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Galaxy S20 users start receiving One UI 2.5 update: Here’s a list of other Samsung phones receiving it.Click here to know more.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 series start receiving One UI 2.5 update. Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra have started receiving the new One UI 2.5 update.


What exactly is the scene with the UI 2.5 Update?

The company is gradually rolling out the update to all of its eligible flagship smartphones. The new user interface originally debuted with the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 series.

Apart from the Galaxy S20 series, the South Korean giant has also listed other eligible devices. These listed devices will be receiving the One UI 2.5 update. Here’s a list of phones that will be receiving One UI 2.5 update soon:

  • Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Fold 2

As of now, Samsung has not listed any of the Galaxy A or Galaxy M series smartphones. This might mean that the update will take some more time before it arrives on the mid-range and budget-oriented devices. It could also mean that Samsung will skip this one for the lower range. Notably, the Samsung tablets are also missing from the list.

What has Samsung planned for it?

As for the changelog, the OneUI 2.5 update will bring the new ‘Pro Video mode’ to offer users more controls while video recording. This will be made available for all the Galaxy S20 users but we are still not sure if it will arrive on older flagships or not. Apart from that, Samsung has also improved the Samsung Notes app and has enabled import and writing on PDF files.

Samsung’s own software update tracker has yet to list the actual changelog of the new firmware, but SamMobile has confirmed that the One UI 2.5 build for the Galaxy S20 does bring all the new features from the Galaxy Note 20 series. The underlying layer of One UI 2.5 is still based on Android 10, which is why it is possible to port some of the updated stock apps to One UI 2.1. However, a full-fledged official software update unlocks multiple subtle improvements, e.g. the ability to use navigation gestures with third-party launchers.

We knew One UI 2.5 was headed to the Galaxy 20 series as Max Weinbach from our team spotted the internal test builds last month. Talking about today’s stable update, users on our forums have reported that the OTAs are rolling out for the international 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 (SM-G981B), Galaxy S20+ (SM-G986B), and the Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B) models with the software version G98xBXXU4BTH5. The updates are currently available for download across various European countries, including Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and the Nordic region.

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