Samsung announced on its official forum that it will soon launch the One UI 4.0 test program. The company will launch this program for its flagship Samsung Galaxy S21 series. However, Samsung did not say when it will launch the test version. However, we are certain that the Samsung One UI 4.0 will be developed based on Android 12.
According to speculations, there are reports that the Samsung One UI 4.0 will start testing in August. This system will come with new icons and colour changes. Furthermore, this system will bring the new design of the Android 12 system. Also, this system will optimize the performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC as well as the Exynos 2100. We also expect this system to optimize Samsung’s own “Notes” application because many of its devices now have an S-Pen.
Furthermore, there are reports that One UI 4.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will officially arrive in November or early December. There are also rumors that Samsung will announce the test plan at the Galaxy Unpacked event.
Samsung One UI 4.0
The One UI 4.0 will be Samsung’s latest Android skin on top of Android 12. The codename of this system is Palette. In a few weeks, the One UI 4.0 beta program for developers will be officially available. As the latest flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S21 series will be the first to get this new system. Over the past few weeks, the company has been testing the Android 12 and One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy S21 series. Of course, we expect this system to hit the road later this year. However, this will only happen after the different phases of beta testing.
The first developer preview of the Android 12 officially hit the public on February 18, 2021. On March 17th, the company released the second developer preview of Android 12. As of now, the Android 12 system is now available for all Pixel smartphones from the Pixel 3. Furthermore, a couple of third-party OEMs already have this system. Surprisingly, Samsung is not among the 11 third-party OEMs that have Android 12 for now.
Features of One UI 4.0?
As of now, the full feature list for One UI 4.0 is not available. Nevertheless, we expect Samsung to include interesting features and improvements. However, this system will have an optimized user interface over the previous generations. Here are some of the features that One UI 4.0 will bring
- Native Scrolling Screenshot
- New App Pairs feature for Split-Screen Multitasking
- Access Google Assistant through the power button
- New Quick Settings buttons
- Major optimizations for tablet
- Attractive design changes