Samsung may not be the only Android phone maker that gives its devices four major OS upgrades and five years of security updates, but its update policy is applicable to a lot more devices than the competition. Since last year, the policy has applied to mid-range phones like the Galaxy A33 and Galaxy A34, and now, Samsung is going one step further and adding an even more affordable device to the list.
Samsung's newly announced Galaxy A24 will get four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates, according to Samsung Vietnam. The Galaxy A24 is a sub-$300 smartphone and the cheapest yet to be eligible for such long-term software support; it further cements Samsung's lead when it comes to updates in the Android market.
Samsung further cements its lead in Android software updates
We can expect all devices in the Galaxy A2x range that launch after the A24 to also be eligible for four Android OS updates and five years of security updates. And considering how Samsung's update policy now applies to an affordable phone like the A24, perhaps the company will extend the support period for flagship devices to five and six years of OS and security upgrades respectively in the near future?
Whether or not that ends up happening (the chances are slim), it's a big win for Samsung customers who buy phones and use them for more than two years, which we're guessing is a majority of customers buying a device like the Galaxy A24.