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.
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:
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.
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.
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990|
|Rear Camera||12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP|
|Front Camera||10 MP|
|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)|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED Plus|
|Screen Size||6.7 inches (17.02 cm)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||7680×4320 @ 24 fps|
|3840×2160 @ 30 fps|
|1920×1080 @ 60 fps|
|1280×720 @ 960 fps|
|Resolution||10 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera|
|Autofocus||Yes, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus|
|Video Recording||3840×2160 @ 30 fps|
|1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|TalkTime||Up to 23 Hours(4G)|
|Quick Charging||Yes, Fast, 25W|
|Internal Memory||256 GB|
|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|
|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.