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Samsung Galaxy S21's June security update finally fixes camera lag issues for U.S. users

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung has released a new software update for the Galaxy S21 series phones in the U.S.
  • The update reportedly fixes the zoom lag issues that many Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra users had been complaining about.
  • It also brings the latest June 2021 Android security patch.

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S21 series are now receiving the June 2021 security update in the U.S. According to a report from SamMobile, the update arrives as version G99xUSQU4AUF5 for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

For now, it looks like the update is only rolling out to the Comcast, Xfinity, and Verizon variants (opens in new tab) of the three phones. However, we expect other carrier variants of the Galaxy S21 series phones to begin receiving the update within the next week or two.

In addition to bringing the latest Android security patch to Samsung's best phones, the update also fixes the camera lag issues that have plagued them since launch. The update is also said to include portrait mode improvements and memory usage optimizations when shooting at high zoom magnifications. The overheating problem is claimed to have been solved too. A few other highlights of the new update include the ability to scan QR codes saved in the gallery using the built-in QR code scanner and improved video call effects.

If you have a Galaxy S21 series phone and don't see a notification regarding the update, you can look for it manually from Settings > Software update > Download and install. All three Galaxy S21 models are now on sale on Amazon at heavily discounted prices for Prime Day.

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Samsung Galaxy S21

If you're looking for a phone that is relatively compact and yet packs the latest tech, the Galaxy S21 is definitely worth checking out. It has a flat 120Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 processor with 5G support, and three impressive cameras.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
5 Comments
  • Samsung are no longer beating Google in security patches now, this is the second time that Google has beaten Samsung in pushing out security updates and my S20 FE STILL hasn't gotten the June security patch yet, thank goodness that I'm going back to a Pixel with the 4a 5G this fall.
  • OMG you had to wait a couple weeks for the patch... The horror
  • Yes and I don’t like it, I’m used to fast updates and Samsung isn’t fast enough.
  • You wouldn't like my phone! I disabled updates and haven't recieved them since December.
  • More fool you, you're phone is insecure and you're right I wouldn't like your phone. Since you don't care about updates get a Motorola phone, they'd be perfect for someone like you who doesn't care about updates.