One UI 6 is currently quite high on Samsung’s software roadmap. According to previous reports, the update will already be based on Android 14. According to previous leaks, Samsung is expected to start public beta testing based on Android 14 in the third week of July. And as usual, the Koreans’ current top phones, in this case the Galaxy S23 series, will be the first to be updated. A new Geekbench leak now confirms this theory. A Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with Android 14 and probably One UI 6 was spotted there.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra discovered on GeekBench was a US model with the code SM-S918U and carrier lock from the provider AT&T. Since this is beta software, the final benchmark score might still differ. However, the leak indicates that the internal beta tests for the new software are probably already in full swing.
If Samsung sticks to its regular release schedules, we can expect at least a few weeks of public testing and at least four public beta builds. Therefore, the stable Android 14 update with One UI 6 for the Samsung Galaxy SS23 series is unlikely to come until September. Of course, other Samsung devices are also eligible for the Android 14 update.
As for the update itself, it’s not entirely clear what One UI 6 will bring. Uptil now we only know about some minor UI changes. Android 14 has some notable features like deeper battery health info, improved Nearby Share, and a new Share menu. There’s also a new back gesture and a transparent navigation bar across all apps, to name a few.
One UI 6 Beta is popping up in Europe and India
While One UI 6 test builds were first spotted on Samsung’s South Korean servers, the first reports are now also appearing for European and Indian servers. The news goes well with an earlier report. Accordingly, Samsung will release the beta for the Galaxy S23 series in the third week of July. Of course, the date can still change.