Samsung One UI 5.0 is the 5th edition of Samsung’s exclusive One UI software for the Galaxy smartphones, which is based on Google’s Android 13. The One UI software is made over Android’s features, which also included home-developed unique features just for devices made by Samsung.
Earlier this year, Samsung extended its commitment to delivering the latest software update for up to 4 generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades on Galaxy devices.
Just like every year, Samsung releases a new version of One UI with new features for compatible Galaxy devices.
One UI 5.0 Features:
Samsung’s One UI 5 is based on Android 13. It means it includes all the system-level changes coming in Google’s Android 13 version.
The One UI 5 brings a range of new customization, security, and accessibility features as part of Samsung’s ongoing commitment to delivering the latest mobile experiences to as many users as possible.
We are listing some of the key features that we found during beta testing.
- Look and Feel
The One UI 5 has a new way to customize their smartphone experience. For a tailored look, users now get up to 16 preset color themes based on their wallpaper and 12 more color options for their home screens, icons, and quick panels for a look and feel suited to their style.
In addition, you can further customize the home screens by stacking widgets of the same size in a single location, it will also save space and create a cleaner look.
- New notifications
To help you stay focused, the One UI 5 comes with a simpler way to tailor notifications across applications. These new options will allow you to block notifications from certain apps, you will get only those notification which is relevant to you.
- Enhanced Language
For the first time, Samsung Galaxy users can also choose their preferred language for the different apps. You will be able to change individual app languages rather than the entire device.
- Sound Settings
The One UI 5 streamlines the process to change sound and vibration settings with reorganized menus that provide easy access to all ringtone volumes and vibration intensities.
- Enhanced camera capabilities
You can more seamlessly capture high-quality photos and video with a new icon in Pro and Pro Video mode that offers useful tips and tricks on how to use the various lenses, features, and controls.
In addition, a more responsive zoom bar for quicker close-ups, and makes it easier to zero in on the subject using only one hand.
You can add an auto watermark in the captured image using the camera app and can customize the watermark with different fonts and layouts.
- New security tools
On the One UI 5, you can view the security status of the phone using a new dashboard. It shows whether there are security issues or not, it also recommends ways to fix them if there are any.
- Magnifier feature
It enables users to better view and read on their devices, while different types of spoken assistance — such as audio descriptions of videos and speaking keyboard input aloud — help users navigate and use devices more seamlessly.
- Fingerprint Animation and Smart widgets
You will see a minor change in in-display fingerprint animation in One UI 5.0 beta over One UI 4.1. In addition, you can simply make scrollable quick look widgets by long pressing the existing widget, on One UI 4.1, you have to create a new smart widget.
- New gestures and multitasking
The One UI 5 comes with two experimental new gestures for multitasking – a floating window and a split-screen view. You can easily find these features under Labs in the Advanced Features section in device Settings.
Some of the other features are:
- Improved the pop-up UI for the incoming call.
- You can take quick notes during the call.
- You can set custom backgrounds image for contact in the default Samsung dialer app.
- Improved the About phone section.
- Text extraction from the image.