Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0: News, Eligible Devices, Features

Old Samsung devices eligible for the Android 12 update receive OTA updates continuously. But as the Android 13 launch approaches, Samsung is also preparing it’s One UI 5.0 to push with the next big Android update in 2022.

According to the rumors, Google will begin the Android 13 Developer Preview Edition rollout very soon, in April or May 2022. The Public Beta testing will be conducted soon, around July or August.

Android 13 Beta: One UI 5

In the past, we have seen that the beta testing of One UI 4.0, which was based on Android 12, started in September last year. As One UI 5.0 will be based on the next Android OS version, Android 13, the beta testing of One UI 5 should begin soon after the launch of Android 13 this year, around September or October 2022.

One UI 5.0 Release Date

No official announcement has been made by the OEM yet, but according to the speculations, the Samsung One UI 5.0 will be released around October 2022. The Galaxy S22 users will be the first to receive the beta version of the new UI before it’s released to the public.

One UI 5.0 Eligible Devices

From the past behaviors of Samsung, we can guess which devices will get the One UI 5.0 update once publicly released. Below you can find the list of the phones that are most possibly going to receive the Samsung One UI 5.0 update, as Samsung’s upgrade policy and official statement suggest:

Samsung Galaxy S Devices

  • Galaxy S22 5G
  • Galaxy S22+ 5G
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy S20+ LTE/5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
  • Galaxy S10 Lite

Galaxy Note Devices

  • Galaxy Note 20 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE/5G
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G

Galaxy A Series Devices

  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A51

Galaxy Tablet Devices

  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

One UI 5.0 Features

Until now, there’s not enough information about which new features will come with One UI 5.0. Once we gather enough information about this or the OEM makes any official announcement, we will add all the information here. So stay tuned and bookmark this page in your browser to stay updated with the One UI 5.0 features.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Latest News & Updates (Android 13)

April 08, 2022

One UI 5 Beta is about to start in July 2022

A report suggests that the beta program of the upcoming One UI 5 is about to start in July this year. Galaxy S22 and Samsung foldable device users will be the first to participate in the beta program.

March 29, 2022

Hidden screen saver complications

A recent tweet from Mishaal Rahman, a journalist, unveiled the added complications in the screen saver option in Android 13. It’s still very buggy. But from his tweet, we can see that the At a Glance widget (aka smart space), time, date, weather, and battery have been overlaid on the “Colors” screen saver.

March 20, 2022

APK Archive

It happens to all of us Android users. We install various apps on our Android phones, thinking that we will use them. But after some time, many apps are gathered in the app drawer, which is not used very often, but they still consume a lot of internal storage, which cause insufficient storage issue. It can also make the phone feel buggy or slow. So Google has developed a system that will allow Android users to archive that not-so-often temporarily used apps and free up storage space. Users don’t need to uninstall the apps; they can easily unarchive any apps and use them when needed.

March 11, 2022

Hub Mode

Reportedly Google was testing some features specific to tablet devices recently for the Developer Preview build of Android 13. The feature was a Hub Mode for tablet devices, which will change the docked tablet experience, a revamped screen saver, etc.

March 03, 2022

Adjust The Brightness of the Flashlight

This feature is quite interesting. Reportedly, Google will add a new feature with the Android 13 update, letting users control the flashlight’s brightness. A toggle will be added to adjust the brightness of the flashlight. However, this feature is already there in Samsung Galaxy phones.

February 10, 2022

Developer Preview 1

Google announced that they are going to release Android 13 this year. The announcement came on February 10, 2022. It was also stated that the Developer Preview would begin before the official launch of Android 13 in 2022.

January 28, 2022

Reduced Game Load Time

A report suggests that the developers are working on a new feature that will let the games communicate with the operating system, allowing the CPU to boost its speed while the game is loading. It will reduce the game loading time significantly.

January 14, 2022

4 New Dynamic Themes

Reportedly, the developers at Google are working on four new dynamic themes, and the color combinations revealed are codenamed – TONAL_SPOT, VIBRANT, EXPRESSIVE, and SPRITZ.

January 13, 2022

Switch Profiles From Lockscreen

On Android 13, users can switch profiles on the password/pattern/pin-entry page. Apart from that, two other minor features will be a home button assistant toggle and more panlingual bits.

January 11, 2022

Tap-to-transfer Feature

With this feature, Android 13 users can transfer their media from one touch to another phone, similar to Apple’s Handoff feature.

January 10, 2022

Audio Output Picker Redesigned

The audio output picker is the interface on the top right part of the screen when we press any of the volume rockers. Reportedly, this interface will be redesigned in the Android 13 OS.

December 24, 2021

Android 13 4 new features leaked

According to a report by XDA Developers, four new features that are going to be part of the latest Android 13 OS are:

  • App Languages
  • Runtime Permission for Notifications
  • TARE: The Android Resource Economy
  • Lock Screen Clock Layout

December 14, 2021

Android 13 will let users disable Phantom Processes

A report suggests that Android 13 will allow users to disable the Phantom Processes (background app limits). However, we aren’t sure yet if it will come with the new Android 13.

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