The foundation of Galaxy’s UX is rooted in the innovations Samsung created before the arrival of smartphones. By experimenting with form factors and hardware, Samsung pushed the boundaries of mobile phone capabilities. These pioneering designs paved the way for features that are now standard for smartphones.
2010: The Beginning
Galaxy S, the first edition of Samsung’s premium smartphone series, features Quick Panel, which allows users to easily switch between apps.
2011: Live Panel
Galaxy S II’s Live Panel helps users access important information directly by delivering content right to the home screen without loading the app.
2012: It Sees, Listens, and Responds
Galaxy S Ill’s UX brings organic and natural interactions to the smartphone. With S Voice, users can dictate texts, control media, and more with vocal commands. Using the front camera, Smart Stay automatically adjusts brightness when users look at the screen.
2013: Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around
Galaxy S4 features Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, which automatically control content depending on whether the user is facing the screen.
2014: A New Look
Galaxy S5 introduces a minimalistic UX design inspired by simple geometric shapes. The design also features interactive elements to make the UX more intuitive.
2015: Gaining an Edge
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge introduce the iconic Edge function placing shortcuts to commonly used apps, popular contacts, and quick tools alongside the curved edge display.
2016: Always On Display
Galaxy S7 features the Always on Display function, which shows essential information on the lock screen in a low-power mode when the device is on standby.
2017: Bixby and Samsung Dex
Galaxy S8 lays the foundation for two signature features – Bixby and Samsung DeX. Bixby introduces an intelligent interface to Samsung smartphones, while Samsung Dex allows the UX to seamlessly transition into a desktop-like experience.
2018: Intelligent Camera
Galaxy S9 takes the smartphone camera to the next level with AR Emoji. Using advanced facial recognition technology, the feature helps users create personalized emojis.
Focused on the Essentials
Built to boost productivity and focus, One UI distills Samsung’s Galaxy UX design down to its essence.
One Ul minimizes hand movements by placing important information and functions in the bottom half of the screen to enhance usability.
Clean and Easy
Designed to eliminate unnecessary distractions, One Ul reduces visual clutter and guides users toward important functions.
Night Mode automatically adjusts the screen’s tone, brightness, and contrast to ensure a more focused and comfortable viewing experience.