Will Galaxy Note 10 Lite Receive One UI 6 (Android 14)?

Samsung’s expansion of the Note series in 2020 meant they could offer multiple Note phones at various price points. There was a Note 10, a Note 10 Plus, different SOCs based on the regions, some 5G models, and a Note 10 Lite edition.

In 2022, Samsung began to offer 4 years of major Android updates and 5 years of security updates. This update policy is better than what Google offers for Pixels. Samsung’s updates are also fast and on time.

Update August 11:

Samsung has opened up beta testing for One UI 6 and Android 14 on the Galaxy S23 series. Users in the United States, Germany, and South Korea can now sign up through the Samsung Members app to download the beta firmware on their Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra.

Recap of Note 10 Lite

The announcement of the Note 10 Lite was in January 2020. The phone’s reception was mainly a mix of positives and negatives. It wasn’t a particularly competitive phone in the sub-600$ segment.

The specifications were alright at the time. The Note 10 Lite’s screen is a 1080P 60Hz AMOLED panel. The 10nm Exynos 9810 powers this phone, with a triple camera setup on the rear.

There’s a 12MP primary camera (27mm), a 2X telephoto zoom camera that also does portraits, and a 12MP Ultra Wide camera. The 4500 mAh battery was pretty large for 2020. There was an optical fingerprint scanner under the display too.

It shipped with Android 10 out of the box and was based on One UI 2. The phone didn’t have a particular update promised at launch, but the estimates were 2 or 3 major Android updates.

Android 14 is in the works since the developer preview is already out. One UI 6 will debut a couple of months from now. If you have a Note 10 Lite, you might wonder whether you’ll receive this update.

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Image Shows Note 10 Lite | Credit: Samsung

About One UI 6 & Android 14

If we judge from the developer preview, Android 14 is a small, quality-of-life update. It brings a predictive back gesture and shows you a preview of the app or page you’re returning to when you use the back gesture.

A new privacy feature lets you individually select which photos you want to share with an app. You don’t have to share your entire photo library if you don’t trust the app.

You can delete bloatware more efficiently and stop apps you don’t want from running in the background. There’s also a new RAM management system for better battery life.

These are the only new major features from the preview, nothing groundbreaking. One UI 6 will mostly bring all these features, but Samsung adds its spin to Android updates.

We’ll probably see new UI designs for some first-party apps and maybe some new icons. There’ll probably be some improvements to accessibility and multitasking, but none of this is officially confirmed.

Note 10 Lite previous updates & update promise

The phone shipped with Android 10 out of the box. In January 2021, the Note 10 Lite got its first major Android update; Android 11 (One UI 3). There were some security patches and enhancements before this major update.

Samsung’s updates picked up the pace later, and the Note 10 Lite got Android 12 (One UI 4) around July 2022. The phone got the Android 13 (One UI 5) update even faster than most competitors around December 2022.

After mid-March 2023, the phone began to receive the One UI 5.1 update, a security patch, and a slight optimization improvement.

The above update map is only a rough sketch, not a complete, accurate description of the phone’s update history. Samsung’s updates vary depending on carriers and regions, so it’s hard to pinpoint a month.

The phone was promised 3 years of major Android updates and shipped with Android 10 out of the box.

Note 10 Lite One UI 6 Update Status

Since the phone already has three years of major updates, it’s safe to say that Samsung fulfilled the update promise for the Note 10 Lite.

Android 13 is the last major update the phone will get, so the Note 10 Lite isn’t going to receive the One UI 6 update. The phone has reached the end of its major update cycle. You’ll still get security updates every couple of months.


Android 14 isn’t a major UI redesign that brings radical new features. There isn’t too much you miss out on if your phone doesn’t receive One UI 6.

The Note 10 Lite is still very capable, and if you don’t see a point in upgrading your phone, there’s no need to.

Samsung’s One UI exclusive features aren’t tied to a particular Android version. So, there’s still a chance that Samsung will roll out these features to older phones via security patches.

Ankan is a tech enthusiast with a particular passion for Samsung gadgets. He has extensive hands-on experience testing out the latest Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices. At SamInsider, he provides reliable coverage of everything happening in the Samsung world. Email: techblizpro@gmail.com (Follow on X/Twitter)

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