Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Samsung Smartphones Including Galaxy S21 Series and More Getting May 2021 Android Security Patch

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Samsung has begun to roll out the May 2021 Android Security Patch for many devices. In this drive, the company has also included its flagship--Samsung Galaxy S21 series. 

According to an article from 9to5Google, the May 2021 security patch hasn’t been completely released yet, despite Samsung has started rolling out the firmware to select smartphones.  Google itself releases the monthly security updates for its Pixel smartphones on the first Monday of every month, with this month’s release hitting on May 3.  

And this update brings the May 2021 Android security patch to Samsung devices--this update brings many improvements to Samsung Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S20, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.

The update will improve the camera performance and the Quick Share feature on the Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship. Further, the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting the software updates, in India, with firmware version:

  • G991BXXU3AUDA for the Galaxy S21
  • G996BXXU3AUDA for the Galaxy S21+
  • G998BXXU3AUDA for the Galaxy S21 Ultra

The file size of this update is well over 1GB as per the reports on SamMobil. And apart from camera performance and Quick Share. Further, the report says that the update also has many bug fixes and improvements.

Besides the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will also receive two extra video recording features as part of the May 2021 security update. These include dual recording, it is the feature that lets users record on multiple lenses simultaneously from a picture-in-picture effect while using the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 camera.

Here is a list of all the Samsung smartphones that are getting the May 2021 Android Security patch, along with the firmware version:

  • Galaxy S20 — G98xxXXU7DUDB
  • Galaxy S20+ — G98xxXXU7DUDB
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra — G98xxXXU7DUDB
  • Galaxy S21 — G991BXXU3AUDA
  • Galaxy S21+ — G996BXXU3AUDA
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra — G998BXXU3AUDA
  • Galaxy Note 20 — N986BXXU2DUDA
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — N980FXXU2DUDA
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G — F707BXXU3DUD7
  • Galaxy Fold — F900FXXU5EUD7
  • Galaxy A51 — A515FXXU4EUD7

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