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One UI 4 allegedly draws near with the sighting of a Galaxy S21 Ultra on new software

The Galaxy S21 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S21 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung had announced that One UI 4, an OS skin based on the upcoming Android 12 version, would become available in a preview form last month. Now, a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has been detected as running what could be this update on Geekbench 5. Therefore, the beta in question might be released soon.

Samsung had announced that it would release a version of One UI 4 to the members of its beta program. It might be a worthwhile update, as this version of the OS is the one slated to be based on the next major Android upgrade. That, however, was about a month ago, and no sign of the advance preview has been seen since.

Now, however, it seems it may now be ready, with the appearance of a Galaxy S21 Ultra (or SM-G998U) has appeared on the Geekbench 5 benchmarking website. That is not an unusual occurrence in itself; however, this unit is listed as running on Android 12 rather than 11.

The device is also described as powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, which, should it really have Samsung's latest beta, might make sense as the OEM has only offered it to its South Korean fans with Galaxy S21-serires devices thus far. This market is one of the few in which the S21 Ultra is not powered by the Exynos 2100.

Therefore, it seems the first One UI 4 beta might be on the way soon. This new leak might also serve to support new rumors that the Google Pixel 6 series, most likely the first smartphones to launch with the Android 12 upgrade, might launch in mid-September 2021.

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Samsung South Korea announces a One UI 4 beta. (Source: Samsung via SamMobile)
Samsung South Korea announces a One UI 4 beta. (Source: Samsung via SamMobile)
An S21 Ultra on Android 12 (?) (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
An S21 Ultra on Android 12 (?) (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-29 (Update: 2021-08-29)