One UI 5.0 changes highlighted with refinements for Samsung Galaxy devices as part of Android 13 upgrade
9to5Google and Max Weinbach have provided an early look at One UI 5.0, this year's major OS update for Samsung Galaxy devices. Rumoured to be entering a public beta within the next month or so, SamMobile has already revealed distribution details, with the Galaxy S22 series set to receive One UI 5 first. For reference, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 on August 26, likely too early for stable One UI 5.0 builds.
According to Weinbach, he has spent some time with this build, rather than receiving screenshots. Supposedly, the build is an internal beta, meaning that it may not fully represent what changes Samsung plans to make between One UI 4.x and One UI 5.0. Incidentally, Weinbach adds that the build did not feature a changelog; all changes described below have been recognised by eye rather than digging into code.
So far, Weinbach has noticed the following changes between One UI 4.x and One UI 5.0:
- About phone page now shows image of device
- Cleaner Security and Privacy hub
- Collaboration in Samsung Notes
- Currently active app in quick settings
- Gallery Optical Character Recognition support
- Paste text from image in default keyboard
- Revised notification shade
- Dark background opacity
- Altered notification panels
- Stock Android permission dialogs
- Updated multitasking gestures
- UWB toggle in settings
Presumably, Samsung will make more changes to One UI 5 between now and when stable builds start reaching the likes of the Galaxy S22 series. Separately, Weinbach has highlighted animation speed improvements, even at this early stage. Although unimpressed, Weinbach's video highlights rumoured changes that SamMobile revealed last month.