The date for the Samsung Galaxy One UI Beta program for One UI 4 was leaked in the week. In what appears to possess been an accidental posting, a Samsung official revealed that the Galaxy S21 series “One UI 4 Beta” was “coming soon!” It’s expected that users will find the Android 12 beta within the One UI 4 beta at the tail end of September or early October.
Per TizenHelp, a word from a politician Beta Operation Manager at Samsung in South Korea posted imagery for the near-future update for One UI 4.0 beta and Android 12 beta for Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. After the imagery was removed, an equivalent manager clarified things, suggesting that “preparations are ongoing with the Android 12 beta starting around September and October within the last half of 2021.”
Concerning the quickly removed imagery showing the Beta for these devices, an equivalent official said, “We invite your understanding that it’s difficult to supply accurate information because the support plan or official information on the supported terminal has not been announced.” the first image is shown below, via SamMobile after posting and removal.
The official was likely given the go-ahead to post the image for the Beta beforehand of confirmation from developer officials at Samsung. This is often a case of crossed lines – where while the event of the software will likely appear in late September, it’s still a touch early to be showing promotional imagery for a Beta program intrinsically. On the opposite hand, the cat is already out of the bag, so… cross your fingers that Samsung has their ducks during a row for said release worldwide.
The Samsung One UI 4 Beta program will likely start with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, then expand to regions (with these same devices) within the days and weeks after that. It’s also likely – supported precedent – that we’ll see the Samsung One UI 4 Beta made available for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family by the top of October 2021. That’s conditionally guaranteed, but supported what we’ve seen Samsung accomplish during this regard within the past, a late October release of said Beta for the S20 line wouldn’t be surprising.