Since the start of 2022, Samsung has been offering super-fast updates for its Galaxy series handsets, but how is the Korean giant handling the June security patch update? Here are all the currently updated devices.
Samsung June 2022 security update – what’s new
Once again, Samsung is the first OEM to provide Galaxy owners with the latest security patch, with the rollout starting as early as May 30. It should be noted that for many devices, the previous May 2022 security patch resolved the widely publicized “Dirty Pipe” exploit. .
This issue primarily affected Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel smartphones, and if affected, the vulnerable devices could be accessed remotely with full control achieved. This was limited to Galaxy S22 series handsets due to this exploit directly affecting models that shipped with Android 12 and with kernel version 5.8 or higher.
Samsung’s own release notes for the June update include fixing 65 device-related vulnerabilities, with 5 marked as “critical”, 14 as “high”, and 2 as “moderate”. This update also includes over 48 software fixes that came with Google’s June OTA.
Fixed issues range from access to SIM card data to direct access to the on-device camera where remote attackers could take control of your Galaxy device. Several other issues related to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity have also been resolved.
It should also be noted that some Galaxy smartphones are still waiting for the One UI 4.1 update. This mid-cycle Android 12 release includes a number of functions and features that were originally released as exclusive additions to the Galaxy S22. Since the rollout is not yet complete, some Samsung Galaxy phones may also receive the June 2022 security update alongside One UI 4.1.
Devices with Samsung April 2022 security update
The current pool of Samsung Galaxy smartphones with the June 2022 security update is very small, but it is constantly growing by device and region, with more expected in the days and weeks to come.
This list will include a note indicating where the update first launched and if it is also available in the United States. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in bold.
Galaxy S series
Almost always at the forefront of Samsung’s smartphone efforts, the Galaxy S line is among the most recognizable in tech. Despite the recent release of the S22 series in early 2022, the first Samsung smartphones to see the June update were, in fact, the previous generation.
Those in Europe have started seeing the June 2022 security patch arrive as an OTA update to Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra units from May 31. The rollout is expected to expand over the next few weeks for those with Exynos 2100-powered devices. However, it’s unclear when the Qualcomm models will be updated.
The latest and greatest Galaxy S22 series is now starting to see the June patch in European regions. This includes the Exynos variants of the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra after our own UK units started receiving the OTA update from June 2. coming to other regions over the next few days.
In Korea, the Galaxy S22 series update includes a number of additional tweaks and tweaks for the camera setups on the latest trio. These include better white balance performance, AI detection improvements for pets such as dogs, portrait mode improvements, and better memory usage when shooting. video recording. This update is much larger in Samsung’s home country, weighing in at around 1.7GB and started rolling out on June 9. It is unclear if these adjustments will come in a secondary patch in world regions or if a future patch may add the software improvements.
The rollout of the latest Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra patch began on June 8. The Exynos 990-powered trio (including LTE variants) is now getting this update in a number of European markets, including Switzerland. Note that this does not yet include the Galaxy S20 FE, which remains on the May 2022 patch.
- Galaxy S20 — G98xxXXSEFVE6 (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S20+ — G98xxXXSEFVE6 (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S20 Ultra — G98xxXXSEFVE6 (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S21 — G998BXXU5CVEB (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S21+ — G998BXXU5CVEB (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra — G998BXXU5CVEB (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S22 — S906BXXU2AVEH / S90xNKSU1AVF1 (first release in Europe)
- Galaxy S22+ — S906BOXM2AVEH / S90xNKSU1AVF1 (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S22 Ultra — S906BXXU2AVEH / S90xNKSU1AVF1 (first release in Europe)
Galaxy Fold Series
Since the ill-fated release of the Galaxy Z Fold in 2019, we’ve seen Samsung get down to business and address many of the durability question marks in its line of flexible phones. In the three years since that first-generation foldable, the Korean tech giant has pretty much captured the entire subsection of the smartphone space.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 owners in Germany can now grab the latest security patch from June 3. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, this should mean a wider rollout is expected over the next few days and weeks.
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 — F916BXXU2GVE9 (first released in Germany)
Galaxy Flip Series
Samsung’s growing line of foldable phones includes the impressive Z Flip series. While not quite the top-tier lineup given the existence of the Galaxy Fold, the lineup of small devices includes impressive hardware and prompt software updates.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is starting to see the June 2022 OTA security update in Samsung’s homeland of South Korea. Moreover, this patch even includes new features not available on other devices. Once updated, you’ll have the ability to place Smart Widgets on the Z Flip 3’s exterior mini display. For those unaware, Smart Widgets allow you to stack multiple widgets together and access each with a swipe left or right. This will extend the lock screen widgets beyond the built-in presets already available and we expect it to come to other regions very soon.
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 — F711NKSU2CVEE (first released in South Korea)
Galaxy Series A
As the entry-level series in Samsung’s lineup, you could be forgiven for expecting little to no software support for a Galaxy A-series smartphone. That couldn’t be further from the truth, as Samsung s is quick to secure many of its affordable ranges in the same way as flagships.
For those in Asia with the Galaxy A73, you can now get the June 2022 security update on your device. The rollout has started in Malaysia, but this Exynos-powered smartphone is expected to be updated in even more regions soon over the next few days.
Although it was replaced by the A53, the Galaxy A52 is starting to see the latest security patch with the rollout starting in Russia on June 7. This update includes all tweaks and fixes and is the first post-Android 12 update for the Qualcomm-powered device.
- Galaxy A52 — A525FXXU4BVE2 (first released in Russia)
- Galaxy A73 — A736BXXU1AVE3 (first released in Malaysia)
Galaxy Tab Series
For those wondering, the very first Samsung device to receive the June security patch as an OTA update wasn’t actually a smartphone, it was a tablet. The Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G has started receiving the update in much of Europe including Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK and many more. As of May 30, the expansion includes a number of regions.
Samsung has expanded the rollout of the June patch to more tablets, including the Galaxy Tab Active Pro and its LTE-enabled counterpart. Rugged tablets are designed to withstand more abuse than the average Android tablet with rugged constructions, IP68 ratings and larger bezels. Rollout to enterprise devices began June 9.
- Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G — T976BXXU2CVE5 (first released in Europe)
- Galaxy Tab Active Pro — T540XXS3CVE1 (first released in UK)
- Galaxy Tab Active Pro (LTE) – T545XXS3CVE1_B2BF (first released in UK)
How to Check the Latest OTA on Your Galaxy Device
If you are still waiting for the June 2022 security patch OTA notification on your Samsung Galaxy device, you can try to extract it manually. To do this, open Settings > Software update > Download and install.
This article was first published on May 30 and last updated on June 9.
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