This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: OnePlus 7T will soon get 960 FPS slow-mo recording, 33 more Huawei devices are set to receive MIUI 10 beta, and more!
What's New This Week?
- OnePlus 7T is set to get 960 FPS recording with a future update
- 33 more devices are scheduled for EMUI 10 beta
- Galaxy A30, A50, J2 Core, Galaxy A20e, and S10 5G are now getting the October security patch
- S10 September update reaches Canada - but Note 10 features are not included
- India, Singapore, and more countries are getting the feature-rich S10 update
Who doesn't like playing around with slow-mo videos? We sure do. And if you're one of us as well, you'll be glad to know that the OnePlus 7T will soon get an update which will give it the ability to record in 720P 960 FPS.
At this point in time, we still don't have any details on when. But, we'll let you know once we find out for sure.
Do keep in mind that just like with most phones that are out there at the moment, the OnePlus 7T's lens does not actually support 960 FPS recording. So, we assume that it'll have to rely on some sort of interpolation to achieve that result.
No matter the case, more frames are always better - regardless of if they are "fake" or not.
Multiple Devices/MIUI 10
Huawei's latest device may not come with Google Services installed, but it looks like the phones that had already been released before the whole USA incident will keep on being supported.
After all, Huawei announced that 33 more devices are now joining open and closed EMUI 10 betas. The update will get delivered somewhere between October and December, depending on the phone, and even more phones will get the update in the future.
This is the list that Huawei provided at the moment:
EMUI 10 (Open Beta):
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro (Mid October)
- Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro / Mate 20X (4G) / Mate 20 RS Porsche (Late October)
- Honor 20 / Honor 20 Pro / Honor V20 / Honor Magic 2 (Late October)
- Huawei Enjoy 8s / P Smart+ 2019 (Mid November)
- Honor 10 Youth Edition / Honor 20i (Mid November)
- Huawei Mate 10 / Mate 10 Pro / Mate 10 Porsche Design / Mate RS Porsche Design (Late November)
EMUI 10 (Closed Beta):
- Huawei nova 4e / Mate 20 Lite / Enjoy 10 Plus (Early October)
- Huawei P20 / P20 Pro (Late October)
- Mate 20X 5G (Early November)
- Huawei Nova 5 Pro (Mid November)
- Huawei Tab M6 8.4/10.8 (Mid November)
- Nova 4 (Late November)
- Honor 10 / Honor V10 / Honor 8X (Late November)
- Honor 9X / Honor 9X Pro (Mid December)
And that's about it for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up. So, stay tuned!
Galaxy A30, A50, J2 Core, A20e, and S10 5G
A new month is here and along with it comes a new security patch as well! So far, Galaxy A30, A50, J2 Core, A20e, and S10 5G have already received it while we are sure that more devices will follow next week.
At the moment, we don't have any information on new features or anything like that. But, we'll be sure to let you know if we find out.
A somewhat easy way to tell if there's anything new that is not mentioned in the update's changelog is the download size. If your update is larger than 500 megabytes, then chances are that it contains something more than a security patch.
Most updates that bring nothing but security patches won't weigh any more than 250-300 megabytes. Sometimes they may get up to 400-500 - but that's only if they bring a lot of fixes and improvements.
As for locations, here's where each update has been sighted so far:
- S10 5G: Switzerland
- A20e: Germany
- A50: Switzerland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and a few countries in East Europe
- A30: Brazil and Peru
- Galaxy J2 Core: Nepal
That being said, we're expecting that most of these updates will soon go global - if they haven't already.
If you live in one of the above-mentioned countries and you still haven't received the update, try manually checking for new versions or wait until you get your turn.
In case you don't know about it, many updates are being pushed in waves - meaning that only a small percentage of people get the update at a time until it eventually becomes available for everyone.
Galaxy S10 (Canada)
The September security patch is finally being delivered to Canada. But, alas, there are no extra features included with the update.
In case you don't know about it, the Exynos variant of the S10 series recently got not only the September patch but also a few Note 10 features. So, it's a shame that the same thing didn't happen with this one.
The update is currently being delivered to all Canadian carriers OTA. So, if you haven't received it already, you should get it soon enough.
Chances are that this is a staged rollout which means that only a small percentage of users get it at a time until it eventually becomes available for everyone!
At this point, you're probably wondering when you'll also get these additional features. But, the truth is that there's no currently no information regarding that matter. That being said, we'll be sure to let you know once we find out!
Adding more damage to the wound is the fact that the Snapdragon variant will soon be getting the October patch - or at least that's how it looks like as various other models have already got it.
But, such is the case with the US and Canada. As long as our devices are partially being controlled by our carriers, we have no choice but to wait until we get our belated updates.
S10 Series (India, Singapore, and More)
While Canada's S10 is still stuck with the base September update that doesn't offer any features, the rest of the world is slowly getting the feature-rich update for their S10s.
To be more specific, this update brings features like AR Doodle, super steady recording for Hyperlapse videos with the rear camera, Live Focus video mode, Night Mode for selfies, and more.
At the moment, it's being pushed to a big part of Europe, India, and Singapore. Do keep in mind that the update size will vary and will ask from half a gig up to 1.2 gigabytes. In any case, connecting to a Wi-Fi network before downloading it is highly recommended!
Apart from camera features, this update also brings Samsung Dex support for Windows and Mac and an improved video editor which allows you to add captions to videos and easily stitch multiple videos together.
As we mentioned above, the US version is yet to receive the update while Canada is getting a newer patch, but no features. This is kind of the second biggest curse of buying a carrier-locked phone.
That's all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!
SOURCES: SAM MOBILE 1, 2, 3, GSM ARENA 1, 2
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