Update: The lock screen ad is actually a joke made by a member of the South Korean Samsung Community forum. It was posted in response to an actual ad which appeared in the Samsung Weather app and garnered severe user backlash.
A new leaked screenshot of Samsung’s upcoming One UI 2.5 suggests the Korean tech giant will begin pushing ads in its stock apps and even on the lock screen. According to speculation, the ads will only show up on budget Samsung offerings in the A and M-series. The sample ad shows a 15-second timer on the lock screen which you need to watch before you can unlock the device.
Another example shows a banner integrated into the weather app. Both ads are in Korean so it remains to be seen if Samsung will bring this approach to its international devices. Samsung Korea representatives also issued a statement back in October which did mention their intent of bringing banner ads to One UI with the purpose of providing “new functions and stable service operation” through the collected advertising revenue.
Info about One UI 2.5 is scarce with the only previous leak suggesting it will bring gesture navigation for third party launchers. The new UI is expected to debut on the Galaxy Note20 series.
You know what? Maybe Apple is expensive, but they would never do this. Even on their lowest offerings like the SE. Never. Samsung is just throwing its reputation away. Im fed up with them. Next smartphone >>> Apple
I would prefer a Samsung phone with ads that you can disable (opt-out) as long as it would have a competing pricepoint or same pricepoint but better hardware. BUT this is impossible as Samsung itself invests in marketing the most, the expense in heav...
The reason I'm using Samsung instead of chinese brands with better performance, is because of better user experience. If this news is true, I'm gonna throw my A50 from the window.