Samsung started its launch of Android 11 with the Galaxy S20 series in December last year. The company then updated its other premium phones, including the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Flip series and Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung even released a roadmap describing various other smartphones it had planned to update to One UI 3.0. According to the update’s roadmap, the company will bring the Android 11 update to its older flagships and mid-range smartphones throughout the year. In fact, Samsung recently rolled out UI 3.0 with Android 11 for the Galaxy Note 10 series. Now the Galaxy S10 series has also joined the list.
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At the time of writing, users in Switzerland have started receiving the stable version of Samsung’s latest software update on their phones. The firmware version is G97xFXXU9ETLJ, and OTA is live for the Exynos-powered Galaxy S10e and the regular Galaxy S10 models. In terms of new features, the update brought all the new goodies introduced in Android 11 to the device, along with a number of practical improvements to Samsung’s own One UI skin.
Samsung is predictably sending security updates from January 2021 with this update. However, the underlying bootloader version is the same as the final Android 10 firmware for the Galaxy S10. This means that you can perform a manual downgrade, but we would still recommend caution before doing so.
If you have not yet received the update notification on your Galaxy S10, you can go to the Software Update section of the Settings app to check if the OTA prompt is available for your device or not. It should be a matter of time before the update begins to appear on the Qualcomm Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S10, which are sold in regions such as the US and Canada.