Samsung has announced the start of its One UI 5 open beta program for the Galaxy S22 series (Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra) in the United States, Germany and South Korea, with releases in other regions planned over the coming months. One UI 5 sets to deliver 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.
Tailored Look and Feel
The One UI 5 update will introduces allow users to customize their smartphone experience, including an expanded set of color options for a more 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.
The Home Screens can further customize by stacking widgets of the same size on a single location, saving space and creating a cleaner, more organized look. Notifications also receives a simpler way to help stay focused on what is important.
Enhanced Language and Sound Settings
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. For the first time, Galaxy users can also tailor their preferred language for their different apps.
More New Features
The update also brings several other new features from enhanced camera capabilities and security resources to more accessibility tools.
A new icon in Pro and Pro Video mode will offers useful tips and tricks on how to use the various lenses, features and controls. Plus, a more responsive zoom bar means quicker close-ups and makes it easier to zero in on the subject using only one hand.
Not only that, a new dashboard lets users view the security status of their phone, shows whether there are security issues and recommends ways to fix them.
The update also brings more accessibility options to make it easier for users to interact with their devices. The Magnifier feature enables users to better view and read on their devices, while different types of spoken assistance – such as audio descriptions of videos and speak keyboard input aloud – help users navigate and use devices more seamlessly. Other exciting new features will be introduced throughout the Beta program to give users the best experience possible.