Samsung launched 5G variants of all three of its 2019 flagships, but the Galaxy Note 10/10+ 5G have had an important advantage over the 5G variants of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold. Where the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G get new software updates days and even weeks after their LTE variants, Samsung has usually released updates for both the LTE and 5G Galaxy Note 10 models at the same time.
One would have imagined that would also be true for the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 update, but it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case. Samsung has revealed in its Korean community forums that the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note 10 5G and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will not be arriving before 2020. The Galaxy S10 5G was updated to Android 10 two weeks after the Galaxy S10 trio, but it seems there will be a greater time difference between the LTE and 5G variants of the Galaxy Note 10/10+.
The upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays are probably to blame, although Samsung is promising to release the update for the 5G models as soon as possible next year. However, it should be noted that the update may initially be released in only South Korea. Those who own the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G in other markets (the Note 10 5G is exclusive to Korea) might have to wait slightly longer.