Samsung Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A6+ get updated to Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Samsung’s One UI custom Android OS received a major UI overhaul last year with the rebase on top of Android 10. Samsung has also teased further improvements via an incremental update, which will allegedly be called One UI 2.5. However, Samsung has yet to conclude the One UI 2.0 (or 2.1 in some cases) update rollout, thanks to their gigantic product portfolio. After mid-rangers like the Galaxy A9 (2018) received the Android 10 OTA, it’s time for two more Galaxy A series phones to follow suit. The One UI 2.0 update is reportedly hitting the Galaxy A10s and the Galaxy A6+ units in some regions.
While Samsung does tend to use either its in-house Exynos or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs, the company sporadically uses chipsets from other vendors and the entry-level Galaxy A10s is a perfect example of such practice. The phone, powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) SoC, runs Android Pie out of the box. Samsung is now rolling out a stable Android 10 update to this device, the SM-A107F variant to be precise. The build, which is currently available in Malaysia, carries the version number A107FXXU5BTCB, while the underlying Android Security Patch Level (SPL) is March 2020.
The Galaxy A6+, on the other hand, was originally shipped with Android Oreo and received the Android Pie update later on. Similar to its sibling, i.e. the Galaxy A6 (2018), the phone is now being served with the One UI 2.0 update in the form of software version A605FNXXU5CTC8 with March 2020 security patches. At the time of reporting, the update is rolling out in Poland for the SM-A605FN variant of the Galaxy A6+.
The bootloader version remains unchanged from the last Android Pie build in both cases, thus owners of these phones are free to downgrade if required. The updated kernel source, as well as more regional OTAs, should be available soon, albeit people can use tools like Frija to break the queue and download the new firmware packages right away.