The Galaxy S10 Lite is now receiving the One UI 2.5 update throughout the United States. The newest over-the-air release, G770U1OYM2BTI2, is targeting Galaxy S10 Lite units with model number SM-G770U1, which is the unlocked and only available variant of the phone in the country. This development comes several weeks after One UI 2.5 first debuted on the international Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) models.
As always, if you own an eligible device but haven’t yet received a notification prompting you to download the new OS version, you can try to trigger the installation yourself by opening the Settings app, tapping the Software update option near the bottom of its main menu, and then selecting the Update and install command on the final screen. The last-resort alternative is to simply download the full system images directly from our firmware archives and flash them onto your smartphone. This option is only recommended for experienced users who understand the risks of flashing Android system images.
One UI 2.5 isn’t that big of a deal on the Galaxy S10 Lite
While Samsung’s final implementation of Android 10 was a big deal on its recent flagships, Galaxy S10 Lite owners aren’t in for a radically different user experience. As we already reported back in early September, this particular build of One UI 2.5 comes with little significant improvements in the mobile photography department, at least relative to the regular Galaxy S10.
In practical terms, that means One UI 2.5 introduces sound to Motion Photos and extends the duration of Single Take selections you can make on your Galaxy S10 Lite. At the same time, all of the biggest feature additions like the revamped Pro mode and wireless DeX support are nowhere to be seen.
Ultimately, with the release of the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, the Galaxy S10 Lite is definitely no longer the best “affordable flagship” Samsung has to offer in any sense. In fact, it’s not even close, irrespective of One UI 2.5.