What you need to know
- Samsung has begun expanding its rollout of the One UI 2.5 update to both the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A90 5G.
- Alongside better performance, the update brings with it an improved Samsung Keyboard, enhanced camera features, and more.
- The A50 update is currently rolling out in India and Sri Lanka, while the A91 5G update is available to South Korean users.
More than four months after its debut alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series, Samsung's One UI 2.5 update is finally rolling out to more of its mid-range lineup. Galaxy A50 owners in Sri Lanka and India and Galaxy A90 5G users in South Korea should have started receiving the update on their phones this week, reports SamMobile.
The update brings with it a plethora of new features, including Wireless DeX support, an improved Samsung Keyboard with a split layout and YouTube search functionality, Bitmoji stickers for the Always On Display, a Pro Video mode, SOS calling and location sharing, and a whole lot more.
And, of course, these updates also include the latest security updates from Google — namely the December 2020 security patch.
Unfortunately, the rollout is currently limited to only a select few countries. Firmware version A505FDDU5BTL1 is rolling out to Galaxy A50 devices in both India and Sri Lanka and has a download size of almost 1.2GB, while Galaxy A90 5G users in South Korea should be seeing firmware version A908NKSU3CTL3 on their phones. Samsung will likely be expanding availability to other countries soon.
If you're in one of those locations and still haven't received an update notification, you can check for it manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
Still good value
A great deal
The Galaxy A50 continues to be a great value a year after its launch. You get the same screen, battery life, and internal hardware as the A51, and some great new software features, thanks to the upcoming One UI 2.5 update.
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