Samsung has successfully completed the beta testing of its latest custom skin One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 series smartphones. And begun sending the most awaited One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra smartphones. The One UI 3.0 is based on Android 11 and brings you some of the features from the Android ecosystem.
According to the latest information, the Galaxy S20 series started receiving the latest firmware update with build versions: G981NKSU1CTKF, G986NKSU1CTKF, and G988NKSU1CTKF for the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra respectively.
The Android 11/One UI 3.0 is initially rolling out for these smartphones (without carrier-branded) from South Korea and will soon be available for other countries in the coming days/weeks. It installs the November 2020 security patch for better device security.
However, Samsung and Verizon already started releasing the stable Android 11 update for the Verizon-branded Galaxy S20 series smartphones in the US, yesterday.
Furthermore, the South Korean tech giant has also released the official roadmap of the eligible devices and their update schedule.
Some main features of the One UI 3.0
With One UI 3.0, Samsung has made some remarkable changes in the user interface and accessibility that can easily reflects on the quick settings panel, settings menu, the app drawer, and other parts of the UI.
The lock screen now has smoother fingerprint animation and a new lock icon hovers on the top center. UI of the unlock method such as PIN UI is also changed compared to One UI 2.5 and comes with a dialer with round backgrounds that look very good.
Home Screen appears the same but when you open the App Drawer and Recent Apps, the new transparent background (Similar to the notification) will also be found here and more visible. Not only that, it helps you to view the apps and recent apps section better than before.
The background of the Quick Settings panel has a semi-transparent blurred background, which increases the overall viewing experience and better highlights the quick setting buttons. The date is moved to the center area while the search, power button, settings, and more menu icons are moved to the top right corner of the screen.
Samsung has completely redesigned the volume control panel and each control for Ring, Media, Notifications, and System and now appears “Vertically” instead of Horizontally.
Here’s how to check for the latest update manually.
You can find the latest update on your Galaxy S20 model by going through Settings on your device, accessing the Software updates, and hitting the Download and install option.