US Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e get Note 10 camera features in new update

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Update: October 28, 2019 at 12:36 p.m. ET: In the beginning of October 2019, we reported that European Exynos variants of the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e received Note 10 camera features and Dex for PC support. Now, these updates are headed to S10 family devices in the US.

Specifically, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e in the US are receiving three main features: Live Focus video, AR Doodle, and Samsung Dex for PC. Live Focus video lets users blur backgrounds with video bokeh effects on the front and rear cameras, while AR Doodle lets you create AR drawings and messages in the space around you. Samsung Dex for PC lets you wirelessly connect your PC to your Samsung device to check notifications, send and receive messages, and review photos without pausing to look down at your phone.

Original article: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S10e Android update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e updates, including their current versions, and when future updates are likely to arrive. (Note: the Galaxy S and S Plus series phones usually receive their updates at the same time.)

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Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e update

  • Current stable version: Android 9 Pie
  • When will the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e get Android 10? December 2019 – January 2020 (estimated)

The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e launched with Android 9 Pie, the then-latest version of Android. They are expected to receive two major updates in the future in keeping with most flagship Android phones.

Based on Samsung’s recent updates, the phones should receive Android 10 by the end of the year or possibly in January 2020. However, it could come much sooner than that since Samsung has recently revitalized its ambitions when it comes to Android updates.

In September, a new Galaxy S10 update rolled out to Exynos variants of the latest “S” line family, including the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e (via SamMobile). The new update brought the September Android security patch as well as some new features borrowed from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. The first category of features involves the camera. These new features included Live focus, Live focus video, Night mode for the front camera, AR Doodle (for the front camera only), and Super steady video mode. Many of these features launched with the Note 10 originally. Additionally, the S10 family received Dex for PC and a Dynamic Lock Screen, two other Note 10 features.

These new updates were just for the Exynos variants of the S10 line — the Qualcomm variants will likely see them at a later date, as there has already been a September security patch rollout for the Qualcomm units.

We will continue to update this page as we learn more.

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