Numerous Galaxy smartphones are now getting the May 2021 security update but the Galaxy A71 5G is only now catching up with its 4G-enabled sibling. As some of you know, the Galaxy A71 (4G) was updated with the April 2021 security patch more than a month ago. The Galaxy A71 5G is now getting the same treatment thanks to a new firmware update that’s being distributed in the UAE.
Evidently, the new firmware update could become available for Galaxy A71 5G customers in other markets at any moment. As always, customers can check if the update is available to download by opening the Settings app on their phone and accessing the Software update menu. The new update can be identified by firmware version A716BXXU5CUD2.
The firmware number suggests that the update might contain more than just the April 2021 security patch, and that some features may have been added and / or updated. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more, but feel free to share your findings — if there are any — in the comment section below.
As always, new Samsung firmware updates can also be easily acquired form SamMobile’s firmware archive. It’s being updated regularly and it contains firmware for hundreds of Galaxy devices. You can also use our new security check tool to verify if your phone is running the latest-available security update in your region.