If you’re the type of person to hold onto your phone for years, Samsung is now a premier pick. The company today announced all Galaxy devices released since 2019 will now receive security updates for a minimum of four years after release.
For most of Samsung’s lineup, that means monthly security updates, ensuring your device is protected from viruses and exploits.
Eligible devices for this program include Galaxy S phones starting from the S10, all the Fold devices, the Note 10 and 20 series, the budget Galaxy A series from the A10, the ruggedised Xcover phones and Galaxy Tab tablets from 2019 onwards.
The full list is as follows:
- Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy A series: A10e, A20, A50, A11, A21, A51, A51 5G, A71 5G
- Galaxy XCover series: XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
- Galaxy Tab series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7+
This commitment to longer update tails makes it easy to recommend Samsung since longevity is a big priority when purchasing a new, expensive phone.