Samsung just unveiled its newest generation of foldable smartphones. First-generation models are now receiving the most recent security patch. The initial Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip LTE, and 5G versions are all receiving the August 2022 Android security patch. This month’s security patch has already been applied to the 5G version of the latter.
The Galaxy Fold LTE’s August Security Maintenance Release is currently accessible in France with software version F900FXXU6HVG5. In the UK, the phone’s 5G version is receiving the same upgrade with firmware version F907BXXU6HVG5. With this update, the devices also receive some system stability improvements. In the upcoming days, the deployment should expand to other markets, including the US.
The Galaxy Z Flip LTE version is likewise rolling out to the August SMR. The rollout is only presently available in Asia, but it should eventually be available everywhere. F700FTBS9GVH1 is the new firmware version for the first-generation clamshell foldable. With the most recent update, stability optimizations are also added to this phone.
Advertisement These enhancements come with a ton of vulnerability patches. Last Monday, Samsung updated their security bulletin, revealing that the most recent SMR fixes more than 60 vulnerabilities. The majority of those are bugs in the Android OS that Google has rectified. With the help of Bluetooth, a threat actor was able to remotely execute code on vulnerable devices due to a significant Android OS bug that was addressed this month.
In addition to the around 30 updates for the Android OS, Samsung has addressed a number of other vulnerabilities that are exclusive to its products. Many of those were deemed to be urgent problems. Knox VPN, Samsung DeX, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Launcher, Smart View, Dialer, and App Lock are among the components that are impacted.
THE ORIGINAL GALAXY FOLD AND FLIP IS REACHED BY THE AUGUST SECURITY UPDATE. For the past two weeks or so, Samsung has been distributing the August security update to its devices. Although the deployment for certain of its qualifying flagship models may not have yet begun globally, the majority of them have already received the most recent security patch. The firm will shortly boost up the pace and seed the August SMR to the remaining qualified Galaxy handsets and tablets now that the Galaxy Unpacked has passed.
Advertisement If you use one of Samsung’s initial foldable phones, you should soon be able to download a new software update. As usual, you have two options: wait for the message or manually check the Settings app for updates.