Samsung began rolling out a new major software update for the Galaxy S10 series earlier this week, and availability has now expanded to a few other European countries. The update was initially launched in Germany and Switzerland, but Galaxy S10 users in Panama, Luxembourg, and the Baltic are now receiving the package as well.
The update is rolling out to the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+, carrying firmware version G970FXXU3ASIG, G973FXXU3ASIG, and G975FXXU3ASIG, respectively. The release introduces a handful of features from the Galaxy Note 10, including Samsung DeX for PC, Dynamic Lock screen, AR Doodle, Super steady recording in the camera’s Hyperlapse mode, new effects for the Live focus mode, and Live focus video.
Another big change is the addition of Night mode for both the front-facing sensor and the rear-facing telephoto camera. The mode doesn’t do a whole lot to benefit images captured in low light with the selfie shooter, but as we’ve detailed yesterday, the telephoto camera takes greater advantage of Night mode thanks to its smaller aperture.
Galaxy S10 owners residing in Panama, Luxembourg, and the Baltic should now be able to download the update over-the-air. Alternatively, they can visit our firmware section for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and/or Galaxy S10+, download the firmware manually and install it using a Windows PC. As for the update’s availability in other regions, Samsung originally stated it will begin reaching Europe on September 23 – which it did – but the company didn’t reveal any dates for other markets, so only time will tell where it might arrive next.
Having said that, availability will likely continue to expand to more European countries before Samsung will bring it to other continents. Users of the Snapdragon variants in the US are likely to have to wait the longest, as carriers stateside have not been particularly quick with releasing previous Galaxy S10 updates, either.