[UPDATE: Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Unlocked too] Samsung starts Android 11 One UI 3.0 public rollout for Galaxy S20 FE
[UPDATE 2: January 22, 2021]
The Galaxy S20 FE is now getting the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update on the Sprint network in the US. The software version is G781USQU1CTLC. Along with the new Android features, it also adds December 2020 security patch.
UPDATE 1: January 20, 2021]
The latest major OS update is rolling out on the US carriers T-Mobile and Verizon. The unlocked units are also getting the latest software update. Alongside several new features, it also adds the December 2020 security patch.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE software versions:
- Verizon: G781VSQU1CTLC
- T-Mobile: G781USQU1CTLC
- Unlocked: G781U1UEU1CTLD
[Original Article: December 18, 2020]
Aside from the One UI 3.0 beta testing for the Galaxy S20 FE smartphones in South Korea, Samsung has started Android 11 based One UI 3.0 firmware public rollout globally. As per the official roadmap, this device has listed to get the stable One UI 3.0 update from January 2021.
According to the latest information, the Android 11/One UI 3.0 software update for the Galaxy S20 FE comes with a build version of G780FXXU1BTL1. This stable firmware update is initially rolling out from Russia. We can expect that it will soon be available in other countries in the coming days/weeks. In addition, it also installs the latest December 2020 security patch for system security improvements.
One UI 3.0 features:
Samsung One UI 3.0 is built on Google’s Android 11 that brings several new features such as a refreshed app drawer, Settings menu, lock screen, notification panel as well as system enhancements for improved the user experience.
Android 11 features:
The eleventh generation of Android – Android 11 also comes with some exciting new features like chat Bubbles that help you to focus on your current work, one-time permissions to apps, pin conversations, and much more.
Furthermore, we can surely expect that this major upgrade will completely solve the severe touchscreen issues that were reported for a long time.
HOW TO CHECK FOR UPDATES:
Check for the latest software update manually by following the steps given below.
- Open device’s Settings
- Scroll down and select Software updates
- Hit the Download and install option.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Shipments To Hit Historic 10 Million Unit Milestone
Shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 are approximately 10% higher than last year’s models. If 7 million new products and 3 million units of legacy models are shipped this year, the number will reach 10 million units for the first time in history.
According to the info, shipments of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 were found to be 8-10% higher than the shipments of their predecessors. In terms of shipment volume by model, Z Flip 5 accounts for 60-65%, and Z Fold 5 accounts for 30-35%.
Component partners of Samsung say that the number of parts ordered for the two recent models did not change significantly or decrease slightly compared to expectations.
Earlier, it was expected that the Korean tech giant would order 12 to 13 million units of parts for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 by the end of this year. However, recent reports revealed that there may be a decrease of about 1 million units.
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Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
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For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.