Samsung recently released Android security patches that refer to January 2020 for the Galaxy Fold 5G variant.
The update was made official last month, as OutofBit readers will remember. Now, the company is launching a new update that introduces the new security patches: these are the February 2020 patch for the LTE version of the leaflet. According to what emerged on the web, the new update has already been identified in France and Russia, and very soon it will also be distributed in other markets.
The new update for the Galaxy Fold, with version F900FXXS3ATA3, weighs about 4.9 GB. As revealed by Google's Android security bulletin, the February 2020 update fixes several vulnerabilities of critical security, ranging from a high degree to a more moderate one. One of these "bugs" could have allowed a remote attacker to use a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code in the context of a privileged process.
The Samsung patch notes also describe another 30 improvements which concern the applications of the One user interface. The update brings further improvements to the general stability of Samsung's "foldable" system.
The OTA update is implemented in batch, therefore it may take some time before it reaches all the Galaxy Fold units. Users will be notified to automatically download the update. Alternatively, the availability of the update can also be checked by going to the Settings menu and then to System and System Updates.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone debuted on the market in September 2019. The folding has a dual Infinity Flex display, with one 4.6-inch HD + Super AMOLED external screen and a second 7.3-inch QXGA + Dynamic AMOLED display. The Samsung Galaxy Fold also powered with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, an Adreno 640 GPU and a 4,380 mAh battery with a quick charge of 15 W.