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The 5 year old Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5 are receiving a new update


The year 2020 is bizarre in many ways. This year we have witnessed many out of support Android smartphones receiving updates. The Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5 are the latest devices to join this elite list. All these four handsets launched five years back in 2015.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Featured

The official support for the 2015 Samsung premium smartphones ended in 2018, three years from their release. Despite that, the Galaxy S6 series received January 2019 security patch earlier last year in UAE.

Now, the South Korean tech giant is rolling out another update to this trio along with Galaxy Note 5. This new update neither bumps up the security patch level nor brings new features. The changelog does not say much but according to SamMobile

, it includes some security-related stabilization code.
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In a nutshell, Samsung might have discovered a vulnerability and the company is addressing it by released a new patched build for these 5-year-old phones.

The update comes with the following firmware versions.

  • Galaxy S6 – G92xSKSS3ETJ1
  • Galaxy S6 Edge / Galaxy S6 Edge+ – G928SKSS3DTJ3
  • Galaxy Note 5 – N920SKSS2DTJ2

The surprise update is available in South Korea and some countries in Europe

and Latin America. It may roll out in other regions as well. If you still own any of these devices and use it as your daily driver, then do head over to Settings to check for update.

After the installation of the update, these phones will continue to stay on Android Nougat with no new features.

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