On August 4, Samsung rolled out the August 2023 security update to the Galaxy devices. Initially, the company served the update to the LTE version of the Galaxy S20 FE, then gradually expanded the update to more devices in different regions.
What’s new in the Samsung August 2023 Security update?
The August 2023 update brings a new security patch for the Galaxy devices; the update mainly aims to improve the security of the devices by resolving the vulnerability fixes. Sometimes the update also brings some major improvements that enhance the performance and stability of the device, but generally the update is limited to internal functions and does not affect the experience of normal users.
It fixes 2 security issues classified as “critical,” 50 “high” vulnerabilities, and 1 “moderate” grade CVE, plus adds 5 security fixes also included in previous monthly patches. The August 2023 security patch also fixes 19 security flaws of type SVE (Samsung Vulnerability Items).
August 2023 update eligibility
Samsung has documented the list of devices in different categories in detail. There are mainly three categories available in which the device is listed: monthly security updates, quarterly security updates, and biannual security updates, which determine the frequency of updates available to the respective devices.
These Galaxy devices have received the August 2023 security update
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE
- Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy A54 5G
- Galaxy A34 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy M14
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