- Samsung has promised to release 4 years of OS upgrades
- It will be providing 5 years of security updates
- These updates will be released for flagship devices released in 2021 and 2022
At the Galaxy S22 series launch event, Samsung confirmed that it will be providing four years of OS upgrades for the flagship phones released in 2022 and 2021. In addition, it will be providing five years of security updates to these devices. Last year, the South Korean company announced that it will be providing 4 years of software upgrades for its smartphones and tablets.
With the new announcement, the company has promised to release an additional year of software updates for its flagship devices. Hence, the Galaxy S22 series buyers will receive up to Android 16 OS upgrades and security patches until 2027. The promise of providing software and security updates for up to 5 years will help in extending the life cycle of Samsung’s flagship phones and justify the price.
List of Samsung devices to receive 4 years of OS upgrades
Here is the list of the Samsung flagships that will be treated with 4 years of OS upgrades and 5 years of security patches:
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
In its press release, Samsung said, “As part of our commitment to giving users the best possible mobile performance and experience, the entire Galaxy S22 series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades. Now millions of Galaxy users can take advantage of the latest security, productivity, and other exciting new features, for longer. Samsung will scale this effort across our product line-up to ensure you’re fully supported across your Galaxy ecosystem.”
It further mentioned, “Availability and timing of Android OS upgrades and features may vary by device model and market.” Hence, there is a possibility that not all the new features will be made available to older devices in the coming years.
The upcoming Samsung flagship phones arriving later this year such as the next-generation Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip will be on the new 4-year OS upgrade schedule. The Galaxy S20 lineup, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Z Flip 5G, and older flagships will continue to receive 4 years of software support like the company’s A and M lineup.