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Release date, features and compatibility

Release date, features and compatibility

Samsung’s One UI has come a long way over the years and has quickly become one of the most popular Android interfaces. The upcoming One UI 6 update built on top of Android 14 will continue to improve on Samsung’s formula, although it is expected to focus more on polishing and optimization rather than introducing major new features. Here’s everything we know about the One UI 6 release date, features, and compatibility.

One UI 6: At a Glance

  • When does it come out? There’s no specific release date for One UI 6 yet, though you can expect it to start rolling out in Q4 2023.
  • what’s new? One UI 6 brings mostly aesthetic changes, minor menu changes, and other features that may further improve and polish the One UI experience. Don’t expect big new features or functionality this time around.

One UI 6 release date

  • One UI 5.0: October 12, 2022
  • One UI 4.0: November 15, 2021
  • One UI 3.0: December 2, 2020
  • One UI 2.0: November 28, 2019
  • One UI 1.0: November 7, 2018

Samsung is yet to officially release the stable build of One UI 6. Considering the company’s history, we can still make some predictions about the One UI 6 release date. Since the first One UI release, Samsung has always released its new software in the fourth quarter.

The actual month varies from mid-October to early December. With an increasing number of devices receiving the beta, it is very likely that the final version will arrive in Q4 2023 as expected.

Is there a beta version of One UI 6?

The stable version of One UI 6 may not be ready, but the beta version of One UI 6 is already available for the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 (South Korea only)
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Additionally, it is expected to roll out to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 within the next week. As for how to install it? You’ll first need to download the Samsung Members app from the Galaxy Store or Google Play. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see an option in the main banner or notifications page that says Register for the One UI Beta program. Once done, move on Settings > Software update > Download and installation. If the beta is available for your device and in your region, Samsung will bring the latest beta version to your device.

One UI 6 interface features

One UI 6 has several new features on its way alongside the standard Android 14 additions, including a new font and simpler icon labels. There are also some new widgets expected with the update, including a new weather insights widget and a camera widget that acts as a custom shortcut to user-preset camera modes. Beyond this, you can expect:

  • A more customizable on-screen experience with the ability to change fonts and overall layout.
  • The Quick Settings panel is getting an overhaul. Highlighted features include a new row for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as a few other additions to the menu for eye relief and dark mode.
  • The notification panel is also getting some tweaks, including the ability to have individual notifications as separate cards.
  • The app drawer now lets you search for app-specific long press functions.
  • There’s a new style of emoji in the Samsung keyboard.
  • Improvements to the Gallery app, built-in photo editor, camera app, weather app, and more.
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For a deeper look, be sure to check out our guide to all the new One UI 6 features.

Compatibility with one user interface 6

Ryan Haines/Android Authority

The One UI 6 update will eventually arrive on every Galaxy S phone from S21 onwards, including all Plus and Ultra versions. You’ll also be able to get it on the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 or higher. It is also available for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE series, Galaxy Tab S8 series, and Galaxy Tab S9 series. Even many budget Samsung phones will see the update, including a variety of members across the M series, F series, and A series.