Samsung’s former flagship phones – the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series starts receiving the most anticipated One UI 2.5 firmware update for the Snapdragon variants in the United States. Finally, carriers including T-Mobile and Sprint have begun One UI 2.5 OTA update roll out too with some exciting Galaxy Note 20 (Ultra) features. The new OTA comes with latest September 2020 security patch level and features firmware build number DTH7.
Samsung Note series is always one up over the Galaxy S-series, at least at the time of launch, when it comes to software. The Note 20 series launched with One UI 2.5 firmware. While the update is still based on Android 10, it comes with some new features like Wireless DeX, enhanced Pro video mode, ability to change Single Take duration and, latest September 2020 security patch level, and much much more. The complete changelog is listed below.
The Exynos or international variants of the Galaxy S10 series and the Note 10 series have already received One UI 2.5 based on Android 10 earlier this month. It comes with new firmware build number DTH7. The same is expected for all the Snapdragon S10e, S10, S10+, Note 10, and Note 10+ on T-Mobile, Sprint, Unlocked in the United States.
Moreover, Samsung recently committed to 3 years of Android OS upgrade starting the Galaxy S10 series. So it’s certain that the Galaxy S10 series will receive Android 11 based on One UI 3.0. However, it’s a long way to go. Meanwhile, download and install latest One UI 2.5 firmware update for the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ with latest September 2020 security patch level.
Features of One UI 2.5 update
- Wireless DeX connection support.
- Wireless connection with TVs through Wi-Fi Direct (compatible with Miracast).
- Quick panel – DeX . Usage of Samsung Smart TVs released after 2019 is recommended.
- Screen Zoom and Font Size options are supported to allow customization in various display sizes.
- If quality information on nearby Wi-Fi routers can be measured, this information will appear as Very Fast, Fast, Normal, or Slow.
- This feature can be turned on or off in “Network Quality Information Display” settings.
- When attempting to access a Wi-Fi router with a password, a newly added feature now allows the user to request the password of the Wi-Fi router from someone nearby who is saved in their contact list and has already connected to that router.
- The “Request Password” button will appear on the Wi-Fi password input screen when you can request a password.
Always On Display
- Bitmoji Stickers are supported on Always On Display. (Clock style)
- A new feature has been added to the keyboard search feature that allows the user to search YouTube.
- Split Keyboard is supported on Landscape mode.
- The search function of the “Manage Input Languages” screen in the Keyboard Settings page has been newly updated to make it easy to find keyboard input languages that the user wishes to add or delete.
- The Pro Video feature has been enhanced.
- A feature has been added that allows the user to call a person who is saved as a pre-configured SOS message contact.
- A feature has been added that allows the user to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours.
Here’s a video showcasing all the One UI 2.5 features by SSTech
Here are the One UI 2.5 features that come to the Galaxy S20 series:
Download One UI 2.5
One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S10 series just started rolling out. In order to download it over-the-air, go to settings > system update > download OTA update manually. You should see a new firmware update popup with the following versions.
Software update information
- Note 10: N970USQU4DTH7
- Note 10+: N975USQU4DTH7
You can download the full stock firmware for Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e from our tutorial here.