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There’s more in the latest Galaxy S10 update than we knew initially

The latest update for the Galaxy S10 brings more to the device than was revealed initially, according to a detailed changelog for the update posted by Samsung on the Samsung Members app. Samsung recently started telling Galaxy S10 owners what they can expect from future software updates, and with the May security update (ASE6), an improved camera Night mode was the main highlight. It also added some new camera options, like being able to switch between the regular and ultra-wide lens for panorama shots, but that’s not all.

Ultra-wide camera support for third-party apps

The most important new feature that we didn’t know was part of the latest Galaxy S10 update is the addition of an “ultra-wide SDK” for third-party apps. This means that developers will be able to officially implement the option to switch to the ultra-wide camera on a Galaxy S10 in their apps. You can switch to the ultra-wide camera from within WhatsApp, but other apps do not support this at the moment, and the only option to share ultra-wide shots through third-party apps is to take one with the phone’s dedicated camera app first.

With the new update, third-party apps will also be able to use the full 80-degree field of view (FOV) for selfies. By default, the Galaxy S10 uses a cropped view (68 degrees) for selfies, with users having the option to use the 80-degree FOV with the tap of a button. Third-party apps like Instagram turned out to be limited to the cropped view, but that should not be a concern anymore. However, apps will have to be updated to take advantage of the full FOV for selfies – just having the software update installed on a Galaxy S10 is not enough.

The update also fixes a Gear VR connection issue

The update also improves the camera’s “color stability when moving a face quickly after recognizing a face”, adds support for screen mirroring to the Sero TV launched recently (the one that can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation), and fixes a Gear VR connection issue. And, of course, it has the May 2019 security patch, although that’s not the latest anymore.

Don’t already have this update on your Galaxy S10e, S10, or S10+? Be sure to check if it’s available in your country by going into the Software update menu of the phone’s Settings app. Alternatively, you can upgrade by downloading the firmware for the update from our firmware database and using a Windows PC to flash it on to your phone.

Thanks for the tip, Cio!

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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Soroush Pourmehdi
Soroush Pourmehdi

Hi .i am leaving in iran and i did not receive May updates yet.why ?when it will release in iran?

locarno
locarno

Yes. You will get it soon.

davidkr98
davidkr98

Where can i get this ultra-wide SDK as Developer? Thanks 🙂

locarno
locarno

Ask Samsung ?

Pius77
Pius77

In ASE7 what is new?

locarno
locarno

Probably new bugfixes.

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

ASE7 is out, well done Samsung

MKAUK
MKAUK

Galaxy S10 May update seems to have been released everywhere except the UK, does anyone know why?

Galaxy S10 512GB Model SM-G973F UK

SamsungAmbassadorsUS
SamsungAmbassadorsUS

Nice but I’m still waiting for 25W charging and better proximity sensor so it does not wake up in my pocket

gogolak
gogolak

How many times do someone have to explain to some of you guys that……….CHARGING AT HIGHER SPEEDS IS NOT A SOFTWARE UPDATE. IT IS IMPOSIBILE. ITS A HARDWARE THING. STOP SAYING STUPID THINGS…..

gentux
gentux

Well it wouldn’t have been the first time that a hardware feature is actually present but disabled or limited by firmware. Not to say it is the case here, just saying.

tjmak
tjmak

that’s correct the internals DO support 25W but Samsung hesitates due to battery degradation. same as the processor is underclocked and samsung slowly increases the clock to check stability and real world usage.

karelnovak
karelnovak

That’s nice but still not fixed issue with pocket touches as still dialing emergency numbers, changing songs etc. from my pocket during sports. Still not fixed dropping phone calls via Galaxy Buds when other blue-tooth device connected as in my case WearOS watches. Fingerprint reader not working properly and sometimes doesn’t react at all and need to use pattern lock instead, and then it’s working again. Proximity sensor doesn’t always turn off display and DTMF code react only for first number and for others didn’t send any tone. Latest firmware used on every device, S10+ G975FXXU1ASE6. I would expect to… Read more »

tjmak
tjmak

and since the last update, if you have bluetooth headphones connected, you can NOT use the watch as a speaker phone, unless you turn off your bluetooth, before update you could just select the source.

karelnovak
karelnovak

Just tested & reproduced and you are fully right. Never faced so many issue with BT with my previous Samsung’s flagships as this is really really annoying…

london2tim
london2tim

you keeep talking about these updates but most S10 users incl the ones here in UK are still on April update
as someone said earlier – is great that we pay for a flagship but we’re the last to get any updates
some middle class models are getting June update already

Biransahin
Biransahin

Nice article. Yes, my niece has had trouble with the Gear VR connection to her S10 plus, good to see it’s fixed. Btw….. Gear VR support will be on Note10 too, that’s why we shouldn’t worry about the no headphone jack rumour on the Note10. There will be a headphone jack. Bluetooth earbuds cause audio lag in VR apps. We tried on the S10 plus with Galaxy buds. Almost a 1second lag on games and even video soundtrack. You still have to use wired earphones with the Gear VR.

djcbs
djcbs

Still no Manual controls on the ultra-wide camera. Ridiculous. You’d imagine Samsung would fix such an obvious oversight and yet…

Oh well, it’s not like the May update has been made widely available in June anyway…

PJaya
PJaya

I hope samsung continue inform next update for later device