Samsung has been throwing one surprise after another by launching Android 10 and One UI 2.0 for a number of devices that are not in its flagship category. The latest phone to have received the manufacturer’s update is the Samsung Galaxy A40s, which is a mid-ranger but didn’t see a global release.
Rather, the company chose to launch it in China and select markets. The limited launch may have helped Samsung make a quick decision and bring all the features that One UI 2.0 adds to their phones without being constrained by carrier delays. Users in the United States, the UK, and other regions were the most impatient because their carriers always take their own time before rolling out new updates including Android 10.
Quicker One UI 2.0 Rollout
Through the months and surprisingly, earlier than their scheduled timeline, Samsung has successfully rolled out Android 10 operating system update for six different devices. The rollout obviously started with the flagship models including Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, Galaxy Note 10 and Note 9 from last year. The beta period extended for considerable weeks before the official stable version got rolled out to these smartphones from 2018 and 2019.
After having introduced the new OS update for Galaxy A40s, it is expected that the Galaxy A30 may be the next popular mid-range phone to receive this update in India among other markets where the phone is being sold. The new update to One UI 2.0 for the Samsung Galaxy A40s is available in China and Hong Kong right now which will be automatically made available to everyone as an over the air update.
Focusing on Mid-Range Smartphones
For those of you who haven’t received the update or wouldn’t want to wait much longer, you can check Settings and click on Software update. The phone will manually search for newer updates and download it so that you can install to experience some great new additions including an improved dark mode and gesture-based navigation.
Samsung’s move to bring their One UI 2.0 update as well as the latest Android version to the majority of phones including all flagships and some old mid-range models seems to be a great move. It increases the longevity of the products and keeps them updated with useful features. The company has also created a timeline that goes all the way till the mid of 2020 that details all the phone models that will receive this update eventually based on which you can choose whether you need an upgrade or not right now.