Samsung commits to 4 years of updates for its 2019 and later smartphones

22 February 2021
The new policy includes the Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover and Tab series.

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Hey, 24 Feb 2021That's like saying you'd rather whip a brand new ... moreNah. The difference between phones is much more marginal. It's more like Toyota or Lexus.

Matt James Paradise, 23 Feb 2021That is the great part about the low end phones. They can b... morereplaced? why dont just buy $140 64gb redmi note 8? gets 2 updates and far better specs than samsung $250 phone.

  • GalaxyBeam

Take Galaxy Note 10 as an example. It launched around Sep 2019, so will it get security patches until 2022 (2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022)? OR will the one year starts to count after one full year of launching, in this case it will get patches until 2023?
Did SAMSUNG mentioned this? Thanks.

  • Hey

Matt James Paradise, 23 Feb 2021That is the great part about the low end phones. They can b... moreThat's like saying you'd rather whip a brand new Toyota Yaris ( low end ) or brand new Honda Accord ( mid end ) every 2 years instead of riding a brand new Ferrari or Lambo ( high end ) every 6 years.

So yeah, I'd still rather rock a flagship for 6 years than anything low / mid end any day but hey, to each their own..💯

rizki1, 23 Feb 2021this is great BUT their low end or mid model use bad proces... moreThat is the great part about the low end phones. They can be replaced every two years for less money than buying a flagship every 6 years.

  • Anonymous

OhNom, 23 Feb 2021I have not seen anything about that and they recently annou... moreIt's official since August 2020 and news in all technology websites...

From the official Samsung.com webpage :
1.
https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-raises-the-bar-for-mobile-experience-innovation-committing-to-three-generations-of-android-os-upgrades
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https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-takes-galaxy-security-to-the-next-level-by-extending-updates

  • Anonymous

Inam, 23 Feb 2021This is the only way, Samsung can sell its phones, Thei... moreAnd it a better way. And they won't be expensive for long, with vendor that start also raising the selling price such as OnePlus and Xiaomi, this software model will work for the better in the long run.

And I rather stick with security update with unstable, battery depleting OS update. How many time you see at any given brand, complain new OS update crash, unstable, battery drain and hope they could rollback?

  • Anonymous

sa11oum, 23 Feb 2021WOW! Welcome to 2013, Samsung users!Hey Samsung users, remind me how many years have we had OLED screens?

Gandalf, 22 Feb 2021Samsung already has great security updates support, if they... moreThey are

James, 22 Feb 2021Well that's interesting so what about the exynos versi... moreI have not seen anything about that and they recently announced that they were going to offer 3 years, so I don't think support 4 years

Cu5ter, 23 Feb 2021130 models in less than 3 years... Pick a lane Samsung! Samsung choose the world as its lane.

  • Bolo

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021*processer but it's only 2 years old so it gets 3 and... moreI have a 2018 samsung j4 running android 10 i want it to update to the lastest

  • tarun

Arash, 23 Feb 2021Galaxy F62 ?same doubt

  • Inam

This is the only way, Samsung can sell its phones,

Their phone specs are low and price is high, so this update of software is the only charm for samaung buyers.



WOW! Welcome to 2013, Samsung users!

  • MrDong

Quericus, 23 Feb 2021Four years of security updates on Samsung smartphones? Goo... moreI actually doubt it. Some brands like Xiaomi have to cut costs so software is definitely not their priority. This explains the high cost on many Samsung phones: they can give proper software support and quality (on many models).

Last year or two Realme cut costs aggressively and had one of the worst software (after ColorOS). Their costs had started to increase and their software quality is starting to improve slowly, as well as their overall build quality.

  • Anonymous

Shourya karan, 23 Feb 2021Who knows, if they face issues with these updates, they wil... moreI don't know why you think that. When there is an issue, you fix it.

  • Quericus

Four years of security updates on Samsung smartphones? Good move! It's about time this happened! Now let's see if the other Android -based companies will follow suit.

  • Jostian

tykkmann, 23 Feb 2021Wich Android brand is best on updating older phones? My P20... moreWhy worry about new OS? Android 11 is a step back actually on many devices, if your P20 Pro is working well don't worry, you will still get security updates.

  • Arash

Galaxy F62 ?