One UI 5.0 could make your Samsung phone faster

Samsung plans to speed up animations to speed up UI navigation

Samsung’s One UI is arguably one of the best Android skins out there. It’s packed with features and lots of improvements that in many ways make it superior to the stock Android experience. The skin isn’t perfect though, with the slow animation speed slowing down UI navigation. The Korean giant would seek to solve this problem in One UI 5.0.

SamMobile reports that Samsung’s Android 13-based skin will focus on speeding up UI navigation by optimizing and speeding up animations. Don’t consider this change inconsequential, as it will have a significant impact on day-to-day use. The company has heavily optimized One UI to deliver smooth performance across all of its devices, but slow animations spoil that experience. This is especially noticeable on its next-gen devices with 120Hz high refresh rate displays. If you own a Samsung phone, you can speed up system animations from the hidden developer menu and immediately notice how your phone will feel faster to use.

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It’s unclear what other improvements One UI 5.0 will bring aside from faster animations. Since it will be based on Android 13, expect it to incorporate features introduced as part of the OS update, such as per-app language settings, minor changes to the user interface, a new photo picker and a better split-screen mode.

One UI 5.0 is expected to start rolling out to the company’s flagship phones by October or November and possibly to its other devices. There are rumors that Samsung will open the One UI 5.0 beta program earlier than usual this year. Even then, an official announcement regarding the skin is expected to come during the company’s annual developer conference in October, as has been the case in previous years.

Before One UI 5 drops however, Samsung is expected to release One UI 4.1.1 for eligible devices, which is expected to first debut on the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4 in August this year.

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