Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out in India; Gets HEIF Images, Night Mode Support


Two smartphones belonging to Samsung’s mid-range M-series have started receiving Android 9.0 Pie-Based One UI update in India. The Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 were slated to get the update on June 3, but Samsung escalated the rollout timeline. The latest One UI update brings May 2019 security patch for both the smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 Get HEIF Images, Night Mode Support With Latest One UI Update

The latest One UI update for the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 is 926MB and 1883MB in size, respectively. This is quite a significant update for both the phones as it upgrades them for Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience v9.5 to Android 9.0 Pie-based One UI. Samsung’s One UI itself was a big upgrade from the previous Samsung Experience UI; it has an enhanced surface, less clutter, and interactive elements including Night Mode enabling a relaxed viewing experience causing lesser strain on the user’s eyes. One UI also offers more control features to the users for notifications by adding the functionality to reply within the notification panel.

With One UI update for both Galaxy M10 (review) and M20, Night mode also debuts. Another solid feature that makes an entry on both phones is the support for HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) image format. The HEIF format allows the camera to take snaps in smaller file size in comparison to the standard JPEG format. The HEIF format cuts down the image file size by half when compared to JPEG. So, now with this new ability, the cameras on Galaxy M10 and M20 will use lesser storage space.

Adaptive Themes, Scene Optimizer, and More With Latest Update

Other features that debut with the update include Adaptive themes and new emojis for the Samsung keyboard. The camera app on the Galaxy M20 gets a new Scene Optimizer that automatically tweaks the color setting. The Gallery app on both phones gets new tools for photo editing. The Galaxy M10 misses out on the Scene Optimizer feature for its camera app.

The Galaxy M10 and M20 users can check for the update manually by heading to the Settings > Software Update. If it shows an update after searching, then click on Download updates manually to trigger installation. We suggest our readers ensure that their phone is connected to a WiFi connection before going ahead with the installation as the file size is big.

If you have either of the two phones then share your experience after installing the update in the comments below.