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Update: February 12, 2021 (3:50 AM ET): Earlier this week, Samsung started its One UI 3.1 rollout to the Galaxy S20 FE. Devices in Europe were the first to receive the update. Now, it seems that the rollout has been halted.
According to SamMobile, the update is no longer available for Galaxy S20 FE users. There’s no indication of why it was pulled, but it’s possible the update is buggier than initially anticipated. This wouldn’t be the first time this year that a buggy update may have been pulled, as Samsung pulled and then re-released a Galaxy S10 update last month.
The initial One UI 3.1 update brought firmware version G781BXXU2CUB5 to the device and weighed in at around 1.7GB. Samsung’s UI refresh also brought Google Discover’s availability on the home screen, better location management for photos, and a few UI tweaks to boot.
If you happened to install the update before it was pulled, let us know if you’re experiencing any issues with it in the comments.
Original article: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE update hub. Here you’ll find all the latest information on software updates specifically for the Galaxy S20 FE. We’ll tell you what the current software versions are for each device and also give inform you if and when new updates are rolling out.
Keep in mind that Samsung pushes updates to the Galaxy S20 FE at different times depending on the carrier and region.
If you haven’t yet purchased a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE but want to, be sure to check out a list of available deals below. You’ll also find info on legacy updates pushed to the smartphone since its debut by scrolling on.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE All the best features of the Galaxy S20 series at a lower price
If you don’t mind cutting a few corners, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “Fan Edition”) might be the phone you are looking for. It offers most of the flagship specs and features of the Galaxy S20 family but trims things down to keep the price low.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE updates
- Current stable version: Android 10
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Samsung originally launched the Galaxy S20 FE on October 2, 2020. Pre-orders kicked off in late September with sales commencing on launch day. The phone debuted with Android 10-based One UI 2.5.
Although the Galaxy S20 FE ticked all the right boxes as an affordable Samsung flagship, the device did face a notable issue post-launch. Some users reported problems with the phone’s screen sensitivity and performance. Samsung pushed two updates in October with hopes to address the issue
A third update – firmware version G781BXXU1ATK1 – was distributed in November. The update also brought with it the November security patch for Android. Per comments on social media and forums, these three updates didn’t resolve the issues for several S20 FE owners.
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In early December 2020, a One UI 3.0 update roadmap for Germany was published by Samsung. The list included the Galaxy S20 FE but earmarked its update for January 2021 — a month later than its Galaxy S20 series siblings.
On December 18, 2020, a report from SamMobile suggested that some users in Russia are already receiving the stable One UI 3.0 update. The patch was numbered G780FXXU1BTL1 and includes the December 2020 Android security update.
Samsung users received the gift of a stable One UI 3.0 update on December 25, 2020. Per SamMobile, the updates bore firmware numbers G780FXXU1BTL1 and G781BXXU1BTL4 for the 4G and 5G models, respectively.
That’s it for our Galaxy S20 FE update hub. Be sure to let us know which update you’re running in the comments section. If you feel we’ve missed an update, feel free to tip us!