Galaxy S21 FE Receives It First Software Update With January Security Patch

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is already receiving its first software update. The device, which broke cover last week, is picking up its first update just a day after it went on sale yesterday. The update brings the latest January 2022 Android security patch. The official changelog doesn’t mention anything else but we are expecting additional optimizations and stability improvements as well. Samsung tends to seed some early optimizations to its newly-launched devices.

As far as the content of the January SMR (security maintenance release) is concerned, Samsung recently confirmed that it brings fixes for over 60 vulnerabilities found in Google’s version of Android as well as the Korean brand’s custom software. A handful of those were critical issues.

First reported by SamMobile, the new update for the Galaxy S21 FE is currently rolling out to users in Thailand. The new firmware version is G990EXXU1BUL5. Users in other regions, including the US, can also look forward to the update in the coming days.


Meanwhile, if you’re looking to buy the Galaxy S21 FE, we wouldn’t recommend you not to. It’s a great phone at $700. You can check out our review to know more about how the device performs in day-to-day life. The device is available to purchase from Samsung’s website as well as carrier partners.

Galaxy S21 FE has finally arrived

The Galaxy S21 FE took forever to launch. For months, it was just leaks and rumors. But now that the device is official, things are going along nicely for it. The phone went on sale yesterday and today, it is receiving a new software update as well. Since not many people have got their hands on the new phone yet, most Galaxy S21 FE buyers will have an OTA (over the air) update waiting for them out of the box.

If you’ve used a Samsung phone before, you probably know how to update your new Galaxy S21 FE. But if you’re switching from some other brand, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a fairly easy process. You will receive a notification once the OTA (over the air) update hits your phone.


You can also check for updates manually from the Settings app. Simply navigate to the Software update menu and tap Download and install. If an OTA update is available, you’ll be prompted to download it. Now let the download complete and select “Install now” for the phone to automatically reboot with the new software package. You can also schedule the installation process for a later time or manually trigger it later.