Samsung Galaxy S21 series (global version) to get Android 12 soon

One UI

According to Samsung’s German official website, the company will release the One UI 4.0 Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. The One UI 4.0 Beta is based on the Android 12 preview version. Although Samsung did not announce the specific launch time, the company said in the forum that One UI 4.0 Beta will be available on all Galaxy S21 devices “soon”.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series

According to Samsung’s previous releases, the Beta version of the new system will start with the latest models. The latest model is the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. After this series, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S20 as well as the Galaxy Note 20 series to get the update. However, for the new Galaxy Z series foldable smartphones, there is currently no new news regarding their One UI 4.0 update.

Samsung has previously announced in South Korea that it will start the One UI 4.0 test for the S21 series. For the upcoming Android 12 major version update, Samsung’s official App has begun to adapt to Android 12. Prior to this, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G mobile phone running Android 12 was tested on Geekbench.

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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.

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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
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