- Some users of the Galaxy S20 are reportedly not finding GPS signals on their smartphones.
- The issue has only been discovered on variants with the Snapdragon 865 chipset.
- Samsung is expected to send a software patch to fix this issue soon.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 launched amidst a lot of fanfare and hype. However, issues with the phone are already beginning to pop up. As per some users of the new flagship lineup, using apps like Google Maps or Waze practically bricks the GPS on the device, rendering it useless. Several users have taken to the forums to voice their concerns on this, although Samsung is yet to provide a viable solution.
The issue was first brought to light by the folks over at XDA Developers. The issue is not widespread, however, as the Galaxy S20 variants running on the Exynos 990 chipset don’t seem to be impacted with this glitch. Users mention that the Snapdragon 865 variants of the Galaxy S20 sometimes take up to 15 minutes to lock into the GPS signal, which is fairly inconvenient for practically anyone given that GPS and navigation is one of the most important features of a modern-day smartphone.
Some users have talked about this in great detail on Samsung’s forums as well as Reddit. Users have mentioned that even when the GPS does manage to lock-in, it scatters around a 1-2 mile radius.
What’s relieving, for now, is that the issue doesn’t seem to be affecting all users of the Galaxy S20 lineup even the ones using the Snapdragon 865 chipset. But given that there are several people plagued by this, it’s possible that the company will have to come up with a universal bug fixing update soon.
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Source: XDA Developers