Samsung details what its 4 years of security updates will be like

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The mobile market in Spain is becoming more competitive and it is not enough just to offer a good relationship between technical characteristics and prices. Android updates have more and more weight, both for new features and for the security updates themselves, crucial as the amount of personal data stored on our mobile increases.

In recent months, Samsung has chosen to strengthen its update policy. In addition to increasing the support of their best ranges to 3 generations of Android, they have also made public that all their models released from 2019 onwards will have4 years of security updates.

This is how Samsung’s four years of security updates work

After announcing that all their phones would have 4 years of updates, Samsung has decided to make changes to its security web page. On this page we can know how often a mobile will have security updates, a website that never hurts when it comes to knowing what kind of support our next mobile will receive.

Samsung details what its 4 years of security updates will be like 1Samsung Security Home Page.

As of today, the list of devices included in the security updates is as follows. Keep in mind, of course, that this list is the current one and as time goes by it is possible that some models end up going to a lower category before disappearing completely once they turn 4 years old. In any case, on the official Samsung support page you can check the updated list.

  • Monthly updates:
    • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G
    • Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 +, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 +, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
    • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 + 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21 + 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
    • Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10 +, Galaxy Note10 + 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
    • Enterprise models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5.
  • Quarterly updates:
    • Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 +, Galaxy S8 Active
    • Galaxy Note8
    • Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
    • Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
    • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A42 5G
    • Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40
    • Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12
    • Galaxy F62
    • Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3
    • Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 +, Galaxy View2
    • W20 5G, W21 5G
    • Enterprise models: Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Biennial updates:
    • Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE
    • Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6 +, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 + (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
    • 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 M10, Galaxy M20
    • Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh

The biannual updates are the latest addition to this new policy. Currently in this category are mid-range models that range between 2 and 4 years since they came on the market, so it is expected that the fourth year of extended support that Samsung has promised will be a couple of updates a year, a very decaffeinated support.

Although the decision to add this new category does not seem the most successful, Samsung’s update policy has proven to be one of the most transparent along with Google itself, a factor that other rivals should copy.

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