The US carrier variants of Samsung’s Galaxy A50 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphones are starting to receive the June 2021 Android security patch. The new update is currently rolling out for both phones on Sprint’s network. Units on AT&T, Verizon, Xfinity Mobile, and other wireless carriers in the US should also pick up the latest update in the coming days.
The June security update for the Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U) is rolling out with firmware version A505USQUCDUE4. The official changelog doesn’t mention any new features or improvements apart from this month’s security fixes. However, the version number for the new software suggests there could be more to it. Samsung pushed some Quick Share and device stability improvements with the June update for many Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy A50 could also be receiving these improvements with the latest update on Sprint’s network.
As for the security fixes, there are plenty of those as well. According to the official bulletin, the latest security maintenance release contains fixes for more than five dozen vulnerabilities found on Google’s Android OS and Samsung’s One UI software.
The same security fixes are also rolling out to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G (SM-F707U) on Sprint’s network. The foldable is picking up the new update with firmware version F707USQS2CUE1. But unlike the Galaxy A50, this device isn’t getting any user-facing changes or improvements with the latest update.
Galaxy A50, Galaxy Z Flip 5G get the June security update on Sprint’s network
Samsung has been impressive in releasing the latest available software updates to its Galaxy smartphones and tablets recently. A report earlier this month suggested that the company pushed new software updates for 350 devices (including variants) in May. And it has picked up from where it left this month.
The Korean biggie began rolling out the June security update to its phones much before we entered the current month. Over the past couple of weeks, it has pushed the new update to over 70 Galaxy devices globally. At least a dozen Galaxy smartphones in the US have also picked up the latest security patch. The carrier variants of the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G are now joining this ever-growing list, starting with Sprint units.
If you’re using either of the phones on Sprint’s network, you should now be able to download the new update from your phone’s Settings app. Simply navigate to the Software update menu and tap Download and install. Your phone will connect to the internet and if a new update is available, you will be prompted to download it on the next screen. If there’s no update available, it should reach your phone in the next few days. Galaxy A50 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G users on other US carriers can also expect to receive the June security update soon.