Last year in 2020, Samsung has officially released its third-generation One UI lineup called One UI 3.0 which was based on Android 11. Additionally, Samsung has also announced that a bunch of eligible Galaxy lineup devices will receive three years of Android updates officially. Now, if you’re a user of Galaxy device’s from 2019 or later, you should know which Samsung device will get the One UI 4.0 based on Android 12.
As we’ve already mentioned above that Samsung has released One UI 3.0 last year on top of Android 11, the One UI 4.0 skin is on the way which will be based on Android 12. Needless to say that the next-gen skin will include more improved functionalities, visuals, all the native Android 12 features, etc.
It’s also worth mentioning that Samsung is doing a great job in terms of pushing the continuous software update to its devices. As Google has already released the Android 12 Developer Preview build for its eligible Pixel devices, more & more OEMs will start developing their own skin based on it. Samsung is one of them and we’ll start seeing beta releases around October 2021.
What is One UI 4.0?
The One UI 4.0 is the successor version of the last generation’s One UI 3.0 skin. The One UI 3.0 skin was running on Android 11 officially and the next-gen One UI 4.0 skin will run on the Android 12 stable version officially. Apart from the Android 12’s native features, Samsung is also known for including its own sort of functionalities, visual elements, icons, themes, shortcuts, etc in the One UI skin.
Whereas One UI was actually introduced by Samsung to improve the user experience on bigger display devices of Galaxy lineup. As the smartphone generation has moved towards higher aspect ratio screens, lesser notch or chin area, foldable displays, dual displays, etc, Samsung is more focused on one-handed operations with the One UI skin.
Android 12 – Overview
As we’ve already mentioned above that Google has released the Android 12 Developer Preview build for its eligible Pixel models. This also indicates that Google is allowing other OEMs to start developing and testing their builds for the upcoming Android version to optimizing the UI & apps.
Android 12 official stable version will gonna release in September 2021 just like previous the trend. Although we haven’t received anything definitive info yet from Google, we’re expecting the following features in the Android 12 official stable version. Here we’ve mentioned some of the Android 12 top features which are expected:
- Faster Notifications
- AVIF image support
- Improvements to Picture-in-Picture windows
- One-handed mode
- HEVC and HDR transcoding
- Haptic effects from audio
- iOS-like Stack Widgets
- Improved Notification UI
- Improved Settings UI
- Floating gaming toolbar
- Privacy enhancements
- Dynamic Wallpaper and Themes
- New emojis
- Holding Power button to open up Google Assistant
- Dual panel home screen for tablets
- Improved quick setting tile
- New volume panel UI
Expected Galaxy Device List to receive Android 12
Although Samsung hasn’t mentioned the particular Galaxy models to receive the official Android 12 stable update in the near future, we’re expecting the following models should gonna receive the same. Meanwhile, three years of Android OS update and four years of security patch update announcement have turned on the heat for sure.
Please Note: This isn’t official yet. So, the mentioned device list may change without any prior notice whenever Samsung officially announces the One UI 4.0 eligible device list.
- Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A51
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 5G, Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
One UI 4.0 Release Date
This year we can expect that Samsung will release it’s One UI 4.0 early beta build around October 2021 after the stable release of Android 12 officially. Whereas if the beta version seems smooth enough, Samsung should start pushing the stable version in November or December 2021 expectedly.
Samsung is also known for pushing the latest Android OS version with the latest One UI skin to its eligible devices across all regions quite faster than other OEMs in the past couple of years. We hope Samsung will continue this trend more efficiently.
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