Samsung’s One UI 5.0 custom Android skin has officially been unveiled. Based on the latest Android 13 update, the skin intends to bring enhancements to the software, with new gestures, features, animation, and more. The One UI 5.0 is said to roll out to all eligible devices in Samsung’s portfolio in the coming months. In case you are wondering about the One UI 5.0 release date, features, eligible devices, beta updates, and more, we have got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung’s upcoming custom Android skin:
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One UI 5.0 release date
The One UI 5.0 was officially unveiled at Samsung’s Development Conference (SDC) 2022 on October 12th. The software has started rolling out to compatible devices. The first batch to receive the update will be Samsung’s latest top-end lineup i.e. Galaxy S22 series which includes the vanilla Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. This is being done in a phased manner, which means that the software may not be available on your devices just yet.
As for the rest of the devices, Samsung will continue to run beta testing programs for certain devices such as the Galaxy S21 series to get rid of major flaws in the software for an issue-free stable release.
OneUI 5.0 beta download: How to apply for the beta update
Users keen on getting their hands early on the One UI 5.0 can apply for the public beta update whenever it’s made available by the company for their device. In order to do so,
- Head over to the Samsung Members app on your Samsung Galaxy phone. If you haven’t installed it, you can do so by downloading it from the Play Store or Galaxy Store
- Now, log in to the app using your Samsung account or create one if haven’t already by going to https://account.samsung.com
- Next, look for the One UI beta programme banner on the home tab and tap on it. If you cannot find the banner go ahead and check under the ‘notices’ page
- You’ll be prompted to agree to the disclaimers and other formalities in order to install the beta update
- Click on ‘Enrol Now’ and after a couple of minutes you may receive a software update notification
- Simply download the update and install it on your Samsung phone to enjoy the latest UI designs and features
Do note that the beta update will only be available on the Samsung Members app when Samsung officially announces it. It is always recommended to take a full backup of your phone’s data such as media files, SMS, call logs etc. before going ahead with the One UI 5.0 beta update or any major update for that matter.
For the uninitiated, a beta update could have tons of bugs and issues with the software that may hamper the day-to-day usage experience. Therefore, we would advise you to not download it on your primary device.
One UI 5 compatible device and rollout schedule
The Korean tech giant has assured up to four major Android updates for its high-end phones in the Galaxy S, Fold and Flip lineup with five years of security patch updates. The same goes for certain latest Galaxy A phones. Here’s a list of One UI 5.0 compatible devices along with their rollout schedule:
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
- Galaxy Quantum 3
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A33 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE/Tab S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy A Quantum
- Galaxy A Quantum 2
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy Jump
- Galaxy Jump 2
- Galaxy Tab A8
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Buddy 2
- Galaxy Wide 6
- Galaxy Wide 5
- Galaxy Buddy
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy XCover 5
- Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
This One UI 5 update roadmap is based on the official schedule shared by Samsung on the Samsung Members app in the South Korean market. There is no information regarding OneUI 5.0 global rollout schedule yet. That said, users in India can expect their devices to get the latest One UI update right after it lands in South Korea.
One UI 5.0 features
With the One UI 5 update, Samsung is focusing on making refinements to the existing software while integrating several features of Android 13. One may also find visual improvements throughout the skin as well as nifty privacy and security upgrades. Here’s a list of some of the key features of One UI 5:
Deep Material You integration
One UI 5 will integrate the Android’s Material You theme more prominently into the system than ever before. Various elements such as the volume picker will now adapt either to the wallpaper’s colour or to a predefined colour. Apart from that, the dynamic theming engine is also getting an upgrade with support for more colours leading to better personalisation.
With One UI 5, the lock screen is also getting a major upgrade in terms of customisation. Users can now hold and long press on the lock screen to instantly change its look and feel by applying fancy fonts and changing the colour of time and date.
Extract text from images
One UI 5 comes with an OCR (Optical Image Recognition) feature which will allow users to copy and paste text from images in the gallery or camera app. This particular feature has made its way to Samsung’s keyboard as well in which the text can be scanned and copied right into the clipboard.
Swipe/ drag for split-screen
Many Android skins have had certain gestures to quickly activate split-screen mode. With the One UI 5.0 update, Samsung is finally introducing this feature to make multitasking a tad bit easier and quicker. To quickly summon split screen mode in One UI 5, users can drag to the top, bottom, left or right edge of the screen to use two different apps simultaneously side by side.
Swipe for a pop-up view
Similar to the new gesture to enter into the split-screen mode, One UI 5 is introducing a brand new way to use apps in the pop-up view. Users will be able to simply swipe from the corner of the display to the middle of the screen to use the particular app in the pop-up view.
Samsung Notes collaboration
The Samsung Notes app now supports sharing of notes with up to 100 people. According to the given permissions by the note creator, everyone with whom the note is shared can write, edit and even view live changes within the shared note.
The privacy section has always played a major role in One UI with year-on-year additions. This time around, Samsung has redesigned the Security and privacy hub from the ground up in One UI 5. Its purpose is to provide the phone’s security status every now and then and notify the user about any issues related to the security of the device, apps taking unnecessary permissions, and more.
Enhancements to the camera app
OneUI 5 has simplified certain elements in the camera app such as making the ‘Pro’ mode more understandable by giving each option a larger button. Apart from that, watermarks within the camera can be now customised by choosing the text’s font and alignment settings.
Android 13 additions
OneUI 5 update will bring along the core Android 13 features as well such as stricter privacy controls for apps, notification permissions on the first launch of an app, integrated Fast Pair, subtle theming improvements, and much more.
Some other One UI 5 features
- Call backgrounds: With One UI 5, users will be able to set call backgrounds for individual contacts for easy identification of the caller from a distance.
- Updated app icons: Several first-party app icons such as the messages app have been redesigned to make them bolder and easier to recognize. Along with that, system-based icons are now more vibrant than before.
- Samsung keyboard: Samsung keyboard is getting several upgrades as well, including the option to customise the button next to the spacebar or tap and hold the expression buttons to rearrange them. The emoji pair feature is also getting a bump by bringing 88 new emoji pairs and 10 animations for expressing emotions more effectively while chatting.
- Samsung Dex: To quickly find and open apps in DeX mode, a search button is added on the taskbar which can also be customised to show different apps. Also, clicking on the date in the taskbar now opens a mini calendar.
- Stack widgets on home screen: In order to keep the home screen organised and less cluttered, One UI 5 is bringing the support to stack different widgets on top of each other. Just drag a widget onto another one to create a stack. Once done, you can swipe left and right to switch between the widgets.
One UI 5 news
Galaxy M12 bags One UI 5.1 update in South Korea (June 12th)
The Galaxy M12 has started receiving the incremental One UI 5.1 update in South Korea. With several improvements under the hood, the update also tags along the June 2023 Android security patch. Users can download the update by going into the Update section within the Settings app.
Galaxy A23 5G receives One UI 5.1 update in several markets (May 1st)
The Galaxy A23 5G is the latest mid-range smartphone from Samsung to receive the stable One UI 5.1 update. Currently rolling out in Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay, the update also bumps up the Android security level to April 2023.
Galaxy F12 gets treated with One UI 5.1 Core update in India (April 27th)
The budget-centric smartphone, Galaxy F12 is next in line to get the One UI 5.1 Core update. This light version of One UI brings several new changes and features such as brand-new home screen widgets, improved search in the Gallery, a slightly tweaked Weather app, and more. The firmware also tags along the March 2023 security patch.
One UI 5.1 update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy A73 (April 10th)
After receiving Android 13-based One UI 5.0 late last year, the Galaxy A73 is now getting the One UI 5.1 update in more countries including Brazil, Chile, and Latin American markets. With the firmware number A736BXXU3CWC1, the software update also brings along the March 2023 security patch.
Galaxy M32 bags stable One UI 5.1 update in Latin America (March 31st)
The Samsung Galaxy M32 is currently receiving an update in the form of One UI 5.1. Rolling out to users in Latin American regions, the firmware weighs close to 1GB in size and also brings the March 2023 security patch.
Galaxy F62 gains official One UI 5.1 software update in India (March 31st)
Being one of the rarest phones with a massive 7000mAh battery, the Galaxy F62 is the latest smartphone in Samsung’s lineup to grab the One UI 5.1 update. Along with that, the update also bumps up the Android security patch to March 2023.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G grabs One UI 5.1 update in the US (March 20th)
After pushing out the One UI 5.1 update in the European market, Galaxy A51 5G users in the US have started receiving the said update. This is the last major update for the smartphone since Samsung has fulfilled its promise of releasing 3 major Android updates to the device.
Samsung Galaxy A52s bags One 5.1 update in South Korea (March 9th)
The Galaxy A52s has started receiving the incremental One UI 5.1 update in South Korea. The latest firmware weighs around 1100MB in size and also tags along the February 2023 Android security patch. Users can download the update by going into the Update section within the Settings app.
Stable One UI 5.1 update rolls out to Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A33 in India (March 8th)
Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A33 users rejoice as Samsung has begun rolling out the stable One UI 5.1 update in India. While several improvements and customisations are in tow, the update also tags along the February 2023 security patch. Users can expect to receive the OTA firmware notification any moment now.
Several Galaxy M33 users receive One UI 5.1 update in South Korea (March 7th)
The Samsung Galaxy M33 is getting updated to the latest One UI version in South Korea. Since it’s a phased rollout, the update should soon land in other countries over the period of next couple of weeks. The update carries the build number M336KKSU4CWB3 and also includes the February 2023 security patch.
Samsung pushes out stable One UI 5.1 update to Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India (March 6th)
The Galaxy S20 FE 5G is the latest Samsung smartphone to gain One UI 5.1 update. Coming with the firmware version G781BXXU4HWB1, the update also bumps up the Android security patch to February 2023.
Galaxy M42 gets One UI 5.1 update in India (March 3rd)
The Galaxy M42 is the latest mid-range smartphone from Samsung to receive the One UI 5.1 update in India. The firmware weighs in at a hefty 996.31 MB in size and has the build number M426BXXU4DWB1. Users will also get the February 2023 security patch bundled with the update.
One UI 5.1 starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip (February 27th)
Samsung’s first-ever flip phone, Galaxy Z Flip has started receiving the stable One UI 5.1 update in Australia. The firmware comes with the build number F700FXXUAJWAD and also tags along the latest February 2023 security patch. Users can check for the update by navigating to the Software Update section within Settings to download and install the update.
Galaxy A23 receives Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update in Ukraine (February 27th)
Galaxy A23 users in Ukraine have started receiving the One UI 5.1 update on their devices. Coming with the February 2023 security patch level, the firmware brings several improvements to the camera and gallery app along with home screen personalisation options.
Samsung Galaxy M53 and Galaxy Z Flip3 bag official One UI 5.1 update (February 25th)
The Galaxy M53 and Galaxy Z Flip3 are the latest phones from Samsung to receive the One UI 5.1 update. While the M53 is getting the update in Europe, Galaxy Z Flip3 users in the US may receive the said update anytime now. The update on both smartphones bumps up the Android security patch level to February 2023.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Note 20 series receive One UI 5.1 update (February 22nd)
Samsung has released the One UI 5.1 update for a bunch of devices today. The Galaxy A73 is getting the update in Malaysia, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Germany, and the Galaxy Note 20 series in Switzerland. The update also brings along the February 2022 patch on all devices.
Samsung starts rolling out One UI 5.1 to Galaxy Z Flip4, Fold4, and Galaxy S22 series (February 13th)
After announcing One UI 5.1 during the Unpacked event, Samsung has started rolling out the update to Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, and Galaxy S22 series. The new firmware weighs around 2GB in size and adds certain features in several first-party apps.
Samsung unveils One UI 5.1 skin during the Unpacked event (February 1st)
Samsung has officially launched One UI 5.1 alongside the Galaxy S23 series. The skin brings notable improvements to animations, gallery app, weather app, multitasking, and new home screen widgets. While the company is yet to reveal the One UI 5.1 rollout schedule, the skin should arrive on most Samsung flagship and midrange smartphones that have already bagged the One UI 5.0 update previously soon.
One UI 5.1 changelog leaked ahead of Galaxy S23 series launch (January 29th)
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to come with One UI 5.1 skin out of the box. Ahead of the devices’ official launch on February 1st, a detailed leak from WinFuture has revealed several notable changes and improvements coming to Samsung’s next software iteration. These include upgrades to the Expert RAW app, improved search within the gallery app, brand new home screen widgets, and an upgraded Weather app.
Galaxy A71 5G bags stable One UI 5 update in the US (December 29th)
Samsung has started pushing out the stable One UI 5 update to the Galaxy A71 5G in the US. The firmware comes with the build number A135FXXU2BVL2 and also bumps up the security patch level to November 2022. Users can expect several visual changes and new features with the update.
Samsung starts testing One UI 5.1 for the Galaxy S20 series (January 10th)
Samsung has started internally testing One UI 5.1 for the Galaxy S20 series. The said software skin could first launch with the Galaxy S23 series and later on pushed to other smartphones in Samsung’s portfolio.
Samsung starts testing One UI 5.1 for Galaxy Z Fold 4 (January 3rd)
Samsung is expected to debut the Galaxy S23 series with One UI 5.1 out of the box. In order to roll out the update to eligible devices on time, the company has already started testing the skin internally on its premium devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold4. At this point in time, there aren’t many details on what features or improvements One UI 5.1 is set to bring.
Samsung treats the Galaxy F12 with Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update in India (January 2nd)
Galaxy F12 users in India have started receiving the stable build of One UI 5. The latest custom skin from Samsung brings revamped UI elements, a customisable lock screen, and tons of privacy features. With the build number F127GXXU3CVL4, the firmware update also brings along the November 2022 security patch.
Galaxy A03 gets upgraded to One UI Core 5.0 (January 2nd)
The Android 13-based One UI Core 5.0 update has started hitting the Galaxy A03 in Serbia. Coming with build number A035FXXU2CVL4, the update bumps up the security patch level and brings several new features and visual changes to the software skin.
Galaxy A23 5G bags stable One UI 5 update in the US (December 29th)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G users in the USA have started receiving the One UI 5 update that also comes with the goodness of Android 13. Those interested in experiencing the latest software can go ahead and download the OTA firmware through the device’s ‘About phone’ section.
Samsung Galaxy A04s gets Android 13-based One UI 5 update (December 29th)
Samsung’s entry-level smartphone, Galaxy A04s has started receiving the official One UI 5 update, which also comes with the goodness of Android 13. The update is rolling out in India and should expand to more regions soon.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite receives stable One UI 5 update (December 26th)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is the latest device to bag the Android 13-based One UI 5 update. The OTA update is rolling out in batches and should be available via OTA to every device in the next couple of days. The update comes with the firmware version T220ZCU1CVL5.
Android 13-based One UI 5 rolls out to Samsung Galaxy F23 (December 24th)
Samsung’s midrange smartphone, Galaxy F23 has started receiving the stable One UI 5 update. Currently rolling out in India, the update comes with the build number E236BXXU1BVL1 and also brings along November 2022 security patch. Users willing to try out the new update can go to the phone’s update menu and download the same.
Samsung Galaxy M12 bags OneUI 5 update (December 23rd)
Samsung has started rolling out the official One UI 5 update to its budget smartphone, Galaxy M12 in Russia. Based on Android 13, the update comes with the firmware version M127FXXU3CVL2 and also brings along the November 2022 security patch. Users who haven’t received the OTA notification can to the software update section within the settings app to check for the update.
Android 13-based One UI 5 rolls out to Samsung Galaxy M13 (December 19th)
Samsung Galaxy M13 is one of the latest budget smartphones from Samsung’s lineup to receive the Android 13-based One UI 5 update in Europe. Coming with the build number M135FXXU1BVL2, the update should roll out steadily to more countries in the coming days.
Samsung treats Galaxy M23 5G users with Android 13-based One UI 5 update (December 16th)
Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 5 update to Galaxy M23 5G in Europe. Coming with the goodness of Android 13, the update also brings the November 2022 security patch. Users can make their way to the software update section within the settings app to check for the latest update.
Galaxy F22 gets a taste of One UI 5 in India (December 12th)
Samsung has started rolling out the stable One UI 5 update to Galaxy F22 users in India. Coming with the firmware version E225FXXU4CVK4, the update is expected to hit devices outside of India in the coming weeks.
Galaxy M32 is getting Android 13 and One UI 5 update in India (December 12th)
Galaxy M32 is the next Samsung smartphone in line to get the Android 13-based One UI 5 update in India. The update brings a host of new features and visual improvements throughout the user interface. Samsung has also packed in the October 2022 security patch with this firmware update.
Galaxy M13 5G gets stable One UI 5 update in India (December 9th)
Samsung has started rolling out the official One UI 5 update to its budget smartphone, Galaxy M13 5G in India. Based on Android 13, the update comes with the firmware version M136BXXU2BVK3 and also brings along the November 2022 security patch. Users who haven’t received the OTA notification can to the software update section within the settings app to check for the update.
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite receives stable build of One UI 5 in France (December 8th)
Owners of Galaxy Tab S6 Lite can rejoice as the device has started bagging the Android 13-based One UI 5 update in France. The official update comes with the build number P619XXU1BVK6 and tags along the November 2022 security patch. The update should subsequently roll out in more countries over the course of the next couple of days.
Galaxy A42 5G receiving official Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update (December 6th)
Samsung has started rolling out the stable build of One UI 5 built on top of Android 13 to users in Korea. The update comes with the firmware version A426NKSU2DVK2 which also includes the November 2022 security patch. Users who haven’t received the OTA update can go to the software update section in the settings to check for the update.
Galaxy A13 5G and Galaxy A51 5G bag official Android 13-based OneUI 5 update (December 5th)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G and Galaxy A51 5G are now getting the goodness of One UI 5 built on top of Android 13. The update includes several visual design improvements and nifty features for better productivity. Users can head over to the software update section in the settings app to check for the update.
Galaxy M42 5G gets stable One UI 5 update (December 2nd)
Users of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G are receiving the stable Android 13-based One UI 5 update in India. The firmware version is stated to be M426BXXU3CVK5 and also comes with the November 2022 security patch.
One UI 5 now rolling out to Galaxy A22 in India (November 30th)
Users of the Galaxy A22 have started receiving the Android 13-based One UI 5 update in India. The update weighs around 2GB in size and comes with the build number A226BXXU5CVK9. The update can be manually checked by going into the settings and selecting the ‘Software update’ option.
Galaxy A52s 5G and Galaxy M62 bag official One UI 5 update (November 30th)
The Galaxy A52s 5G and Galaxy M62 are the latest smartphones to get the One UI 5 update built on top of Android 13. Currently rolling out in a handful of countries, the update should land soon worldwide in the upcoming days. To get the update as early as possible, keep an eye out on the ‘Software update’ section in the settings app.
Galaxy S21 FE receives the taste of One UI 5 in India (November 28th)
Users of Galaxy S21 FE have started receiving the One UI 5 update in India. The update also comes with the October 2022 security patch and could be downloaded from the phone’s update section, if you haven’t received the notification yet.
Galaxy M53, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Z Flip3, and Galaxy Z Fold3 getting official One UI 5 update (November 28th)
Samsung has announced the stable build of One UI 5 for a bunch of its devices today. The Galaxy M53 and Galaxy S10 Lite are getting the update in Europe while the Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 are getting it in the US.
Stable build of One UI 5 rolling out to Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 (November 17th)
The Korean tech giant has started rolling out the highly awaited One UI 5 update based on Android 13 to its ultra-premium smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. The update comes with November 2022 security patch and is currently seeding in South Korea.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G receives stable One UI 5 update earlier than expected (November 12th)
Samsung has started pushing out the Android 13-based One UI 5 update to Galaxy A53 5G users in Europe. The update comes a month earlier ahead of the schedule. Users in India can expect to receive the update in the next couple of days.
Samsung rolls out Android 13-based One UI 5 for Galaxy S22 series (October 25th)
The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are getting the Android 13-based One UI 5 software update in various countries. Users can expect to receive the update notification any moment now.