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May Update Released To Galaxy S10 Series & Galaxy A53 5G

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A few more Samsung smartphones are receiving the May 2022 Android security patch. The Korean firm has released the latest security update to the Galaxy S10 series and the Galaxy A53 5G.

For the Galaxy S10 series, the new update is currently available to users in Switzerland, SamMobile has confirmed. It should reach other European countries in the coming days. The rollout will eventually expand to more regions globally. The latest SMR (Security Maintenance Release) comes with firmware version G97*FXXUFHVE1 for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ and G977BXXUCHVE1 for the Galaxy S10 5G.

The Galaxy A53 5G, on the other hand, is picking up this month’s security update in the Philippines and Samsung’s homeland South Korea. The update comes with firmware versions A536EXXU2AVD7 and A536NKSU2AVD6 in the two countries respectively. It shouldn’t be long before the rollout reaches other global markets, including the US.

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As for the content of the new update, Samsung last week revealed that the May SMR brings fixes for 50-odd vulnerabilities, with almost 20 of them being specific to its Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy S10 series and Galaxy A53 5G also seem to be getting some additional bug fixes and stability improvements. But there may not be any major new features. While we don’t have the changelog for the former, that for the new Samsung mid-ranger in South Korea doesn’t mention anything notable.

Samsung has picked up the pace with its May SMR rollout

Samsung began seeding the May security update to its devices a couple of weeks back. The new SMR first rolled out to the Galaxy S22 series in the last week of March. But in recent days, the company has picked up the pace with the rollout. It has already seeded the update to almost a couple of dozen Galaxy smartphone and tablet models. You can expect more eligible devices to join the party in the coming days.

In the meantime, if you’re using one of Samsung’s 2019 Galaxy S flagships or its latest premium mid-range offering, the May security update is on your way now. It should reach your unit over the air (OTA) in a few days if you haven’t already received it. Watch out for a notification in the coming days. Alternatively, you can head over to the Software update menu on your phone’s Settings app and tap on Download and install to check for updates manually.

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