One UI 5 has been in the talks lately. While the stable release is still a few months away, the beta testing had already started some weeks back. The Galaxy S20 was one of the first devices to test the beta stages of development of the One UI 5. Though, the testing has been done only by the insiders until now. This device’s beta firmware has not yet been available to the public.
Update November 7: Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup is getting stable One UI 5 in some parts of Europe. Software versions are G980FXXUFGVJE/G981BXXUFGVJE (S20), G985FXXUFGVJE/G986BXXUFGVJE (S20+), and S20 Ultra:G988BXXUFGVJE.
Galaxy Note 20/S20/S21 series are getting stable One UI 5 in some parts of Europe.
S21+/Ultra: G996BXXU5DVJC/ G998BXXU5DVJC
Note 20/ Ultra:N981BXXU5GVJE/ N986BXXU5GVJE
— DealNTech (@dealntech) November 7, 2022
One UI 5 Beta is coming to the Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra
The wait is almost over now. Samsung has officially announced (Via Twitter user Aman Tiwari) that the users of the Galaxy S20 series will soon be able to test the One UI 5 Android 13 beta firmware. Users in South Korea are going to be the first to get to do so. Nationwide registrations are now open for the same there.
However, there is a catch. In its Members post for the Galaxy S20 users in Korea, Samsung announced that Galaxy S20 BTS Edition users would not have access to the beta builds of One UI 5 (Android 13), unfortunately. It’s still not clear why the company has made this decision. There are millions of BTS fans across the world, and there is no doubt that many of them would like to try out the latest builds of the One UI 5 beta.
Apart from this, in its Member’s post, Samsung has also alerted users of the potential risks of testing pre-release firmware on their phones. This includes encountering major bugs, facing various instabilities throughout the system, and even losing personal data stored on the device. Note that any device used to test a pre-release firmware is prone to these dangers, irrespective of the company.
All users willing to take the risk are welcome to register for the beta testing. Hopefully, the registrations will soon be available worldwide. So, stay tuned to get updates regarding the same.