Samsung One UI 2.5: Latest news, Eligible devices, and Features

NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE POLICY: Samsung confirms three major OS updates for the flagship devices launched with Android 9 or later.

Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to its flagship smartphones. It comes with a bunch of very useful features, we will soon cover all of them in our review.

You’ll be getting the One UI 2.5 update too but don’t expect any massive new features though this is very much an incremental update over One UI 2.1. In this article, we will cover everything about Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update.

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Samsung One UI 2.5 device list: DECEMBER 17, 2020

  1. Galaxy S20
  2. Galaxy S20 5G
  3. Galaxy S20+
  4. Galaxy S20+ 5G
  5. Galaxy S20 Ultra
  6. Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  7. Galaxy Note 10
  8. Galaxy Note 10 5G
  9. Galaxy Note 10+
  10. Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  11. Galaxy S10e
  12. Galaxy S10
  13. Galaxy S10 5G
  14. Galaxy S10+
  15. Galaxy S10e
  16. Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  17. Galaxy S10 Lite
  18. Galaxy Z Flip
  19. Galaxy Tab S6
  20. Galaxy Tab S5e
  21. Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  22. Galaxy Fold
  23. Galaxy Fold 5G
  24. Galaxy S9
  25. Galaxy S9+
  26. Galaxy Note 9
  27. Galaxy A71
  28. Galaxy A51
  29. Galaxy M31
  30. Galaxy M21
  31. Galaxy M31s
  32. Galaxy A50s
  33. Galaxy A70
  34. Galaxy A71 5G
  35. Galaxy M51
  36. Galaxy A31
  37. Galaxy A50
  38. Galaxy A90



[DECEMBER 17, 2020]

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[NOVEMBER 17, 2020]

[NOVEMBER 09, 2020]

[NOVEMBER 06, 2020]

[OCTOBER 31, 2020]

  • Samsung Galaxy A70s is getting One UI 2.5 update in India.
  • Galaxy A71 is getting One UI 2.5 update in Malaysia.
  • Galaxy Note 9 is getting One UI 2.5 update in Libya.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users are getting the One UI 2.5 update in India.
  • Galaxy A51 is getting One UI 2.5 update in several regions.
  • The Galaxy A51 users are not getting One UI 2.5 update is in Kenya.
  • The Galaxy S9 series users receiving the One UI 2.5 update in India, Romania, and the Philippines.
  • The Galaxy A71 users are receiving the One UI 2.5 software in African countries.

[OCTOBER 23, 2020]

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[SEPTEMBER 19, 2020]

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NOTE: Above devices are now confirmed by Samsung to receive the One UI 2.5 update. For other Galaxy devices, Samsung is still committed to providing the latest update until the hardware specifications allow it to provide the optimized mobile experience for the users. The One UI 2.5 features may vary by device.

This is kind of good news for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 series users, which will be the last big software update for the flagships of 2018.

ALSO READ: Here’s the list of eligible Samsung devices that will get the One UI 3.0/Android 11


The latest version of Samsung’s One UI 2.5 software is still based on Google’s Android 10. It adds support for Android 10’s gesture navigation with third-party launchers. It also includes improved camera features, Audio Bookmark, the ability to write on PDF files, and enhanced Samsung DeX.

1. Improved Camera

It has a Pro Video camera mode. With Pro Video mode, you can produce high-fidelity videos. If you want to give your videos a cinematic look, all you need to do is shoot in 8K with a 24fps frame rate. With the option to record footage in the 21:9 aspect ratio, you can capture more of your experiences.

To produce pro-grade videos, audio quality is as important as the visuals. Pro Video mode on the Galaxy device gives you the ability to control the smartphone’s mic direction, so you can pick up specific sounds when you shoot. When paired with the Galaxy Buds line-up, you can use the earbuds as a pro-style lavalier microphone to minimize background noise and record crystal-clear audio.

2. Samsung Notes

Samsung Notes now have an Audio Bookmarks. With Audio Bookmark, you can synchronize your notes with audio recordings of lectures or meetings. When you review your notes, you can simply select a section of what you wrote to play back the corresponding audio. Alternatively, you can scroll through audio recordings to see the matching notes.

The updated Samsung Notes also lets you import and write on PDF files, making it simpler for you to review and revise documents on-the-go.

When you are working with multiple devices, Samsung Notes’ Auto save & sync function keeps you in the flow by letting you quickly access notes across your eligible Galaxy device, tablet, and PC. With a new template and background color options available, as well as the ability to add handwritten text to typed documents, Samsung Notes can help you work more efficiently, no matter your style.

3. Samsung DeX

– Wireless DeX connection support.
– Wireless connection with TVs through Wi-Fi Direct (compatible with Miracast).
– Quick panel – DeX
– Usage of Samsung Smart TVs released after 2019 is recommended.
– Screen Zoom and Font Size options are supported to allow customization in various display sizes.

By tapping on the Samsung DeX icon in the quick panel, you can now connect your device to a Smart TV wirelessly and instantly enjoy more space to work and play.

Samsung DeX also lets you use the Galaxy device as a touchpad to control the second display with multi-finger gestures. Simply swipe up with three fingers to see recently opened apps, down to return to the home screen, or left or right to switch between apps.

4. Connectivity

Enjoy advanced Wi-Fi connectivity with the latest update. You can easily share the password of the Wi-Fi you are connected to with nearby Galaxy devices that are in your contact list. The new Wi-Fi feature will also show you the speed of the connections in your surroundings, so you can quickly find the one that suits your needs.

5. Samsung Reminders

With the updated Reminder app, you can preset time and location for upcoming meetings and tasks.

6. Always On Display

Bitmoji Stickers are supported on Always On Display. (Clock style)

7. Samsung keyboard

A new feature has been added to the keyboard search feature that allows the user to search YouTube. Split Keyboard is supported on Landscape mode. The search function of the “Manage Input Languages” screen in the Keyboard Settings page has been newly updated to make it easy to find keyboard input languages that the user wishes to add or delete.

8. Messages

A feature has been added that allows the user to call a person who is saved as a pre-configured SOS message contact. A feature has been added that allows the user to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours.

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