Samsung is now rolling out a new monthly update, but it's not just older or low-end Galaxy devices that are getting the September 2023 security patch. We can confirm that the Galaxy S22 series also falls in that category, at least in Europe.
The Galaxy S22, carrying model number SM-S90xB, now has access to the September 2023 update from Samsung. The update can be identified by firmware version S90xBXXS6CWH6. And keen eyes may have already noticed the “S” letter in the firmware number, confirming that this is only a security patch with no added One UI features.
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Still version One UI 5.1 and will be for a while longer
The new update for the Galaxy S22 series weighs around 235MB. The official changelog is as generic as it gets for a routine security patch, and of course, the One UI version remains 5.1.
Samsung will eventually release One UI 6.0 for the Galaxy S22 series, but that time has not yet come. Nothing will happen on that front before the Galaxy S23 series exits the One UI 6.0 beta stages, but chances are the Galaxy S22 series will receive the new One UI upgrade before the end of the year, so sit tight.
As for this new September release, Samsung detailed it moments ago. It patches 62 vulnerabilities, most of which pertain to Google's software.
If you use the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra in Europe (and possibly other markets), you should be able to download the update by accessing the Settings app on the phone, navigating to “Software update,” and tapping “Download and install.”
If you prefer manual updates through a Windows PC, you can download the official firmware files from our website. The files are being readied as we speak, and you should be able to download them by the time you read this — or soon after.