Samsung is launching its beta program for One UI 6, its version of Android based on Android 14. The key features of this upcoming revision are a simplified design and more customization options.
On the design front, “many elements have been modified to create a more modern look,” according to a Samsung press release. That includes a new default font and new emoji that you can use from the Samsung keyboard. The company has also updated the look of the Quick Panel so that you can more easily access commonly used features.
As for customization, One UI 6 will let you choose specific lock screens that are tied to certain modes and routines, which is a lot like what you can do with iPhone lock screens and focus modes.
Unfortunately, the One UI 6 beta will only be available on the Galaxy S23 line to begin with; If you’re about to pick up one of Samsung’s latest foldables, you’re out of luck for now. But if you have an S23 phone and you’re in the US, Germany, or South Korea, you can check out the One UI 6 beta starting Thursday.