What you need to know
- Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 3.0 update for its Galaxy S20 FE devices.
- The update is currently available in Russian, with other countries likely to follow soon.
- Alongside a whole bunch of Samsung's own improvements, the update brings with it Google's newest OS, Android 11.
The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, already one of the best Android phones to come out of Samsung's labs in the past few years, is about to get even better. As per SamMobile, the company has begun its rollout of the Android 11-powered One UI 3.0 update to Galaxy FE owners in Russia.
That's much earlier than expected. A previous leak from tipster Max Weinbach had suggested the company would begin the rollout starting December 27, while Samsung's own update roadmap (for Germany, at least) pegged that date to February 21, more than two months later.
If you're a Galaxy S20 FE user in Russia, you should start seeing notifications for firmware update G780FXXU1BTL1, which includes the December 2020 security patch, soon. If not, you can also manually check for the update by going to Setting > Software Update > Download and Install.
How long it takes for Samsung to expand the rollout to other countries remains to be seen, but we're hoping it'll be sooner rather than later.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
The Galaxy S20 FE is one of the best phones Samsung has ever made, period. It features all the latest gizmos you'd expect from a flagship — a 120Hz display, impressive cameras, 5G connectivity, and a large 4,500mAh battery — all without the $1,000 flagship price tag.
Any idea on when the mid range phones like A51 and A71 will get Android 11?
Mine is updating right now. Great news to see it hit the device so quickly.
I have S20 Ultra unlocked and didn't get update yet. Hopefully soon.
I was excited the see the update available after reading this, but noticed it was small, and only the December Security update for me in the U.S. unlocked on Verizon after it was complete. A bit longer...
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