Updated on October 15, 2020: The US users of the Galaxy S20 are also receiving the Android 11 One UI 3.0 beta update. Note that the public beta recently went underway for the users in the home country of South Korea and now it has been extended for the Galaxy S20 US unlocked users. The update notably brings RCS messaging through Jibe in the US.
Updated on October 15, 2020: Good news for all those who were waiting for the Android 11 One UI 3.0 Beta updates on their Galaxy S20 series device. Samsung has started the beta testing of Android 11 for the users of Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. Those who are interested can head over to the Samsung Members App and is limited to only 1000 users. Note that beta updates will be unstable so, make sure to take a complete backup of the data stored on your phone to avoid any data loss. For more information, you can head over here.
Updates are added on August 7, 2020: Rejoice Samsung Galaxy S20 series users, because the One UI 3.0 Android 11 based beta program is now live for users in multiple regions. Notably, participants from China, Germany, India, Poland, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States can register themselves for this beta program.
The update will bring all the latest and greatest features that Samsung has to offer. However, this program is meant for the developers rather than normal users. So, it is advisable to update your Galaxy S20 phone only when you know what you will deal with. As being a beta build, the update will carry some bugs and glitches.
The target devices include; Galaxy S20 series (S20/S20+/S20 Ultra LTE/5G). For those who wish to enter this beta program for One UI 3.0 Android 11, can head over here to register themselves. Moreover, the stale update should be hitting the flagship units only once the Android 11 stable update goes live.
|Country||Service Provider||Device Model|
|Republic of Korea||KT / LGU+ / SKT / Unlocked||Galaxy S20 (SM-G981N), S20+ (SM-G986N), S20 Ultra (SM-G988N)|
|United States||Sprint / T-Mobile||Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U), S20+ (SM-G986U), S20 Ultra (SM-G988U)|
|Unlocked||Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U1), S20+ (SM-G986U1), S20 Ultra (SM-G988U1)|
Updates are added on August 3, 2020: Well, for those Samsung Galaxy S20 users who are waiting for any signs of Android 11 update, can rejoice. Because a new Geekbench listing shows Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus running Android 11 update. The Exynos 990 variant of the Galaxy S20 Plus was spotted running Android 11 One UI 3.0 update. However, note that Geekbench listing does not always mean that the update is right around the corner. But at least for now, this gives us a hint that we will soon get to experience Android 11 One UI 3.0 update on the Galaxy S20 Plus phone. Moreover, since Galaxy S20 are the 2020 flagships of the year 2020 from Samsung, Android 11 will soon be available for the phones once it is live for all the OEMs in September by Google.
Samsung is a brand that everyone loves and trusts due to its credibility all over these years. The Galaxy S2 was one of the favorite smartphones for everyone because of its design, camera and it was the best package out there. Like that Samsung went through these years with new “S” series devices. And this year the brand came the Galaxy S20 series. You may have already about why they named “Galaxy S20” for this year’s “S” series devices in our previous posts. Back on February 11, the brand unveiled its new Galaxy S20+ along with other Galaxy S20 series devices and the second generation of Galaxy Fold which is named the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The Galaxy S20+ comes with several features like a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 8K recording, and many others.
Google has recently rolled out Android 11 Developer Preview update for the developers. It is now made available to the Google Pixel series. With that said, Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 Plus with Android 10 out of the box. In this article, we will give you a quick glance at all when the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus will get with Android 11.
Nothing is confirmed as of yet! As soon as the Android 11 is made available to the OEMs, it is likely that Samsung will start rolling out beta updates for the Galaxy S20 Plus. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.
Galaxy S20 Plus Specifications:
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ sports a 6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with a Quad HD+ resolution i.e. with 1440 x 3200 pixels. It has a screen to body ratio of 90.5 percent, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a pixel density of 525 Pixel Per Inch (PPI) and HDR10+ display. The display has also an ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint scanner which also gets protects.
Talking about the internals, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ features the latest flagship SoC from Qualcomm i.e. the Snapdragon 865 SoC and this SoC is built on the 7nm process. While in other markets, the Galaxy S20+ sports the in-house Exynos 990 SoC which is also built on the 7nm process. Coming to the memory options, the device is available in 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage variant. This is further expandable via a micro SD card up to 1TB. The device has a hybrid type SIM card slot where you can insert two Nano type SIM cards or a Nano type SIM and a micro SD card.
About the camera specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ sports a triple rear camera setup that gets arranged in a vertical setup which is placed to the left of the device. The triple rear camera setup of this device includes a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture value, Dual Pixel PDAF, and also Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Finally coming to the front, the new Galaxy S20+ sports a 10MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture value. Further, it also comes with support for Dual Pixel PDAF, and Auto HDR.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ comes with a large 4,500 mAh battery which charges over a USB type C port. This battery also comes with support for 25W fast charging tech. It also supports USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, and it has also Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W. On the software front, the device runs on One Ui 2.0 which is based on the latest Android 10. As usual, this also doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it has speakers with stereo speakers and support for 32-bit/384kHz audio which is tuned by AKG.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, FM radio (USA & Canada only), and USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go.
Android 11 – Overview
The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.
Going by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs.
Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time, when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e. the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update. Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings:
- 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
Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
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 Galaxy S20 Plus users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the masses. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.