Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Software Update | N986USQU2DUC5

verizon galaxy note 20 ultra 5g

Last updated on April 15th, 2021 at 12:18 am

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 20 series in the recently concluded Unpacked event this month. Well, there was already so much hype around the device, and by the looks of it, the company has lived up to the expectations. There are some subtle touches to the design, under the hood the device packs a lot of punch in terms of specifications, the camera has been upgraded, there is a new line of colors, and much more. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is a great package, but its pricing can be a topic of debate. This post will give you information about all the latest updates rolled out for the Verizon Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G smartphone.

Keep in mind that Samsung has been outperforming Google in terms of releasing the latest security updates for several months now. Moreover, the company is also prepping up for the release of the Android 11 based One UI 3.0, which is expected to pack tons of new features for the users. For more detailed info on One UI 3.0, you can check out our dedicated post on it by clicking here. Besides, for a complete list of devices that will pick up the Android 11 One UI 3.0 update, you can head here.

Notably, carrier variants of the devices lag behind their OEMs in rolling out updates. However, this post will keep up informed whenever a new update rolls out for the Verizon Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. We will update this post once a new update goes live for the Verizon model. So, with that being said, let us take a look at the software update tracker itself:


verizon galaxy note 20 ultra 5g

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G – Device Specification

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G comes powered with the latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset which is coupled with a staggering 12GB of RAM. It offers an onboard storage capacity of up to half-a-terabyte, i.e. 512GB. In the display department, the punch-hole is now smaller and the AMOLED display size is 6.9-inch with the protection of the recently released Gorilla Glass Victus. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The panel is HDR10+ certified and has a 120Hz high refresh rate.

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It comes with Android 10 out of the box with One UI 2.5, which is the latest iteration of Samsung’s own UI. For global models though, Samsung will bring an Exynos 990 powered Galaxy Note 20 Ultra as well. The phone also sports UFS 3.0 storage for high-speed data transfer. Talking about cameras, there are tremendous improvements. The phone now packs a triple camera setup with a 108 MP primary sensor. The company has now reduced the ‘gimmicky’ 100x Space Zoom and dialed it down to 50x in the Note 20 Ultra 5G, which is still a work in progress.

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The Note 20 Ultra is capable of recording 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, with features like HDR10+, stereo sound recording, gyro-EIS & OIS, etc. In the front, you now get a 10MP selfie shooter which can record up to 4K@60 fps. Under the hood, it packs a 4500 mAh battery which seems mediocre considering how Samsung is bringing a 6000 mAh battery on mid-rangers.

The fingerprint display is under the screen and it has wireless Samsung DeX support as well. The battery is capable of fast charging at 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, and Reverse wireless charging 9W. It comes in some new colors, i.e. the popular Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White. And not to forget its almighty, S-Pen.

Software Update Tracker

Here is the list of all the updates available for the Verizon Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. Note that the new update will be added to the top of this table.

Software Version Changelog
N986USQU2DUC5 The details:

Release date: 03/22/2021
Android™ Security Patch Level: March 2021
Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.N986USQU2DUC5

What’s changing:

The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

  • What’s changing:This software update brings the latest Android OS 11, with new features including Conversations, Bubbles, Categorized Notifications, and One UI 3.0. It also introduces Advanced Messaging (RCS) for your Galaxy Note20 Ultra.The latest Android security patch is also included in this update. (December 2020)

    Android OS 11 Update

    Android OS 11 offers some of the newest ways to control your privacy, customize your phone, and get things done. It’s Android, just the way you want it.

    • ConversationsSee, respond to, and control your conversations across multiple messaging apps. All in the same spot. Then select people you always chat with. These priority conversations show up on your lock screen.
    • BubblesWith Android 11, you can pin conversations so they always appear on top of other apps and screens. Bubbles keep the conversation going—while you stay focused on whatever else you’re doing. Access the chat anytime or anywhere.
    • One UI 3.0The new One UI 3.0 improves user interaction for Quick Panel, Toolbars, Notifications, Settings, and more.
    • Privacy ControlsOne-time permissions – Give one-time permissions to apps that need your mic, camera or location. The next time the app needs access, it must ask for permission again.Permissions auto‑reset – If you haven’t used an app in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. So Android will reset permissions for your unused apps. You can always turn permissions back on.
  • Advanced Messaging (RCS)This update introduces Advanced Messaging (RCS) for your Galaxy Note20 Ultra.Advanced Messaging features include:
    • Send larger text messages: Create larger messages up to 8,000 characters long. With Advanced Messaging you’re no longer limited to 160 characters.
    • Typing indicators: See when your contact is typing in a conversation.
    • Read receipts: See when your message has been read.
    • Large group chats: Create group chats with up to 100 participants.*
    • High-quality media sharing: Share pictures and videos in high-quality.
    • Chat over Wi-Fi: you can send messages over Wi-Fi, even when you don’t have a cellular connection.
    • Transfer larger files: Send larger attachments than ever before.
    • Location sharing: Share your location as you travel.

    *Group message recipients must also have Advanced Messaging enabled on a compatible device.

  • What’s changing:The current software update provides the most up to date Android security patches on your device. (November 2020)
  • What’s changing:The current software update provides system enhancements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device. (October 2020)
  • What’s changing:
    The current software update:
    – Brings 5G Nationwide access to your device! 5G Nationwide is available in 1,800+ cities. You’ll see a 5G icon when you’re in a 5G Nationwide coverage area. For more information about 5G Nationwide, see our 5G – Mobile FAQs.
    – Improves the performance of your device.
  • What’s changing:
    • The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device. (September 2020)
  • What’s changing:
    • The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device. (August 2020)

How To Check For Updates?

The updates are pushed via OTA in batches. So, not always you will be getting the updates as soon as it is pushed for the devices. For manually checking the update, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on System Updates.
  3. Then Check for system updates.
  4. If a new update is available, it will show a notification.
  5. Tap on Download Now, to initiate the download process.
  6. Once the download is done, you can tap Install Now to begin the installation of the new update on your Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Wrap Up

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