The original Galaxy Fold's launch was a rollercoaster ride for Samsung. The company took great pains to make sure its first foldable was kept completely under wraps until it was ready to be shown off, but just when it was ready to hit retail shelves, some design issues were discovered and made Samsung realize there was more work to be done before it could sell the device to consumers.
The Galaxy Fold eventually made its way into the hands of consumers in September 2019, though as a first-generation product, it didn't see a lot of sales, and many who bought one have probably sold it off by now. And those who still have the device might want to start looking at selling it now, as Samsung will no longer be providing software updates to its very first foldable.
Samsung published details of the November 2023 security patch for Galaxy devices this week, and it has updated the list of supported devices to remove both the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Fold 5G. The Fold's last major operating system update (Android 12) came two years back and it has been receiving security updates since then, but now, those will stop coming as well.
There may be one final update for the Fold in some markets before support well and truly ends, but unless some serious security flaw is discovered in the Fold and other older Samsung phones, it is going to be a permnanent blackout from here on out.
For the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Fold's sucessor, there is still another year of updates left. The first Galaxy Z Flip will also get updates in 2024, though support will end sometime in the first quarter of the year as that is when the Z Flip will complete four years on the market.