The Galaxy Fold is undoubtedly one of Samsung’s most adventurous projects ever. The South Korean OEM got a lot of flak after its failed first attempt, but the company’s relentless determination is ultimately paying dividends.
The South Korean OEM launched a reworked Galaxy Fold in India on October 1st, branding it as a step towards shaping the future of the smartphone industry. We’re yet to see how and if the phone stands the test of time, but the company and some users are certainly hopeful.
This section, however, doesn’t deal with cracked screens and loose hinges, but with software updates that help your device operate at its best. For information related to security updates, major Android OS rollouts, and everything in between; pay close attention to this space.
November 26, 2019: South Korean OEM, Samsung, has released a new update for the most experimental and expensive smartphone in its lineup. Carrying software version F900FXXU2ASKB, the OTA finally brings DeX support to the Galaxy Fold. Alongside DeX, the November 2019 security patch has also been included.
November 11, 2019: Samsung has been quite prompt with software updates lately, and the company’s most expensive experimental smartphone hasn’t been left behind. The South Korean OEM’s latest offering for the Galaxy Fold isn’t a feature-packed update, but it brings the much needed November 2019 security patch. The package carries software version F900FXXS2ASK1 and is now live in multiple regions for the LTE variant.
October 29, 2019: Samsung has started rolling out a sizeable update for the Galaxy Fold 5G. The OTA, which is dubbed as F907BXXU1ASJ5, brings a host of features, such as Night mode for the front camera, Super Steady video recording, AR Doodle, new Live Focus effects, and Live Focus video. Alongside the features mentioned above, the OTA also brings the October 2019 security patch.
October 29, 2019: Galaxy Fold devices in the US are getting an update. Carrying software version F900U1UEU1ASJ4, the OTA brings bug fixes, camera improvements, and new features. The update weighs in at 536 MB, which is more than 100 MB lighter than the one Samsung rolled out for the Global variant. So, not all camera features may not be included. The October 2019 security patch has been included.
October 18, 2019: Samsung is pushing out a new software update for the Galaxy Fold that gives it a new set of cool features. First up, you get the new camera features from the Note 10 like Night mode for Selfies, Super Steady mode, live focus videos mode, and even the AR Doodle mode (via Sammobile). The update, which arrives as version F900FXXU1ASJ4 and is sized about 673MB, also installs the latest October security patches.
September 30, 2019: Samsung has started rolling out an update for the Galaxy Fold 5G. Carrying software version F907BXXU1ASHA, the OTA doesn’t bring any notable features and only improves the overall stability of the device (via Sammobile). The update won’t hit the US, as Samsung’s not selling the 5G variant in the States.
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- Will get updated to Android 10
- Samsung hasn’t announced a tentative release date
- Could receive Android 10 between December 2019 and January 2020
Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s most expensive device ever, so, it’s guaranteed to get updated to Android 10. However, due to the phone’s unique build and display, Samsung would probably take a while to release the update. Expect the South Korean OEM to release the update at least a couple of months after the update goes live for the Galaxy S10 lineup.
One UI 2.0
- One UI 2.0 beta could be out in December
One UI, which is currently running on Android 9 Pie, is Samsung’s custom skin. It’s next iteration, One UI 2.0, will be based on Google’s newest OS Android 10. It’ll build upon the useful features Samsung introduced last year, and hopefully deliver an even more fulfilling experience.
As mentioned earlier, Android 10-based One UI 2.0 could roll out between December 2019 and January 2020. We could see the beta update in November.
Galaxy Fold update timeline
|Release Date||Software Version — Changelog|
|26 Nov 2019||F900FXXU2ASKB — DeX support, November 2019 security patch|
|11 Nov 2019||F900FXXS2ASK1 — November 2019 security patch|
|18 Oct 2019||F900FXXU1ASJ4 — October 2019 security patch | New camera features from the Note 10 like Night mode for Selfies, Super Steady mode, live focus videos mode, and even the AR Doodle mode|
Galaxy Fold 5G update timeline
|Release Date||Software Version — Changelog|
|30 Sep 2019||F907BXXU1ASHA — Bug fixes and stability improvements|
|29 Oct 2019||F907BXXU1ASJ5 — AR Doodle, Night mode selfies, Super Steady video recording, new Live Focus effects, and Live Focus video, bug fixes, October 2019 security patch|
How to check for a software update on your Galaxy Fold?
- Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Fold.
- Scroll down and tap Software update.
- Tap Download and install. If an update is already for your device, it will begin installing the update. But if it doesn’t check back in a few hours/days.
What is the latest update installed on your Samsung Galaxy Fold?