SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Galaxy S20 FE gets Android 13 (One UI 5.0) in the US

    Firmware
    By 

    Last updated: December 22nd, 2022 at 10:19 UTC+01:00

    While the Galaxy S20 FE started getting the Android 13 update a few weeks ago, it was limited to the non-US markets. Today, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 13 update to the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the US.

    The carrier-locked version of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U) has started getting the Android 13 update in the US. The new software comes with firmware version G781USQU9GVK8 and is currently rolling out on US Cellular's network in the country. Other network carriers could release the update within the next few days.

    If you are a Galaxy S20 FE 5G owner in the US with a carrier-locked model, you can install the new update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our database and flash it manually.

    What's new with Galaxy S20 FE 5G's Android 13 update?

    The update brings Android 13, One UI 5.0, and the December 2022 security patch. Samsung's new software brings a revamped UI design, dynamic app icons, improved stock apps, the OCR feature that can extract text from images, and per-app language settings. Samsung has slightly improved the design of the notifications area and added Stacked Widgets. Animations and transitions are now smoother, and the phone feels faster.

    The Settings app now has a dedicated Connected Devices menu with features like Android Auto, Auto Switch Buds, Link To Windows, Quick Share, Samsung DeX, Second Screen, Smart View, and SmartThings. The Privacy and Security sections have been merged into a single unit. Side-by-side multitasking can be started with a new two-finger gesture.

    Samsung has also implemented an easier way to customize the lock screen. Long-press on the lock screen and start editing the wallpaper, clock style and size, lock screen shortcuts, and more. With One UI 5.0, you can set a different call background for each contact.

    Bixby Routines has been renamed to Modes & Routines, and it has been simplified. It has also received a lot of new features and an option to glance at the active routines quickly. Samsung has set a lot of pre-set routines so that more people can use the feature. The Sleep Mode can also be automated.

    The built-in camera app has the Help Guide to explain various functions of the Pro Mode. There is a Histogram in the Pro Mode and the option to add a watermark to images. You can easily zoom with one hand and use the telephoto camera in the Food mode. Stories now have better effects and transitions.

    One UI 5.0 also brings improvements to the built-in image and video editor. You can create stickers from any image, keep portrait mode even after editing a photo, draw perfect shapes on pictures and videos, and edit GIFs better. Samsung is also offering more stickers in the image editor. AR Emojis are now more diverse. You can add transparent or custom backgrounds to AR Emojis.

    Samsung Keyboard offers kaomoji, new emojis, new emoji pairs, and spacebar row customization. It also lets you rearrange expressions keys on the keyboard. Samsung DeX has a new taskbar, a mini calendar on the bottom right corner, and a new notifications indicator. RAM Plus can be customized, add exceptions to the Do Not Disturb mode, and customize notifications better.

    FirmwarePhone Android 13December 2022 Security PatchGalaxy S20 FE 5GOne UI 5.0USA

    You might also like

    Galaxy Z Fold 3 gets One UI 6.1 update with AI features in USA

    Galaxy Z Fold 3 gets One UI 6.1 update with AI features in USA

    Samsung has released the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the US. The update has already been released for several other high-end phones from the Galaxy S and Z series in Europe and South Korea. The update has been released to the factory-unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 19 hours ago
    More Galaxy S24 units get May 2024 security update in USA

    More Galaxy S24 units get May 2024 security update in USA

    Samsung has released new software updates for the carrier-unlocked variants of the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. They bring the May 2024 security patch, which fixes 45 security vulnerabilities. The company rolled out the software update to the carrier-locked and the international variants of the three devices last week. The new software […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 22 hours ago
    One UI 6.1 starts rolling out to Galaxy S21 in the US

    One UI 6.1 starts rolling out to Galaxy S21 in the US

    Last week, Samsung released the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S21 in South Korea and Europe. Now, the company has released the update for unlocked Galaxy S21 units in the US. Other regions could get the update in the next few days. Unlocked Galaxy S21 units get One UI 6.1 update in the […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 23 hours ago
    Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets AI features with One UI 6.1 update in USA

    Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets AI features with One UI 6.1 update in USA

    Earlier today, Samsung released the One UI 6.1 update to several high-end phones, including the Galaxy Z Fold 4, in Europe. Now, the company has announced the update's release in the US as well. The update has also been released to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Tab S8, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the USA. […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 days ago
    One UI 6.1 update is now live for Galaxy Tab S8 in USA!

    One UI 6.1 update is now live for Galaxy Tab S8 in USA!

    Right after releasing the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra in Europe, Samsung is now rolling out the same update to the three tablets in the United States too. The news comes directly from Samsung. Samsung might be rolling out the One UI 6.1 update to […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago
    Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets One UI 6.1 update in USA

    Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets One UI 6.1 update in USA

    Samsung has released the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the US. The company also released the update to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Tab S8, and Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the country. Earlier today, the One UI 6.1 update was released to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago