What is Samsung One UI and how will it change Galaxy phones?


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Samsung's first foldable smartphone received all the eye at its SDC 2018 developer convention, however the firm made another fascinating bulletins in the course of the present, together with one thing it referred to as One UI.

It is principally Samsung's new pores and skin overlay for its Android smartphones.

We'll want a deeper dive earlier than figuring out all of the little variations in One UI in comparison with its predecessor, however this is what we all know thus far.

What's One UI?

Samsung's new interface design for its cellular units is One UI. It debuted at SDC 2018. Described as a clear and minimal design, it's going to clear cutter and hold probably the most related content material on the underside half the display for one-handed use.

What's new in One UI?

Pure interactions

From the promo video and numerous demos at SDC 2018, we noticed modifications like rounded corners and redesigned icons. However the primary distinction between the corporate's previous consumer expertise and the brand new one is a higher give attention to large-screen telephones. With One UI, widespread interplay areas are on the backside of half of the display so you possibly can simply entry them together with your thumb. Earlier than, you'd should go to the highest to entry numerous options.

Samsung's bundled apps could have extra “viewing space” on the prime, greater header textual content, and an interplay space on the backside. Once more, that is presupposed to make the UI cleaner, simpler to make use of, and extra intuitive - particularly for these of you navigating on, say, the large-screen Galaxy Observe 9.

Made to focus

Samsung described One UI because the “most user-focused smartphone UX” it is ever made, and particularly stated it was "reengineered to scale back muddle and distractions". As an example, there's a clearer, system-wide darkish mode, in addition to a one thing referred to as "Focus Blocks", which is meant to teams issues like associated settings collectively on the display so that they are simpler to see, faucet, and entry.

How does One UI look and work?

See our gallery above for some screenshots. There's additionally demo video from the SDC 2018 keynote towards the highest of this web page.

When are you able to attempt One UI?

An open beta will roll out beginning November 2018 within the US, Germany, and Korea, adopted by Europe and Asia.

Which units will get One UI?

One UI (and Android 9 Pie, in consequence) will formally come to the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and Galaxy Observe 9 beginning in January 2019.