Samsung is rolling out an important first update for its Galaxy S20, starting with the Ultra model. On the program, improved autofocus on the camera and the latest Android security patches.
In the video game sector, we are now entitled to the traditional “patch day one”, an update often consistent, available from the launch of the title to make improvements that could not be added in time. With the “OTA” updates, smartphones are now taking the same path. Here, it is the Galaxy S20 Ultra which receives an update even before the start of its commercialization.
Security patches and improved autofocus
This new firmware version (G988NKSU1ATBR) integrates the Android security patches of March 2020. It has already started to be deployed in South Korea and should soon be in other regions of the world. Shortly after the S20 Ultra, it is expected that the S20+ and S20 will also get the update.
This provides system improvements and fixes. The camera has benefited from retouching, particularly in terms of autofocus. The latter had been criticized by some testers and Samsung was able to react quickly to respond to the first feedback.
Is anyone else seeing autofocus pulsing and some issues with macro focus on the #GalaxyS20Ultra?
— Sascha Segan (@saschasegan) February 23, 2020
Only a few days before the release of the Galaxy S20 Ultra
The Ice Universe leaker, known for its leaks on Samsung smartphones not yet announced, was part of the contingent of specialists who had complained about the autofocus defects of the cameras of the Galaxy S20. In a Weibo publication, the equivalent of Twitter in China, he claims that the first feedback from users who received the update is all very positive and that the autofocus has been greatly improved.
Recall that Samsung officially presented its Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra on February 11, 2020 at an Unpacked event, during which the Galaxy Z Flip was also presented. The new flagships from the Korean manufacturer will be marketed in several countries from March 6, 2020. The update discussed in this article should be made available on this date or earlier.