Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ One UI beta registrations are now open

We knew it was only a matter of time before it happened and now it has. Samsung has opened up registrations for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ One UI beta program. It was bound to happen after the company started rolling out the One UI beta firmware for the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday.

The notice for the Galaxy S8 One UI beta went live in the Samsung Members app in India first. The Note 8 beta has also been released in other markets such as South Korea and the United Kingdom. You can expect the same for these handsets as well.

Samsung opens up the Galaxy S8 One UI beta program

There was a good chance that Samsung would open up its Android 9 Pie One UI beta to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8. Test beta builds for these devices were spotted on Samsung’s servers not too long ago. When Samsung expanded the program to the Galaxy Note 9 it gave another solid indication that the company was no longer limiting the beta to the most recent Galaxy S flagship as it has in the past.

Registrations for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ One UI beta program are now open through the Samsung Members app. Those who are interested can now apply to get a place in the program. The beta firmware versions are G950FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8 and G955FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8+.

The Galaxy S8 One UI beta brings Android 9 Pie. Google’s latest iteration of its mobile OS brings several new features. Samsung has also introduced One UI with this update which is a major change for how the interface on its devices looks and feels.

It’s will take time before the stable version of Pie for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ arrives. Going by the company’s Android Pie roadmap, these devices won’t get the update before March 2019.


Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

View Comments (104)

    • Its officially in March 2019 europe and middle east , America, the development most supply the update on this month as shown on Samsung members

      • Not anymore... its been advanced one month early to February 2019, as per Notification in Samsung Members app.

  • In France still nothing for me and no information anywhere ... They could give to us some dates ...

  • I registered 2 days ago but still no update available for me! :( Phone has been restarted several times too... Anyone have any idea, should i de-register and re-register?? UK unlocked S8 BTU handset.

      • Glad I'm not the only one, just wish someone was able to explain why some have had the update and others haven't.

        • Yes, me too. Still no update, and the registration notice seems to have disappeared from the Members app too. Guess the beta registration is now over and I assume we didn't get it? Which is odd since I applied on the same day it was available, as soon as I saw it. Wth Samsung

  • Versiunea beta UI pt. S8 v G950FXXU4ZSA5 merge doar cu CLR3. Am instalat ieri si merge super.

  • The registration, isn't available everywhere on samsung members, i have checked on mine, and nothing, i have the S8 with O2U c.s.c for uk/gb/ireland and nothing yet.

  • Pie installed manually via ODIN on my S8 TMS phone (CSC changed to XEU) w/o enrolling in the beta program as its not available in Slovakia and it looks very stable. I almost would say that Samsung is hoding off the roll out on some purpose.

  • Only one beta?? That's a proof that this beta is stable , now days samsung doing matches for frimaware per country's, so hope it would be publish before March