The latest Galaxy S20 update is now launching devices on T-Mobile and Sprint’s network in the United States. This update was first released in other markets earlier this week and brings improvements to the camera and the May security patch. Some countries have already received the latest security patch update at the beginning of the month, but this firmware is not available on carrier-locked variants in the US.
Features software version G98xUSQU1ATE6, the new update adds a close-up zoom toggle to the Camera app. This toggle pops up when the camera is moved near an object and, when pressed, sets the zoom level to 1.5x. Once set to 1.5x zoom, it also tells you to move the phone away if the camera is not on the subject. For Galaxy S20 Ultra users, it really is a workaround for the inability of 108MP cameras to get close to a subject like the 12MP primary camera on the Galaxy S20 and S20 +.
Some users have also reported that autofocus on the Galaxy S20 Ultra is more compatible with the latest firmware and that fingerprint recognition is faster, so it’s an important update that you should grab right away if you own a Galaxy S20, S20 +, or S20 Ultra. You can do that directly on your phone by tapping Download and install on Settings »Software update menu or by downloading the relevant firmware from our archive and flashing it on the device using a Windows computer.