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Galaxy A50 gets new update with improved fingerprint recognition in tow

The Galaxy A50 is getting a new software update in some European markets. This is the second update for the device in Europe with the November 2019 security patch, with the first one released just a week ago. The new update comes with build number A505FNXXS3ASK9 and, according to the changelog, makes improvements to the fingerprint recognition algorithm.

The optical in-display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy A50 and (other mid-range Galaxies) isn’t great. It is slow and isn’t very accurate, although Samsung has tried to fix both issues with multiple software updates. The latest update for the device looks to be another attempt in that regard, although only those who own a Galaxy A50 will be able to say if it actually makes any tangible improvement.

Samsung recommends registering fingerprints again after the update

Samsung mentions in the changelog that users should delete their fingerprints and register them again after the update, making us wonder if the A50’s optical sensor is also affected by the flaw that enabled the Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader to be fooled by certain silicone cases that cover the display. There haven’t been any reports of that issue affecting optical fingerprint sensors, so perhaps Samsung is only being cautious here.

In any case, Galaxy A50 owners should grab the update as soon as possible. It can be downloaded over the air from the Software update section of the phone’s Settings app. The update is available in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, and quite a few other European countries, the full list of which can be found in our firmware section.

Have you received the update on your Galaxy A50? Do you notice any changes to the fingerprint reader’s performance after the update? Let us know in the comments!

galaxy a50 november update

Thanks for the tip, Cristian!

  • Model: SM-A505F
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9610
  • Camera: 25 MP, CMOS F1.7 & 5MP, CMOS F2.2 Depth & 8MP, CMOS F2.2 Ultrawide

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Tibu jossy
Tibu jossy

Galaxy A50 no updates received after May 2019 Kuwait

Aeeyu27
Aeeyu27

After updating, i could not register my fingerprints again, pls fix it as soon as possible

crissre
crissre

After updating the software to the latest version that is November at the time of re-registering the fingerprint, the error of “” Attention Make sure your fingerprint sensor is clean and dry and try again “”, so I try to register several times and I can’t register my second fingerprint until today, hopefully I could register a single fingerprint. I think the functionality of the sensor in the previous update was much better, and if I could register, it would be fine if they solved this problem as soon as possible because I am a user who uses the fingerprint… Read more »

amirarabsam
amirarabsam

Battery was really weak before it was up to2days before it was updated, but now only has 5 hours of battery life

hassnofe
hassnofe

new fingerprint.

Fingerprint problem it says after more attempts
“” Attention
Make sure your fingerprint sensor is clean and dry and try again “”

I’m trying many times but not registered

hassnofe
hassnofe

After update fingerprint is stop work

Sleepypandauk
Sleepypandauk

If anyone reads this, it would seem that the fps struggles with reading thumb prints and consistently rejects it but registers the index finger with no issue and provides frequent and faster fp unlocks. I use to use my right thumb but currently registered my right index finger 3 times with no hassle

Sleepypandauk
Sleepypandauk

This update has made the fingerprint scanner worse. I removed my previous fp as instructed and am getting the same warning message as everyone else. Managed to save 3 fp eventually but its no where as fast or accurate as previously!!

okup
okup

At 12.11.2019 on the evening something was change because my fingerprint start work… I can add new finger and is unlocked my phone

mugeyr123
mugeyr123

The New Galaxy A50 Update which brings the November Security Patch just completely made the fingerprint terrible, Please fix as soon as possible

okup
okup

After update fingerprint is stop work… before was good

kurvavagy
kurvavagy

When I installed the update the fingerprint sensor started not working properly on my phone. When I’m trying to add my fingerprint it is always writing that “Make sure your finger covers the entire sensor” and sometimes it throws me out of adding fingerprint with an warning message “Attention! Make sure the fingerprint sensor is clean and dry then try again”. That’s really irritating, and I hope it will fixed very soon.

miloszkozak
miloszkozak

Same situation on my A50.

rassak
rassak

After new update, i removed my old fingerprint data and now unable add new fingerprint.

Fingerprint problem it says after more attempts
“” Attention
Make sure your fingerprint sensor is clean and dry and try again “”

I’m trying many times but not registered

Bellal Hussain
Bellal Hussain

Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F)
Firmware update version : A505FDDS3ASK8
Fingerprint problem it says after40-70 present scan
“” Attention
Make sure your fingerprint sensor is clean and dry and try again “”

I’m trying many times but not registered

Amirboli
Amirboli

Not yet for Emarat firmware …..

mko61a
mko61a

My A50 (…SK9) now works much better: recognition is fast and accurate.

Iphuc200
Iphuc200

My phone was update in vietnam (112,12mb) A505FDDS3ASK8/A505FOLM3ASK2/A505FXXU3ASK2
and i see fingerprints firmware was update to 4.0.1.1=note 10 and so fast
It was great thank samsung!

IMGurmeet Singh
IMGurmeet Singh

FINGERPRINTS is Not improved.I m from India