Samsung rolls out the June 2020 security update to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy Note 10
Only for the US carrier unlocked models as of yet
At the end of April, Samsung rolled out the May 2020 Android security patch update to a bunch of its phones, including its flagship Galaxy S20 lineup. That came shortly before Google published the May 2020 Android Security Bulletin (ASB) and rolled out the patches to the Pixel family of phones. In case you’re wondering how Samsung rolled out the update before the ASB went live, it’s because Android Partners (like Samsung) are notified of all Android framework issues and Linux kernel issues by Google at least 30 days before the actual ASB is made public. Patch integration and testing need time to do, but the Korean OEM apparently made it a habit to push some monthly security updates ahead of Google. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy Note 10 series are now receiving the June 2020 patches.
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 lineup recently gained the ability to disable the ripple animation during fingerprint unlocking. The software update in question (G98xxXXU2ATE6) also introduced a new camera feature called “Close-up Zoom” on the S20 Ultra variant. Surprisingly, the June 2020 security patches are now rolling out via a comparatively older build (ATE4). At the time of publication, the new OTA is available only on the U.S. carrier unlocked Galaxy S20 models. It is technically possible to cross-flash the firmware onto U.S. carrier variants as well, although we still don’t know whether Samsung has included the aforementioned camera enhancement on the Galaxy S20 Ultra in this build or not.
The carrier unlocked Galaxy S10 series has also picked up the June 2020 security patch update in the U.S. The situation is a bit different from the previous month when the Exynos-powered global variant of the Galaxy S10 secured the May 2020 patches rather quickly. This new update is tagged as G97xU1UES3DTDD and comes in at about 200MB in size.
Galaxy Note 10
If you are the owner of the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy Note 10+, you should also expect an update prompt that bumps the security patch level of your device to June 2020. The software version is N97xU1UES3CTE5, and it is meant for the US carrier unlocked variants.
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