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Samsung updates the Galaxy Z Flip, S10 and A50 with May 2020 security patches

The Galaxy Z Flip is one of a few phones with the May 2020 security patch. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Z Flip is one of a few phones with the May 2020 security patch. (Source: Samsung)
Google has released its latest security patches for Android, and as usual, the Pixel series of phones had first pick of them. However, Samsung has reportedly gotten ahead of all other OEMs by rolling these May 2020 upgrades to 3 of its phones. One is its latest foldable, whereas another is a 2019 mid-ranger.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Google announced the release of the latest Android security patch upgrade on May 4, 2020. Accordingly, most of the Pixel line of mobile devices have been granted access to it thus far. These phones comprise the 2, 3, 3a and 4, as well as their XL counterparts, of course. In addition, it seems Samsung has already done the same for some of its own recent releases.

To date, these phones include the SM-A505FN variant of the Galaxy A50, which finds its new security patch in the A505FNXXS4BTCA firmware update. It is joined in these terms by the Exynos version of the Galaxy S10, with new updates for both its 5G (G977BXXS4CTD1) and 4G (G97xFXXS5CTD1) variants.

It should be noted that, in the case of these S10s, Samsung has gone ahead and elevated the bootloader version along with the patch level; therefore, users who install these new updates will be stuck on them with no way back to older One UI versions.

Similarly, the SM-F700F, or international unlocked 4G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip, can also access the May 2020 patch upgrade via the F700FXXS1ATD9 update. Based on these model numbers, it seems these fresh upgrades are rolling out among European users only at present. However, more global availability of this support may be realized soon.

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A new OTA screen for one of the Galaxy S10 units eligible for this new update at present. (Source: XDA)
A new OTA screen for one of the Galaxy S10 units eligible for this new update at present. (Source: XDA)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 7)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.