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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Note 10 updates: May security patch is now available for the global model

The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are Samsung’s 2019 Note handsets, and both of them come with a lot of new features and spec-power. They will also be treated with regular software updates, including Android 10 (w/ One UI 2), monthly security updates, and feature updates. We are covering all the software updates for Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 10 Plus 5G hereon one page only.

Note 10 Plus Android Q update

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One UI 2.1

  • Released for Global model (build CTC9)
  • Released for Sprint, Verizon and US Unlocked models in the US (build CTC9)
  • Released in Canada

The One UI 2.1 update brings new features to the camera app like Pro Video mode, Night Hyperlapse, and Single Take. It will also improve the night mode performance of the camera.

You also get Intelligent Gallery, which improves the Gallery app by adding a new option called Quick Crop that lets you crop images easily by zooming into them. The new gallery will also group the photos of the same person or object automatically, kind-of like what Google Photos does.

Full changelog of the One UI 2.1 update:

  • AR Emoji
    • AR Emoji has been updated with improvements like a manual editing feature and enhanced facial expression recognition.
      Note: As AR Emoji has been updated to a new version, all previously saved AR emojis will be deleted when you next open the AR Emoji app.
  • New Camera features
    • Various menus, modes, and filters have been added, such as AR Zone, Single take, Pro video, My filters, Selfie tone, timelapse for night time, and a mode for recording videos with the front camera in FHD/UHD at 60 fps.
  • Gallery
    • Similar images are now grouped together for a more organised viewing experience.
    • A feature has been added that allows you to merge multiple different groups of albums into one group, or merge different groups and albums into one group.
    • An improved search feature has been added to find pictures based on information such As the time or place pictures were taken.
    • The Quick crop function has been added to enlarge and crop parts of high resolution images.
  • Samsung keyboard
    • A multilingual translation feature has been added.
    • A feature has been added for searching for Various items, such As emojis and stickers, at one time.
    • A text undo/redo feature has been added. (Swipe two fingers left or right on the keyboard.)
    • An icon to open Samsung Pass has been added.
  • Quick Share
    • Files can now be quickly and easily shared with nearby Samsung devices using Quick Share.
  • Music Share
    • Music Share now lets you share music with your friends using a Bluetooth audio device.
  • A software update can include, but is not limited to:
    • Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
    • New and/or enhanced features.
  • Further improvements to performance. To get the best from your device, please keep your device up to date and regularly check for software updates.

Galaxy Note 10 Android 11 update

  • Note 10 and Note 10+ are eligible for Android 11 update
  • Samsung hasn’t shared a release roadmap yet
  • We estimate it to be released in Q1 2021

Google should be rolling out the stable Android 11 update for the Pixel devices sometime in Aug-Sept later this year. But it will Samsung another 2-3 months to prepare its own version of Android 11 (One UI 3), which would handed out to the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Note 20 (?) handsets first. That means that we might see Android 11 release for the Galaxy Note 10 handsets sometime in February-March 2021. The Android 11 beta update could be out in January 2021.

Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 update

Here’s the Android 10 rollout table for the Galaxy Note 10 handsets:

Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ Model Android 10 Release Date
Global Unlocked Released on 13th Dec 2019
AT&T Released on 21st Dec 2019
Sprint Released on 3rd January 2020
T-Mobile Released on 30th December 2019
Verizon Released on 20th December 2019
US Unlocked Released in January 2020
Note 10 5G (Global) Released on 24th December 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus update

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Note 10 update timeline

Here’s the ‘update timeline’ table of all the major variants of the two Galaxy Note 2019 models: standard Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Global Note 10 and Note 10+

We expect the global model of Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Galaxy Note 10 to get Android 10 beta in October 2019. The stable Android 10 update is expected in November 2020.

Release date Software version — Changelog
01 May 2020 CTD1 — May 2020 security patch
Full software version: N970FXXS4CTD1 (Note 10) | N975FXXS4CTD1 (Note 10+)
25 Mar 2020 CTC9 — April 2020 security patch; Also brings One UI 2.1: Single Take, Pro mode for video recording, Night mode hyper-lapse, Front camera 4K 60fps video recording, Music Share, Quick Share, Clean View, Quick Crop, revamped AR apps
Full software version: N970FXXU3CTC9 (Note 10) | N975FXXU3CTC9 (Note 10+)
27 Feb 2020 BTB5 — February 2020 security patch; Improves gesture navigation and facial recognition feature
Full software version: N970FXXU2BTB5 (Note 10) | N975FXXU2BTB5 (Note 10+)
08 Jan 2020 BSLA — One UI 2 stable in the UK (O2), December 2019 security patch
Full software version: N976BXXU1BSLA (Note 10+ 5G)
02 Jan 2020 BSLD — January 2020 security patch
Full software version: N970FXXS1BSLD (Note 10) | N975FXXS1BSLD (Note 10+)
24 Dec 2019 BSLA — Stable One UI 2 based on Android 10, December 2019 Android Security Full software version: N976BXXU1BSLA (Note 10+ 5G)
13 Dec 2019 BSL7 — Stable Android 10, December 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970FXXU1BSL7 (Note 10) | N975FXXU1BSL7 (Note 10+)
11 Dec 2019 ZSL7 — Fifth One UI 2 beta, Bug fixes
Full software version: N970FXXU1ZSL7 (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ZSL7 (Note 10+)
06 Dec 2019 ZSL4 — Fourth One UI 2 beta December 2019 security patch, Bug fixes
Full software version: N970FXXU1ZSL4 (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ZSL4 (Note 10+)
30 Nov 2019 ASKB — December 2019 security update
Full software version: N970FXXS1ASKB (Note 10) | N975FXXS1ASKB (Note 10+)
29 Nov 2019 ZSKN — Third One UI 2 beta, December 2019 security patch, Bug fixes
Full software version: N970FXXU1ZSKN (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ZSKN (Note 10+)
18 Nov 2019 ZSK8 — Second One UI 2 beta update, Bug fixes
Full software version: N970FXXU1ZSK8 (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ZSK8 (Note 10+)
08 Nov 2019 ZSK4 — One UI 2 beta in India
Full software version: N970FXXU1ZSK4 (Note 10) | N970FXXU1ZSK4 (Note 10+)
07 Nov 2019 ASJM — OneDrive sync for Gallery, Improved fingerprint recognition algorithm and Bixby assistant
Full software version: N970FXXU1ASJM (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ASJM (Note 10+)
29 Oct 2019 ASJG — November 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970FXXS1ASJG (Note 10) | N975FXXS1ASJG (Note 10+)
10 Oct 2019 ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch; Improvements to camera picture quality and keyboard sound stability
Full software version: N970FXXU1ASJ2 (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ASJ2 (Note 10+)
05 Sep 2019 ASHE — September 2019 security patch
19 Aug 2019 ASH5 — August 2019 security patch, improved fingerprint recognition, camera picture quality, camera stability, and touch screen performance
5G variant Below are the software update Global Note 10+ 5G
10 Oct 2019 ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch; Improvements to camera picture quality and keyboard sound stability
Full software version: N976BXXU1ASJ2 (Note 10+ 5G UK)
07 Sep 2019 ASHE — September 2019 security patch

AT&T Note 10 and Note 10+

Release date Software version — Changelog
27 Mar 2020 BTC2 — March 2020 security patch
File size: 217MB (Note 10), 214MB (Note 10+)
Full software version: N970USQU3BTC2 (Note 10) | N975USQU3BTC2 (Note 10+)
14 Feb 2020 BTA6 — February 2020 security patch (211/214MB – Note 10/10 Plus)
Full software version: N970USQS2BTA6 (Note 10) | N975USQS2BTA6 (Note 10+)
28 Jan 2020 BTA1 — January 2020 security patch (Android 10 based)
Full software version: N970USQU2BTA1 (Note 10) | N975USQU2BTA1  (Note 10+)
21 Dec 2019 Android 10 stable update with One UI 2.0 released. Software version unknown.
02 Nov 2019 NA — November 2019 security patch, Camera picture quality improvement, Keyboard sound stability enhancement
23 Oct 2019 ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch; Stability improvements, S-Pen fixes, Other fixes and improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASJ2 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASJ2  (Note 10+)
19 Sep 2019 ASI2 — September 2019 security patch; Charging performance improvements, USB headset stability improvements, Audio performance improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASI2 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASI2  (Note 10+)
23 Aug 2019 ASH4 — August 2019 security patch; improvements to Fingerprint recognition and S-Pen, and other device fixes and improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)

Sprint Note 10 and Note 10+

Release date Software version — Changelog
03 Apr 2020 CTC9 — April 2020 security patch (screenshot); Also brings One UI 2.1: Single Take photography mode, Quick Share, Bluetooth speaker sharing via Music Share, Pro mode for video, Night mode hyper-lapse, Front camera 4K 60fps videos, Clean view, Quick Crop, New AR apps;
Find the full changelog in the dedicated One UI 2.1 section at the top.
Full software version: N970USQU3CTC9 (Note 10) |  N975USQU3CTC9 (Note 10+)
02 Jan 2020 BSL7 — One UI 2 update, December 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU2BSL7 (Note 10) | N975USQU2BSL7 (Note 10+)
01 Nov 2019 ASJ8 — November 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQS2ASJ8 (Note 10) | N975USQS2ASJ8 (Note 10+)
28 Oct 2019 ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch
10 Sep 2019 ASHB — September 2019 security patch, audio improvements over wired earphones
Full software version: N970USQU1ASHB (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASHB (Note 10+)
23 Aug 2019 ASH4 — August 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)

T-Mobile Note 10 and Note 10+

Release date Software version — Changelog
07 Feb 2020 BTA7 — February 2020 security patch, Full software version: N970USQU1BTA7 (Note 10) | N975USQU1BTA7 (Note 10+)
24 Jan 2020 ATA1 — January 2020 security patch for the Note 10+ 5G
Full software version: N976USQS1ATA1 (Note 10+ 5G)
10 Jan 2020 BSLB — January 2020 Security Update released, Full software version: N970USQU1BSLB (Note 10) | N975USQU1BSLB (Note 10+)
30 Dec 2019 Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out now. Software version unknown.
02 Nov 2019 ASJ2 — Camera picture quality improvement, keyboard stability improvement, November 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASJ2 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASJ2 (Note 10+)
21 Sep 2019 ASHB — September 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASHB (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASHB (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASHB (Note 10+ 5G)
21 Aug 2019 ASH4 — August 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)
01 Jul 2019 ASGO — July 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASGO (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASGO (Note 10+)
28 Jun 2019 ASF7 — Pre-installed OS
Full software version: N970USQU1ASF7 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASF7 (Note 10+)

Verizon Note 10 and Note 10+

Release date Software version — Changelog
03 Apr 2020 CTC9 — April 2020 security patch; Also brings One UI 2.1: Single Take photography mode, Quick Share, Bluetooth speaker sharing via Music Share, Pro mode for video, Night mode hyper-lapse, Front camera 4K 60fps videos, Clean view, Quick Crop, New AR apps;
Find the full changelog in the dedicated One UI 2.1 section at the top.
Full software version: N970USQU3CTC9 (Note 10) |  N975USQU3CTC9 (Note 10+)
16 Mar 2020 BTB3 — March 2020 security patch
Full software version: N970USQS3BTB3 (Note 10) | N975USQS3BTB3 (Note 10+) | N976VVRS3BTB3 (Note 10+ 5G)
08 Jan 2020 BSLA — January 2020 security patch
Full software version: N970USQS2BSLA (Note 10) | N975USQS2BSLA (Note 10+) | N976VVRS2BSLA (Note 10+ 5G)
20 Dec 2019 Stable Android 10 released with Live Transcribe and Smart Reply. Software version unavailable
01 Nov 2019 ASJ8 — November 2019 security patch, Improved fingerprint recognition algorithm
Full software version: N970USQS2ASJ8 (Note 10) | N975USQS2ASJ8 (Note 10+) | N975USQS2ASJ8 (Note 10+ 5G)
25 Oct 2019 ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASJ2 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASJ2 (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASJ2 (Note 10+ 5G)
20 Sep 2019 ASHB — September 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASHB (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASHB (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASHB (Note 10+ 5G)
19 Aug 2019 ASH4 — August 2019 security patch, and performance improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASH4 (Note 10+ 5G)

US Unlocked Note 10 and Note 10+

We expect the US Unlocked Note 10 sets to get Android 10 beta in December 2019, followed by the stable version of the Android 10 update in January 2020.

Release date Software version — Changelog
03 Apr 2020 CTC9 — April 2020 security patch; Also brings One UI 2.1: Single Take photography mode, Quick Share, Bluetooth speaker sharing via Music Share, Pro mode for video, Night mode hyper-lapse, Front camera 4K 60fps videos, Clean view, Quick Crop, New AR apps;
Find the full changelog in the dedicated One UI 2.1 section at the top.
Full software version: N970U1UEU3CTC9 (Note 10) |  N975U1UEU3CTC9 (Note 10+)
16 Mar 2020 BTB3 (screenshot) — March 2020 Android security
Full software version: N970U1UES3BTB3 (Note 10) | N975U1UES3BTB3 (Note 10+)
04 Feb 2020 BTA1 — February 2020 Android security
Full software version: N970U1UEU2BTA1 (Note 10) | N975U1UEU2BTA1 (Note 10+)
14 Nov 2019 ZSK3 — One UI 2 beta
Full software version: N970U1UEU2ZSK3 (Note 10) | N975U1UEU2ZSK3 (Note 10+)
02 Nov 2019 ASJ8 — November 2019 security patch, Improved fingerprint algorithm
Full software version: N970U1UES2ASJ8(Note 10) |  N975U1UES2ASJ8 (Note 10+)
01 Nov 2019 ASJ3 — Camera picture quality improvement, Keyboard sound stability increase, October 2019 security patch
Full software version N970U1UEU1ASJ3 (Note 10) | N975U1UEU1ASJ3 (Note 10+)
10 Oct 2019 ASI3 — October 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970U1UES1ASI3 (Note 10) | N975U1UES1ASI3 (Note 10+)
19 Aug 2019 ASH4 — August 2019 security patch, and performance improvements
Full software version: N970U1SQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975U1SQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)

Monthly security patches

Here’s the status of updates carrying recent monthly security patches for various Galaxy Note 10 models.

April update

  • April 03: Available for US Unlock, Sprint, and Verizon models
  • March 25: Available for Global Unlocked model

March update

  • April 03: Available as part of April update for the Sprint model
  • Available for Global, Verizon, AT&T, and US Unlocked
  • Not yet available for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

Let us know how the software update on your Note 10 treats you. If you experience any issues with the updates, let us know in the comments section below.

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