Samsung is rolling out yet another major update to the flagship Galaxy S20 series. The new 'ATE6' update will fix several camera issues encountered on the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones. The update is already available for both the Snapdragon and Exynos variants in South Korea and Europe.
It comes with the firmware versions G98*NKSU1ATE6 in South Korea and G98*BXXU2ATE6 in Europe. In the next few days, we should be seeing the update in other regions as well. It is also the second software update these devices are getting with the Android security patch for the month of May 2020.
Galaxy S20 series get new update with several camera improvements
Earlier this month, the company released an update intended to fix the camera issues. We now have a new update with even more camera fixes.
The latest update comes with a download size of around 439MB. You can also manually check for the latest OTA update by going to Settings > Software update > Download.
This new update will finally fix the autofocus issue on the Galaxy S20 devices. In the past, several users reported the photos taken on the Galaxy S20 were blurry in some cases.
The newly added Close-Up Zoom feature will help the large 108MP sensor on the Galaxy S20 Ultra focus better on the objects close to 10cm.
The devices will now perform better in low-light
Even the Galaxy S20 and S20+ will be able to focus on the subject faster when moving around. In addition, the device can now capture better photos using the Night mode.
As per the changelog, this new update will also improve the sound quality of the stereo speakers. Also, the fingerprint sensor on these devices should be a tad faster with this new update.
Samsung used the same first-gen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which was first introduced with the Galaxy S10 series.
In terms of camera performance, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series with larger camera sensors failed to match the latest iPhones. However, the new OTA updates should certainly improve the camera quality on these devices.
The 100x zoom on the Galaxy S20 Ultra never worked as intended. There is a severe loss in quality which makes the photos worthless.
As per the leaks, Samsung will drop the 100x Space Zoom branding from the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series. We should also expect a new foldable Galaxy smartphone in the second half of this year.