Good news! You don’t have to own a Galaxy S20 to try out Samsung’s latest user interface. One UI 3.0 beta is now available for the company’s flagship phablet.
If you want to try out the One UI 3.0 beta, make sure that you own a Sprint, T-Mobile, or unlocked version of the device.
As we are used to, you must sign up via a banner in the Samsung Members app. The company warns that it is “speeding up” to introduce a more stable release, so if you are not in a rush to get the new update, we advise waiting for a bit longer to have access to a somewhat stabler beta release.
The beta version introduces various interface upgrades and practical features.
Some of them are extracted straight out of Android 11, like a dedicated section for chats in the notification shade. Also, refinements are now available to the built-in web browser, the lock screen, homescreen, and contacts.
Ecosystem improvements are available too, like the enhanced wireless DeX support and the SmartThings tie-in that features visible alerts if devices detect a crying baby or ringing doorbell.
However, we don’t yet know if Samsung introduced some updates specific to the Galaxy Note 20.
The company committed to introducing the refined version of the update after November, and that’s unofficially expected by December.
Samsung hasn’t announced which devices are receiving the beta after the Note 20 does, but there might be a very long waiting list when extending their updates to three years for many mid-range and high-end devices.
Stay tuned to learn more about the upgrade’s status!