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Get ready: Some of Samsung's very old phones are about to get updates

You don't see old phones get support like this often.

Published onAugust 22, 2022

  • Samsung is preparing to release new phone updates.
  • These updates will be going to a number of Samsung’s old devices.
  • The handsets receiving an update include the Galaxy A7 and S5 Neo, as well as current phones like the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy Note 10.

Tired of seeing Samsung give all of its attention to its latest phones? Then we have some good news for you. This week Samsung will be rolling out updates to a handful of its older devices.

According to GalaxyClub, the S5 Neo will be getting an update. This is notable because not only did this phone stop getting updates, it’s a phone that was released back in 2015. As the oldest phone on this list, it will receive an update with the firmware version G903FXXU2BVG3. On it will be Android version 6.0.1 and a fix to the phone’s GPS.

Another older phone getting an August update will be the 2018 Galaxy A7. In its firmware version A750FNXXU5CVG2 update, the phone will be receiving security patches and similar stability improvements as other devices got earlier in the year.

Next up is the Galaxy S10e. As mentioned in our update hub, the S10e will receive firmware version G97XFXXSGHVH2. This update will address over 60 privacy and security vulnerabilities.

And just this past weekend, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus received firmware version N97*FXXU8HVGA. This update was geared toward improving overall stability.

For owners of newer Samsung devices — namely the S20, S21, and S22 — an update began rolling out back in late July with Germany getting their hands on it first. While no new features are included in the most recent update, there were security improvements.

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