Samsung rolls out the July 2020 security update to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy A50
Samsung recently pushed out the July 2020 security patches to its flagship Galaxy S20 series. This early security patch release was possible since Google notifies Android Partners about the Android framework and Linux kernel issues listed in a particular Android Security Bulletin (ASB) at least 30 days before the public release. Now three more devices from the Korean OEM’s portfolio – the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Z Flip, and the Galaxy A50 – have picked up new updates with the July 2020 patchset.
As reported by SamMobile, the July 2020 security update for the Exynos-powered Galaxy S10 lineup (model number SM-G97xF) with the firmware version G97xFXXS7CTF3 is now rolling out in several European countries. Judging from the version number, the new build doesn’t carry any significant new feature except the obvious bump in the Android security patch level (SPL). The company is expected to release the equivalent update for the Snapdragon Galaxy S10 variants in the coming weeks.
Galaxy Z Flip
The global version of the Galaxy Z Flip (model number SM-F700F) is now receiving the July 2020 security patch update in a bunch of regions. This new build is tagged as F700FXXS2ATF3 and comes in at about 210MB in size. Just like the case of the Galaxy S10 series, it is a typical security maintenance release.
Lastly, we have the mid-range Galaxy A50. It’s good to see that the early availability of security updates is not limited to Samsung’s flagship phones only. At the time of writing this article, the SM-A505FN variant of the Galaxy A50 has received the new build with the version number A505FNXXU5BTF5. The OTA is currently rolling out in the TPH region, which is Samsung’s code for Portugal. We can’t spot the exact changelog, but the pattern of the build number indicates that the update bundles a handful of new features along with the July 2020 patches.
Samsung has yet to publish the details of the July 2020 security bulletin on their site. The updates are rolling out in batches, but you can skip the queue and download the new firmware packages directly from the Samsung update server using Frija.