Galaxy S20 gets yet another firmware update with camera improvements

Samsung is releasing yet another firmware update for the Galaxy S20 series. The update is rolling out in a few European countries but oddly enough, the firmware version differs in some markets. For example, the Galaxy S20 series in the Netherlands is getting firmware version G98xxXXU5BTJ1, whereas in Germany the same update carries firmware version G98xxXXU5BTJ3.

The changelog looks familiar and mentions camera improvements without providing any additional details. Either way, we’re unsure why Samsung is making things more confusing with different build numbers, and given these inconsistencies, we’re beginning to wonder if the firmware update does indeed bring any camera improvements or if we’re looking at a generic, copy-pasted changelog. We’ll keep you posted if we notice any improvements to the camera experience but so far we have nothing to report on this front. The Galaxy S20 lineup was already updated with the October 2020 security patch so the security of the device hasn’t been improved either.

This is the fourth firmware update for the Galaxy S20 series over a period of a few weeks. It’s rolling out in stages and should be available for both the LTE and 5G variants. You can try to install the update by opening Settings on your phone, accessing Software update, and tapping Download and install. As always, we offer an alternative way to update. You can skip the waiting and download the firmware for your device and region from our firmware section, then install it on your phone using a Windows PC.

  • Model: SM-G980F
  • Dimensions: Bar: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
  • Display: 6.2 inch / 157.48 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Exynos 990
  • Camera: 12MP

  • Model: SM-G985F
  • Dimensions: Bar: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
  • Display: 6.7 inch / 170.18 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Exynos 990
  • Camera: 12MP

  • Model: SM-G988B
  • Dimensions: Bar: 166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8 mm
  • Display: 6.9 inch / 175.26 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Exynos 990
  • Camera: 12MP

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