Samsung has started the process of rolling out its June 2021 update to the Galaxy S21 and above even before June arrives; here are all the devices updated so far.
In the past, Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones were the first devices to update to the latest Android security patches, with OEMs like Samsung falling far behind. Now Samsung has turned the tide by generally updating its Galaxy phones – or in some cases before – the first of each month, compared to Pixel phones, which were updated on the first Monday of the month. For June 2021, Samsung has already started rolling out its update from May 28.
Samsung security update June 2021 – what’s new
While the monthly fixes can be a source of noticeable tweaks and improvements for your Galaxy phone – like a camera upgrade or new features – more often than not, the monthly update is more focused on improving the security of your device, protecting it from exploits.
Samsung typically doesn’t release its patch notes a few weeks after the update rolls out, in order to give users more time to update before publicly discussing a security issue. As noted by SamMobile, the June 2021 update includes 47 security fixes developed by Google and 19 developed by Samsung. In the list there are 2 critical fixes, 30 high impact – including three specific to Samsung – and 13 fixes for moderate severity issues.
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 alleviate an issue where insufficient resources caused 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 ready to receive the June 2021 patch from Samsung as a regular monthly update is significant. Below you will see a full list of Galaxy devices that have been updated so far.
The list below is updated as new deployments begin or expand to new regions and operators. New additions will be marked in bold.
Galaxy S Series
As you might expect, Samsung’s first smartphones, the Galaxy S series, are typically the first phones to receive the Android security update each month, and this is true for the June 2021 patch. As of May 28 , the full Galaxy S21 lineup began receiving its June 2021 release, starting with devices in South Korea before expanding internationally soon after. Notably, the Galaxy S21 series receives a second patch this month, claiming to further improve camera performance.
Last year’s Galaxy S20 series also started receiving the update internationally from June 1, although no device-specific upgrades have been shared so far. A week later, Samsung made the update available for unlocked Galaxy S20 series phones in the United States. The update has also expanded to include the slightly newer Galaxy S20 FE 5G, starting in China, before rolling out more widely.
During the first weekend of June, the majority of the Galaxy S10 lineup also picked up the update starting in Poland. The only hurdle was the Galaxy S10 5G, which has since also picked up the June 2021 update.
Here are all the Galaxy S devices so far with the June update:
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU3AUE8
- Galaxy S21 (2nd patch) – G99xBXXU3AUF2
- Galaxy S21 + – G996BXXU3AUE8
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU3AUE8
- Galaxy S20 – G98xxXXS8DUE4
- Galaxy S20 series, unlocked – G98xU1UES2DUE2
- Galaxy S20 + – G98xxXXS8DUE4
- Galaxy S20 Ultra – G98xxXXS8DUE4
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G – G7810ZCS2CUE2
- Galaxy S10 – G97xFXXSBFUE6
- Galaxy S10 + – G97xFXXSBFUE6
- Galaxy S10e – G97xFXXSBFUE6
- Galaxy S10 5G – G977BXXS8FUE5
Galaxy Note Series
Above the “flagship” Galaxy S series, Samsung’s Galaxy Note devices seek to deliver the best of Android in terms of productivity, as evidenced by the built-in S Pen. Since Galaxy Note phones are traditionally more expensive, they enjoy a similar level of frequent updates, constantly keeping them on the latest patch for years after its release.
Interestingly, the June 2021 patch arrived for the Galaxy Note series in reverse order, with the Note 9 in Germany the first and later rolling out to unlocked devices, the Note 10 / 10+ in the US in. second, and more recently the Note 20 in a full worldwide deployment.
- Galaxy Note 20 (US) – N98XXXUES2DUE1
- Galaxy Note 20 (EU) – N98XXXS2DUF1
- Galaxy Note 10 – N970USQS6FUE3
- Galaxy Note 10+ – N975USQS6FUE3
- Galaxy Note 9 (EU) – N960FXXS8FUE5
- Galaxy Note 9 (US) – N960U1UEU8FUE1
Galaxy Z series and foldable
Just as Samsung gives its traditional flagships special treatment, the Galaxy Z series and older Fold phones are usually updated quite quickly, and this month is no exception. From various European countries, Samsung has started releasing the June 2021 update for its 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip. The original Z Flip received the patch later, starting with a handful of countries.
Meanwhile, the first-generation Galaxy Fold, which despite its flaws launched a successful line of foldables from Samsung, got its June 2021 update ahead of its successor. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 received its update about a week later, starting with Ukraine.
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G – F707BXXS3DUE1
- Galaxy Z Flip – F700FXXS5DUE1
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 – F916BXXS1DUE5
- Galaxy Fold – F900FXXS5EUE2
Galaxy a series
While Samsung is known for its flagship Galaxy S phones, the company also offers a slew of mid-range phones in its Galaxy A series. Despite their reduced price, Samsung offers these phones the same level of fixes, including upgrades. consistent monthly updates.
The first of Samsung’s A phones to get the June 2021 update was last year’s Galaxy A50, from India. Samsung quickly followed that up with the 2018 Galaxy A8, starting with the United Arab Emirates. In an odd twist, over the weekend some Galaxy A71 devices received the June 2021 update while others only received the May 2021 patch. On the same day, the Galaxy A52 and A52 5G have both received their update in the Caucasus and Brazil respectively.
- Galaxy A8 (2018) – A530FXXSKCUF1
- Galaxy A50 – A505FDDU8CUE4
- Galaxy A52 – A525FXXS2AUE2
- Galaxy A52 5G —A526BXXS1AUE3
- Galaxy A71 – A715FXXS4BUC1
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