Samsung surprised us with its security update plans and the company has clarified that all mobile phones launched after 2019 will have four years of guaranteed update support.
Samsung’s four-year security update plan explained
Now, Samsung has updated the page with information about its security patches. How often the phones will end up being updated in the lower ranges. The answer is that these devices will be updated every 2 years.
South Korean company has raised the security bar for its devices, promising four years of security patches. Although they will arrive less or more frequently depending on which smartphone we are talking about.
Obviously, high-end and foldable smartphones will receive monthly security patches, while mid-range devices will receive them once a quarter. When phones reach the third year, they will begin to receive security updates less frequently and, during the fourth year of support, they will receive two patches per year.
We are leaving you with a list of phones that are getting security updates biannually:
- High-end models: Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE.
- Galaxy A: Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018) Samsung Galaxy J Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J4+, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J6, * Galaxy J6+, Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Prime2, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7+, Galaxy J8
- Galaxy M: Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20
- Galaxy Tab: Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh