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Galaxy S6 continues to get security updates, almost four years later

Samsung has just released the January 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, continuing support for its first glass and metal flagships almost four years later. The update has been released in the UAE and comes with software version G920FXXU6ESA1 and G925FXXU6ESA1 for the S6 and S6+ respectively. The last Galaxy S6 update came out in November last year, and Samsung doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to stop regular updates anytime soon.

The Galaxy S6 is not on a quarterly update schedule at the moment, so it’s quite impressive to see ongoing support. However, this is something that may become more common in the coming months, as suggested by Samsung moving the Galaxy A5 (2016) to a quarterly schedule instead of removing it from the list of devices eligible for security updates altogether. This is good news for the Galaxy S7 and more recent flagships like the Galaxy S9 as well, although we’re still hoping Samsung also moves towards releasing three major OS upgrades for its flagships now that even the Galaxy J series phones are getting two major updates.

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners in the UAE can download the update over the air from the Software update menu in the phone’s Settings app. We also have the firmware for the new update in our database that you can install using a Windows PC.

  • Model: SM-G920F
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm
  • Display: 5.1" (129.2mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7420
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.9)
  • Model: SM-G925F
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm
  • Display: 5.1" (129.2mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7420
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.9)

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tgopi1976
tgopi1976

happy news we will be glad if we get security updates for note 5 too

ginescarp
ginescarp

They really should update the S8 and Note 8 to Android Q. 3 years support would change everything

allargon
allargon

There’s a reason for this. There’s no Qualcomm CPU/chipset holding things up this time. Every S6/S6Edge/S6Edge+ (even in the US) contains an Exynos chipset.

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

Best all rounder Galaxy.

tgopi1976
tgopi1976

what abt note 5

woody365
woody365

Good to hear! 👍

Kelvin15179
Kelvin15179

I have not received any updates since September 2018. I think Samsung has forgotten it.

Kelvin15179
Kelvin15179

My Note 5

locarno
locarno

Buy new phone.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

Send him money?

locarno
locarno

Need to find job.