One UI 5 beta hands-on reveals what to expect on Galaxy phones

what you need to know

  • Samsung is preparing to release One UI 5 (in beta) in the coming weeks.
  • The Galaxy S22 series is probably the first to get it.
  • A new One UI 5 hands-on has been discovered.
  • It brings minor improvements in terms of design.

One UI 5 is the next Android-based user interface for Samsung’s Galaxy phones, and we expect the first betas for Galaxy devices to appear in a couple of weeks. Per multiple reports (opens in new tab), the upcoming software iteration is expected to be released in the third week of July. Other sources have said that the software build has already been deployed (opens in new tab) to the team internally.

Now there is a new build that the folks at 9to5Google have received. It looks to be the latest One UI 5 beta, setting the tone for what to expect from eligible Galaxy devices on the software front. The report suggests that this beta build was provided by an anonymous source, assuring it may not be the actual version consumers would receive. So take all the information with a grain of salt as some may not see the light of day.