The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was left out when the main S20 trio started receiving the One UI 3.0 + Android 11 update – not surprising, given that the FE update was scheduled for February. But this is a surprise, the update is now rolling out in Russia.
To be clear, this update (G780FXXU1BTL1) is for the Exynos-powered 4G version of the phone. However, Samsung doesn’t sell the Snapdragon/5G version in Russia, so don’t read too much into that.
There tends to be a short trial period where Samsung rolls out an update in one region only and if everything goes smoothly, it releases it worldwide.
Which is exactly what happened with the One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy Note20 (and 5G and the Galaxy Note20 Ultra (and 5G). AT&T units got it first and now the update is rolling out to phones in Slovakia. It will probably expand to other regions soon enough.
Besides bringing Android 11, One UI 3.0 has multiple improvements to the functions and visual polish of the interface. The update also includes the December 2020 security patch for both the Galaxy S20 FE and the Note20s.
Check if you’ve received a notification for the OTA update – it could be a few days before it reaches you, so be patient. And if you’re not patient, you can follow the Source links to manually download the new firmware.