[Update: Dec. 09] Samsung One UI 2.5 update: List of Galaxy devices likely to get it

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

NOTICE: We’ve prepared a One UI 2.5 tracker for devices that are getting the update, and it’s being continuously updated with new entries.

Original story (published on June 9, 2020) follows:

Samsung is getting ready to announce new smartphones namely the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2. The phones may make their debut in August 2020 at what is set to be the company’s biggest summer event.

According to reports, the Note 20 and Fold 2 will likely be joined by other devices such as the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Tab S7, and, potentially, a refreshed Galaxy Watch.

All of these smartphones are expected to come pre-installed with the new Samsung One UI 2.5 skin, up from the One UI 2.1 that powers the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip 4G out of the box.

Samsung-Galaxy-Z-Flip

The company recently hinted at an imminent rollout of the update, but it’s unlikely to roll out to older devices before the Note 20 and co. arrive, you know, just like the case of One UI 2.1 that has now found its way to older devices.

Samsung devices eligible for One UI 2.5 update

As of this writing, Samsung hasn’t provided an official list of devices that will benefit from the One UI 2.5 update. But we do have an idea of the devices that will receive the update.

Back when One UI 2.0 started rolling out widely, many device owners noticed that the new Android 10 gestures weren’t supported in third-party launchers. Samsung later revealed that this support will be added with the One UI 2.5 update.

What this implies is that all Samsung devices running One UI 2.0 or One UI 2.1 must be updated to One UI 2.5 in order to gain support for Android 10 gestures in third-party launchers. Does this guarantee that all devices on Android 10 will get updated to One UI 2.5?

Samsung-One-UI-2.5-update-is-coming-to-the-Galaxy-S20-series
Samsung One UI 2.5 update is coming to the Galaxy S20 series

[Note: The official list is out – scroll down to the ‘August 22 update’ section below] No one knows the actual plan at the moment, but going by the above premise, below is a list of devices that are likely to be upgraded to One UI 2.5.

1. Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra
2. Galaxy Z Flip
3. Galaxy Note 10/10+/10+ 5G
4. Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+
5. Galaxy S10 5G

6. Galaxy S9/S9+
7. Galaxy Note 9
8. Galaxy A9 (2018)
9. Galaxy A7 (2018)
10. Galaxy A6 (2018)/A6+ (2018)

11. Galaxy A8s/Galaxy A9 Pro (2019)
12. Galaxy A90 5G
13. Galaxy A80
14. Galaxy A70
15. Galaxy A70s

16. Galaxy A60
17. Galaxy A50
18. Galaxy A50s
19. Galaxy A40
20. Galaxy A30s

21. Galaxy A30
22. Galaxy A20s
23. Galaxy A20
24. Galaxy A20e
25. Galaxy A10s

26. Galaxy A10
27. Galaxy A10e
28. Galaxy A8 Star
29. Galaxy J7 Duo
30. Galaxy J6

31. Galaxy J6+
32. Galaxy J8/J8+
33. Galaxy M10s
34. Galaxy M20
35. Galaxy M30

36. Galaxy M30s
37. Galaxy M40
38. Galaxy Tab S4
39. Galaxy Tab S5e
40. Galaxy Tab S6

41. Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)
42. Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
43. Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)
44. Galaxy Xcover 4s
45. Galaxy Fold

In the event that some of the devices above miss out on the One UI 2.5 update, how else will they get support for Android 10 gestures in third-party launchers? Perhaps through minor security updates? Maybe.

Otherwise, they completely miss out on the feature, which would be quite unfortunate for those who wish to access the new Android 10 gestures inside their favorite third-party launcher.

Once again, the list above isn’t official, so expect changes whenever Samsung goes public with official details of devices that will be upgraded to One UI 2.5. For an early look into devices that will get One UI 3.0 based on Android 11, route here.

NOTICE: We’ve prepared a One UI 2.5 tracker for devices that are getting the update, and its being continuously updated with new entries.

Update 1 (August 03)

New reports from Weibo (Twitter equivalent in China) suggest that Samsung is already working on the One UI 2.5 update based on Android 10 for the Korean and European variants of the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Tab S5e. See the full story here.

Update 2 (August 05)

According to new information shared by a user on Weibo, it appears that Samsung has begun testing the One UI 2.5 update based on Android 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Check out the full story here.

Update 3 (August 12)

Samsung’s latest flagships, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra come with some fantastic stock wallpapers and apps that are part of the One UI 2.5 update. And thanks to some modders, Samsung users with devices running on Android 10 can also experience the new apps and wallpapers. See more details here.

Update 4 (August 19)

Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update may bring support for Android 10 gestures to third-party launchers. Currently, the Android 10 gestures don’t play well with third-party homescreen alternatives such as Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, and more. Check out more details here.

Samsung appears to be testing the One UI 2.5 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series and the Galaxy S10 series in Korea. This could mean that the company is close to releasing the stable One UI 2.5 update for the devices. For more details, head here.

Update 5 (August 21)

Samsung has now started to roll out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S20 series. This new update comes with the build number BTH5 and brings a few new features that we’ve seen on the Galaxy Note 20 series. For more details, head here.

Update 6 (August 22)

Samsung has officially shared the full list of the Galaxy devices that’ll be upgraded to One UI 2.5, and following are the device names:

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy S20 Ultra
Galaxy S20+ 5G
Galaxy S20+
Galaxy S20 5G

Galaxy S20
Galaxy S10 5G
Galaxy S10+
Galaxy S10
Galaxy S10e

Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy S9
Galaxy S9+
Galaxy Note10+ 5G
Galaxy Note10+

Galaxy Note10 5G
Galaxy Note10
Galaxy Note10 Lite
Galaxy Note9
Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Galaxy Z Flip
Galaxy Fold 5G
Galaxy Fold

Update 7 (September 4)

IST: 03:36 pm: The Verizon-exclusive Samsung Galaxy A50 may get the One UI 2.5 update by the end of September. The information comes courtesy of the WhatsApp chat of a user with Samsung Official Helpline. Another user has posted a screenshot of the chat on Reddit.

Samsung Galaxy A 50_One UI 2.5 update
(Source)

Update 8 (September 07)

IST: 12:51 pm: Regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 devices, it appears the One UI 2.5 update is now close. Interested readers may head here for the detailed coverage.

Update 9 (November 03)

IST: 01:37 pm: Samsung is yet to release the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A50 and the OEM has now restricted the CheckFirm app to get info about the latest test firmware for the device. Full story here.

Update 10 (December 09)

IST: 04:30 pm: According to the latest developments, it appears that Samsung is currently testing the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A90 5G and is close to releasing it to the public. Head here for more details.

NOTICE: We’ve prepared a One UI 2.5 tracker for devices that are getting the update, and its being continuously updated with new entries.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Want to work for PiunikaWeb and enjoy best-in-industry compensation & benefits? You'll be glad to know we're hiring experienced candidates.

Hillary Keverenge

A techy. Besides phones, I also enjoy the farm, music, football, and, of course, food.