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Samsung One UI 2.5: Galaxy S20 update brings over popular features from Galaxy Note 20

At launch, Samsung equipped the Galaxy Note 20 with One UI 2.5 out of the box—the Korean company’s Android 11-based skin—just like the Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. A big part of most flagship launches these days, of course, centres around new software-based features, and the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event wasn’t any different. Now, users of other Galaxy phones can soon expect the One UI 2.5 update to arrive on their phones, starting with the Galaxy S20.

The update is a significant one, with Samsung promising that “the most popular features” from the Note 20 series is included with the One UI 2.5 update. These include wireless Samsung DeX, the Pro video mode, and other features that were showcased during the Note 20 launch.

Other notable features include Audio Bookmark, which will allow you to sync audio recordings with Samsung Notes, a WiFi feature that allows users to find the best connection in your vicinity, and even PDF-editing capabilities on Samsung Notes. Samsung Notes appears to have received quite a bit of attention from developers with One UI 2.5. There’s an Auto save & sync feature that gives you easy access to your Notes via the Galaxy S20/Note 20, tablet, and PC, with a new handwriting-to-text trick as well.

Wireless DeX is probably one of the biggest upgrades here. The Note 20 was launched as the only model to support wireless connectivity for Samsung’s “desktop experience on a mobile” solution. Now, owners of the Galaxy S20 can use wireless DeX to connect to a compatible Smart TV with Miracast—certainly a more convenient method.

Pro video is also a notable addition, with a 21:9 aspect ratio available for recording videos, while 8K resolution at 24fps shooting is also supported for a cinematic overall result. Pro video mode also works well with a connected pair of Galaxy Buds—use them as a “pro-style” lavalier microphone for vlogs, and so on.

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The update is currently being rolled out to the Galaxy S20 series, and Samsung promises that One UI 2.5 will be made available to other Galaxy devices soon. Updates will be “gradually” available on the following devices:

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20/S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite, S9, S9+/Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite, Note9/Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold.

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