Samsung is about to release their next-generation Android 12 firmware upgrade with One UI 4.0. However, that will come with a separate One UI Beta Program for the latest flagship phones like Galaxy S21 series. Meanwhile, the OEM will continue to release monthly software updates such as the July 2021 security patch level, which just rolled out for the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab A 8.0, Galaxy A52, and more.
The latest July 2021 security update for Galaxy S20 series is a huge one as compared to the previous security patches. It weighs in at 815 MB in size and brings some bug fixes and improvements. The OTA comes with a new firmware build number G98xBXXU8DUF9 for the international variant.
For one, it claims to have brought major camera performance improvements. It also enhanced the Quick Share feature by improving file sharing between Galaxy devices.
We already got new camera features with the previous May 2021 security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and the Note 20 series that brought many features from the latest Galaxy S21 devices. These features include – Portrait shots are taken via telephoto camera now. New features added to the Pro video section. Dual Recording with both cameras is now possible.
Furthermore, Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series already got eSIM and Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) functionality in select regions including EU and North America for certain carriers. You can now import eSIM plans to your device. Some of these features are also available in select regions for the S20 international variants with Exynos processors.
Once you update your device, you should find a new option to import an eSIM plan from another device. Alternatively, you can find eSIM Card Manager option under “settings” > “connections” option.
Additionally, there appears to be a built in feature to transfer physical SIM to eSIM. So if you have a second SIM card laying around, you can now activate it via eSIM service.