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Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Android 11 (One UI 3.0) Update Timeline

Samsung A-series is known for superb-class quality and the same is the reason why most of the gadgets have secured reviews that simply define professionalism towards the Korean manufacturer by the users. Despite having a basic design, Samsung Galaxy A90 is better when compared to all other gadgets in the same series. It was one of the early smartphones in which the fingerprint scanner was integrated with the screen. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.

Google has recently rolled out the Android 11 update for the Google Pixel series. Recently Samsung started rolling the One UI 3.0 beta (Android 11) for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, and many more. You can check out more details of Samsung One UI 3.0 here.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G was announced in September 2019 which sports a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels with 400 PPI pixel density. The device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie under One UI and backed by a 4400 mAh battery (Non-removable).

As far as the camera concerned, the device has a Triple-camera setup with 48MP + 8MP + 5MP primary sensors and for a selfie, Motorized pop-up rotating main camera module. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. etc. The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G comes with a fingerprint sensor under the display.

Android 11 – Overview

Android 11 is the eleventh iteration of Google’s own OS (Operating System). It was released on September 8, 2020, and rolled out to their Pixel phones on day one. Later, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme rolled the beta update for their flagship device on the same day.  Here is the feature list of Android 11:

  • Scheduled Dark Theme
  • ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
  • Built-in Screen Recorder
  • Pin Apps in the Share Menu
  • Send Images in Notification Replies
  • New APIs for 5G
  • Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
  • Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Bubble Notifications on by Default
  • New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
  • Show Refresh Rate
  • Power Menu Toggles
  • Quick Access Wallet
  • New Permissions Options
  • Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
  • Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
  • New Scoped Storage Permission
  • New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
  • New Notification History UI
  • Increase Touch Sensitivity
  • Better Back Sensitivity
  • Mobile Drivers License Support
  • Changes to BiometricPrompt API
  • Improved Call Screening
  • Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
  • Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
  • HDMI Low-Latency Mode
  • Low Latency Video Decoding
  • New Bluetooth Stack
  • Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
  • Music Player in Quick Settings
  • Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
  • Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock

What’s New in One UI 3.0?

samsung one ui 3.0 android 11

There are a plethora of new and noteworthy features in the third iteration of One UI. To begin with, there are tons of new visual design changes. These include the smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications as well as much smoother motion. Along the same lines, you also get improved animations and haptic feedback. Then with the enhanced dynamic memory allocation, improved performance is also on the cards.

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You would also be witnessing changes to the Home screen and Lock screen. Likewise, new widgets, a new dynamic lock screen, and the ability to edit the Always On Display are also there. Then, changes to Calls and chats and the revamped Settings page would also be appreciated with one and all. Apart from that, there is a slew of changes to the Samsung keyboard, Productivity, and Device Control as well.

All these coupled with the plethora of new Android 11 features such as One Time Permissions, Chat bubbles, and Dark Mode schedule would prove to be the icing on the cake. So with such a long list of features, no doubt Galaxy A90 5G users are waiting in anticipation for the OneUI 3.0 Android 11 update. In this regard, this update tracker shall help you out. Follow along.

 Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Since Samsung is quite busy rolling out the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update for the devices and there are quite a few devices waiting in line. So, it seems unlikely that the Android 11 update announcement will be made anytime soon. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the Google Pixel devices. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.

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Update 3 (December 30)

The Android 11 One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy A90 5G has undergone inspection indicating that the development of the update will begin soon for the device. The update is undergoing inspection in the home country of South Korea. For more information, you can head over here.

Update 2 (December 18)

Android 11 is a hot topic, but not for every smartphone even from Samsung. The Galaxy A90 5G is now picking up the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update. However, note that the update is currently rolling out in South Korea. It arrives with version number A908NKSU3CTL3 and bundles December 2020 security patch. The update for the Galaxy A90 5G weighs in around 1.2GB. Talking about the features of the One UI 2.5 update adds new Bitmoji stickers that are supported on Always-On-Display, New WiFi features, Enhanced Video Pro mode as well as brings new message feature. Here is the complete changelog of the update:

Wi-Fi
– If quality information on nearby Wi-Fi routers can be measured, this information will appear as Very Fast, Fast, Normal, or Slow.
* This feature can be turned on or off in “Network Quality Information Display” settings.
– When attempting to access a Wi-Fi router with a password, a newly added feature now allows the user to request the password of the Wi-Fi router from someone nearby who is saved in their contact list and has already connected to that router.
* The “Request Password” button will appear on the Wi-Fi password input screen when you can request a password.

Always On Display
– Bitmoji Stickers are supported on Always On Display. (Clock style)

Samsung keyboard
– A new feature has been added to the keyboard search feature that allows the user to search YouTube.
– Split Keyboard is supported on Landscape mode.
– The search function of the “Manage Input Languages” screen in the Keyboard Settings page has been newly updated to make it easy to find keyboard input languages that the user wishes to add or delete.

Messages
– A feature has been added that allows the user to call a person who is saved as a pre-configured SOS message contact.
– A feature has been added that allows the user to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours.

AR Emoji
– AR Emoji has been updated with improvements like a manual editing feature and enhanced facial expression recognition.
※ As AR Emoji has been updated to a new version, all previously saved AR emojis will be deleted when you next open the AR Emoji app.New Camera features
– Various menus, modes, and filters have been added, such as AR Zone, Single take, Pro video, My filters, Selfie tone, and improved night mode.Gallery
– Similar images are now grouped together for a more organised viewing experience.
– A feature has been added that allows you to merge multiple different groups of albums into one group, or merge different groups and albums into one group.
– An improved search feature has been added to find pictures based on information such As the time or place pictures were taken.
– The Quick crop function has been added to enlarge and crop parts of high resolution images.Samsung keyboard
– A multilingual translation feature has been added.
– A feature has been added for searching for Various items, such As emojis and stickers, at one time.
– A text undo/redo feature has been added.
(Swipe two fingers left or right on the keyboard.)
– An icon to open Samsung Pass has been added.

Quick Share
– Files can now be quickly and easily shared with nearby Samsung devices using Quick Share.

Music Share
– Music Share now lets you share music with your friends using a Bluetooth audio device.


Update 1 (December 9)

While other Samsung devices are eyeing the Android 11 One UI 3.0 update, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is still waiting for the Android 10-based One UI 2.5. However, the good news is that the phone will soon get the One UI 2.5 update. As per a member of the Korean Samsung Community, the Galaxy A90 5G will soon receive the One UI 2.5 update. It is good to see that Samsung is delivering the One UI 2.5 update for devices that are not included in the official roadmap. There is no word, however, regarding whether or not the Android 11 One UI 3.0 update will be pushed for the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G.

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