While the Galaxy S20 FE started getting the Android 13 update a few weeks ago, it was limited to non-US markets. Today, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 13 update for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the US.
The locked version of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U) has started getting Android 13 update in the US. New software comes with the firmware version G781USQU9GVK8 It is currently being syndicated on US Cellular’s network in the country. Other network operators may release the update within the next few days.
If you are a US Galaxy S20 FE 5G owner with a carrier locked model, you can install the new update by going to settings » system update and eavesdropping Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our database and flash it manually.
What’s new in the Android 13 update for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G?
The update brings Android 13, One UI 5.0, and the December 2022 security patch. The new Samsung software brings a new UI design, dynamic app icons, improved stock apps, an OCR feature that can extract text from images, and language settings for each app. Samsung has slightly improved the design of the notification area and added Stacked Widgets. Animations and transitions are now smoother, and the phone is faster.
The Settings app now has a dedicated list of connected devices with features like Android Auto, Auto Switch Buds, Link To Windows, Quick Share, Samsung DeX, Second Screen, Smart Display, and SmartThings. The privacy and security sections have been combined into one unit. Side-by-side multitasking can be initiated with a new two-finger gesture.
Samsung has also implemented an easier way to customize the lock screen. Long press on the lock screen and start modifying the wallpaper, clock style and size, lock screen shortcuts and more. With One UI 5.0, you can set a different contact background for each contact.
Bixby Routines has been renamed Modes & Routines and has been simplified. It has also received a lot of new features and an option to quickly look at active actions. Samsung has put in a lot of predefined actions so that more people can use this feature. Sleep mode can also be turned on automatically.
The built-in camera app contains a help guide that explains the different functions of Pro mode. There is a graphic in Pro Mode and the option to add a watermark to images. You can easily zoom in with one hand and use the telephoto camera in food mode. Stories now have better effects and transitions.
One UI 5.0 also brings improvements to the built-in photo and video editor. You can create collages from any photo, maintain portrait mode even after photo editing, draw perfect shapes on photos and videos, and better edit GIFs. Samsung also offers more stickers in the photo editor. AR Emojis are now more diverse. You can add transparent or custom backgrounds to AR Emojis.
Samsung keyboard introduces kaomoji, new emojis, new emoji pairs, space row customization. It also lets you rearrange the emoticon keys on your keyboard. Samsung DeX has a new taskbar, a small calendar in the lower right corner, and a new notifications indicator. RAM Plus can be customized, add exceptions to Do Not Disturb mode, and better customize notifications.
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