Samsung began the process of rolling out its June 2021 update to the Galaxy S21 and more before the month of June had even arrived; here’s every device updated so far.
It was once the case that Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones were the first devices to update to the latest Android security patches, with OEMs like Samsung trailing far behind. Now, Samsung has turned the tables by generally updating its Galaxy phones on — or in some cases before — the first of each month, versus Pixel phones, which updated on the first Monday of the month. For June 2021, Samsung has already begun rolling out its update as of May 28.
Samsung June 2021 security update — what’s new
While monthly patches can be a source of noticeable tweaks and enhancements for your Galaxy phone — such as a camera upgrade or new features — more often than not, the monthly update is more focused on improving the security of your device, keeping it secure from exploits.
As Samsung has still not formally “launched” the June 2021 update yet, despite it releasing on some devices, the full patch notes are not yet available to see what precisely has been changed in the patch. These should be released within in the coming days.
One detail Samsung has shared is a change specific to the Galaxy S21. According to a statement from Samsung, the June 2021 update brings a critical fix to the Galaxy S21 series camera app. The fix should mitigate an issue where insufficient resources were causing the camera to lag.
Devices with Samsung’s June 2021 security update
Unlike some Android brands that only keep their flagship devices up to date, the list of devices poised to get Samsung’s June 2021 patch as a regular monthly update is sizable. Down below, you’ll see a full list of the Galaxy devices that have been updated so far.
The list below is being updated as new rollouts begin or expand to new regions and carriers. New additions will be marked in bold.
Galaxy S Series
As you would expect, Samsung’s premier smartphones, the Galaxy S series, are generally the first phones to receive each month’s Android security update, and that’s holding true for the June 2021 patch. As of May 28, the full Galaxy S21 lineup has begun to receive its June 2021, starting with devices in South Korea before rolling internationally shortly thereafter.
Last year’s Galaxy S20 series has also begun to receive the update internationally as of June 1, though no device-specific upgrades have been shared so far.
Here’s every Galaxy S device so far with the June update:
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- Galaxy S21+ — G996BXXU3AUE8
- Galaxy S21 Ultra — G998BXXU3AUE8
- Galaxy S20 — G98xxXXS8DUE4
- Galaxy S20+ — G98xxXXS8DUE4
- Galaxy S20 Ultra — G98xxXXS8DUE4
Galaxy Z Series and Foldables
Just as Samsung gives special treatment to their traditional flagships, the Galaxy Z series and older Fold phones are usually updated fairly quickly, and this month is no exception. Starting in various European countries, Samsung has begun releasing the June 2021 update for it’s 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip. The original Z Flip got the patch later, beginning with a handful of countries.
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G — F707BXXS3DUE1
- Galaxy Z Flip — F700FXXS5DUE1
Galaxy A Series
While Samsung is renowned for their flagship Galaxy S phones, the company also has a wealth of mid-range phones in their Galaxy A series. Despite their reduced price, Samsung gives these phones the same level of patches, including consistent monthly updates.
- Galaxy A50 — A505FDDU8CUE4
- Galaxy A8 (2018) — A530FXXSKCUF1
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