Samsung is performing a great job in terms of serving updates to its flagships. Over the past few years, the company has doubled up its performance, making it one of the best smartphone brands in the market. Now, Samsung is sending the May 2021 Security Patch to its 2018 launched devices— Galaxy A8, Note 8, and Note 9.
Samsung promised two years of major updates and four years of minor updates for its flagships. The above-mentioned devices are almost 3.5 years old that are now getting a bump in their safety level in the Netherlands.
Starting with Galaxy A8, the device was launched in January 2018 featuring a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display. Under the hood, the phone equips the Exynos 7885 chipset along with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box.
The new build for the device arrives on firmware version A530FXXUJCUE1. Apart from the security maintenance, the package also gets Google RCS i.e; Rich Communication Service. FYI, Google RCS is a messaging service tagged with the motto ‘better late than never.’
Moving to Galaxy Note 8, it was released in August 2017 with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) onboard. The phone sports a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED panel paired with Exynos 8895 chipset. The Galaxy Note 8 is grabbing the build number N950FXXUFDUE4 weighing 685MB in size.
Lastly come the Galaxy Note 9, featuring a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display paired with up to 512GB storage and 8GB RAM. It fuels Android 8.1 (Oreo) on top of the Exynos 9810 chipset.
The May 2021 patch for Galaxy Note 9 bears the firmware version N960FXXU8FUE1 that weighs 155MB in size. The update is available for the unbranded Note 9 in the Netherlands and Belgium, and on Vodafone’s branded device version.
The update for Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 only focus on improving the security of smartphones. The patch resolves several security vulnerabilities and risks from vectors. Moreover, Samsung also addresses the latest fixes that Google term as severe or critical for Android smartphones. For more details on Samsung’s May 2021 patch, tap here.