Samsung Galaxy S10 series update brings May 2021 patch, vulnerability fixes

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Update: May 14, 2021 (1:20 AM ET): Samsung is now rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S10 series devices. According to SamMobile, those in Europe are now receiving the update, with firmware version G97xFXXUAFUE3 across the S10e, S10, and S10 Plus.

The update brings the May 2021 Android security patch and reportedly addresses several security vulnerabilities, and one relating to Qualcomm modems. Notably, the company has issued patches for this particular vulnerability across its devices since January, as noted by Galaxy Club.

It may take a few days for the update to spread to other regions. To check for the Samsung Galaxy S10 update on your phone, head to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.


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, S Plus, and S e series phones usually receive their updates at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Series
One of 2019’s best flagship families is now 2020’s best deal.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 Plus are some of the most impressive flagships you can get. Between high-end power, wireless charging, water resistance, and a 3.5mm port, these phones have a feature for everyone.

Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e update

  • Current stable version: Android 11
  • Will the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e get Android 12? Signs point to yes, but no guarantee

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.

Users in Germany (including those who didn’t participate in the beta program) received the stable Android 10 update on November 28. Android 10 began rolling out to the S10 series on Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T on December 16. At this time, the update also rolled out to many Canadian carriers. US unlocked models received the update on December 23.

Samsung added a bunch of Note 10 features to its Samsung Galaxy S10 family shortly after the phablet line launched. Then on November 8, 2019, the South Korean firm brought even more Note 10 functionality to its S series phones.

The Gallery app was updated to search for photos using keywords like “cat” to see… photos of cats. Samsung also added an enhanced device search which finds content within streaming apps. A Media & Devices button was also added in the Quick Panel to lets users control a bunch of connected devices.

Alongside the fun but silly AR Doodle camera mode, the only other Note 10 feature to make the transition was a tweak to Samsung Dex which lets users dynamically edit videos when connected to a PC or Mac. You can read the official blog post with all the changes here.

Samsung Galaxy S10 devices began seeing the March 2020 security patch land at the end of February. Even Google’s line of Pixel phones didn’t receive the update that early.

Samsung in April announced that the Galaxy S20 camera features that previously released on select Galaxy S10 handsets are now available on Canadian device variants. The new features include Single Take Mode, Night Hyperlapse, custom filters, Pro Video Mode, and more. The update also introduced new Quick Share and Music share functionality. Quick Share lets Galaxy S10 users easily share photos, videos, and other large files with contacts nearby, while Music share lets others play their music on Bluetooth devices connected to your Galaxy S10. You can read more details about the new camera features here.

Samsung began rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to users in Germany in September. The update weighed in at around 963MB and brought with it features that first appeared on the Galaxy Note 20 series. This included Wireless Dex, which allows users to cast the phone’s desktop environment to Miracast-enabled screens.

The firm then started rolling out the One UI 3.0 beta updates in December 2020 (h/t: SamMobile), landing in the likes of Asia, Europe, and India.

In early January, the stable version of One UI 3.0 started hitting devices in Switzerland.

Interestingly, for those still on the beta update channel, Samsung rolled out yet another One UI 3.0 beta to users in early January. Despite its pre-release tag, the update did bring an array of fixes including the in-display fingerprint sensor’s speed and reliability, the sensitivity of swipe gestures from the bottom of the display, and “failed” recordings in slow motion video mode.

On February 10, 2021, the stable version of One UI 3.0 started rolling out to carrier-branded devices on T-Mobile and AT&T (via PhoneArena). The update also carried the January 2021 Android security patch.

Just two weeks later, One UI 3.1 rolled out to the Galaxy S10 series, namely the S10 Plus in Switzerland. Nevertheless, the update did signal Samsung’s intent to push through the new update as quickly as possible. The patch arrived with a refreshed UI, wireless Dex support, and the March 2021 patch.

Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus/S10e update availability Android 10 Android 11
AT&T Yes TBA
Sprint Yes TBA
T-Mobile Yes TBA
Verizon Yes TBA
U.S. unlocked Yes TBA
International unlocked TBA TBA

Let us know which Galaxy S10 update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted an OTA we haven’t, tip us!

Read also: Samsung Galaxy S10 series gets a big $150 price drop

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