Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE will get the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update a lot sooner than expected

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Exynos review
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Exynos review (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The Galaxy S20 FE could begin receiving the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update before the end of the year.
  • Samsung is also expected to begin pushing Android 11 to the Galaxy Note 20 series phones later this month.
  • The Galaxy S20 series began receiving the stable One UI 3.0 update earlier this week.

Earlier this week, Samsung shared its One UI 3.0 update roadmap, confirming plans of updating over 40 Galaxy phones and tablets to the latest Android version.

The Galaxy S20 FE, which is among the best Android phones the company has released in a long time, was conspicuously missing from the list. According to new information shared by tipster Max Weinbach, however, Galaxy S20 FE owners won't have to wait very long to get the stable Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update.

As per Weinbach, Samsung may release the One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy S20 FE on December 27. Since it is a major update, most Galaxy S20 FE owners will likely have to wait until January to get the update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, on the other hand, is tipped to start receiving the Android 11 update on December 14. Currently, the only Galaxy phones that are receiving the One UI 3.0 update are the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

The Galaxy S20 FE is among the best phones in Samsung's current lineup. It has a flat 120Hz display, impressive cameras, 5G connectivity, and a large 4,500mAh battery.

Have you listened to this week's Android Central Podcast?

Android Central

Every week, the Android Central Podcast brings you the latest tech news, analysis and hot takes, with familiar co-hosts and special guests.

  • Subscribe in Pocket Casts: Audio
  • Subscribe in Spotify: Audio
  • Subscribe in iTunes: Audio
Babu Mohan
News Writer