Here I will share 12 cool features in the latest update of One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 on Samsung smartphones. After getting the latest release of Samsung One UI 4.0 in the Galaxy S21 series, I immediately tried the cool features in One UI 4.0 based on Android 12.
There are many cool features that we’ve found when trying out the final version of One UI 4.0 and here I will share the 12 coolest features in One UI 4.0.
1. Color Palette – Fitur One UI 4.0
The first coolest feature that I found in One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 is the Color Palette feature. This is a new feature from Android 12 which is directly implemented in the latest update of One UI 4.0.
With this Color Palette feature, you can immediately change all color themes on the “One UI” system according to the color of the wallpaper that you are currently using. So you can immediately change the theme of your entire One UI system quickly with this “Color Palette” feature.
You can also change the application icon that you use with the Color Palette color that you choose. And now in addition to the color of the entire One UI theme, the color of the system icons on your phone will also be changed based on the Color Palette theme that you choose.
The color of the folder on the Home screen and also in the App Drawer will also be changed in accordance with the Color Palette theme that you chose earlier.
2. Camera & Microphone Indicators – One UI 4.0
Then the second cool feature in One UI 4.0 is the camera and microphone indicator in the upper right corner of your smartphone screen. This is a new security feature from the latest update of Android 12. So when an application is accessing the camera on your smartphone, there will be a green light indicator on the top right corner.
In addition to the camera, this indicator will also appear if there is an application that are accessing the microphone.
This security feature is very important to let you know which apps are accessing your microphone and camera. So you can make sure that the camera and microphone access on your phone is not being used by unwanted applications.
3. New Widget Design – One UI 4.0
Then on the latest One UI 4.0 update, it also comes with a new widget design with a more matching and unified design. So the widgets will look more aesthetic with the same shape in all of the widgets.
You can try adding multiple widgets and you can immediately see that their shape will follow the same curved on the edge of the widget.
So now it will looks more aesthetic and all the widgets that you add on your home screen looks better with the new design that blends with each other.
4. Pin Pop-up Window Option – One UI 4.0
Then the fourth feature is the “Pin Pop Up View Option”. When you open an application in pop-up mode, Usually to bring up options for pop up mode you have to first tap on the top bar.
Now in the latest One UI 4.0 update, the option settings at the top can be displayed permanently, the “minimize” button, “maximize”, and the “close” button will appear continuously at the top and it won’t disappear like before. So you have to tap twice to access this option.
To pin settings in the Windows Pop Up section, you just have to tap on this blue line, then click the icon on the far left.
And now the Pop Up display will immediately appear with permanent options without minimizing like before. This is one of the added features in One UI 4.0 that is very useful for daily usage .
5. Improved Camera Features – One UI 4.0
Then the fifth cool feature in One UI 4.0 is that you can directly record videos from photo mode in this latest update. When opening the photo mode in the camera app, you can press and hold the shutter button for a while and you can immediately enter to video mode.
And if you want to lock the recording so that it will record continuously without having to put your thumb right here, you can swipe up on this lock icon. Then the recording will continue immediately and you can record as usual, just like when recording on video mode.
Then the record video button One UI 4.0 update will also immediately record when you press the button even before releasing your thumb. So the recording will begin immediately and faster than before. Previously, the new recording will start when you release your thumb from the button.
This update can be very useful to make sure you don’t miss a moment when you want to record a video. And you can also make sure that the video recording will start immediately, when you put your finger on the button.
6. Light Balance – One UI 4.0
Then the sixth feature is the “Light Balance” feature. You can find this “Light Balance” feature when you edit a photo from the gallery. You will find a new option in the color tone settings in the photo editor. When you press on this tone icon or on an icon like the sun, a new menu called “Light Balance” will appear.
This feature is almost similar to the Brightness setting. The difference is that the Light Balance will not intrusively increase the light like the Brightness setting. Using the Brightness setting you can easily make the photo overexposed if you increase the brightness too much.
While in this new Light Balance feature you can make sure that the photo is not overexposed even if you set the Light Balance quite high like this. You can still make the photo brighter fast with this feature without the need to adjust the highlights and shadows.
So this can be a quick option for those of you who want to brighten the photo a little without overexposing the photo and changing any other settings.
7. Extra Dim Screen – One UI 4.0
Then the seventh feature is the Extra Dim feature. This Extra Dim feature can be useful when you use your phone in a very dark room.
So when you use your phone even in a very dark room, usually when you lower the brightness even to the far left, the screen can still look a little bright, especially in total dark conditions.
So in this latest update, you can activate an additional feature called “Extra Dim”. You can add this feature directly in the notification panel.
You just have to move this icon to the notification panel and later you can directly access the Extra Dim menu from the notification panel.
So the screen will be even darker than before. With this feature you can even increase the intensity to be more extreme become very dark like this.
To make it even darker than the default Extra Dim feature, you can also press and hold on the “Extra Dim” icon, then increase the intensity in this setting.
8. Protect Battery – One UI 4.0
Then the eighth feature is “Protect Battery”. This feature is a little bit hidden in this One UI 4.0 update, You can find it in the Device Care settings. Inside the “Battery and Device Care” settings you can open the “Battery” option, then select “More Battery Settings” and at the very bottom you will find a new option called “Protect Battery”.
This feature can help maintain the battery life to be longer. By activating the Protect Battery feature, when you charge your phone, It will only be charged up to a maximum of 85 percent only.
So this is a pretty cool feature in the One UI 4.0 update which is quite useful for maintaining the durability of your smartphone battery to be more durable.
9. Customizable Screen Flash Notifications – One UI 4.0
Then the next feature is “Customizable Flash Notification”. This Flash Notification feature is already existed previously but could only display a yellow color on your screen when there is an incoming notification. In the latest One UI 4.0 update, you can activate Screen Flash Notification to display different colors according to the application that you choose.
So in this latest update, you can differentiate the color of this Screen Flash Notification for different application You can find this setting inside the smartphone Settings then select Accessibility and select Advanced Settings and choose Flash Notification. Then here you just need to activate the Screen Flash Notification with Selected Apps.
10. Show Always on Display for New Notifications – One UI 4.0
Then the tenth feature that is also very interesting is the new Always-on Display feature which will only be active when there is an incoming notification
If previously there was no option that can activates the screen when notifications come in, now with this One UI 4.0 update there will be a new option that you can use to make the screen display active when a notification comes in. You can activate this new feature in Always on Display in One UI 4.0.
When you open the Lock Screen settings in this latest update, in the Always on Display you can find the new options called “Show for New Notifications“.
By selecting this menu when you turn off your smartphone screen, the Always on Display will not be active immediately but will only be active when there is an incoming notification. So this of course can save the smartphone battery a little bit more since the Always-on Display will not be active 24/7, but it will only be on if there are incoming notifications.
This new AOD feature can save more of your smartphone battery because you don’t need to activate the Always on Display constantly. But it still can also become a reminder for a new incoming notification.
If the Always on Display is on, it means that there has been an incoming notification and if the screen is off, it means that there has been no incoming notification on your Smartphone.
11. Resizable Picture-in-picture – One UI 4.0
Then the eleventh feature is “Resizable Picture-in-Picture” Mode. This Picture-in-Picture Mode feature also already available on the previous One UI 3.1, but in One UI 4.0 you can increase and decrease the size of Picture-in-Picture Mode with several different size options.
So in the latest update in One UI 4.0 also improves the appearance of Picture-in-Picture Mode with more size variation than before.
12. New Charging Animation – One UI 4.0
Then the next feature is the new charging animation. when charging the phone now you will see a new charging animation. The display of the charging animation looks bigger and more modern in this One UI 4.0 update.
So from all of the new features on One UI 4.0, which one is your favorite? You can write your answer in the comments section down below.
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