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    Galaxy Note 20 gets first security update of 2024 in more markets

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    Last updated: January 11th, 2024 at 09:56 UTC+01:00

    Amid the hustle and bustle of the ongoing CES 2024 expo, Samsung has forgotten to release its new security patch to older phones. The Galaxy Note 20 series started getting the January 2024 security patch in the US earlier this week. The devices in the lineup are now getting the new security update in other regions, including Europe and Latin America.

    Galaxy Note 20 series gets January 2024 security update in Europe and Latin America

    The new software update for the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with firmware version N98xFXXS9HXA1. It is currently available in Argentina, Colombia, and Switzerland, and we expect the update to expand its availability to more countries within the next few days.

    The January 2024 security patch fixes 74 security flaws that were discovered in the previous software version, so your Galaxy Note 20 series device should be more secure and reliable after installing the newest update. Don't expect the update to bring any new features or performance improvements.

    If you have a Galaxy Note 20 or a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and live in any of the countries mentioned above, you should check for the new update now. To do that, navigate to Settings » Software update » Download and install. You can also resort to downloading the new firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually. However, you would need a computer running the Windows operating system and the Odin tool installed on that PC for the manual firmware flashing process.

    Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 in mid-2020 with Android 10 onboard. The devices in the series received the Android 11 update later that year and the Android 12 update in late 2021. Android 13 was their last major update, and it arrived in late 2022. The phones won't get the Android 14 update that is currently rolling out to newer phones.

    If you are looking to upgrade from your Galaxy Note 20 series phone, you should consider reserving the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which is expected to feature a 6.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED 2x flat screen with 2,600 nits peak brightness, an S Pen, an insanely fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, and a 200MP camera. Click this link to reserve it and get a $50 credit from Samsung when upgrading. To check how the Galaxy S23 Ultra fared, check out our 12-month-later review of the device in the video below.

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