The new Android security update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is already rolling out to select variants of Samsung’s second-generation foldable flagship as of today. The build number attached to this over-the-air package, F916BXXU1BTJB, by itself confirms the target is the SM-F916B model. It also reveals there’s more to this particular firmware version than just a new set of fixes for any number of security vulnerabilities.
With that said, even something as minor as general system stability improvements fits that definition of “more” which Samsung has been using for years. And given the historically modest file size of this update, which is just under 350MB, it’s unlikely we’re looking at anything more consequential. But we probably won’t be able to say either way with complete certainty for at least a few more days – until Samsung publishes an official changelog.
The first Galaxy to receive the November 2020 security patch
As a matter of fact, we’re still waiting for Samsung to even detail the new security patch level, dated November 1st, 2020. Which makes the Galaxy Z Fold 2 its first Android smartphone to receive it. An unlikely debut, given how it’s been just over a week since the recently released foldable started embracing the October update.
But seeing this kind of unexpected urgency on Samsung’s part is hardly a reason to complain. Especially right now, while pretty much all of us using it are still in a highly impressionable phase, which tends to be a pretty good thing when the product at hand is as impressive as this latest among Samsung’s attempts at a foldable smartphone concept is.