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Samsung’s January 2024 patch for Galaxy S23 series is expanding!



Galaxy S23 July 2024 update

Samsung’s January 2024 security patch addresses approx 74 vulnerabilities on Galaxy devices. While the company is set to introduce One UI 6.1 next week, incremental software updates continue to roll out. Now, Samsung has begun expanding the January 2024 patch for the Galaxy S23 series.

Later yesterday, US Cellular pushed the January 2024 patch to the Galaxy S23 series in the US. Without any ado, the company has started expanding it to markets outside the US, such as India and Germany. Notably, the release weighs less than 400MB and bears a version number ending with BWL3.

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January 2024 patch Galaxy S23

It’s expected that the One UI 6.1 update will bring select Galaxy AI features from the S24 series to older models. The next One UI update could start rolling out to Galaxy S23 series in late February or early March. Meanwhile, join the Epic Unpacked on January 17 with us!

Galaxy S24 Ultra Specifications


  • Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet, Titanium Yellow
  • Samsung Store exclusive: Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, Sandstone Orange

Dimensions & Weight

  • 79.0 x 162.3 x 8.6mm
  • 232 grams


  • 6.8″ QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 120 Hz (1-120 Hz), HDR10+, Always On, Eye Comfort Shield, Vision Booster, 3120 x 1440 pixels, 505 ppi


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 64-bit, 4 nm, Octa-Core (3.39 GHz, 3.1 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 2.2 GHz)


  • 256/512GB/1TB internal storage, 12GB RAM

Main camera

  • Quad camera with laser autofocus and LED flash
  • Wide angle lens: 200 MP, F/1.7, Super Quad Pixel autofocus, OIS, Super Clear Lens
  • Duo telephoto lens:
    • Telephoto lens 1: 50 MP, F/3.4, 5x optical magnification, Quad Pixel autofocus, OIS
    • Telephoto lens 2: 10 MP, F/2.4, 3x optical magnification, dual pixel autofocus, OIS
  • Ultra wide angle lens: 12 MP, F/2.2, dual pixel autofocus, 120° field of view

Front camera

  • 12 MP (F/2.2), dual pixel autofocus

Camera features

  • Zoom: 100x Space Zoom
  • Video: Nightograpy video, Super HDR, 12-bit HDR, 8K video recording, 8K video snap, portrait video with bokeh -Effect, Pro Video, Slow Motion, Super Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, Dual Recording, Audio Zoom, Super Steady
  • Photo: Portrait Mode with Bokeh Effect, Pro Mode, Panorama, Night Mode, Food, Selfie, Group Selfie, Single Take, automatic scene optimization, Bixby Vision, AR zone, QR scanner, expertRAW photo app (50 MP raw photos, Astrophoto, Multi Exposure, digital ND filter)

Audio & Video

  • Video:
    • Max. Resolution recording: UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 30 FPS
    • Max. Resolution playback: UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 60 FPS


  • Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass, hall sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor


  • 5000 mAh, Fast Charging, 45W wired, Wireless 15W, Wireless PowerShare

SIM, Connectivity & Navigation

  • SIM: Dual SIM, 2x Nano SIM, eSIM
  • Connectivity: USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 7, WiFi Direct, Miracast, NFC, UWB
  • Navigation: GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


  • 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD, 5G Sub6 FDD, 5G Sub6 TDD

Additional Features

S Pen, IP68, titanium frame, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Armor, Wireless PowerShare, Wireless Samsung DeX, Link to Windows, blue light filter, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Samsung Health, Bixby Assistant, Bixby Routines, Secure Folder, Focus Mode, Samsung Knox

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Samsung One UI 7 Update: Which Galaxy devices will get Android 15?



Samsung One UI 7

Google Pixel phones received the fourth Beta update of Android 15 this month. The new OS remained limited to the Pixel devices till I/O 2024. Samsung will likely open its Android 15 Beta Program — One UI 7 — for Galaxy devices next month.

Following the I/O 2024 event, many Android vendors such as Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus have commenced Public Beta for their flagships, which Samsung is not subjected to follow. Meanwhile, the company is swiftly working to kick off the One UI Beta program soon.

One UI 6.1.1 is the latest Galaxy skin based on Android 14. The Android 15-based One UI 7 will arrive on many Samsung devices later this year. While we are in the middle of 2024, we already know Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 15.

Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

Android 15 Easter Egg

The Galaxy S24 series will surely be the first to get One UI 7 Beta sometime in August this year. The South Korean tech giant will then expand its Beta activity for some older lineups including but not limited to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Check the device list below:

Galaxy S Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra

Galaxy Z Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5

Galaxy Tab Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Tab A9 / A9+
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE / S9 FE+

Galaxy A/M/F Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy A05s / A15 / A25
  • Galaxy A14 / A24 / A34 / A54
  • Galaxy A33 / A53 / A73
  • Galaxy M14 / F14
  • Galaxy M34 / M54 / F54

In case you don’t find your Galaxy device in the list mentioned above, don’t panic. As the year progresses, we will update the list according to the eligibility of devices. Do note that the list is compiled on previous rollouts, software guarantees, and experience.

The official list will only come when the stable One UI 7 rollout will begin around October 2024.

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July 2024 update for Galaxy Note 20 series rolling out in Canada



Samsung Galaxy note 20 july 2024 update canada

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are getting the July 2024 security update in Canada. This update is already accessible to users in the US and The company plans to roll it out to more countries shortly.

This update includes the July 2024 security patch that helps protect user data and improve the overall performance of the device. It makes your Galaxy Note 20 device more stable, secure, and reliable.

Samsung releases the July 2024 security update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones with One UI build N98xWVLS8HXFC in Canada. The update not only enhances device security but also ensures access to the most up-to-date features and enhancements.

To install the update on your smartphone, you just need to navigate toward your Galaxy Settings. Once done, visit the Software update tab and hit the Download and Install button. Let your device connect to the OTA server and allow it to download the new firmware, if there’s any.

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 series update is currently running on Android 13 and is not eligible for the next One UI and Android versions. If you are planning to upgrade your smartphone then there are several options like the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy Z Fold 6, and Galaxy Z Flip 6.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra receiving July 2024 security update

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Samsung expands Galaxy S21 July 2024 update to Brazil



Samsung Galaxy S21 July 2024 update Brazil

Samsung has pushed the July 2024 security update for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones in Brazil. This update is already available for users in Europe and the US.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones in Brazil can verify the July 2024 security update with the version mentioned below.

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSCGXF9
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXSCGXF9
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSCGXF9

The fresh update protects Galaxy devices against security threats by integrating Android and Samsung’s latest security patches. Additionally, it includes several bug fixes to provide a more reliable and efficient user experience.

The latest patch addresses over 55 issues primarily related to One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. Users of these devices can install the update to enjoy these enhanced features.

To install the update, open the smartphone’s Settings, select ‘Software Update’, and then ‘Download and install’. Following these steps will ensure that your Galaxy smartphone is up-to-date with the latest security protections.

If you own a Galaxy S21 series including Galaxy S21 FE and are frustrated with a green line, you can change the display free of cost. Samsung is offering a free display replacement for affected Galaxy S21 models purchased within the last three years. This offer is valid for devices experiencing the green line issue until September 30, 2024.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series gets July 2024 security update

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