Even if your smartphone is still as good as new after two years, without updates you quickly want a different device. That is often the problem with Android devices that you often no longer get security updates after a few years. Apple has done that better with iOS, because you often get updates there for five years. Samsung is taking a step in the right direction today, because the company is now giving all Galaxy devices from 2019 security updates for at least four years.
This concerns all Galaxy devices in the Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover and Tab series. Basically all devices and that is very nice. It differs per device when you get those security updates. This can be on a monthly basis, but also on a quarterly basis. We don’t know exactly what it will look like in practice. However, we expect monthly updates for the first two to three years and then quarterly after that. It will also probably differ whether you have an expensive flagship or a budget device from the South Korean manufacturer.
four years of security updates for the following Samsung devices:
Anyway. Samsung users can now do longer with the chosen device, because you will receive security updates for your smartphone for four years. The following devices can count on four-year security updates:
- Galaxy foldable smartphones: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S Series: S10, S10 +, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20 +, S20 + 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21 + 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note Series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10 +, Note10 + 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy A Series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G , A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
- Galaxy M Series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
- Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
- Galaxy Tab Series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7 +