Galaxy Note 20 starts getting May 2021 security update in the US

Samsung started pushing out the May 2021 security update to its high-end smartphones last week. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and even the Galaxy A51 have started receiving the latest security patch. The international variant of the Galaxy Note 20 got the update last week, and it’s now time for the US variants of the phones to get the new software update.

The carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have started receiving the May 2021 security patch. The latest firmware versions for the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are N981U1UES2DUD5 and N986U1UES2DUD5, respectively. We don’t have the changelog for the update yet, but it could include some camera and Quick Share improvements and the latest security fixes.

The update is now available in the US for the Galaxy Note 20 series on networks like Bluegrass Cellular (which is now a part of the Verizon network), Comcast, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile. The new software is also available for unlocked models of smartphones.

If you are a Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra user in the US, you might have received a notification for the new update. If you haven’t, you can check for the update manually by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install. If you have experience in flashing firmware, you can download the entire firmware image from our firmware database.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra May 2021 Security Update


  • Model: SM-N981U1
  • Dimensions: Bar: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Display: 6.7 inch / 170.18 mm Super AMOLED Plus
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865+
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Model: SM-N986U1
  • Dimensions: Bar: 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
  • Display: 6.9 inch / 175.26 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865+
  • Camera: 108MP
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