The Galaxy Note 20 series is getting another One UI 4.0 beta update in the UK. The Android 12 beta program kicked off for the S Pen flagship a couple of weeks ago, and the latest update fixes a handful of issues, including a bug related to the display’s adaptive refresh rate. The December 2021 security patch, which Samsung hasn’t detailed yet, accompanies the new firmware.
The changelog for the latest Galaxy Note 20 One UI 4.0 beta build mentions fixes related to Quick Share icons, the Clear View Display Cover, and the 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. We are aware of the screen refresh rate issues experienced by Galaxy S21 customers in the United States following the live One UI 4.0 update, although we haven’t heard similar stories from Galaxy Note 20 One UI 4.0 beta testers in the UK. It’s unclear if these 120Hz issues are related, but regardless, Samsung’s already addressing them for Galaxy Note 20 beta builds, and will release a fix for the Galaxy S21 soon.
New Galaxy Note 20 One UI 4.0 beta improves the frame rate
In addition to these fixes, the update should improve search results in messaging apps and claims to increase the phone’s overall performance with a smoother framerate. For reference, the latest One UI 4.0 beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 in the UK has firmware version “ZUKA.”
Check our Android 12 and One UI 4.0 hands-on video below for a closer look at the new update. We showcase it on the Galaxy S21 series, but it should be virtually identical to One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy Note 20 lineup once Samsung releases it to the public. And if you’re tempted to buy a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — perhaps following the realization that there’s no new Galaxy Note flagship coming this year — then you might want to check our long-term review.
Thanks for the tip, Jim!
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