Now it’s official: after a few weeks in beta, One user interface 3.0 was officially announced this Thursday (3) by Samsung. Layout will be distributed starting this week along with Android 11, starting with the line Samsung Galaxy S20 (Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra).
Galaxy S20 devices started getting Android 11 this December, which explains the release of One UI 3.0 for these models ahead of the others. The update is being made available to users of the line in Korea, the United States and much of Europe.
In other regions, One UI 3.0 with Android 11 will be released gradually over the next few weeks. The same goes for the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold and Fold 2 lineups, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy S10. The Galaxy A family devices will have an interface around the first quarter of 2021.
Remember that Samsung has announced a list of models that will receive Android 11.
Features of One UI 3.0
The first change One UI 3.0 brings, somewhat obvious, is a revamped design. The transition effects and animations are smoother, according to Samsung. You may also notice that the settings area is better organized and some of the visual elements have been cleaned up.
This is true even with the widgets on the lock screen, which are a bit more functional now. For example, it’s easier to control music and view calendar information without having to unlock your device.
The camera app has also been updated to improve AI autofocus and zoom capabilities. Speaking of photos, Gallery has been improved to allow users to find photos quickly.
Other properties include new personalization features (for example, you can adjust the transparency of widgets on the home screen), easier content sharing, and reorganization of notification areas. the icons come closer to the middle of the screen.