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New Galaxy S20 software update rolling out now

Samsung is now rolling out what is the first software update for the international variants of the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra since they hit retail shelves a week ago. We’re speaking of the Exynos-powered variants, which are now receiving an update to build number G98xFXXU1ATC1. Samsung had released an update for the Galaxy S20 series in Korea a week ago, but that update had a newer build that’s different from the one the company has now released in other markets.

The latest update for the international variants is rolling out in India as we write this. Samsung has included a generic changelog that doesn’t give any details, but the update should make some improvements and changes as it’s not just a standard security update (security updates have the letter ‘S’ instead of a ‘U’ before the last five characters of the build number). We’ve faced multiple issues on our Galaxy S20+, including random heating, lag in the camera app, and performance stutters when apps like YouTube are running in picture-in-picture mode, and we hope those are addressed in the new update.

Of course, we also hope the autofocus issues on the Galaxy S20 Ultra are fixed as well. However, with the S20 Ultra’s 108MP camera using standard phase detection autofocus instead of something like Dual Pixel autofocus, we have an inkling its autofocus speed will never be as good as we’re used to seeing on Galaxy flagships. For those wondering, the autofocus issues are not present on the Galaxy S20 and S20+, as both of those phones support Dual Pixel autofocus.

In any case, if you own a Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra, you should get a pop-up notification informing you of the update in the next couple of days. You can also try downloading it right away by tapping the Download and install option in the phone’s Settings » Software update menu. We also have the latest firmware for the Galaxy S20 series available in our firmware archive, which you can use to update your phone manually using a Windows computer.

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wjm911
wjm911

I really hope the camera is improved. I am super disappointed with the Ultra in that aspect

Ahmadalani75
Ahmadalani75

· Improved performance. – Camera
· The security of your device has been improved

london2tim
london2tim

· Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
· New and / or enhanced features.
· Further improvements to performance.

london2tim
london2tim

nothing on my UK one but hope it arrives fast and fixed the below issues:
Chrome becoming unresponsive
phone getting really hot even with minimal use
in low light – the grey/dark grey gets really greenish/whiteish – it really stands out like washed out background (seems to be mostly happening in Samsung dark UI mode and doesnt seem to be an issue in day time)
battery optimisation – im getting same battery on my s20+ now that i was getting on my s10 (not s10+) before i switched
optimisation of the 120hz

Kaan Kartal
Kaan Kartal

you are right on my a70 sometimes animations lag and phone gets to warm.In android 9 there wasn’t any issue for me.

danlav313
danlav313

Seems to be across the board on all s20 devices. My ultra is the same and that includes battery life, I don’t feel I get much better battery than my s9+. Hopefully some updates will fix these issues, I doubt we will see the next update any time soon though. Frustrating that the newest devices have so many issues