Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Here are some Galaxy S9 Android Pie and One UI beta screenshots


Last updated: November 19th, 2018 at 12:48 UTC+01:00

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Android Pie beta program has officially begun in all the phase one countries. The beta has gone live in Germany today, and we now have it running on a couple of our Galaxy S9s. Many of our readers will not be able to get into the beta program, either because it is not available in their country or because the slots filled up. We have already seen Android Pie in action thanks to leaked firmware, and we now have screenshots from the first Pie beta for you to check out.

One UI is a dramatic change to how Samsung’s Android software looks and functions. There’s finally a built-in dark mode for the entire user interface to go along with the beautiful AMOLED displays on Galaxy smartphones. And it looks stunning on the Galaxy S9. There are, however, many elements of the UI and Samsung’s proprietary apps that aren’t dark just yet. Functionally, the interface is now designed to make it easier for one-handed usage and to offer the information you need most at a glance. The Galaxy S9 also gets some new features, such as Scene Optimizer for the camera and gesture navigation as an alternative for on-screen keys.

Android Pie and One UI screenshots from first beta

As the beta program progresses, Samsung is likely to keep iterating and modifying the UI and features. What you see today may not be exactly the same when the official update rolls out, but the Galaxy S9 Android Pie screenshots are a good way to see what you can expect from the newest version of Android. Check them out below, and let us know what you think of One UI!

Firmware Android 9Android PieGalaxy S9 PlusOne UISamsung Galaxy S9
Load 25 comments

You might also like

One UI feature focus: Color notification pop-ups by keywords

Through One UI, Galaxy device users can change several parameters regarding notifications and how they are presented upon arrival. For example, users can turn pop-up notifications On or Off, and when the feature is enabled, One UI lets users pick from “Brief” or “Detailed” notification pop-up styles. Although the Detailed notification style doesn’t offer additional […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 days ago

Secure your Samsung Notes documents with a fingerprint or password

Samsung Notes is arguably one of the best first-party apps, regardless of whether or not your Galaxy phone or tablet supports the S Pen. Samsung Notes lets you view, edit and create documents, and it is one of the best word processors for mobile. Another strength of Samsung Notes is that it is secure, partly […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 7 days ago

One UI feature focus: Mirror a TV to your Galaxy device using Smart View

Your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet running One UI has a built-in “Smart View” feature. With it, you can cast your phone’s screen to your smart TV or mirror the content shown on your Samsung smart TV to your Galaxy phone or tablet. Using this Smart View feature to mirror content back and forth between […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 week ago

One UI feature focus: Track notifications using Notification history

Notifications on Galaxy devices come and go. Or rather, they arrive and can be dismissed manually from the Notification shade in One UI or when opening / reading the associated message. You may think that once notifications are gone, they’re gone for good. And although that is true to an extent, One UI offers a […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 week ago

Using Samsung’s AR Emoji to create stickers, call and lock screen videos

Samsung’s AR Emoji has been around for a few years. The app keeps getting updated, and the company brought it up on stage again at SDC22 last month. But what is AR Emoji, anyway? And why should you care about it or use it? Today we’ll try to answer these questions and give you a […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 weeks ago

One UI feature focus: Samsung Keyboard tips & tricks and hidden features

Samsung Keyboard is one of the most feature-rich touch-based input solutions around. It’s available out of the box for Galaxy smartphones and tablets, and it’s chock-full of customization options and useful tools. Today, we’ll explore a few of these Samsung Keyboard features that may help improve your experience. In addition to Samsung Keyboard offering robust […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 weeks ago