In a recent event when Samsung announced some of the displays it’s been working on including the Infinity Flex display in the upcoming foldable device, Samsung also showcased it’s One UI skin it’s yet to push to it’s phones. The skin appears much more refined compared to other skins used in past Samsung Galaxy phones.
It’s been a huge leap from what we used to know as it’s original skin, TouchWiz, which to many of us was a huge mess. Very buggy and laggy with cartoony icons. With the Galaxy S6 Samsung introduced something a little more clean and modern. It was Grace UX. This was definitely one of the best Android skins at the time.
One UI follows after Grace UX with a much more minimalist look and taking advantage of the design aesthetics that come from Google’s stock Android look for example the rounded icons in the notification area.
Less modifications have been made and therefore the difference isn’t that much from stock Android. One UI put’s more emphasis on what Samsung has in mind, that is, better one-handed usability, minimalist appearance, more intuitive interaction with the content and focusing on what’s important on the screen.
One UI is an overall clean looking skin and leads to a belief that it’s lighter than past skins and the built-in dark mode sure comes in handy especially when saving battery. One UI was released with Oreo but the new update showcased herein will ship with Android Pie and will be available for Samsung’s current main flagships with the recent ones to receive the update first from the Note 9 to the S9/S9+ and make it’s way to the Note 8 and S8/S8+.