boosting the update deployment process, with the latest leak shades light on possible One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series.
According to tipster Dohyun Kim, Samsung could release the One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series in mid-July this year. Notably, the One UI 5 Beta went live on the Beta channel in the first week of August, 10 days ahead of the stable Android 13 debut.
The source added that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same timeframe as the last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup will be the first to secure it. Meanwhile, the Beta activity is seeing an early debut if everything goes as planned by the internals.
With the first One UI 6 Beta, the South Korean tech giant could just install the Android 14 OS to Galaxy S23. Later Beta builds are likely to bring new features and user interface upgrades, just like the last year. Through this, the company will ensure a seamless device experience for Beta testers too.
Samsung One UI 6
Various Galaxy devices are eligible for the Android 14 update but not all will get it early. Thanks to the Beta program, select flagship models are expected to share the new OS by July. Other models including mid-range and budget ones will have to wait until the official launch later this year.
We’ve recently compiled and shared a list of devices that will get the major update first. The chart includes the latest Galaxy S23 series on top, followed by the Galaxy S22 series and the Galaxy S21 series. The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold and Flip models will also receive One UI 6 Beta in select markets.
Hurrah! Samsung Galaxy S22 users in India can now enjoy One UI 6 Beta features [2.8GB]
One UI 6 Beta update for Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra arrives with a bundle of new features and advancements along with the Android security patch to provide a wonderful and next-level experience.
- Galaxy S22 – S901EXXU7ZWI6
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906EXXU7ZWI6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908EXXU7ZWI6
The installtion package size of this update is 2.8 GB, user can connect their device to WiFi to install the update. The update brings the September 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability.
To join the One UI 6 Beta program, you need to access the Samsung Members app, find the Beta invitation banner, and fill out some basic information and consent. As soon as you complete the registration, Samsung will seed the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta on your device. Then you can download and install the Beta update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
Samsung will further optimize One UI 6 animations in October
Samsung has recently released the fourth One UI 6 Beta update to the Galaxy S23 series. In particular, the company implemented optimized animations in One UI 6 Beta 4, while a reliable source revealed that it will continue to optimize in October.
According to IceUniverse, it’s 100% confirmed that Samsung will further optimize the animations in One UI 6 Beta software in October. The company will unveil the One UI 6 on October 5, and the Stable rollout could start in the third or fourth week.
One UI 5.1.1 software allegedly brought non-linear animations with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5. Accordingly, consumers are expecting Samsung’s Android 14 update should introduce refreshed animations and transition effects to Galaxy devices.
In October, Samsung will continue to optimize. Confirm 100% https://t.co/A1auivma1i
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) September 23, 2023
Samsung’s One UI 6.0 Update: Galaxy S20, Note 20, and More Left Behind, New Options for Android Enthusiasts
Android 14 will soon start to roll out for Google Pixel phones. Samsung, on the other hand, started the One UI 6.0 Beta Program for Galaxy S23 series in August 2023. Samsung consumers have high expectations with the One UI 6.0 update, but many Galaxy devices are no longer supported.
Samsung should have pledged the Android 14 update for Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, but it didn’t. It leads the Galaxy S20 FE to ineligibility for the next major update. Launched pre-installed with Android 10, the S20, Note 20 and S20 FE devices are no longer eligible for any major upgrade.
The popular Galaxy A series phones – Galaxy A51 and A71 have also finished their OS upgrade eligibility with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Now, the Korean tech giant focuses more on affordable phones, with the Galaxy A24 as a recent example, which will get 4 OS upgrades.
The 2nd generation Galaxy Z Fold smartphone was also eligible for three major updates. The company had released it with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, which means, it has also completed its big OTA lifespan with Android 13. You can check One UI 6.0 unsupported devices in the list below.
- Galaxy S20 Series
- Galaxy Note 20 Series
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy A71 & Galaxy A51
How to get One UI 6
To experience the next Samsung mobile OS, you need to purchase a new Galaxy phone. There are a lot of sticking options, offering you a longer software lifespan across categories from budget to premium. Check the quick guide below, which embeds phones with great software support.
- Premium – Galaxy S23 series
- Bonus Tip – Galaxy S21 FE (flagship phone with affordability)
- Mid-range – Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34
- Budget – Galaxy A24