One UI, the revamped and cleaned version of Samsung Experience will be making its debut next year. It's totally redesigned to encourage one-handed use on such big displays. Redesigned app interfaces, an all-new night mode & clean interface is what One UI is all about. The stable update will start rolling out next year and these are the smartphones which will be getting it.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus & Galaxy Note 9
These will be the first smartphones from Samsung to get the One UI update based on Android Pie. As announced by Samsung at the event, the beta program has already begun for the above-mentioned devices in select countries including India, U.S., Germany, Korea, China, France, Poland, Spain, and the U.K. You can enrol for beta testing by downloading the "Samsung Members" app either from Play Store or Galaxy Store. For users in the United States, you need to Download "Samsung Plus" app from Play Store and sign up. The beta update hasn't been rolled out yet but we will update the article once it does.
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus & Galaxy Note 8
Samsung in a recent statement has said that it will be rolling out the One UI update based on Android Pie to the S8, S8 Plus & Note 8 users as well. The exact time hasn't been provided but users can expect the update somewhere around Q2 of 2019.
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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge & Note 7/Note 7 FE
Unfortunately, these devices won't see the light of the day. Samsung only provides two major Android updates to its flagship devices and both of them have been rolled out, first it was Android Nougat and then Android Oreo. Because One UI is based on Android Pie so we don't think these devices will be getting it.
Samsung Galaxy A Series
Samsung Galaxy A Series devices released this year with Android Oreo might get One UI update. Older devices will not be getting One UI if they have already received one major Android update. As these are just speculations we aren't sure as to when Samsung will start rolling updates to newer A series smartphones. But you can expect it around Q3 of 2019.
We will keep updating the articles as more and more news pours in but that's all we have for you today.