Samsung improves Galaxy S20 FE touchscreen with two firmware updates

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Last updated: October 22nd, 2020 at 14:12 UTC+02:00

As many of you can probably recall, last week we discussed about one flaw that marrs the Galaxy S20 FE user experience, and it has something to do with touchscreen responsiveness or lack thereof. The good news for affected Galaxy S20 FE owners is that Samsung has acknowledged the issue and has released a couple of firmware updates meant to address it.

In case you’re unaware of this, some Galaxy S20 FE units have trouble reading touch inputs accurately, resulting in ghost touches, jittery UI animations and an overall unpleasant experience. We came across these problems on one of our Galaxy S20 FE units at the office and we were hoping that Samsung can address them with a new firmware update.

Samsung has launched not one but two Galaxy S20 FE firmware updates

Samsung did just that. The company released an update last week carrying firmware version G78xxXXU1ATJ1 and the changelog mentioned stability improvements to the touchscreen as well as the camera. But that wasn’t enough and Samsung is now releasing a second firmware update which seemingly improves the touchscreen experience even further.

Firmware version G78xxXXU1ATJ5 is now rolling out in countries across Europe and although the changelog doesn’t mention the touchscreen problems, many users have reported that touch responsiveness has become even better following this most recent update. We can also confirm that our affected Galaxy S20 FE unit performs a lot more like it should.

The latest firmware update is available for both the LTE (SM-G780F) and 5G (SM-G781B) variants of the phone and it should be accompanied by an update notification. You can try to trigger the update process by opening Settings, accessing Software Update and tapping Download and install.

As usual, you can skip the steps above and visit our firmware archive, download the latest firmware update for your particular model/region, and apply it to your Galaxy S20 FE using a Windows PC.

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