Upcoming Update for Samsung Galaxy S21 Will Likely Fix the Battery Drain Issue

2021 began in a great way for Samsung, as the South Korean giant released its Galaxy S21 5G model. We can conclude that the manufacturer emphasized the 5G capabilities of the flagship, and there’s no surprise here. If 2020 marked a surge of 5G devices, we can expect even more from 2021.

Whether you’re aiming for 8K video recording, an Exynos 2100, or IP68 dust/water resistance, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G has them all. But as things usually go in life and not to mention when it comes to smartphones, you just can’t have them all. Phonearena.com writes that according to Reddit and the community forums of Samsung, a firmware update affected the battery life of the Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus.

Watch out for the G99xBXXU1AUB6 update

G99xBXXU1AUB6 comes along with the February 2021 security patch, and we must admit that we wanted to know more about the changelog. What’s for sure is that there will be improvements in overall performance, camera, and security. There’s even a chance that the update will address issues regarding power consumption.

While the previous firmware update affected the battery life significantly, we can expect that G99xBXXU1AUB6 will clean that mess.

The new update for Samsung Galaxy S21 is being rolled out for users located in the UK, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. Those who live in other countries should not lose hope just yet, as the update will also arrive for other markets in only several days. However, there’s always the possibility of checking manually for the update by choosing the Software update in Settings and hitting the Download and install option.

Samsung has great plans for its S21 series since it’s estimating to sell 10 million units of the standard S21 model and eight million units for both the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.

Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.