A new year brings with it a new batch of security updates, and Samsung is getting a headstart with its January 2022 security update by starting it on December 30. Here’s what devices have been updated.

Samsung January 2022 security update – what’s new

While we didn’t know what Samsung’s January update delivered when it first started rolling out, Samsung has since offered more details on the update. The company details that this patch fixes two critical security issues, 36 high severity issues, and five moderate issues. Notably, this list includes a fix for the 911 bug that was discovered on Pixel devices last month.

Devices with Samsung January 2022 security update

As is becoming a pattern for Samsung, the January 2022 update arrived before the new month, and the new year, in this case, even began. The first device to get the update, though, was actually a mid-range Galaxy A series device.

This list will include a note on where the update first debuted and if it is also available in the United States. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in bold.

Galaxy S series

While Samsung’s January 2022 update is rolling out a little bit slower than in past months, the rollout has just expanded to the Galaxy S21 series. The update first appeared in the Netherlands on top of Android 12 and arrived in the United States around January 10. The Galaxy S20 FE saw its January patch a few days latest in Thailand. Around January 13, the Galaxy S20 series saw its update on some US carriers.

Around January 17, the Galaxy S21 FE saw the January update as the phone’s very first public software update, with the patch rolling out first in the US. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10 series started seeing the update at the same time with the S10, S10+, and S10e being updated in Germany first.

  • Galaxy S21 — G991BXXU4BULF (Released first in the Netherlands)
    • Available in US
  • Galaxy S21+ — G996BXXU4BULF (Released first in the Netherlands)
    • Available in US  
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra — G998BXXU4BULF (Released first in the Netherlands)
    • Available in US
  • Galaxy S21 FE — G990U1UEU2BUL8
    • Available in US
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G — G990EXXU1BUL5 (Released first in Thailand)
  • Galaxy S20 FE 4G — G780FXXS8DVA1 (Released in Middle East, Africa, Thailand, more)
  • Galaxy S20 — G980U1UES2DUL2 (Released first in US)
    • Available in US on AT&T, Verizon, other carriers
  • Galaxy S20+ — G986U1UES2DUL2 (Released first in US)
    • Available in US on AT&T, Verizon, other carriers
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra — G988U1UES2DUL2 (Released first in US)
    • Available in US on AT&T, Verizon, other carriers
  • Galaxy S10 — G973FXXUEGVA4 (Released first in Germany)
  • Galaxy S10+ — G975FXXUEGVA4 (Released first in Germany)
  • Galaxy S10e — G970FXXUEGVA4 (Released first in Germany)

Galaxy A series

The very first January 2022 security update for Samsung arrived with the Galaxy A51, an unexpected starting point for the company given the phone’s age and placement in the lineup. Still, it was great to see the popular and affordable hardware getting a timely update.

Around January 13, Samsung began rolling out the January 2022 update to its Galaxy A52s 5G in France alongside the Android 12 update. Meanwhile, in Russia, the Galaxy A01 started seeing its update.

During the weekend of January 15, Samsung started rolling out the Android 12 update to the Galaxy A52 5G which carried the January 2022 security patch along with it. The update first showed up in parts of Europe.

  • Galaxy A51 — A515FXXU5EUL3 (Released first in Malaysia and Russia)
  • Galaxy A52s 5G — A528BXXU1BUL7 (Released first in France)
  • Galaxy A52 5G — A526BXXU1BUL7 (Released first in Europe)
  • Galaxy A01 — A015FXXS5BUL1 (Released first in Russia)

Galaxy Note series

Samsung’s first Galaxy Note with the January 2022 security update was the Galaxy Note 10, and its siblings, the Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G. These devices received the January patch alongside their Android 12 updates. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite followed close behind, getting the January patch with Android 12 in France.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra started picking up the January patch in the United States on some carrier models alongside the rollout of Android 12. Towards the end of the month, Samsung brought the January update to the Galaxy Note 9 in the US, possibly one of the last updates the phone will ever get.

  • Galaxy Note 20 — N980U1UES2EULI
    • Available in US on AT&T, Verizon, more
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — N986U1UES2EULI
    • Available in US on AT&T, Verizon, more
  • Galaxy Note 10/+ — N97xFXXU7GULD (Released first in Switzerland)
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G — N976BXXU7GULD (Released first in Switzerland)
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite — N770FXXU8FUL7 (Released first in France)
  • Galaxy Note 9 — N960USQS9FVA1/N960U1UES9FVA1
    • Available in US, unlocked and carriers

Galaxy Foldables

As you might expect, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 were among the first Samsung foldables to get the January 2022 update, with the update arriving alongside Android 12 updates for some in the United States. Unlocked models specifically got that newer patch with the Android 12 update. The Galaxy Fold 5G also has the latest patch as of January 12 and the same week, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 saw a wider international rollout.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 — F926U1UES1BULA (Released first in US, also available internationally)
    • Available in US, unlocked
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 — F711U1UES2BUL9 (Released first in US, also avaialble internationally) 
    • Available in US, unlocked
  • Galaxy Fold 5G — F907BXXU6GULB (Available first in UK)

Galaxy Tab series

The first tablet with Samsung’s January 2022 update was the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, which first saw its update rolling out in France around January 11 as the folks over at SamMobile report.

  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite — P615XXS4DUL5

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