Samsung's incredibly popular Galaxy A50 scores long overdue Android 10 update on Verizon
The Galaxy A50 is obviously far from Samsung's most glamorous or powerful smartphone released in 2019, but thanks to its undeniably attractive design, respectable specifications, and very reasonable price, the mid-ranger quickly became one of the world's best-selling Android models.
Of course, Samsung isn't leaving the Galaxy A50 behind from a software support standpoint just yet, with an official Android 10 update kicked off a little over a month ago and picked up by Verizon for an over-the-air expansion on America's largest wireless network as we speak. The OTA delivery is confirmed both by actual users on Reddit and the nation's number one mobile operator on its official support webpage.
Offered in an unlocked variant, as well as on major and minor carriers including Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile at a fair $350, the 6.4-inch handset has also been quite popular in the US, but now it's time for the improved Galaxy A51 to shine and garner the attention of bargain hunters interested in striking a decent balance between a modern design and a solid spec sheet.
The Android 10 changelog includes a bunch of cool stuff that will vastly improve the performance, security, and convenience of the already silky smooth Galaxy A50, with features like Smart Reply, Live Transcribe, Dark Mode, Sound Amplifier, and a revised gesture navigation system pretty much guaranteed to capture your attention as soon as you download and install the undoubtedly large update.
This also comes with April 2020 security patches... in April 2020, which is pretty nice for a mid-end device, partially offsetting the disappointment of having to wait all this time for the same Android 10 goodies that Samsung's high-enders received many months ago.
In case you're wondering, Verizon doesn't sell the Galaxy A50 anymore, but the handset can still be purchased directly from its manufacturer at $349.99 in a Big Red-locked variant, which is arguably a terrible deal. The A51 is a lot more attractive right now, not to mention Apple's second-gen iPhone SE.