A new One UI 6.0 beta update for the Galaxy S23 series appears to be rolling out in Europe. The details are a bit murky, and it might be that Samsung accidentally rolled out the new firmware before halting the process.
The 2nd One UI 6.0 beta update landed on the Galaxy S23 series in Germany on August 31, carrying firmware version “ZWHO.” Now, a screenshot's getting passed around social media (via @tarunvats33), suggesting that Samsung is rolling out a new beta update identified by firmware “ZWI4.” The letter “I” says Samsung completed the update in September, and the number “4” confirms this is a new build.
We feel the need to point out that even though this update's being referred to as “beta 3” by social media users, it might be just a hotfix for Beta 2 (if that), similar to how Samsung rolled out a hotfix to beta 1 before the 2nd One UI 6.0 beta ever made it out.
The scarce changelog attached to this mysterious ZWI4 update seemingly strengthens this theory. However, it's also worth noting that a screenshot (via @TechA7mad) hints at some changes to the quick panel, wherein dark mode now applies to quick toggles, date and time details are shown in the upper-left corner, and connection information is removed from the Wi-Fi toggle.
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This new One UI 6.0 beta update seems to be MIA, for now
The other thing that makes this bit of news odd is that we haven't received a new One UI 6.0 beta update on any of our Galaxy S23 units in Europe after beta 2. We are unable to confirm if a new One UI 6.0 beta build is rolling out for the Galaxy S23, and until more proof emerges, we'll treat this news as a rumor.
It is possible that Samsung is rolling out a hotfix to the 2nd beta, but the roll-out is expanding slowly and has yet to reach our units. Another possibility is that Samsung accidentally released a new beta firmware before halting the process, and only a limited number of users got to download it.
We'll keep you up to speed once we find out more. For now, you might want to take this news about a beta 3 update with a pinch of salt and don't get your hopes up too much.