Samsung May 2023 update is rolling out for these Galaxy devices

Samsung is rolling out its latest security update, the May 2023 patch, to many phones and tablets at a very fast pace — here’s the full list of Galaxy devices with the update.

Samsung May 2023 Security Update – Here’s what’s new

Before Samsung adds its own fixes and improvements, the primary foundation for each month’s update is the broadest security update for Android that Google provides. According to Samsung’s published details, between the May 1, 2023 and April 5, 2023 releases, there are fixes for four “critical” issues and 78 “high severity” builds.

Moreover, the update also includes security fixes for Samsung-specific issues. For example, two “serious” problems in Samsung’s mobile point of sale (mPOS) allowed “native attackers to execute arbitrary code”. There are also eight versions of “high” severity and another eight listed as “moderate,” though Samsung notes that not all issues can be detected currently.

Devices with the Samsung May 2023 Security Update

Every month, Samsung often tends to update its devices in an order that favors its latest and most affordable flagship, which means the latest Galaxy Z Fold will often be weeks ahead of last year’s Galaxy A-series phones. This month, however, Samsung seems to be following no strict order, issuing patches for high-end and mid-range devices alike almost simultaneously.

The best way to know if an update should be available for your current device is to check for it in the lists below.

Each listing will include a note on where the update first appeared and if it’s also available in the US. As usual, the most recent additions will be marked wide.

Galaxy S series

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Every year the Galaxy S series represents the pinnacle of Samsung’s smartphone vision, especially if you opt for the Ultra model. Between the massive popularity of the devices and their premium price, it’s not surprising that Samsung often delivers updates to its Galaxy S series phones before most other devices.

While the Galaxy S23 was, surprisingly, not the first device to catch the May 2023 patch — that honor goes to the Galaxy A10e, oddly enough — Samsung’s latest flagship was a close second, updated on May 2. It’s long overdue, as the Snapdragon variants caught the patch on May 5th.

After skipping a generation, the Galaxy S20 series (including the 5G variants) were next in line, with Samsung rolling out the update to those in Latin America starting May 9th. And Galaxy S21 FE, the next. After shutting down the Galaxy S series devices still receiving monthly updates, the Galaxy S21 generation chose this month’s patch on May 11.

  • Galaxy S23 / S23+ / S23 Ultra – S91xBXXS1AWD1 (first introduced in Europe)
    • United States: Available on carrier-locked devices.
  • Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra – S90xEXXS4CWD5 (first launched in Brazil)
    • United States: Available on unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy S21 FE – G990EXXS5EWD4 (first launched in Brazil)
  • Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra – G99xBXXU7EWE1 (first launched in Bulgaria)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy S20 FE – G780GXXU4EWD2 (first launched in Russia)
  • Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra – G98xFXXSGHWD4 (first launched in Argentina)

Galaxy Z Flip / Fold series

Things are heating up in the foldable space, between the recently announced Google Pixel Fold and rumors about the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung’s upcoming Z Flip 5 Meanwhile, Samsung continues to take exceptional care of its customers, all the while keeping their devices in good condition – even Now safe from security exploits.

The company began its efforts on May 5, patching the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip 3. A few days later, on May 8, Samsung quickly rolled out patches for two more generations of phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and 4 and Z Fold 3 and 4. Then, on May 16, the company released the same patch for the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936U1UES2CWD7 (first launched in the US)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926U1UES3FWD7 (first launched in the US)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – F916BXXS2JWE1 (First launched in Colombia)
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721U1UES2CWD7 (First launched in the US)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711BXXS4EWD9 (First launched in Colombia)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G – F707USQS4HWE1 (first launched in the US)
    • United States: Available on carrier-locked devices.

Galaxy Note series

In recent years, Samsung has moved away from making the Galaxy Note series, which are premium smartphones with a stylus. More Galaxy phones have adopted the series’ signature S Pen support — including the retractable stylus on the Galaxy S23 Ultra — while foldable devices are now Samsung’s premium offering. However, some Galaxy Note phones are still receiving regular updates, as promised at launch.

While the Galaxy Note 10 series is no longer slated for monthly updates, the phone did receive the quarterly update scheduled for May 8. We also expect a patch for the Galaxy Note 20 series later this month, although this hasn’t happened yet.

  • Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ – N97xNKSU2HWD2 (first released in South Korea)

Galaxy A / M / F series

In addition to high-quality Android phones, Samsung also offers several affordable and midrange devices in the Galaxy A, M, and F series. While these phones don’t always get the same frequency of updates as their flagship cousins ​​(quarterly versus monthly), the Samsung is constantly putting out timely patches for these affordable phones.

Oddly enough, the first phone to get the May 2023 security patch was the Galaxy A10e, which was updated on April 24, before the new month began. Once May really rolls around, updates get even faster, starting with the Galaxy A23 on May 3. The 5G variant of this phone was not updated until May 9th.

On May 5, Samsung released an update for the Galaxy A33 5G that, depending on where you live, either brings this month’s or last month’s security patch. The same day also brought updates for the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy M53. Meanwhile, last year’s top-of-the-line Galaxy A73 was updated on May 10, with its sibling, the Galaxy A53, updated a day later.

At the bottom of most barebones Samsung phones, the Galaxy A13 picked up this month’s patch on May 11. The Galaxy A52s 5G was next on May 15th. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A54 saw its update on May 16, followed by the Galaxy A22 5G on May 17.

  • Galaxy A73 – A736BXXS3CWE1 (first launched in Brazil)
  • Galaxy A54 – A546EXXU2AWDB (Almost Worldwide Released)
  • Galaxy A53 5G – A536EXXS5CWE1 (first launched in Argentina)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy A52s 5G – A528BXXS3EWD5 (first launched in Mexico)
  • Galaxy A52 5G – A526BXXS3EWD8 (first launched in Europe)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy A33 5G – A336MUBS4CWD4 (first introduced in Europe)
  • Galaxy A23 5G – A236BXXS3CWD4 (first launched in Croatia)
  • Galaxy A23 – A235FXXS2CWD1 (first launched in Ukraine)
  • Galaxy A22 5G – A226BRUBS5DWE1 (first launched in Latin America)
  • Galaxy A13 – A135U1UES3BWD2 (first launched in Latin America)
    • United States: Available on locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy A10e – A102NKOS3CWD1 (first launched in Korea)
  • Galaxy M53 – M536BXXS2CWD1 (first launched in Bolivia)

Galaxy Tab series

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

In addition to being one of the most prolific Android phone manufacturers, Samsung also provides the absolute best Android tablet experience on the market today. Unlike smartphones, though, Samsung generally only updates its tablets on a quarterly basis (before eventually dropping to slower schedules), which means each update is often more noticeable and impactful.

As you might expect, Samsung kicked off this wave of tablet updates with its latest models, the Galaxy Tab S8, S8+, and S8 Ultra, on May 4th. Continuing with the next generation, the Galaxy Tab S7 series got its own patch on May 11th. , while the “Fan Edition” model was a few days late. On the same day, Samsung also refreshed its affordable Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

  • Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / S8 Ultra – Xx06BXXU4BWD8 (first introduced in Europe)
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE – T733XXS3CWD1 (first introduced in Europe)
  • Galaxy Tab S7 / S7+ – Tx76BXXU3DWD3 (first introduced in Europe)
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – P615NKOS5FWD2 (first launched in South Korea)

How to check for the latest OTA on your Galaxy device

Samsung Galaxy A52 on the update screen

If your Samsung device has already been updated, but the May patch did not reach you personally, you can try to update manually. Simply open the Settings app, tap on Software Update, and select Download and Install.

This article was first published on May 17th and was most recently updated on May 17th.

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