Samsung has finally announced the official launch of One UI 3 with an exciting new design, enhanced everyday features, and deep customization. The company said the latest upgrade is currently coming to select Galaxy devices that include the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra in Korea, the US, and most European countries. Based on the latest version of the Android OS — the Android 11 — One UI 3 aims to enhance the experience for Samsung users. With a visual overhaul, freshly-designed widgets, and smoother motion and animations, the upgrade focuses on making the daily use better.
The South Korean electronics company had been testing and teasing Samsung One UI 3 for quite some time. Samsung owners were eagerly waiting for this update as it aimed to bring Android 11 on many devices. But now, the upgrade is finally released and started rolling out for some Galaxy devices, starting December 3. Here’s what the latest Samsung One UI 3 brings forth to Galaxy S20 smartphones.
Samsung One UI 3 Features
One of the most significant changes in this release of the Samsung One UI, is the new and refreshed design. The new design in One UI 3 brings more simplicity and elegance to the user experience on Galaxy devices. With several changes to the interface, Samsung has visually enhanced to highlight important information in features that users use and visit the most. These include the home screen, lock screen, notifications, and Quick Panel. Apart from this, the update comes with new visual effects such as the Dim/Blur effect for notifications and redesigned widgets to organize the Home screen.
“One UI 3 doesn’t just look different – it feels different, too,” says Samsung, as it adds smoother motion effects and animation. The updated motion effects and animation, combined with natural haptic feedback, provide users a more joyful user experience while navigating and using their phone. Further, Samsung has also refined every screen, and every touch to make the button presses feel more realistic. These include better animations like the fade-out in the Lock screen.
Apart from this, the One UI 3 comes with enhanced everyday features to help Samsung users do more things. For example, the redesigned Lock screen widgets now help users control their music and see important information such as calendar events and routines — without having to unlock their device.
Additionally, the One UI 3 brings changes to messaging app notifications and a new edge-to-edge full-screen video call layout. Another significant change that the update brings is the freedom to customize your phone. Now users can customize their Quick Panel to easily access and toggle frequently-used features, like Dark Mode, Mobile Hotspot, etc.
The One UI 3 update has already started rolling out to Galaxy S20 series devices from December 3 in Korea, the US, and many countries in Europe. The devices that will receive the latest One UI upgrade include Galaxy S20, S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, there is no mention of Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung says the One UI 3 will become available in more regions and on more devices gradually. The Galaxy A devices will receive the update in the first half of 2021.