The upcoming beta version of One UI 5.0 may have been delayed, although this may only be the case in some areas, according to a recent post in the Samsung Members community. In actuality, the third One UI 5.0 beta software has only recently begun to spread to Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 handsets across Europe, or at least in a select few European nations, including Germany and Poland.
The third One UI 5.0 beta firmware number ends with the letters ZVI9 for its final four digits. The most recent version introduces a new immersive slideshow-style story feature in Gallery and a slightly modified wallpaper-choosing screen. Also, long-pressing on the lock screen allows you to change the wallpaper without leaving it.
Samsung is constantly adding more devices to the One UI 5 beta program, even though it has yet to release the first stable build of the One UI 5 based on Android 13 to its premium Galaxy S22 series. The business has recently made One UI 5 beta releases available for the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 series, and Galaxy A52. Although Samsung hasn't yet made One UI 5 beta builds available for its foldable lineup, the third beta update for the Galaxy S21 series and the second update for the mid-range Galaxy A52 are currently being distributed.
Every two to three weeks, Samsung releases a new beta, but it appears that the third beta had to wait until the previous builds' animation problems were resolved before it could be released.
Numerous UI/UX enhancements, new icons for some system applications, including the Galaxy Store and Secure Folder, a redesigned Reminders app, and a massive amount of bug patches are all included in the most recent beta firmware. The security patch is also moved up to September 2022. With a quick long press, you may modify the lock screen wallpaper without going into the Settings menu. There should be an improvement in the smoothness of the system animations over the entire OS.
One UI 5.0 adds support for multiple languages for each app, an improved Color Palette feature, enhanced stock apps, minor design changes to quick setting toggles and notifications, improved privacy and security, a cleaner design, stacked widgets, and a new Connected Devices section in the Settings app. Features for the Gallery, My Files, Photo Editor, Samsung DeX, Samsung Keyboard, and Video Editor have all been updated.
Samsung has also included the ability to extract the text using the Camera, Gallery, Samsung Internet, and Samsung Keyboard apps. The Camera app now features the histogram tool in the Pro mode, and Bixby and Bixby Routines offer more possibilities. The Edge Panel can display app names, and RAM Plus allows for customization. A comprehensive Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool is also available.
Midway through October, according to rumors, Samsung will publicly introduce One UI 5. Therefore, the forthcoming beta builds will probably put more emphasis on reliability and bug repairs than on adding new features. If you are interested in learning more about the new features coming to your Galaxy phone but did not sign up for Samsung's beta program, see our summary of everything new in One UI 5.