The Galaxy S23 FE (or Fan Edition) is a premium mid-range phone that comes with a good set of specifications. It was released in October with Android 13 out of the box. If you have the Galaxy S23 FE, you may be wondering when will my phone get the Android 14 / One UI 6 update.
In this post, I will share with you the latest developments around Android 14 for the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE. If you are still unaware of the One UI 6 top features, I’ve highlighted them at the bottom of this post.
Will Samsung S23 FE Get Android 14 Update?
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is eligible for the Android 14 upgrade.
According to the company’s software update policy, the device will get four generations of OS updates. So, since it was launched with Android 13, it should get OS updates all the way up to Android 17.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Android 14 Update Tracker
We are regularly updating this section with the latest information on Android 14 for the Galaxy S23 FE.
[November 22, 2023]: Samsung is now rolling out the stable Android 14 update with One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S23 FE. It’s already available for the S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, and now the ‘FE’ edition has joined the party.
Currently, the One UI 6.0 update for the S23 FE is rolling out to the Exynos variant in many countries. However, it should be a matter of a week or two before it starts rolling out to the Snapdragon edition.
[November 9, 2023]: While the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra are getting the stable Android 14 update in many countries, the Galaxy S23 FE is still stuck with Android 13. The device is now getting its first update in the US, but it only brings the November 2023 security patch.
[October 30, 2023]: Samsung starts rolling out the stable Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update to the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
The Galaxy S23 FE is also getting a new update, but it’s not Android 14, unfortunately. It only brings a new security patch. Still, there’s no info on the Android 14 update for the S23 FE.
[October 25, 2023]: The Galaxy S23 FE has been released with Android 13 in many parts of the world. However, the company seems to have a different plan for Europe.
According to a report from Galaxyclub, the Galaxy S23 FE could launch in Europe with Android 14. The company is currently testing out the Android 14 build on the device, and by the time it is released in European countries in early 2023, Android 14 may arrive.
[October 16, 2023]: Samsung is rolling out the October 2023 security update to the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
Samsung One UI 6: Top Features
Improved Quick Settings Panel:
As you can see in the screenshot above, the Quick Settings panel in One UI 6 is looking clean and more productive. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons get a separate space, and the brightness bar is moved below for easy one-hand access.
Camera App Improvements:
There haven’t been significant changes to the Camera app in One UI 6, but Samsung has made it easier to change the resolution in photo and video mode.
The Camera app now has three Quality optimisation settings: Maximum, Medium (for less optimisation), and Minimum (for no optimisation).
One UI 6 Camera app can now scan documents without needing the Scene Optimizer to kick in.
More Lock Screen Customizations:
One UI 6 gives you additional options to customize your lock screen. You can change the size of elements and choose from more fonts and styling to make it more appealing.
Improved Notification Panel
In addition to Quick Settings panel changes, the notification panel is also getting modifications. The latest One UI version adds separation to notifications. Although it takes space, the notifications now look better and cleaner.