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Samsung One UI 6 release date: When is the next update for Galaxy phones?
Samsung’s One UI powers the entire range of current Galaxy smartphones, from the flagships like the Galaxy S23 Ultra to mid-rangers like the Galaxy A54 5G. Samsung prefers to take Android as a base and skin it heavily, changing its look completely and adding in lots of features like Samsung DeX and others that you will not find on any other smartphone. One UI 6 is the next release of this UX skin. But when is it releasing for Galaxy smartphones? We bring to you the answer to One UI 6’s release date and other details in this article.
Samsung has not officially released the timeline for One UI 6 rollout across its portfolio. However, Samsung has begun rolling out stable One UI 6 for the Galaxy S23 on October 30, 2023. It should reach other devices across regions in the coming weeks and months.
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When will Samsung One UI 6 be released?
One UI 6 based on Android 14 has finally been released for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The first phone to get this update is the Galaxy S23 in Europe. The update will be rolling out to more devices across regions in the coming days and weeks.
Samsung has not officially released a timeline for One UI 6 rollout for its portfolio of devices. But you can expect to see the update rollout for different devices continue through Q4 2023 and Q1 2024. Samsung has been quick to roll out the update to its newer set of devices, and older devices will follow afterward.
Is there a One UI 6 public beta?
Before rolling out the stable One UI 6 update, Samsung runs a beta program for that device that lets beta testers check out all the upcoming One UI 6 features and provide feedback on the same. So if your phone has a beta program, you can cross your fingers on the stable update arriving soon.
Here are the devices that have a One UI 6 beta program active or had one that converted into a stable release:
- Galaxy S23 series
- Galaxy S22 series
- Galaxy S21 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A52s
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy M23 and Galaxy F23
Beta programs usually start in regions like South Korea, Germany, and the US. Then, they expand out to different regions, including China, India, Poland, and the UK.
Which Samsung devices are getting One UI 6?
Samsung has not disclosed the list of devices that are getting the One UI 6 update. However, we can make a reasonable list of devices eligible for the update, keeping in mind Samsung’s four-generation Android update promise and when the devices were launched.
Note that some of the mentioned devices in the budget range may get the stripped-down “One UI Core” version of the update if they were launched with One UI Core.
We expect the following Samsung devices to receive One UI 6 based on Android 14:
- Galaxy A24
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A04s
- Galaxy M54
- Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy M33 5G
- Galaxy M23
- Galaxy M14
- Galaxy M13
- Galaxy M04
- Galaxy Tab S8 series
We will update the list when we get official information from Samsung.
As you can see, some popular devices like the Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy A51 are not eligible for the One UI 6 update. However, as per Samsung’s update policy, they will remain eligible for periodic security patch updates.
You can check the list mentioned above to know if your device is eligible for the One UI 6 update.