Android 11 final build is out there now, and speculations for Android 11 are now storming the Android industry. Every year, Samsung delivers some high-end flagships under the S series, and last year’s Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 Lite are no exception. The S10 Lite was late to join the party and does come with some compromises, but it is still a value-for-money device. Except for the S10 Lite, the other S10 devices came with Android 9 out of the box and received the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update. The S10 Lite came with Android 10 out of the box. But the question here remains about Android 11, and in this article, we will see about the Android 11 update status for the Samsung Galaxy S10 family.
Will Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, and S10 Lite get the Android 11 update?
Samsung phones fall under contract to receive two major Android updates. So, going by that time frame, since S10e, S10+, and S10 came with Android 9 out of the box, they will receive an Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update. But chances are that it will be the last update for the trio. Whereas for the S10 lite, we had Android 10 out of the box, so we will see Android 11 update in the S10 lite.
We witnessed Samsung pushing out the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update to the Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10e, and S10 in November last year. However, Samsung was early this year in pushing out the developer beta version of One UI 3.0 (Android 11). So, this indicates an early launch of a stable Android 11 for the S10 lineup. Samsung, being a premium smartphone brand, will try to push out the new update as soon as Google launches Android 11. We now have the final version of Android 11 along with its source code on AOSP, so there will be an early release of stable One UI 3.0 by Samsung for the S10 devices. We should expect the Android 11 beta release for the Galaxy S10 lineup in November 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with an astounding 551 ppi. Depending on the region, it comes with either Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood. We get 8GB of RAM and 128/512 GB of internal storage along with MicroSD expansion of up to 512 GB. We get a triple camera setup at the back with a 16MP ultrawide, a 12MP standard dual aperture, and a 12MP telephoto shooter, while on the front, there is a single 10MP shooter. A 3,400 mAh battery powers the device, supporting wired and wireless quick charging. The different models are SM-G973F/DS for Global, SM-G973U for the USA, SM-G973W for Canada, and SM-G9730 for China.
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a pixel density of 435 ppi. Like the S10, it runs on either the Exynos 9820 or the Snapdragon 855 processor. For multitasking, we get an option of 6GB or 8GB of RAM along with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. At the back, we get a dual-camera setup with a 16MP ultrawide and a 12 MP standard dual aperture shooter. For the front, we have the same 10MP shooter. On the smaller S10e, we see a smaller 3100 mAh battery with support for wired and wireless quick charging. The different models are SM-G970F/DS for Global, SM-G970U for the USA, and SM-G970W for Canada.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a 6.4-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a pixel density of 525 ppi. Depending on the region, it comes with either the Exynos 9820 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. We get 8GB or 12GB of RAM options with 128GB/512GB/1TB of internal storage options along with MicroSD expansion of an additional 512 GB. We get a triple camera setup at the back with a 16MP ultrawide, a 12MP standard dual aperture, and a 12MP telephoto shooter, while on the front, there is a dual-camera setup with a 10MP sensor and an 8MP depth sensor. A 4,100 mAh battery powers the device, supporting wired and wireless quick charging. The different models are SM-G975F/DS for the Global, SM-G975U for the USA, and SM-G975W for Canada.
Geekbench recorded a Galaxy S10+ under testing for Android 11 (R). The specs reveal it to be the international model running on Exynos 9820. So, an Android 11 update for the S10 devices is definite.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a pixel density of 393 ppi. Unlike the other variants, it comes only with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. For multitasking, we get 8GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. At the back, we get a triple camera setup with a 12MP ultrawide sensor, a 48 MP standard sensor, and a 5MP sensor for bokeh. On the front, we get a 32MP selfie shooter. A 4,500 mAh battery powers the device, which supports 25W wired quick charging. The different models are SM-G770F/DS for Global and SM-G770F/DSM for Russia/ India.