Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy S21 series get September 2022 security patch
Samsung starts this week with a software refresh for a few popular handsets, including the previous-generation flagships. In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (with the 4G to follow soon as well for certain), the Galaxy S21 trio also receives the September 2022 security patch on top of Android 12 and One UI.
The September 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S21 series has reportedly started its rollout in Germany. The firmware versions for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra are G991BXXS5CVHI, G996BXXS5CVHI, and G998BXXS5CVHI. Unsurprisingly, there are no new features to talk about, only various performance and security tweaks and fixes.
Launched in mid-January 2021, the three aforementioned Galaxy S21 flagships arrived on the market with Android 11 and One UI 3.1. Samsung promised three major Android updates for these, and guarantees no less than four years of security updates for all devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which was released in early October 2020, arrived on the market with Android 10 (personalized with One UI 2.1). Now, the Android 12/One UI 4.1-based firmware version number G781BXXU4FVI1 is rolling out for the 5G version in Europe. The 4G version should receive the security patch later this week as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup is expected to get Android 13 this December, while the older Samsung Galaxy S20 FE should receive the update in March. Android 13 will also be the final major OS update for the Galaxy S20 FE, but the 2022 model, which arrived on the market with Android 12, could be updated all the way up to Android 15.