Samsung debuted One UI 2.0 last year with the rollout of Android 10 to its then premium device lineup.
At the start of 2020, with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the Korean device maker updated its custom take on Android to version 2.1.
Now, with the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, we are being treated to One UI version 2.5 which should start making its way to older devices in a few weeks.
Here are all those older devices that will be getting One UI 2.5, in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2:
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
Note: this also includes the 5G variants of the devices
Unlike One UI 2.0 which was released with a new version of Android, One UI 2.5 is still based on Android 10, just like its predecessor, One UI 2.1. With Samsung already testing Android 11 and expected to extend the same to the wider public as soon as Android 11 goes official in a few weeks, we are expecting One UI 3.0 to mark the arrival of Android 11 on Samsung devices starting from later in the year.
Samsung recently confirmed that it will be supporting its smartphones and tablets over 3 generations of Android upgrades making it the first major Android device maker, besides Google, to commit to doing so.
Samsung is already rolling out One UI 2.5 to 5G variants of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
One UI 2.5 features
One UI 2.5 brings with it noticeable updates to the already-existing One UI features. This is why it is a point release like One UI 2.1. It does not alter things in radical new ways like version 1 and version 2 did.
There should be updates to the Pro video mode introduced in One UI 2.1, the updated Samsung Notes application we saw demoed on stage at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event just a few weeks ago, the new Samsung Reminders functionality and the all-new wireless DeX features that users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 are enjoying.
Given that some of the devices in the above list are old, not all of the One UI 2.5 features will be made available to them. Samsung will likely limit some of the new features to its newer and more capable hardware in order to guarantee users of the older devices the same experience they are used to.