Samsung is doing a good job on the One UI update process. Many continue to receive version 2.5, as has been the recent case of the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A90. However, the most desired version is One UI 3.0, since it has all the news of the latest Korean layer , and it is also based on Android 11. Now, the good news comes for the owners of the Galaxy S20 FE, who are starting to receive this long-awaited update.
Meeting the update commitment is something users value highly. If not, it is almost preferable that no estimated dates are announced. However, Samsung is doing a good job, and we see how the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra have received One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. Now it is the turn of the “little one” of the group, the S20 FE. We quote small, because far from being considered a “lite” version, this variant integrates the powerful Snapdragon 865, is 5G and has a generous 4,500 mAh battery, so in many respects it is at the same height as its older brothers.
An update that is early
The update of this terminal was scheduled for the months of January / February, but it has been advanced according to reports from Russia, where the notice to update is reaching the owners of this device. The update comes with firmware number G780FXXU1BTL1, which also includes the December 2020 security patch, which protects the S20 FE against the latest threats and vulnerabilities detected.
Loaded with novelties
This update has a good handful of new features, such as a new user interface, the conversations section in the notification area, dedicated media playback widgets or the renewed volume controls. In addition, Samsung has been in charge of improving its entire ecosystem of apps , so that users of the Galaxy S20 FE will find news in system tools such as Calendar, Contacts, Messages, Phone, Reminders, Samsung Internet and Samsung Keyboard
As usual, the update is arriving via batch OTA. This means that once implanted in Russia, as the first chosen market, it will reach other markets in which the Galaxy S20 FE has a presence , including Spain. This means that we can be days or a few weeks before European users can update. However, we can try to force the update manually from Settings / Software update.