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One UI 3.0 Update: Features, Roadmap, and Eligible Devices [Updated]

One UI 3.0 Changelog Added on 5th October @ 16:50 PM IST!

Android 11 is yet to release for the public but we don’t have to wait much until the release of the stable build. And also Samsung is all set to welcome the latest Android 11. If you have a Samsung device and want to know if your device will receive One UI 3.0 update then you will know your answer here.

One UI 3.0 Features

Some eight months after officially rolling out One UI 2.0, Samsung has rolled out One UI 2.0 update to most of its Galaxy phones. And later Samsung also releases a small update as One UI 2.1 for some devices. In fact, the Galaxy S20 series is also getting the One UI 2.5 update. But parallelly Samsung has also initiated the One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series. It means One UI will be available in no time after the Android 11 availability.

One UI 3.0 Rollout Timeline

A few months ago, Samsung announced the One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series. Hopefully, this month or maybe next month Samsung will announce the beta program of One UI 3.0 for Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy S20 FE. For those who have followed Samsung’s update pattern in past years, any new OS usually starts to be rolled out in November or December. But the company has released its first beta in the month of September. Optimistically, the stable update will be available at the end of 2020 for the S20 lineup.

Samsung One UI 3.0 update eligible devices

Another point to take note of is which devices will get the Samsung One UI 3.0 update. Most of the devices from 2019 will definitely get this update. This will be the second major OS update for these devices. However, it’s sad that a device like the Note 9 from 2018 will not be getting the update. 

We don’t know of any plans from Samsung with regards to changing its software update policy. For those new to the topic, Samsung has in the past provided two OS upgrades to all of its devices; flagship or budget.

That said, if your Samsung smartphone and tablet came pre-installed with Android 9 Pie (OneUI 1.0) you should expect another (maybe final) OS update to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11.

This news coincides with Samsung’s announcement that they will offer 3 generations of OS updates. This was committed at the Unpacked event on 5 August 2020. 

Today, Samsung announced the official One UI 3.0 Roadmap and eligible phones list. Below is a list of devices that are most likely eligible for the Samsung One UI 3.0 update.

List of Eligible Devices for One UI 3.0

December 2020

  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra

January 2021

  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2

February 2021

  • Galaxy Z Fold

March 2021

  • Galaxy M21
  • Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy M30s
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7

April 2021

  • Galaxy A50
  • Galaxy M51

May 2021

  • Galaxy A21s
  • Galaxy A31
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A80
  • Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

June 2021

  • Galaxy A01
  • Galaxy A01 Core
  • Galaxy A11
  • Galaxy M11
  • Galaxy Tab A

July 2021

  • Galaxy A30
  • Galaxy Tab S5e

August 2021

  • Galaxy A10
  • Galaxy A10s
  • Galaxy A20
  • Galaxy A20s
  • Galaxy A30s
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab Active Pro

September 2021

  • Galaxy Tab A8 (2019)

So there you have it the list of eligible devices for One UI 3.0 update. Now let’s take a look at what Samsung’s newest skin brings to your Galaxy smartphone with One UI 3.0.

One UI 3.0 Changelog

In September, Samsung started One UI 3.0 beta testing for the S20 series phones with the below listed changelog. So, if you want to check the Samsung’s One UI 3.0 Changelog, then here’s the complete changelog.

Home screen

  • Touch and hold an app to add an associated widget.
  • Turn the screen off by double-tapping on an empty are of the Home screen. You can turn this on in Settings > Advanced features > Motion and gestures.

Lock screen

  • Dynamic Lock screen now has more categories,, and you can select more than one.
  • Lock screen widgets are improved.

Quick Panel

  • See your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.

AOD

  • Always On Display widgets are improved.

Accessibility

  • Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device setup.
  • Get recommended accessibility features based on what you use.
  • Set the Accessibility shortcut more easily in settings.
  • Sound detectors now work with your SmartThings devices such as TVs and lights to give you more visible alerts when the doorbell rings or a baby is crying.

Samsung Keyboard

  • You can find the keyboard in settings more easily under General management in Settings, and the settings have been reorganized to put the most important ones first.

Samsung DeX

  • You can now connect to supported TVs wirelessly.
  • New touchpad multi-gestures let you change screen zoom and font size more easily.

Internet

  • Added ability to block websites from redirecting you when you tap the Back button.
  • Added warnings and blocking options for websites that shot too many pop-ups or notifications.
  • Rearranged menus to make things easier to find.
  • Added several new add-ons, including one that translates websites.
  • Added option hide the status bar for a more immersive browsing experience.
  • Increased maximum number of open tabs to 99.
  • Added ability to lock and reorder tabs.
  • Improved design for tab bar which is now supported on all devices.
  • Ended support for Samsung Internet edge panel.

Contacts & Phone

  • Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts at one time.
  • Added an option to help you quickly delete duplicate contacts.
  • Enhanced the search experience.
  • Extended the storage period of the Trash bin from 15 to 30 days.

Phone/Call background

  • Added the ability to customize the call screen with your own pictures and videos.

Messages

  • Created a Trash bin to store recently deleted messages.

Call & Text on other devices

  • Added the ability to turn Call & text on other devices on or off with Bixby Routines.

Calendar

  • Events with the same start time are now shown together in month and agenda view.
  • Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
  • Improved layout for full screen alerts.

Reminder

  • Improved layout for full screen alerts

Digital Wellbeing and Parental controls

  • Added trends to your weekly report. You can see how your usage has changed since the previous week and check your usage time for each feature.
  • Added phone usage time while driving to the weekly report.
  • Added a lock screen widget so you can check your screen time without unlocking your phone.
  • Added separate profiles for personal and work modes so you can track your screen time separately.

Camera

  • Improved auto-focus and auto exposure functionality and usability.
  • Improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels.

Photo Editor

  • Added the ability to revert edited pictures back to their original versions.

Bixby Routine

  • Grouped preset routines help you get started quickly and learn how to build your own routines easily.
  • You can now see what actions are reversed when a routine ends.
  • New conditions have been added, such as a specific start time, the disconnection of a Bluetooth device or Wi-Fi network, a call from a specific number, and more.
  • New actions have been added, including talking to Bixby and accessibility actions.
  • You can add a customized icon for each routine and add routines to the Lock screen for quick access.

One UI 3.0 features

Every iteration of One UI comes with some amazing features and the upcoming One UI 3.0 is no exception. Here you can check the features of One UI 3.0:

  • An improved notification bar.
  • Tighter security for app permissions
  • Bluetooth in airplane mode 
  • Overhauled Lock screen
  • Quick Settings Panel
  • Wireless support of Samsung DeX for TVs
  • Improved AOD widgets
  • New Power Menu
  • Resize support for PiP videos
  • Enhanced Privacy and Security

One UI 3.0 Beta released for these Galaxy Phones

Samsung pushed the One UI 3.0 based Android 11 beta to select Galaxy phones. You can check the list here.

Want to sideload the new update on your Galaxy smartphone? Then check out our step by step guide to join One UI 3.0 Beta Program.

If you want to share any information regarding the One UI 3.0 then you can tip us or share in the comment section.

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Mark Mukunga
Mark is a tech enthusiast, who loves to keep up do date with what's happening in the world of technology. He loves playing games and is keen on seeing all the various tech making its way to developing countries. He enjoys rooting phones in his spare time.

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