April is yet to end and Samsung has already started rolling out the May 2020 security patch for two of its premium flagship devices, the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Fold. The Korean company has gotten into a habit of releasing security patches for its flagship devices ahead of Google's Pixel lineup.
This is the third software update that Samsung has rolled out for the Galaxy S20 lineup this month. The changelog of the Galaxy S20 update does not mention any other changes other than security improvements. Given the plethora of issues that the Galaxy S20 lineup suffers from including poor autofocus performance, overheating and GPS issues, it is disappointing to see Samsung not doing anything about them.
The Galaxy Fold's update does bring plenty of new features apart from the May 2020 security patch. Samsung is adding many of the Galaxy S20 camera features to the Galaxy Fold as a part of the update. This includes Single Take, Night Hyperlapse, Pro Video mode, and the ability to record 4K videos in 60fps from the front camera. Users can also create custom filters in the camera app using the new My Filters feature.
Samsung took its own sweet time in rolling out the Android 10 update to the Galaxy Fold so it is good to see the company rolling out the May 2020 security patch for the device ahead of the Pixels and alongside its current flagship phone, the Galaxy S20. For now, the update for both devices is only available in selected regions of Europe, though a wider rollout should happen from next week.