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Galaxy Note 20 and Ultra, One UI 5 stable for them too: Android 13 coming soon

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All of a sudden Samsung took the brakes off the One UI 5.0 the user interface built on the basis of Android 13. If until yesterday the only ones to have received the stable version of the UI were the customers of Galaxy S22, today the distribution for Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 has started and a few moments later also for the last two Notes, that is Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

It cannot therefore be excluded that in a few hours those who own a Galaxy Z Fold 4 or a Z Flip 4 may receive the long-awaited update to Android 13: after all, the roadmap filtered a few days ago indicated the rollout in November for the leaflets of last and penultimate generation, together with the Galaxy S21 / S20 and Note 20 that welcome it in these moments. The “calendar” had seemed reliable at the time and is proving to be so.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G 75.2 x 161.6 x 8.3 mm
6.7 inches – 2400×1080 px
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 77.2 x 164.8 x 8.1 mm
6.9 inches – 3088×1440 px

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The One UI 5.0 and Android 13 update for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra has been reported to be rollout in Swiss with the build N98xBXXU5GVJE which also brings with it the November security patches. The hope for anyone who owns one of the two in Italy is that the update will take the San Bernardo tunnel from nearby Switzerland and arrive soon. We currently have no reports, but if you notice any movements in Settings – Software Update – Download and Install let us know in the comments.

Below is the news of the new Samsung interface, while for see the most important in action There is the video at the bottom of the article.


  • design
    • new icons and illustrations
    • new animations and transition effects for a more natural transition from one screen to another
    • improved blur effects and colors
  • customization
    • lock screen customization
    • more wallpapers
    • more options for the color palette
    • different backgrounds for each contact
  • modalities and routines
    • choice of modalities based on the activity
    • Rest Mode changes to Sleep Mode
    • simplified layout to discover the most useful routines
    • quick check of ongoing routines
  • widget in Home
    • ability to stack widgets in Home
    • Home screen tips
  • multitasking
    • change of view with a gesture
    • Quick opening of apps in split screen mode
  • connected devices
    • Added Connected Devices menu to Settings
    • ability to hide notifications on TV when casting screen with Smart View
    • audio playback from your smartphone on any Chromecast device
  • Room and Gallery
    • one-handed zoom
    • assistance with Pro mode
    • histogram in Pro mode
    • added watermark to photos
    • telephoto now with food mode support
    • single shot renewed
    • ability to choose filters more easily
    • customization of albums in the gallery
    • new layout for Stories
  • Photo and video editor
    • creating stickers from photos
    • Expanded ways to edit animated clips
    • ability to keep Video Portrait effects even after editing
    • drawing perfect shapes on photos and videos with the pen tool
    • 60 new stickers
  • emoji
    • new AR Emoji stickers
    • using transparent backgrounds with Emoji AR stickers
  • Samsung keyboard
    • new emojis for emoji Couples
    • ability to reorder expression buttons
    • ability to enter kaomoji directly from the Samsung keyboard
    • customization of the spacebar row
  • Text extraction and scanning
    • extraction from images or screenshots
    • text-based suggestions in images
  • Samsung DeX
    • improved activity bar
    • new DeX notification indicator
    • mini calendar
  • notifications
    • receiving only notifications chosen by the user
    • easier access to app notification controls
    • choice of the types of notifications from the apps
    • new layout
  • settings
    • setting a language for each app
    • setting exceptions for Do Not Disturb
    • improved sound and vibration settings
    • more options for RAM Plus
    • automatic optimization
  • security and privacy
    • security status check
    • avoid accidental sharing of personal information
    • security and privacy information for websites
  • accessibility
    • more options in the quick panel
    • easier access to the magnifying glass
    • enhanced voice assistance
    • easy editing of the Accessibility button
    • new actions for corner Actions
  • other
    • simultaneous timers
    • check on guests at the event on the calendar
    • adding video conferences to events
    • adding stickers to Google calendar
    • reminders due today
    • show and hide completed reminders
    • view to show more reminders on the screen
    • drag and drop favorites between folders
    • Improved Archive search
    • improved digital well-being
    • emergency assistance
    • integrated emergency contact list
    • ability to show app names in the apps Tag Edge panel.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is available online from eBay at 1,199 euros. (updated October 29, 2022, 08:55 am)

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