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Samsung is rolling out a second OTA update for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in less than a week’s time. The earlier update included the October 2020 security patch along with the usual improvements and bug fixes. This new OTA update is currently rolling out for Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users in Germany and is claimed to improve battery life.
It comes with the build number N986BXXX1ATJ1 and is 255.63MB in size. As per the changelog, the update will also bring stability improvements for dark mode and the camera. However, the company hasn’t revealed the specifics of these improvements. It remains to be seen how well the cameras will perform with the updated Camera app.
Latest Galaxy Note 20 Ultra update to further improve battery life
While the changelog also mentions the October Android security patch, the previous update already included it. Interestingly, the regular Galaxy Note 20 hasn’t received this new update yet. While the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in the US comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC, the European variant packs the in-house Exynos 990 SoC.
Hence, no one should sideload the firmware file intended for the Exynos variant on the Snapdragon variant or vice versa. In the coming days, this new update might expand to other regions as well.
If there is no notification regarding the new update, users can manually check for the latest update by going to Settings > Software Update > Download. Once the update shows up on your smartphone, tap on the “Install now” button to download and install it.
No One UI 3.0 public beta update yet for the Galaxy Note 20 series
Samsung might soon add the Galaxy Note 20 series to the One UI 3.0 public beta program. Samsung is offering a lot of new features and UI improvements with the One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. The public beta is currently available only for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones in the US and South Korea.
Samsung could soon expand the One UI 3.0 public beta program to other markets including India, China, Germany, and Poland. The company already promised to offers three years of OS updates for its flagship smartphones.
While there is no official confirmation, the stable release of the One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 smartphones might happen before the end of this year. The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are the first smartphones to come with the latest One UI 2.5 out of the box.