In a surprising turn of events, Samsung has ditched its flagship phones to pick up the One UI 5.0 beta update. Instead, the mid-ranger Galaxy A52 becomes the latest device to get the Android 13-based beta program. So far, the company has been testing the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S21 series, making A52 the first budget handset to join the beta group.
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[Update: October 12, 2022]: The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta for the Galaxy A52 in the Indian market has moved a step forward. The second beta can be identified with the firmware version ending with ZVJ2 weighing less than 1GB to download.
Concerning changes, it inculcates the October 2022 security patch to enhance privacy. Needless to say, it eliminates some bugs that were onboard with the first beta version as well. This includes issues related to the Draw feature in the Photo Editor, the two-finger gesture to start multitasking, the missing Bluetooth quick setting, connection crashing, and many more.
The original stories follow below…
[September 27, 2022]: As of now, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta program for the Galaxy A52 is available for users in India. The other markets will also get access to the program in the coming weeks. However, there is no such confirmation yet as this is a mid-range offering. Also, the package will be a little smaller than the Galaxy flagship smartphones.
As for changes, the beta package will bring multiple new features. To begin with, it includes new Material You theming colors, tweaked notifications icons, stacked widgets, new multi-tasking gestures, enhanced privacy and security, and much more. Moreover, it will bring OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature that will allow the user to copy text from an image and keyboard.
If you are an interested Galaxy A52 owner in the country, follow the below steps to join the beta program:
- Open the Samsung Members app
- Visit the Notification Page and click on the Register for One UI Beta Program link
- After that, Accept the terms and conditions.
- After 5-10 minutes, go to the device’s Settings > gear icon > Download and install.
- Lastly, submit the feedback via the Samsung Members app.
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According to the leaks, the One UI 5.0 stable public rollout will officially start after mid-October 2022. While the Galaxy A52 is likely to reach that phase in a couple of months. Lastly, keep in mind that the beta updates are loaded with bugs and glitches that can hinder the user experience. Therefore, we do not recommend you flash it on your primary phone.