Samsung is gearing up for its highly anticipated launch event set to take place later this month on July 26. In addition to unveiling new hardware, the company also has plans to introduce the One UI 6 beta, which will be based on Android 14. Samsung has been conducting internal testing of the One UI 6 for some time now, indicating that the beta release is imminent.
Meanwhile, Google is in the final stages of beta testing for Android 14 and is expected to roll out the stable version for Pixel phones in the near future. Other smartphone manufacturers will need to conduct their own beta testing before they can release Android 14 with their respective custom skins. For Samsung devices, this will be in the form of the One UI 6.
Leaked information suggests that Samsung is preparing to launch the One UI 6 Public Beta for the Galaxy S23, potentially before the upcoming event in July. However, the beta version has not yet been made available at this time.
Reports from Sam mobile indicate that Samsung is currently internally testing the One UI 6 beta specifically for the Galaxy S23 Ultra in South Korea. Earlier, the internal beta had been spotted in India and Europe.
Based on Samsung’s usual release pattern, starting with South Korea and then expanding to other regions, the presence of the internal beta in South Korea indicates that the One UI 6 beta release might be closer than anticipated.
Details about the specific features of One UI 6 are limited at the moment, besides the expected enhancements that come with Android 14. However, it is reasonable to expect improvements in animations, security, minor UI changes, and more.
The One UI 6 Beta will initially be available for the Galaxy S23 series, followed by other flagship devices and possibly one or two mid-range phones. The stable version of One UI 6 will also debut with the Galaxy S23 series, likely starting in late October or early November.