Samsung recently confirmed that it is working on One UI 2.1 for its older flagships. The update is now rolling out starting with the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones. The new software brings several exciting features from Samsung's Galaxy S20 lineup, including Single Take, improved Night Mode, Night Hyperlapse, Pro Video mode, Quick Share, and more.
The One UI 2.1 update is currently rolling out for the Galaxy S10, S10e, S10 Plus, Galaxy Note 10, and Note 10 Plus users in Germany and Switzerland. Even the recently released Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite are receiving the new update.
The latter two miss out on a few features though, with Samsung specifically mentioning that the improved Night mode and Night Hyperlapse are "not applied to Galaxy Note 10 Lite."
One UI 2.1 update for Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10
The One UI 2.1 update brings a host of new features and improvements in the photography department. First up among the new features is Single Take, a new camera mode that lets you capture the perfect moment. Single Take captures a mix of photos and videos and recommends the best shot for you using Samsung's integrated AI technology.
For videographers, One UI 2.1 brings a new Pro Video mode. This feature allows you to adjust settings like ISO, shutter speed and exposure level for videos. You can also switch between the front and rear cameras while recording video.
Night Hyperlapse is another new camera feature that’s part of One UI 2.1. Samsung has also better low-light photography with improved Night Mode.
With the new Custom Filter feature, Galaxy flagship users can create their own image filters. They can use colors and styles from an existing photo as an inspiration. Those filters can be saved for later reuse as well.
The latest software also brings some intelligent Gallery features. With Quick Crop, you can easily cut an image exactly to the size you want by zooming in on it. Clean View, meanwhile, automatically brings all photos of the same subject together.
Not only is Samsung making capturing and editing photos easier, but the company is also offering features that make sharing those perfect shots seamless. With Quick Share, you can easily share photos, videos, and other files directly with multiple people around you.
There's also this Music Share feature which lets you share your paired Bluetooth connection with a friend. You don't need to disconnect for a friend to play their music on a speaker or car stereo.
The One UI 2.1 update is now rolling out over the air (OTA) for Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note devices in Germany and Switzerland. The OTA download size weighs in at around 1.5GB, though it may vary by region and model. The new update also brings the April 2020 Android security patch. It should be available in other regions and markets soon.