In this blog post, I will explain what is Samsung One UI and I will tell you everything you need to know about it.
If you recently bought a Samsung phone such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or if you already have a Samsung phone and you recently updated it to Android 9 Pie.
You will notice that it has a different look and feel to it, that’s because quite a few things have changed.
Aside from the typical Android Pie features, Samsung has customized this version of Android and created a new interface for its phones. Samsung refers to this as One UI.
What Is Samsung One UI?
The name of Samsung’s latest Android user-interface is One UI. This is the successor to The Samsung Experience which replaced TouchWiz a while ago.
One of Samsung’s main goals with One UI is to help users focus on their main task. As a result of this, quite a bit of clutter from the Samsung Experience has been removed this makes things cleaner and faster.
For example, the notes, email, phone, and other apps have a new look and feel to them, and they only show information that’s necessary.
The settings page also looks a bit different it’s more simple and user-friendly.
Samsung has also been marketing One UI as being more natural. Samsung claims that it has restructured the way in which we interact with our phones.
The buttons that are usually located close to the top of the display screen have been moved.
They are now located closer to the bottom and in a few of Samsung’s apps, the top portion of the display screen is exclusively reserved for viewing content that you do not have to interact with.
One UI was designed to be visually pleasing, the colors have been modified to provide more clarity.
The elements of the UI has been modified to match the color of the phone.
One UI has been completely redesigned and it looks very different from its predecessors.
So whether you’re updating an older Samsung Galaxy phone or buying a new one, there will be quite a few new things that you should check out.
Due to the drastic change of the One UI, you may feel a little overwhelmed at first. However, the more you use it the more comfortable you will become.
Dark Mode isn’t a part of Android Pie. However, with One UI, Samsung added this feature and it works very well. Many users will be happy with this feature.
To enable the Dark Mode, you have to go to the settings and enable two toggles.
After you have done this, you will see a smooth dark theme on the user-interface of the phone which includes the settings page, Samsung’s apps, the notification panel, and more.
Samsung’s One UI is based on Android 9 Pie, as a result of this, it has all the features from Pie.
One UI has some new emoji, new gesture navigation options, improved notifications and more aside from all the One UI specific changes.
Phones That Are Currently Using Samsung One UI:
At the moment, the phones listed below are the only phones that are running One UI:
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy 10
- Samsung Galaxy 10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Samsung Galaxy S8
From the Galaxy S10 series and for Samsung phones which will be released in the near future you can expect One UI to be pre-installed on these phones.
One UI 2.0 Is Coming Later This Year:
Android Q will likely be released before the 4th quarter in 2019. This will bring a host of new features to Android phones. This is what One UI 2.0 will be based on.
At the moment, we don’t know very much about One UI 2.0. However, when Google releases Android Q. It’s likely that One UI 2.0 will be released shortly thereafter.
When the Samsung Galaxy S11 is announced early next year, it has been reported that it will be the first phone to come with One UI 2.1 pre-installed.
Now you know just about everything there is to know about Samsung One UI. So if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.