Samsung has announced it will introduce One UI 2.0 along with the release of Samsung Android Q for its Galaxy Smartphones later in 2019. However, a newer version, One UI 2.1, will hit the market later with the debut of Galaxy S11 in 2020.
Samsung One UI is one of the most significant software and custom Android skins by Samsung. One UI hit the market in 2018 as an Android 9.0 update for Galaxy S9 smartphones. It introduced impressive features like the system-wide dark mode that won its amazing reception from users.
Improvements to Expect from Samsung One UI
According to reports from SamMobile, One UI will be based on Samsung Android Q for its Galaxy handsets and will bring a dozen of improvements. The most notable is the Digital Wellbeing improvements that were introduced by Google in May 2019 during its Developer Conference. For example, One UI 2.0 will have the Focus Mode that allows you to silence distracting apps when using a specific feature.
Other key features of Samsung Android Q are also likely to be part of the One UI 2.1. One of these is the Live Captions that helps to provide real-time speech transcriptions. The feature is expected on flagship Samsung Galaxy devices.
When One UI 1.1 was introduced, one of its key introductions was Bixby Routines for Samsung Galaxy S10 phones. But this impressive feature was missing in the Galaxy flagship headsets of 2018. The feature is expected to make a comeback in the new Galaxy UI.
One UI 2.0 Release Dates
The report from SamMobile does not reveal the release date for the One UI 2.0 Android Q. But a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy’s culture of updating its Galaxy devices all the way to the Pie OS, One UI is expected to arrive in August 2019.
Notably, Galaxy Note 10 smartphones will be unveiled in August this year. This is way earlier compared to the official unveiling Android Q. Therefore, we can conjecture that the upcoming Galaxy Note smartphones are going to operate on One UI that runs on Pie OS. Also, we can anticipate that Samsung One UI 2 will reach the market with Samsung Note Smartphones in the last quarter of 2019.
Samsung One UI is another jewel in Samsung’s Galaxy devices targeted at maintaining its presence at the top of the highly competitive smartphone niche. If you do not want to wait for the final version of Samsung One UI 2, you can become a Beta Tester by joining One UI Beta Program. Note that Samsung only allows Beta Testers from a few countries.