Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 Series Won’t Get Android 14 One UI 6 Update

Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20 series

Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 Won’t Receive Android 14-Based One UI 6 Update

In the fast-paced world of technology, updates are highly anticipated, and users look forward to the latest and greatest features on their devices. Samsung recently created a buzz by announcing the Android 14-based One UI 6 update for some of its phones. However, it was revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20, both released in 2020, won’t receive this update. This article will explore the reasons behind this decision and delve into the features of One UI 6 that are worth noting.

Initial Error

When Samsung initially announced the One UI 6 update, they included the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 in the list of devices that would receive the update. However, it appears this was a mistake. The correction has been made, and these devices are no longer part of the list of eligible phones for the Android 14 update.

Samsung’s Commitment to Updates

When the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 were launched in 2020, Samsung committed to providing three major Android OS updates for these devices. As they came with Android 10 pre-installed, they subsequently received updates for Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.

In contrast, the Galaxy S21 series received an extension of software update support to four years of Android OS updates, but unfortunately, this extension was not announced for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20.

One UI 6: A Closer Look

While the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 won’t receive the Android 14 update, it’s essential to understand what One UI 6 brings to the table. This latest user interface by Samsung focuses on various AI camera enhancements, which aim to improve the user experience.

Key Features of One UI 6

One UI 6 introduces several noteworthy features:

“Enhance-X” App

One of the standout features is the “Enhance-X” app, which enhances the overall camera experience. This app improves AI image clipping, separating subjects from backgrounds more effectively. It also brings adjustments to the camera interface, including a high-resolution photo toggle and enhancements to the built-in photo editor.

System-Wide Sans Font

One UI 6 introduces a new Sans font for the entire system, providing a fresh and modern look to the user interface.

New Emojis

The update includes a set of new emojis, which adds a touch of fun and expressiveness to your messages and conversations.

Smoother System Animations

One UI 6 makes system animations smoother, creating a more fluid and responsive user experience.

Improved Weather Widget

Users will benefit from a new weather widget that provides better future forecast viewing, helping them plan their days effectively.

Enhanced Samsung System Apps

Samsung’s system apps have also been improved in One UI 6, offering better performance and features.

Key Specs Details
Processor Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990
Rear Camera 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera 10 MP
Battery 4300 mAh
Display 6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
Launch Date August 7, 2020 (Official)
Operating System Android v10 (Q)
Custom UI Samsung One UI
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990
CPU Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual core, M5 Mongoose + 2.5 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 7 nm
Graphics Mali-G77 MP11
Display Type Super AMOLED Plus
Screen Size 6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density 393 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio 89.18 %
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v5
Bezel-less display Yes with punch-hole display
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
HDR 10 / HDR+ support Yes, HDR 10+
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Height 161.6 mm Compare Size
Width 75.2 mm
Thickness 8.3 mm
Weight 192 grams
Build Material Back: Plastic
Colours Mystic Green, Mystic Gray, Mystic Blue
Waterproof Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters), IP68
Ruggedness Dust proof
Camera Setup Triple
Resolution 12 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view), Primary Camera
64 MP f/2.0, Telephoto Camera
12 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
Sensor IMX555, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording 7680×4320 @ 24 fps
3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 60 fps
1280×720 @ 960 fps
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 10 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
Sensor Exmor RS
Autofocus Yes, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Video Recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Capacity 4300 mAh
Type Li-ion
Removable No
TalkTime Up to 23 Hours(4G)
Wireless Charging Yes
Quick Charging Yes, Fast, 25W
USB Type-C Yes
Internal Memory 256 GB
Expandable Memory No
User Available Storage Up to 221 GB
Storage Type UFS 3.1
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support 5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
SIM 1 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SIM 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700


In conclusion, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 won’t receive the Android 14-based One UI 6 update due to a correction made by Samsung. However, users of these devices can still enjoy some Galaxy Enhance-X features. Meanwhile, One UI 6 introduces several exciting features and enhancements, ensuring that the Samsung user experience continues to evolve and improve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I expect any future updates for my Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy S20?

At this point, it seems unlikely that these devices will receive any further major Android OS updates. However, they may still receive security updates and bug fixes.

When will the One UI 6 update be available for other eligible devices?

Samsung has not provided specific dates, but it’s expected to roll out to eligible devices gradually in the coming months.

What are the benefits of the “Enhance-X” app in One UI 6?

The “Enhance-X” app improves AI image clipping, enhances the camera interface, and offers a high-resolution photo toggle, providing a better photography experience.

Is One UI 6 available for all Samsung smartphones?

One UI 6 will be available for a range of Samsung devices, but not all phones will receive the update. Eligibility may vary by device model and region.

How do I check if my device is eligible for the One UI 6 update?

You can check for updates in your device’s settings. If One UI 6 is available for your device, it will be listed in the system updates section.

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