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Samsung Galaxy A20s Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Updated on February 05, 2021: Samsung Galaxy A20S received the January 2021 security patch with build number A207MUBS2BUA4 / A207MUBS2BUA1 based on Android 10.

Updated on November 29, 2020: Today Samsung rolled the October 2020 security patch for the device in the Middle East and African region with build number A205GUBS7BTK1.

Samsung Galaxy A20s launched in September 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy A20s 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 A20s Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline

Samsung Galaxy A20s Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy A20s was announced in September 2019 which sports a 6.4-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels. The device has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 81.9 %.

Samsung Galaxy A20s is powered by an Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. It also supports an external memory card with up to 1 TB microSD. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie and backed by a 4000 mAh battery (Non-removable).

As far as the camera concerned, the device has a triple-camera setup with 13MP + 8MP + 5MP primary sensors and a selfie camera with an 8MP lens. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass. etc. The Samsung Galaxy A20s come with a face unlock feature.

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?

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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.

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 A20S 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.

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 Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy A20s

Since Samsung is quite busy in 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 A20s 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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