Samsung is already pushing out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 to the Galaxy S21 series, and it will roll out to more devices in the coming months. However, the South Korean giant’s 2019 flagships — the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 — have been spotted running Android 12 in a Geekbench benchmark. The 5G versions of the S10 and Note 10 appear to be running Android 12, which might be a pre-release version of the firmware that Samsung is testing before pushing out the first public build for its S10 and Note 10 devices.
Recently, an email from Oculus said that the Galaxy S10 would start receiving Android 12 from December, and the phone will lose support for GearVR. Now, this new benchmark listing also indicates that the update will be released sometime soon — more likely in a month or two. According to reports, both the Galaxy S10 5G and Note 10 5G have been benchmarked several times over the past few days, and they both ran Android 12.
Galaxy S10, Note 10 May Receive Android 12 in January
The recent Geekbench listings of the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 5G suggest that Samsung is already testing Android 12 on these devices. This means that the devices should be getting closer to the first public release. While Oculus said that the Galaxy S10 would start receiving the Android 12 update in December, the company’s own roadmaps indicate that the S10 and Note 10 series will get One UI 4.0 in January, at least in some markets.
However, the update might roll out in some markets earlier, as happened with the Galaxy S21 series, which started receiving One UI 4.0 earlier than the expected timeframe. In other markets, the update may be released later.
The Android 12-based One UI 4 brings a redesigned UI and a lot of new features. It will be interesting to see them arrive on the S10 and Note 10 devices.