Samsung rolls out Android 10 with One UI 2.0 to the Galaxy A40, Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A7 (2018)
The latest version of Samsung’s in-house Android skin, i.e. One UI 2.1, is currently available on the Galaxy Z Flip as well as on the Galaxy S20 series, while phones like the Galaxy Note 10, S10, Note 9, and S9 are scheduled to get the update soon. On the other hand, a bunch of ‘A’ series mid-rangers from the company have received the One UI 2.0 update on top of Android 10. The list includes the Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s and the Galaxy A6 (2018) so far, but now we have three new candidates in the roster. The One UI 2.0 update is reportedly hitting the Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A80 and the Galaxy A40 units in selected regions.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
As a matter of fact, two different variants of the Galaxy A7 (2018) have simultaneously picked up the Android 10 update. While Indian users carrying the phone with the model number SM-A750F are being greeted with the software version A750FXXU4CTBC, the SM-A750G model in Panama has received the update with the build number A750GUBU5CTC1. The latter also contains an updated bootloader (v5 from v4), which is enough to prohibit downgrading attempts to Android Pie. The Android Security Patch Level (SPL) is March 2020 for both the firmware packages.
Samsung Galaxy A80
Talking about the Galaxy A80, the SM-A805F variant of the phone has secured the update in France at the time of writing this article. The new firmware is tagged as A805FXXU4BTC3 and carries February 2020 security patches. The bootloader version, however, remains the same as the previous Android Pie-based firmware.
Samsung Galaxy A40
Unlike the above two phones, the rollout of the One UI 2.0 update for the Galaxy A40 is quite widespread. We can spot multiple Android 10-based regional builds for the SM-A405FM/N variants, and the OTA should be available in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and other European countries with March 2020 security patches. The respective build numbers are A405FMPUU3BTC1 and A405FNXXU3BTB8.
One UI 2.0 with Android 10
In terms of software features, the owners of the aforementioned phones can now utilize an overhauled Dark Mode with enhanced image, text, and color adjustments. There is also a new way to access the one-handed mode and several UI improvements in the stock camera app. The updates for all the devices are rolling out in batches, but you can skip the queue and download the new firmware packages directly from the Samsung update server using Frija.
Thanks to Samsung Members Community user SH31H for the screenshot!
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