Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and the Note 20 Ultra 5G locked in the Verizon network is currently receiving an over the air (OTA) update. The update brought in the April 2021 security patch update and new camera features. The update enhances the background bokeh effect of the rear camera.
Verizon said that this software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches. They advised that you connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon Wireless network connection before downloading.
You also need to ensure that your battery is fully charged before starting the software update. The update for Note 20 5G has an N981USQU2DUCA model number while that of the Note 20 Ultra 5G has an N986USQU2DUCA model number.
Normally, the update is expected to pop up on your phone but if it failed to, you can go to Settings > Software update menu to check for it manually. Below are the full changelog for the duo.
Verizon Samsung Note 20 5G Software Update
- Pro Mode – Ultra Wide
- Ultra-wide lens is now available in Pro and Pro Video camera modes.
- Portrait – Mono/Backdrop Effects
- Change the background for Portrait shots using the new High-Key Mono, Low-Key Mono, and Backdrop effects.
- Auto Night Mode
- Photo, Portrait, and Hyperlapse camera modes now automatically detect low light conditions and turn on the Night mode for optimal quality.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and the Note 20 Ultra 5G was launched in August last year. They come with a Snapdragon 865 chipset with an Android 10 operating system out of the box but they recently received an Android 11 update. Note 20 Ultra has a 120Hz refresh rate with HDR10+ support.
There have been reports that Samsung will not launch their successors this year due to the ongoing chip shortage. However, Samsung is yet to make a pronouncement about it. Let’s see if they will later unveil their successors, likely the Galaxy Note 21 series.