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Samsung showed OneUI 6

Immediately after the release of Android 14 from Google, Samsung did hold a presentation where it officially showed the new functions of the One UI 6 user interface.

The shell continues to improve the formula of Samsung, although it is clear that it is aimed at polishing and refinement, but nevertheless it has not done without new functions. Below is described everything that Samsung shared at the presentation, about the release date of One UI 6, capabilities and compatibility.

On October 30, Samsung officially released a stable build of One UI 6 for Galaxy S23 series smartphones. The update is based on One UI Beta 9, that is, it received minor improvements after the final beta build.Regarding the rest of the devices, Samsung will send assemblies to devices in the flesh until December. Very soon Samsung will present a schedule of updates on the official website. 

Quick Panel / Notification Panel

- New button layout

The Quick Panel has a new layout that makes it easier to access the most frequently used functions. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons are now located at the top of the screen, and visual functions, such as dark mode and an eye-friendly screen, have been moved to the bottom. Other quick settings buttons are located in the customizable area in the center.

- Quick access to brightness control

The brightness control panel is now displayed by default on the compact quick panel when you swipe down from the top of the screen once, for faster and more convenient brightness adjustment.

- Improved display of album covers

When playing music or video, the album cover will take up the entire media controller on the notification bar if the application playing the music or video provides the album cover.

- Instant access to the full quick panel

By default, when you swipe down from the top of the screen, a compact quick notification panel appears. When you scroll down again, notifications are hidden and an extended quick access toolbar is displayed. If you enable instant access to quick settings, you can view the extended quick panel by swiping your finger just once from the right side of the upper part of the screen. When scrolling down, notifications are displayed on the left side.

- Improved notification design

Now each notification is displayed as a separate card, which makes it easier to recognize individual notifications.

- Brighter notification icons

You can use the same full-color icons that are used for each app on the home screen and app screen. You can enable this feature in the Settings.

- Sorting notifications by time

Now, in the notification settings, you can change the sorting by time, and not by priority, so that the newest notifications are always in the first place.

Samsung has expanded the possibilities of customization of the lock screen. From the new it should be noted that the possibility has been added:

Changing the position of the clock

Now you have more options to move the watch to the right place on the lock screen.

Simplified icon labels

The labels on the application icons are now limited to one line, which makes them cleaner and simpler. The words "Galaxy" and "Samsung" have been removed from the names of some apps to make them shorter and easier to scan.

Dragging with two hands

Start dragging application icons or widgets to the Home Screen with one hand, and then use the other hand to move to the screen to which they need to be moved.

Meet the new DeX for tablets

The new Samsung DeX allows you to switch between DeX mode and tablet mode with the same location of the main screen. All the usual apps, widgets and icons are available in DeX. In addition, you can use DeX in both landscape and portrait orientation if auto-rotation mode is enabled on the tablet.

It will now be available for tablets

Connect your tablet to a Windows PC to check notifications and use apps from tablet to PC, transfer files between devices and much more.

Simple and intuitive design

The overall layout of the Camera app has been simplified. The quick settings buttons on the preview screen have been redesigned and become simpler and more intuitive.

Configuring Camera Widgets

You can add custom camera widgets to the home screen. Each widget can be configured to run in a specific shooting mode and save pictures in the selected album.

Additional watermark alignment options

Now you can choose where the watermark will be displayed - at the top or at the bottom of the photo.

Quick access to permission settings

The resolution button is now available in the Quick settings at the top of the screen in Photo and Pro modes, which allows you to quickly change the resolution of photos taken.

Improved video size selection

When you click on the video size selection button, a pop-up window now appears, which makes it easier to view all the options and choose the appropriate one.

Save the level of photos

If the "Grid Lines" function is enabled in the camera settings, then when using the rear camera in all modes except "Panorama", a level line appears in the center of the screen. The line will move, showing whether the image is positioned exactly in relation to the ground.

Quality optimization

You can choose one of three levels to optimize the quality of the images you receive. Select the Maximum to get the highest quality images. For the fastest possible shooting, select the Minimum. You can also choose a medium level to get the optimal balance between speed and quality.

New Auto FPS options for videos

The Auto FPS feature helps you record brighter videos in low-light conditions. Now the Auto FPS feature has three options. It can be disabled, used only for videos with a frequency of 30 frames per second or for videos with a frequency of 30 and 60 frames per second.

More convenient application of effects

Filter and face effects now use a dial instead of a slider, making it easier to fine tune with one hand.

Disabling scrolling up/down to switch cameras

Scrolling up or down to switch between the front and rear cameras is now optional. If you are afraid of accidental scrolling, you can disable this feature in the Settings.

More convenient document scanning

The document scanning function has been separated from the scene optimization function, so you can scan documents even when the scene optimization function is turned off. The new Auto-Scan feature allows you to scan documents automatically with each snapshot of the document. After scanning the document, you will be taken to the editing screen, where you can rotate the document to align it the way you need.

Quick editing in detail view mode

When viewing an image or video, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to the details view. Now this screen provides quick access to effects and editing functions that can be applied immediately.

Dragging with two hands

Tap and hold photos and videos with one hand, and drag them to the album with the other hand.

Save cut-out images as stickers

By cutting something out of an image, you can easily save it as a sticker, which can be used later when editing photos and videos.

Improved viewing of stories

When viewing the history, if you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, a thumbnail view appears. In Thumbnail view mode, you can add or remove images and videos from the history.

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