The South Korean tech giant, Samsung has taken a big leap in its Smartphone industry, the company recently announced that it will begin providing only “security” updates for its 2019 Galaxy Smartphones and above.
With this new strong stance on security, Samsung is offering extended support of security updates for its 2019 smartphones and above, and this number of smartphones is more than 100+ handsets.
With more inside notes, Samsung confirmed that these phones range from the Galaxy Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover, and Tab series. Have it in mind that this is only security updates and not major OS updates.
Below are the full lists of the supported Galaxy Smartphones that are eligible for at least 4 years of security updates:
*. Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
*. Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
*. Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
*. Galaxy A series: Galaxy A series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
*. Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
*. Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
*. Galaxy Tab series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7+
Samsung did not mention the Galaxy A02 but the Galaxy A02s are on the list, even the Samsung Galaxy M02 and M02s are exempted from the supported devices lists.
This is similar to what Samsung is offering on its premium flagship Galaxy handsets, 3 generations of Android OS updates. Understand that security updates can be quarterly or monthly and they can take longer to get to a specific device, depending on its locale or carrier.