In a surprising turn of events, Samsung has released the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 update for the Galaxy A50s. We say surprising because the company’s roadmap had pointed at April as the Android 10 update time frame for most of its mid-range Galaxy A series phones that were launched in 2019. However, the Galaxy A50s is already making the jump to the latest version of Android, at least in Vietnam.
The update is rolling out with software version A507FNXXU3BTB2 and includes the February 2020 security patch. It’s unclear just how much of the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 feature set is included for the Galaxy A50s. It should have all of the core Android 10 features, such as Google’s new navigation gestures, improved privacy and location controls, and Digital Wellbeing, along with all of the user interface improvements that are part of the One UI 2.0. Hopefully, features like the built-in screen recorder have also made the cut.
The release of the Galaxy A50s Android 10 update in February is a good sign that Samsung could also bring the update to other A series phones, like the popular Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70, sooner than expected. However, that’s just speculation. The Galaxy A50s is only receiving the update in one market at this time, and unless the rollout expands in the next couple of days, it would be best to keep your expectations in check.
Galaxy A50s owners in Vietnam should be able to download the update over the air by opening the phone’s Settings app, selecting Software update, and tapping Download and install. We also have the Android 10 firmware for the device in our firmware archive, which you can use to update your phone using a Windows PC.