Samsung Takes Galaxy Security to the Next Level by Extending Updates

businesscafe Samsung Takes Galaxy Security to the Next Level by Extending Updates

Businesscafe - Samsung Electronics recently announced that Galaxy devices will now receive regular security updates for a minimum of four years after the initial phone release.

By extending support for security updates delivered on a monthly or quarterly basis,1 Samsung is giving users peace of mind knowing their data is protected for as long as they use their Galaxy device.

Leading the Way in Mobile Security

Samsung prides itself in offering unmatched security to its users with Samsung Knox, its defence-grade security platform and cutting-edge technologies such as the industry’s strongest security chip, the embedded Secure Element (eSE);2 a Secure Processor to protect against physical attacks; and the recently introduced Knox Vault, which adds another layer of security.

By embedding security across every single layer of its devices, from the chip all the way up to the apps, Samsung can protect personal information in real-time and pre-emptively respond to increasingly advanced mobile threats.

Securing Over 130 Models

Over the past decade, Samsung has made significant progress in streamlining and speeding up its regular security updates.

Samsung remains committed to offering security updates as quickly as possible to always stay one step ahead and keep its users safe.

A Collaborative Approach to Mobile Security

Samsung believes openness and collaboration are critical to offering the best mobile experiences that people can trust.

Samsung has worked closely with over 1,000 partners to establish security standards for all Android devices, including the first-of-its-kind regular security update program in 2015.

Eligible Galaxy Devices Include:3

• Galaxy Foldable devices: Z Fold2 5G and Z Flip

• Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE, S21 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G

• Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10+, Note10 Lite, Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G

• Galaxy A series: A10, A10s, A20, A20s, A30s, A50, A50s, A70, A70s, A80, A11, A21, A21s, A51, A71 and A12

• Galaxy M series: M20, M30s, M11, M12, M21, M31, M51 and M02s

• Galaxy Tab series: Tab A8 (2019), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7 and Tab S7+.


2 The eSE earned an ‘EAL 6+’ rating, the highest rating among security chips for mobile devices, under the Common Criteria.

3 The lists of security update models are subject to change and will be reviewed on a periodic basis.

Last modified on Sunday, 07 March 2021 13:29