Just as you would expect, Samsung has been the first OEM to start pushing the August 2021 security update for its devices. The latest Samsung device to join the bandwagon is the Snapdragon Galaxy S20 FE.
Notably, Samsung Galaxy A52 was the first device to pick up the August 2021 security update, a few days ago. Later, it was served to the Galaxy A72, A8 (2018), S20 FE (Exynos version), and the Galaxy S21 series.
Fast forward to now, after the Exynos variant, the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is getting the latest August 2021 security update.
To be more specific, the Galaxy S20 FE Snapdragon 4G variant is getting the new update. As per the official Security Bulletin, this security update fixes over 40 vulnerabilities related to user privacy and security.
Meanwhile, for more in-depth information regarding the latest August security patch, you can head over to the official security bulletin page by heading over here.
Galaxy S20 FE Snapdragon August 2021 security update firmware arrives as G780GXXS2AUG4
Talking about the update, according to SamMobile, it arrives with firmware version G780GXXS2AUG4 for the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G.
Besides, the update is currently live for a limited number of regions. It includes Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. If you own the Galaxy S20 FE model number SM-780G and reside in any of the aforementioned regions, then you would have received an update notification.
Just like every other incremental security update, this update simply bumps the security patch level to August 2021. Moreover, there aren’t any new features introduced with this update. Improvements in system performance and security are something to look out for.
As always, Samsung is releasing this latest security patch for the Galaxy S20 FE via OTA in batches. Meaning it will arrive for all the devices gradually.
If your device hasn’t received the update notification, then you can navigate over to Settings > Software > Download and Install. More markets are expected to join the update bandwagon for the device in the coming days.
So, we would advise you to be on the lookout for the update notification. To recall, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G Snapdragon variant was launched back three months ago.
There already was a 4G and 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which were powered by Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865 chipsets, respectively. However, due to chip shortage, Samsung had to launch a third-variant with 4G and Snapdragon 865 chip.