Last week, Samsung released the One UI 6 beta for the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5. Now the older foldables are also getting a first taste of Android 14. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 are currently receiving the new firmware in South Korea. Surprisingly, this is also joined by the mid-range model Galaxy F23.
One UI 6 offers a redesigned Quick Panel and AI features for the Gallery app. These include Photo Remaster and Object Eraser, among others. Additionally, Samsung Studio is on board, a new multi-layered video editor with text, sticker and music functions. There are also new camera widgets that can be configured to launch the camera app in a specific mode. For example, you can set the front or main camera, photo or video mode, professional mode, night mode, etc.
The One UI 6 beta for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 also offers some changes to multitasking. If you open a pop-up window and then go to Recent Apps, the window is no longer minimized so you can continue using it afterwards. You can also now drag and drop shortcuts onto the home screen with two hands. One hand holds the icon or widget, the other hand scrolls to the desired home screen area.
There is no information yet on when the One UI 6 beta versions for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will be available outside of Korea. The updates for the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 have so far only been rolled out in the USA and India. Therefore, Samsung doesn’t seem to be in a hurry.
Samsung Galaxy F23: Android 14 with One UI 6 Beta
The Samsung Galaxy F23 is a version of the Galaxy M23 sold in India. Both Samsung phones have almost identical hardware and were launched with Android 12. The Galaxy F23 received Android 13 in December last year. This suggests that the update for the M23 version should not be long in coming.
Signing up for the One UI Beta program is done via the Samsung Members app. As soon as the beta is available in your region, the app should display a notification. As usual, betas can still contain errors and should not be installed on the primary device.