Enhanced processing is one of the prominent new features in Galaxy S20 Android 11 update.
This Galaxy S20 guide explains what the enhanced processing is, how to enable it from Settings and quick settings panel and how to use enhanced processing on Galaxy S20 with Android 11 update.
The enhanced processing option is available after you upgraded Galaxy S20 (and Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 20) to Android 11. If your Galaxy S20 is still running Android 10, please check this guide on how to use and customise the power mode.
What is enhanced processing on Galaxy S20 with Android 11 update?
But Samsung hasn’t offered a detailed explanation of this feature, except stating:
Get faster data processing for all apps except games. use more battery.
There are some wrong inceptions on this feature on the internet. Some mistakenly thought the enhanced processing is simply the old high-performance mode.
So, what is enhanced processing?
First, the enhanced processing, once enabled, can unleash the full CPU (and GPU) power so that the app can run faster.
Second, the enhanced processing works with power saving mode. In other words, you can use this feature even in the power saving mode.
It sounds confusing. But it makes sense.
Apparently, the enhanced processing actually unleash the CPU power on demand. When you are using an app in the power saving mode, in the past, the CPU speed is capped. Now, with the enhanced processing, the limit can be removed on demand with other restrictions (e.g., brightness) in place. Of course, it does not affect background apps.
Third, enhanced processing is a standalone feature.
Galaxy S20 Android 11 update simplified the power modes to 2 modes only: default mode and power saving mode. The enhanced processing adds the option to speed up the CPU speed on demand for active (foreground) apps. This addressed the battery consumption issue in the old performance mode.
At the same time, there are many complaints about the old medium power saving mode, which slows down the apps noticeably. Some owners question the rationale of limiting the speed for the foreground apps. The enhanced processing addressed this … Read the rest