Samsung Galaxy A20s, A50s & A70 start receiving January 2020 security update

The year 2019, has been quite a phenomenal run for the Korean smartphone giant, Samsung. It will be better to say for the Samsung users because they were served with timely security and firmware updates.

This is not something Samsung was known for, back some years ago. But, they certainly have brought in a refreshing change in this department. 

And if you are the owner of Samsung Galaxy A20s, A50s or the A70 then, you are in for a treat, as the OEM has pushed in the January 2020 patchset, yet again racing ahead of other OEMs.

A couple of days back, we have reported that Samsung has pushed in the January 2020 patchset for a set of Galaxy A-series devices. And it seems like it has also been extended for a new set of Galaxy A-series phones.

Notably, the updates are not purely incremental in nature and also packs in new bootloader upgrades as well. Keep in mind that, with new bootloaders, one can’t go back to older builds via simple software-based flashing.

Let us take a look at the updates one by one.

Galaxy A20s

The new update for Galaxy A20s packs in camera improvements along with the January 2020 patchset. Besides, the update has been spotted in Thailand as of now, but is expected to be pushed for other regions as well.

It arrives with build number ASL3 and bumps the bootloader from V1 to V2. Below is the official changelog for the update:

· The stability of Camera has been improved.
· The security of your device has been improved.

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Galaxy A20s January patch details (Source: 1, 2)

Galaxy A50s

The Galaxy A50s is also grabbing the latest patchset with build number ASLA. It also bumps the bootloader from V2 to V3. However, at the time of writing this post, the official Samsung update tracker is not updated thus far.

Galaxy A50s January patch (Source)

Galaxy A70

The Galaxy A70 which was launched in March 2019, is also bagging the new January patch. Moreover, at the time of writing this post, the official update tracker is not yet updated. 

The update carries build number ASL1 and upgrades the bootloader from V4 to V5. The global rollout of this update for Galaxy A70 is expected to arrive soon.

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Galaxy A70 January patch (Source)

The updates, as always, are being pushed via OTA. You can manually check for the update notifications by heading to System>>Software Updates>>Download updates manually.

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