T-Mobile starts the Android 11 update for Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G series

T-Mobile starts the Android 11 update for Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G series
Samsung has been the world's largest Android smartphone vendor for a pretty long time, but despite its undeniable hardware prowess and virtually unrivaled marketing skills, the company always struggled in the software support department. 

Until last year, that is, when the tech giant made a huge leap forward by delivering an unusually early (and perfectly stable) Android 10 update for its then-latest flagship handsets. Samsung kept up the good work during the early stages of 2020 by rapidly spreading the One UI 2.0 love to its older high-end devices and newer mid-rangers, and the company isn't slacking off as far as the Android 11 rollout is concerned either.

After kicking off the One UI 3.0 public beta program for the Galaxy S20 family a couple of months ago and encountering a few issues on the way to a stable release, said update is already reaching the second of the big three US carriers. Coincidentally, we're talking about the nation's second-largest wireless service provider here, following the market leader's suit as we speak to vastly improve the performance of the 5G-enabled S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.


While the updates are not yet confirmed and detailed on T-Mobile's support webpages, many of the "Un-carrier's" customers seem to have received the massive collections of over-the-air goodies ahead of and during the weekend, as proven by a number of screenshots floating around the interwebs.

Some of these happen to include the full and extensive changelog, listing everything from a major visual design overhaul to several customization improvements and a multitude of "enhanced features" across categories as diverse as "calls and chats", "pictures and videos", "settings", "productivity", and "accessibility."

Tipping the scales at close to 2.5GB, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 promotion should be downloadable across the country for Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra 5G users on T-Mobile by now. If that's not the case, you can wait a little longer or try to manually force the update from the respective sub-menu within the "Settings" main menu.

In case you're wondering, T-Mo doesn't appear to have started its official Android 11 update for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G just yet, although given the similarities between that model and the three original members of the S20 family, we expect that to happen before long as well.

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  • Display 6.2 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S20+
  • Display 6.7 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Quad camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 12GB RAM
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  • Battery 4500 mAh
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Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Display 6.9 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera) 40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
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