April 2, 2020 12:19 PM
Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra Update

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra Update Tracker: G98xFXXU1ATC1 Released

All three of them currently runs on One UI 2.1 based on Android 10

Samsung unveiled their 2020 flagship S series (Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra) a couple of months ago and they state what Samsung S series device stands for, beauty with power. Ever since its launch worldwide, everyone has been talking them, as it turned out to be better than what was expected of Samsung with this year’s S series devices. It comes with the best of the best in every department, be it camera, display, design or even software. Samsung’s software for mobile device got a revamp back in 2018 as a much-polished version of TouchWiz was launched by the name One UI.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra Software Update Tracker

We will take a look at how Samsung is handling updates for the beloved Galaxy S20 devices, from software tweaks, performance improvements, bug fixes, monthly security patches to Android OS updates. No matter how packed the internals are, the software holds it all together and we will see how Samsung takes care of their flagship S series devices of 2020.

March 13: Exynos 990-powered all three S20 international models have started recovering new firmware update that comes with build number G98xFXXU1ATC1 and weighs 150MB. The update includes March 2020 security patch. A detailed changelog of the firmware is yet to be revealed.

March 5: The build versions G981NKSU1ATC2, G986NKSU1ATC2 and G988NKSU1ATC2 are hitting the S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra respectively. It brings improvements to touch gestures, camera quality(better auto and manual focus) and functionality.

February 25: The first Galaxy S20 Ultra update with firmware version G988NKSU1ATBR (418MB) has started rolling out in South Korea. The update brings March 2020 Android security patch and improves the quality and the auto-flash of the camera.

When will we see Android 11 in Galaxy S20 Series?

Back on November 28, 2019, Samsung started rolling out Android 10 based One UI 2.0. Now with just three months down the line, this thus seems like pretty early times to talk about the next OS update but there have been some developments recently regarding Android 11 from Google. Google recently launched the Android 11 developer preview version hinting towards an early Android 11 release. If that happens, Samsung will make the most of it and probably launch One UI 3.0 by the end of October or in the early days of November.

One UI Design

Samsung’s very own version of Android, the One UI was received well by the audience when it made a debut back in 2018. One UI holds true to Samsung’s promise of delivering a beautiful UI which is really user-friendly but also customizable at the same time. Before One UI, Samsung was slow with updates but now they are performing much better with their recent software services. We are already running the second iteration of One UI on the Samsung Galaxy S20 devices and now people are eagerly waiting to see what Samsung has on offer this time around.

About Samsung Galaxy S20 Family

The 2020 flagship Samsung Galaxy S20 devices come with the best of the best specifications one could ask for. Top of the line Snapdragon 865, 120Hz Super AMOLED QHD+ curved displays with a really small punch hole(the resolution needs to be lowered to FHD+ for the display to run at 120Hz), water resistance, wireless charging, glass and metal body design with gorilla glass 6, absolutely stellar camera configuration with the Galaxy S20 Ultra model having an extraordinary 108MP sensor and so on. The S20 family currently runs on One UI 2.1 based on Android 10. In simple terms, these devices have all the best features imaginable in a phone but they are not easy on the pocket by any means. The S20 model comes at a price tag of 1000 USD, and that is the cheapest among the three. So if you can afford one, then it is simply one of the best phones in the market if not the best.

galaxy s20 family

Model Numbers Differences

Here we will see about all the S20 devices, including both the 5G variant and the 4G variant. All of these devices will have the same software version running on them, but the model number on all of them are different.

Region/ CarrierGalaxy S20Galaxy S20+Galaxy S20 Ultra
Canada
- Bell Mobility
- Rogers
SM-G981WSM-G986WSM-G988W
China
Hong Kong
Japan
Brazil
SM-G9810
SM-G9818
SM-G9860
SM-G9868
SM-G9880
SM-G9888
EuropeSM-G980F (4G)
SM-G981B
SM-G985F
SM-G986B
SM-G988F
Korea
- SKT
- LG U+
- KT
SM-G981NSM-G986NSM-G988N
Asia
India
Singapore
SM-G981F
SM-G981DS
SM-G985F/DSSM-G988F/DS
United Kingdom
- Carphone
- Warehouse
- Vodafone
- O2
- iD Mobile
- EE
- Unlocked
SM-G980F
SM-G981B (5G)
SM-G986BSM-G988F/DS
United States
- AT&T
- Sprint
- T-Mobile
- US Cellular
- Xfinity Mobile
- Charter Spectrum
SM-G981U
SSM-G986USM-G988U
SM-G988U1

About Sagar Choudhury

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He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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