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One UI 3.0 based Android 11 Beta Program for Samsung S20 series begins in United States

Google just rolled out stable Android 11 for the Pixel lineup yesterday. Several third party smartphone manufacturers stepped in and rolled out their own versions of Android 11 skin for their respective devices. This includes Oxygen OS 11 by OnePlus, MIUI 12 by Xiaomi, Realme 2.0 by Realme, and ColorOS by OPPO. Today, Samsung announce their latest One UI 3.0 firmware update based on Android 11 for the Galaxy S20 series. The update comes via beta program.

While Samsung already had Android 11 developer preview for select Galaxy S20 devices, the beta was limited to only a few internal testers. Just a few hours ago, Samsung opened the One UI 3.0 beta registration to the public. However, only a select regions and devices are eligible for Android 11. This includes the Snapdragon variants of Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra in the United States and South Korea. This means only the Snapdragon Galaxy S20 variants are eligible for OneUI 3.0 as of September 9, 2020.

While Exynos variants are always first in receiving software updates from Samsung, for the beta program, Snapdragon variants come first. that’s fine because by second or third beta, we will have a more stable One UI 3.0 firmware for Exynos S20 variants. As for the global variants, Germany will be the first region to be eligible for the same. So stay tuned!

List of eligible devices for One UI 3.0

Galaxy S20 series (S20/S20+/S20 Ultra LTE/5G) (as of September 9, 2020)

CountryService ProviderDevice Model
Korea, Republic ofKT / LGU+ / SKT / UnlockedGalaxy S20 (SM-G981N), S20+ (SM-G986N), S20 Ultra (SM-G988N)
United StatesSprint / T-MobileGalaxy S20 (SM-G981U), S20+ (SM-G986U), S20 Ultra (SM-G988U)
UnlockedGalaxy S20 (SM-G981U1), S20+ (SM-G986U1), S20 Ultra (SM-G988U1)

Download One UI 3.0: Android 11 beta program for Samsung Galaxy S20 series

  • Make sure you have the right device to be eligible for Samsung’s One Ui 3.0 beta program.
  • Visit the Samsung developer page for registration.
  • Scroll down and select Apply for Access.
  • Sign in to your Samsung account that exists on your Galaxy phone. If not, sign up.
  • Agree to “Samsung Developers Terms & Conditions” and “Samsung Developers Privacy Policy”
  • Click continue.
  • Visit the registration page again from above.
  • Fill in the registration form One UI Beta Program for Developers.
  • You will receive One UI 3.0 OTA update once the registration closes.

We will also list the OTA downloads as soon as they are available. So stay tuned!