Galaxy A3 (2017) gets January 2018 security patch

We may be reaching the end of January but many Samsung devices have yet to receive this month’s security maintenance release. Samsung is gradually rolling out the firmware updates with this month’s security patch to flagship and mid-range handsets across the globe. The Galaxy A3 (2017) is the latest device to receive the January 2018 security patch from Samsung.

Galaxy A3 (2017) January 2017 security patch

The Galaxy A5 (2017) was actually one of the first few devices to receive this security maintenance release soon after Samsung detailed it earlier this month. It wasn’t surprising that it was one of the first ones because Samsung has developed a habit of releasing the latest security patches to mid-range handsets first.

The company is now rolling out firmware version A320FLXXS2BRAA for the Galaxy A3 (2017) bearing model number SM-A320FL in several markets across Europe, including but not limited to Switzerland, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Luxembourg, and Hungary.

Users in these markets will soon receive an over-the-air update notification when the firmware update goes live in their region. The relevant files can also be downloaded from our firmware section.

The January 2018 security patch comes with fixes for a handful of critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system as well as fixes for 13 vulnerabilities that were discovered in Samsung’s software.

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