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This four-year-old Galaxy smartphone is getting latest security patch

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Last updated: April 19th, 2021 at 11:12 UTC+02:00

Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy Note FE almost four years ago, one year after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The S Pen-equipped smartphone debuted with Android 7.1.1, and it received two major Android OS updates: Android 8.0 and Android 9.0. Now, the company has started rolling out the latest security patch to the Galaxy Note FE.

The Galaxy Note FE (SM-N935F) has started getting a new update in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The new update brings the April 2021 security patch to the Galaxy Note FE and bumps up the firmware version to N935FXXS8CUD1. This security patch includes fixes for various vulnerabilities within Android and Samsung’s own software. We don’t have the official changelog for the update yet, but we don’t expect it to include anything other than the security fixes. So, don’t expect new features or performance improvements.

If you are a loyal Galaxy Note FE user in any of the countries mentioned above, you can check for the update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA update, you can download the entire firmware from our firmware section and flash it manually. We expect the new update to roll out in other markets soon.

The Galaxy Note FE was built using the leftover stocks and components of the Galaxy Note 7. It featured a relatively smaller battery (3,200mAh) and a rigorous battery safety testing standard compared to the Galaxy Note 7. It was available in limited numbers, though, and was quickly sold out.

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