Samsung is preparing to launch the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series.
Samsung today announced that it will soon launch the One UI 4.0 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series. The poster shared on Samsung’s community forums states that the One UI 4 program will be launched for the Galaxy S21 series. While the poster does not mention a specific date for the One UI 4.0 beta, it reveals that the beta will be based on Android 12 and will be available for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The banner that we can see above also states that Galaxy S21 users can join the beta program by registering through the Samsung Members application on their devices. The app will send a notification when One UI 4.0 beta becomes available, and users will be able to click on the banner image to sign up for the program.
Samsung has not yet shared any details about the new features we can expect to see in the One UI 4.0 beta. However, Twitter user Chun also claims that the update will include icon and color changes along with new features coming in Android 12. In addition, Samsung may also adapt Android 12’s Material You design language in the next version. The new version also includes better optimization and minor Knox updates for Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 powered devices.
While Samsung has yet to share a One UI 4.0 release timeline, Chun claims that the beta version of the Galaxy S21 series will start in August. The stable release will likely arrive in November or early December. According to the rumors, the timeline leads us to believe that Samsung may announce the beta program during the Galaxy Unpacked event next month. However, this information is not yet certain.