Samsung announced its own take on Android 13 with One UI 5 at its annual Samsung Developer Conference and we’re now getting all the details on the latest features coming to Samsung phones in the coming weeks. Samsung has confirmed that One UI 5 will be available in the coming weeks as a stable build for users of Galaxy flagships such as the S22 series, Z Flip4 and Z Fold4.
It starts with the redesigned lock screen that now lets you customize your wallpaper, watch face, and color palettes. Another nice addition is the video background option that allows you to put a short video on your lock screen.
One UI 5 lockscreen options
Samsung also brings new smart suggestions for widgets and apps with suggestions based on your usage patterns. One UI 5’s routines include new recognition options that help launch automations. Modes is the new feature that allows you to program custom settings and app functions for different parts of your day, such as when you go to sleep or when you exercise.
Smart Widget Suggestions
Bixby Text Call is Samsung’s answer to Google Screen calling, and it lets you make text calls for those times when you don’t feel like talking.
When you answer a call with Bixby Text Call, the person on the other end of the line gets a notification and you can then type what you want Bixby to say, while also transcribing what the other person is saying in real time. Bixby Text Call is already available to users in South Korea, with the English version planned for early 2023.
With Samsung Gallery, you can now extract text from images in your photos.
There’s also a new Connected Devices menu and a privacy hub with security and privacy dashboards. Samsung has also added a new notification in the panel that warns you when you try to share photos with sensitive information such as your passport or debit card.