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Samsung Galaxy devices that received the update and can no longer receive it

Samsung has a large number of Galaxy phone models still in use today. And it’s starting to get pretty complicated whether these models can get updates or not. Inside, we list all models that are still receiving the Update and are no longer getting it…

Samsung has dozens of phone models still in use. And the update status of these models can sometimes be confusing.

Below, you can find answers to questions such as which Samsung phones receive system updates, which are updated periodically, and which ones receive systemless updates.

How are Samsung Galaxy phones updated?

There are three different update cycles that Samsung implements. New models like the Samsung Galaxy S22 get monthly security updates, older models like the Galaxy S10 still get quarterly updates, and the oldest devices just get systemless security updates.

Three years after its release, Samsung is mostly ending the foothold for Galaxy devices. However, this period may increase in some flagships and new models.

Galaxy devices receiving monthly updates

Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4
  • W23, W23 Flip
  • Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

Galaxy devices that receive updates every 3 months

Older devices still regularly receive security updates every 3 months:

Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G
  • Galaxy A40, Galaxy A02, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e
  • Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04

Galaxy devices receiving irregular updates

When a device is over 3 years old, it usually only receives updates in a systemless form:

  • Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7

Galaxy devices not getting updates

Older devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, that is, devices that you do not see in the above list, do not receive any updates. This can pose a security risk if smartphones and tablets are no longer provided with updates. Without security updates, the device is no longer protected against malicious software and other malicious software.

The longer you use a device that does not receive the latest updates, the greater the risk of falling victim to hacks or data theft.

Also, device performance may degrade without updates.