The Galaxy Z Flip has finally received the May 2022 Android security patch in the US. Samsung began the rollout earlier this week. Both carrier-locked and unlocked variants of the original clamshell foldable are picking up the new security update.
The latest update for the Galaxy Z Flip in the US comes with firmware version F700USQU4GVE9 for the carrier-locked variants and F700U1UEU4GVE9 for their unlocked counterparts. The OTA (over the air) rollout is already available to users on most carrier networks. The remaining few should also get on board soon.
According to the official changelog, the foldable is gaining Bluetooth-related stability and reliability improvements as well as some bug fixes with this update. That’s on top of the security fixes that are part of the May SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
Samsung has already revealed that the May SMR contains fixes for around 50 vulnerabilities. These include Android OS bugs as well as other security flaws that only affect the Korean firm’s Android devices. The company calls them SVEs (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures). Several of these vulnerabilities are labeled to be of critical severity.
May security update finally reaches the Galaxy Z Flip in the US
Of course, the US units of the Galaxy Z Flip are a little late to the May SMR party. Their international siblings picked up the update almost a month ago. Samsung has even started rolling out the June security patch to its devices. Almost a dozen Galaxy smartphone and tablet models have already received this month’s security patch.
The June SMR contains fixes for more than 70 vulnerabilities. As usual, these include bugs discovered in Google’s version of Android as well as SVEs. You can expect more eligible Galaxy devices to receive the latest security patch in the coming days and weeks, including the Galaxy Z Flip. We will let you know when the rollout begins.
Meanwhile, if you are using the Galaxy Z Flip in the US, the May SMR should be available to you anytime now. You will receive a notification once the OTA package becomes available for your unit. You can also head over to the Settings app on your phone and navigate to Software update > Download and install to manually check for updates. If an OTA update is available, you will be prompted to download it. If it doesn’t show any pending updates, check back again after a few days. Stay tuned for the June security update.