Samsung updates select newer phones with the July 2020 security patch
SamMobile has reported on a great swathe of Galaxy-class smartphones that have received new firmware updates in July 2020 already. They range in age and price-tier from the Tab A (2016) to the S20 Ultra. However, only a very short list of them have found the security patch for this month included in this OTA.
It names some obvious suspects, such as the Galaxy S20 series, the Note 10 and the Note 10+. However, it also incorporates the A70 and A50: mid-range devices that attracted positive receptions on their 2019 release.
In all these cases, however, their access to the July 2020 patch is market-specific: for example, it is available to most units in many European countries such as the UK, Ireland, Spain and Czechia. Even so, the security update may also be carrier-dependent.
The distribution of this new part of the firmware also has one or two slightly odd candidates. They are certain units of the Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260G) that were sold in India, as well as the Philippines' "Open Line" variant of the Galaxy Tab A 2019 (SM-P205), so long as it was upgraded to Android 10 beforehand.