Samsung Galaxy S20 update: One UI 2.5 now rolling out
Update: September 25, 2020 (11:45 p.m. ET): The Samsung Galaxy S20 series now receives a new update with the security patch from September and some camera improvements (h / t) SamMobile).
The new update weighs around 350 MB and contains the firmware version G98xxXXU4BTIB. Samsung did not describe the new camera improvements in detail SamMobile suggests that these could be tweaks for the new camera features added with One UI 2.5.
The update is currently being rolled out in some European countries including Germany, but you can expect it to become more widespread soon. Samsung can synchronize its updates quite well in different markets. So if you own a Galaxy S20 phone, you should get the OTA every day.
Original article: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Update Hub! Find the latest information on software updates for the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. We will let you know the latest software versions for each device and let you know that new updates are being introduced.
Note that the Samsung Galaxy S20 updates are usually available on all three devices at the same time. With different device variants, e.g. For example, carrier-branded versions and unlocked versions, updates are usually updated at different times.
Haven’t you bought a Galaxy S20 phone yet? Check out the offers below. Further down the page you will find historical information on each Galaxy S20 update.
Samsung Galaxy S20 The latest and greatest from Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra are super premium 5G smartphones from the South Korean company. No matter what you’re looking for, the Galaxy S20 line likely has something to suit your needs.
Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra updates
- Current stable version: Android 10
- When will the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra get Android 11 ?: December 2020 (estimated)
Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 family of phones on February 11, 2020. Pre-orders for the devices began on February 21st and the devices will hit stores on March 6th. Every device in the family comes with Android 10 (revised with Samsung’s One UI 2.0, of course).
Samsung has gotten much faster and more regular with software updates lately. We saw the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 families get Android 10 for the OEM in record time. Therefore, it can be assumed that the launch of Android 11 will be even faster this year. While we can’t make any promises, it is likely that the Samsung Galaxy S20 update to the latest version of Android will land before the end of 2020.
Read: Where and when can you buy the Galaxy S20 phones?
Before the Galaxy S20 family of phones even hit stores, Samsung released its first update. According to Tizen helpThe update will be rolled out on South Korean S20 Ultra devices. It fixes some camera issues while also delivering the Android security patch for March. When you take your Galaxy S20 Ultra out of the box on March 6th, an update will likely be waiting for you.
Verizon also began releasing a pre-release update for its Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra variants on March 2nd. The update is supposed to bring performance improvements to both devices and contains the security patch for March.
Shortly afterwards, the entire T-Mobile Galaxy S20 series also received the security patch for March. The update was rolled out while some lucky customers received their devices a few days before the official launch date on March 6th.
A second pre-release update has also been introduced for the Galaxy S20 phone. It brought further improvements to camera performance and the overall user experience, including improved touch gestures.
Following the release of the S20 series, Samsung released a firmware update for the Exynos variants of the phones. The update brought a new version of the camera app (10.0.01.98) to all three Galaxy S20 phones. It also fixed the slow autofocus issue that some users were facing with the new flagships. The Snapdragon models received this update a few weeks later, improving the camera experience as well.
In early April, Samsung began rolling out another software update for the Galaxy S20 family. Users were staring at getting a 435MB update (Build number: G98x0ZHU1ATCT) on their S20 phones. According to SamMobileAn improved camera experience and the security patch from April 2020 were listed in the changelog.
This April update caused a number of issues on the S20 phones, particularly the S20 Ultra, which displayed an unusual green screen tone. Users also reported problems with autofocus and charging. Samsung revoked the update on April 20th to fix the issues and released a new update a few days later.
Samsung also released the G98xxXXS2ATD5 update at the end of April, which brings the security patch for May 2020 and not much more. The June patch for the activated models followed shortly afterwards. A week later, US carrier branded models landed.
At the end of June, Samsung released another update for the Galaxy S20 series with the security patches for July. Along with the patch, there were a few new features, such as the ability to use a Bluetooth microphone when using a voice recording app. The update also permanently removed the MirrorLink function on the phones. With this function, users could mirror the display of their smartphone to the head unit of their car.
On August 3rd, Samsung began rolling out monthly security patches for the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra in some countries. According to SamMobileThe update was originally introduced for Galaxy S20 models with Exynos drives in a number of European countries. It should later have hit the Snapdragon models as well. If you haven’t received it yet, you may have to wait a little longer.
In addition to the security patches for August, the update for the Galaxy S20 series also brought some stability and performance improvements.
On August 21, Samsung began rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S20 family. This was a major software update for the S20 series, and carried over a number of new features that first caught the Galaxy Note 20 when it launched. The update added an improved Pro Video mode that lets you record footage in 21: 9 aspect ratio, change the direction of your phone’s microphone, and much more.
A 2.5 user interface also brought features like wireless DeX connecting your Galaxy S20 to your TV, audio bookmarks for syncing your notes with audio recordings, the ability to change the duration of the single-take camera mode, and much more.
Here are the current stable versions of each device in the Galaxy S20 family.
|Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra||Android 10||Android 11|
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