The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 + and Galaxy Note 9 will receive a UI based on Android 9.0 pie in January 2019. The company announced on Wednesday at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2018) in San Francisco. The company announced its new announcement with a predictable fold-out smartphone form factor based on the Infinity Flex Display and uses One UI to provide a tablet-like experience when it unfolds. The Open Beta program for One UI will be available in the US, Germany and Korea at the end of this month and will be available in other countries in Europe and Asia.
"We will be announcing a UI for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 + and Note 9 from January next year," said Jee Won Lee, senior designer for Samsung Design at Wednesday's SDC 2018 keynote address.
Compared to Samsung Experience UX, where hardware often has to work with both hands, Samsung claims that a single UI was created for a "more natural and comfortable" one-handed use case. The company's UX design team worked to build new experiences last year, and its main goal is to reduce the complexity of the interface. The current Samsung Experience (UX) UX available on the current Galaxy models is focused on providing users with a variety of new features, but the new interface is meant to provide a comfortable and intuitive UX. This interface works by default with rounded corners of existing hardware and a thin bezel infinity display panel. It is also designed to power next-generation form factors, including foldable smartphones that come with the company's Infinity Flex Display panels.
For use with one hand, Samsung has transformed the top of the screen to be visible, while the bottom is designed for touch interaction. Lee has shown that the options in the Settings menu have been relocated to the One UI to provide relative functionality. The company has also regrouped various features that eliminate confusion and make the interface look cleaner and more natural than the traditional experience.
"With a single UI, we can see only the essential functions associated with the task we are doing now. It is a constant, fluid experience that appears when the buttons are needed and disappears smoothly when not needed." keynote speech.
Among other changes, the Phone app has a dynamic interface that disappears from the search bar and menu tabs when you dial a number. "This means that the user plans to call the smartphone control blended into the blank space on the screen, but it will always be there when needed."
You can also easily access your app's tabs, such as the Clock app, from the top to the bottom with thumbs. Similarly, by default, pop-ups asking for user rights appear at the bottom of the screen instead of in the center of the screen. Samsung has also implemented Night Mode, which is already part of the Internet app, through One UI so that users can view content more easily in dark environments. Some Android Pie gestures are likely to be part of the One UI.
However, to see all the major changes Samsung has made to end users, you have to wait until the One UI public beta debut stage.