Nowadays, users realize how important it is to stay secure and updated on their OS. Also, Manufacturers like Samsung realized this case lately. But, they are taking a lot of actions from their side to give importance to the Software updates and security patch updates. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is not bad. But, It feels laggy. After the One UI release, Samsung attracted most of the developers. When you use Custom skin OS, you have to provide a lot of unique things on your mobile. That’s what Samsung is doing with its One UI. After the One UI 1.0, they released 1.5 with slightly added features based on Pie 9.0. After 1.5, They released One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 version. Also, Samsung released its list of compatible Galaxy mobiles that are going to get the Android 10 version.
The launch of One UI is like a big jump for Samsung. They realized what users love towards UI. Samsung has a habit of releasing two major upgrades for a mobile. It is flagship or mid-range that doesn’t matter. So, with this rule, you can guess which phone is in the Android 10 list. I will order the mobiles from flagship to the low-mid range order below. Google advise the manufacturers to provide compulsory three-year support for every Android mobile. So, there is a chance Flagship mobile may get three significant upgrades. But, it purely depends on the Samsung decision.
Samsung Galaxy Mobiles Official list that is going to get Android 10 One UI 2.0 (With Model Numbers)
The following mobiles are confirmed to get Android 10. But the timeframe may vary depending on the mobiles. Mid-range mobiles always get late updates. But, it is not the case after the One UI. Because Samsung Galaxy M30 got Android 10 before some flagship mobiles. So, Only Samsung knows when they are going to roll out the updates. I ignored the new mobiles that are coming with Android 10 in the following list. These setup of mobiles are in Pie and ging to get Android 10.
Samsung maintains unlocked mobile software updates. So, You will get the updates as per the Samsung schedule. But carrier-locked mobiles have to go through the Mobile Operators so, the timeline may vary. Especially US Mobile Operators. Sometimes the unlocked mobiles get updates, and the carriers don’t roll out the updates forever. So, The Upgrade process depends on a lot of criteria.
Samsung Galaxy Mobile Model code explanation
Each mobile variant has some further model numbers based on the region. Unlike other mobiles like Global ROM, Samsung have each region special features. So, the mobiles have additional codes. I will give an overall explanation. So, that you won’t get confused by model numbers. You can find the mobile model number in Settings>About.
Example- Samsung Galaxy S10 International Exynos processor model number is – SM-G973F.
Here, SM-G973 is a standard value among the S10 mobiles. The final letter defines the region.
- F-International Mostly Exynos processor
- N- Asia
- U- the United States with carrier-locked bootloaders (AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile).
- U1- Unlocked Bootloader. You can use any carrier.
- W- Canada
- 0/8- China Region.
Before the S9 model, each mobile carrier has its code. They are old mobiles. So, I consider only Android 10 getting mobiles. You can also refer to how to select the correct firmware article If you try to sideload the firmware and full list of region codes.
Galaxy S Series (Flagship Mobiles)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G9730, SM-G9738, SM-G973F/N/U/U1/W)
- S10 Plus (S10+) (SM-G9750, SM-G9758, SM-G975F/N/U/U1/W)
- S10e (China Region- SM-G9700/ SM-G9708, SM-G975F/N/U/U1/W)
- S9 (China Region- SM-G9600/ SM-G9608, SM-G960F/N/U/U1/W)
- S9 Plus (S9+) (SM-G9650/ SM-G9658, SM-G965F/N/U/U1/W)
Note Series (Flagship Mobiles)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N9700, SM-N970F/U/U1/W)
- Note10 Plus (Note10+) (SM-N9750, SM-N975F/U/U1/W)
- Note 9 (China Region- SM-N9600, SM-N960F/N/U/U1/W)
Galaxy A Series (Upper Mid-Range Mobiles)
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G (China- SM-A9080, SM-A908B/N)
- A80 (SM-A8050, SM-A805F/N)
- A70 (SM-A7050, SM-A705F/N/GM/MN/U/W/YN)
- A70s (SM-A7070, SM-A707F)
- A60 (SM-A6060, SM-A606Y)
- A50 (SM-A505F/FM/FN/G/GN/GT/N/U/U1/W/YN)
- A50s (SM-A5070, SM-A507FN)
- A40 (SM-A405FM/FN/S)
- A30 (SM-A3050, SM-A3058, SM-A305F/FN/G/GN/GT/Y/YN)
- A30s (SM-A307FN/G/GN/GT)
- A20 (SM-A205F/FN/G/GN/S/U/U1/W/YN)
- A20e (SM-A202F/K)
- A20s (SM-A2070, SM-A207F/M)
- A10 (SM-A105F/FN/G/M/N)
- A10e (SM-A102N/U/U1/W)
- A10s (SM-A107F/M)
- A9 2018 (A9 Star Pro, A9s) (SM-A9200, SM-A920F/N)
- A7 2018 (SM-A750F/FN/G/GN/N)
- A6 (SM-A600F/FN/G/GN/N/P/T/T1/U)
- A6 Plus (A6+) (SM-A6050, SM-A6058, SM-A605F/FN/G/GN/K)
Galaxy M Series (Mid-Range Mobiles)
- M40 (SM-M405F)
- M30 (SM-M305F/M)
- M30s (China-SM-M3070, SM-M307F/FN)
- M20 (SM-M205F/FN/G/M/N)
- M10 (SM-M105F/G/M/Y)
Galaxy J Series (Mid-Range Mobiles)
- Galaxy J8 (SM-J810F/G/GF/M/Y)
- J6 (SM-J600F/FN/G/GF/GT/L/N)
- J6 Plus (J6+, J6 Prime) (SM-J610F/FN/G)
- Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F/G/M)
- J4 Plus (J4+, J4 Prime) (SM-J415F/FN/G/GN/N)
- J7 Duo (SM-J720F/M)
- J7 2018 (J7 Top) (SM-J737P/R4/S/T/T1/U/V/VPP)
- J3 2018 (J3 Top) (SM-J337AZ/P/R4/T/U/V/VPP/W)
Galaxy Tab Series (Tablet Mobiles)
- Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T720, SM-T725C/N, SM-T727R4/U/V)
- Tab S4 (SM-T830, SM-T835C/N, SM-T837P/R4/T/V)
- Tab A 2019 (8.0, 10.5 inch) (SM-T290, SM-T295/C/N, SM-T297, SM-T510, SM-T515/N, SM-T517/P)
- Galaxy Tab A 2018 (8.0 inch) (SM-T387P/R4/T/V/W)
Samsung Galaxy Android 10 One UI 2.0 Features
One UI 2.0 is created based on Android 10. Samsung Always Add extra features on the OS. I listed Both Regular Android 10 Features and Some Exclusive One UI Features. We already covered Exclusive One UI 2.0 features that only available in Samsung Devices.
You know this already, If you turn on Subtitles in the Youtube, It will auto-generate the captions. The Same functionality can be work on all over your device videos. It Doesn’t require Wi-Fi/ Data. This feature not yet available. But, It will be rolling out soon.
Currently, limited languages are available as per Google Data.
It is already available in the Pie version. But it is limited. Now you can explore more actions when you get the messages. You can Open Links, Open Apps based on the messages.
We always do this using Third-party apps. Now we can adjust the Volume and Tune, Equalize using the in-built feature. You can do a lot of things like Reduce noise, Enhance the Tune like that.
Enhanced Gesture Navigation
The True Gesture Navigation has finally arrived. It may not be best compare with OnePlus devices, But It is way better than the Pie 9.0 version. If you swipe From Left to Right, It goes forward. Right to Left goes Backward. Home button work as usual. You can access recently used apps By Swiping Quarter Screen to the Top. Simple Navigation to avoid confusion.
It is not like Night Mode. It didn’t add a filter in the Display. If you have OLED Display, It will surely save your battery power from 5-30% based on your usage.
Google always added enhanced Privacy features in every Android version. In the 10th version, You can handle your Privacy lot better. It will always tell you when your installed apps access your location in the Background. So, that you can manage whether you need that permission on Always or During the app usage.
Direct System Updates
Unlike regular OTA updates from your Manufacturers, the frequent patch updates will be handled by Google After you updated to Android 10 version. This update happens using your Google Play App. If you have Custom Skin OS from your Manufacturer, Google will not change the UI. They will handle only Patch updates. It is one of the most critical steps taken from their side. It will help all the users who are tired of their Manufacturer Late updates.
It can be an additional function of Digital Wellbeing. Now you can Pause some apps to avoid the Notifications For a short time or a Long time. Some mobiles are made based on this scenario. To avoid distractions and get focused on what you are doing. Think you are Studying, and Single Whatsapp message can redirect you. With the help of this feature, you can use only Study apps during your Study time.
It is like Parental Control. You can control the App Timings within your Added Google Accounts.
One UI 1.0, 1.5 vs. 2.0
There are plenty of optimizations done. I will cover some Important tweaks that we want.
Options moved to the Bottom position so that you can use comfortably in one hand.
Night Mode available to reduce eye stress.
- Digital Wellbeing is available.
- Alternative Look added in Face Unlock. It allows us to combine different appearances like Glass, Without Glass, Cap, and Without Cap like that. Most of the time, your mobile will recognize this default. But when you face issues, you can use this feature.
- Notification Date and Time Size reduced. Now you can access more Toggles in the Notification bar.
You can quickly reply to messages within the notification bar.
Image thumbnails are available.
A new emojis suggestion is available. You can allow or disable this. Based on your conversation, your Keyboard will suggest the emojis.
The floating keyboard is available in all apps; it will be handy when using your mobile in landscape mode.
You can now set a custom touch and hold delay.
Always On Display
It has New clock styles. Charging Information is also available.
Re-organized Menus to find every essential and frequent usage easily.
Smart Things Interactions tare added to the Bixby with the latest OTA.
Call History increased to Above 2000 entries.
Now you can manage mobile contacts from various accounts with a new drawer menu.
Enhanced features are available now with AI Features.
- Samsung redesigned the Settings menu with accessible zoom functions.
Photo Editor App Available.
New Storage Analysis Tool is available to Monitor Storage and RAM Usage.
Samsung Health Steps counter available in the Notification Bar.
Other improvements and changes
Access Kids Home Available in the quick panel.
They removed Call stickers.
HEIF images support in Gallery and other apps.
- New Set of Emoji.
- Enhanced Adaptive Battery Improvements compare with the Pie version.
- Contaminant Detection- If any moistures are in your USB Ports, your mobile will alert you.
Samsung is not as fast as Google when rolling out updates. But, you should know one thing, If you receive regular patch updates, It doesn’t mean the update is useful. Unlike Google, Samsung follows 60-90 days of updates, along with enhanced features and bug fixes. So, It will take time for Samsung to do the software updates process. Also, Long list mobiles in different category delay the process. When you find your mobile got the Android 10. You can always update your mobile using a software update option in settings. Before making updates follow some pre-requirement steps like backup your mobile. But, when you can’t do the regular Automatic OTA process, you can flash the firmware using ODIN.
Selecting correct firmware is the Major step in the manual process. Based on your country or region, choose the firmware. It is a Manual ODIN process; You can flash the latest version. If you can’t find your area, you can flash the near region firmware. But, It should be within the same model number. After the flash, you can contact your Mobile Operator and configure your Network settings.
As I mentioned earlier, only International variants always receive regular updates. Carrier locked, and region variant mobiles are considered second. But, this rule is slowly changing now. We hope soon all the Samsung mobiles will receive guaranteed updates in time. I listed all of the mobiles in the One UI 2.0 list. When you find I missed any mobile, comment below.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.