November update lands on Galaxy A53 & Flip 5 in the US

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Yesterday, Samsung detailed the content of the November security patch for Galaxy devices and released the update for the Galaxy S21 series in international markets. The company also pushed the latest security patches to a few A-series models. It is now rolling out the November SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy A53 5G in the US.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 gets Samsung’s November update in the US

Samsung’s US unit has outpaced many other regional branches with the rollout of monthly security patches in recent months. It appears this trend will continue in November. The company has released this month’s security patch for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy A53 5G ahead of other regions. As of this writing, the carrier-locked variant of the new Flip model is getting the update with the firmware build number F731USQS1AWJ7.

Samsung will soon release the November SMR for the unlocked variant of the foldable. The update should also reach other markets in the coming weeks. As you might expect, this is just a security patch with no additional goodies. With the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update just around the corner, the company isn’t pushing any new features and improvements with this security patch.

For the Galaxy A53 5G, Samsung is once again beginning the rollout with carrier-locked units. The new firmware build number for the premium mid-range handset is A536USQS8CWJ8 (via SamMobile). The changelog is as bland as the foldable. This phone is also eligible for the Android 14 update, which may come before the end of the year. Samsung should push the November SMR for it globally in the coming weeks.

The Korean firm has already revealed that the latest security patch contains fixes for 65 vulnerabilities. 48 of those are Android OS patches, which are for security issues found in various Android components. Google has labeled five patches “critical” in nature. Of the remaining 17 vulnerabilities, two concern issues with Samsung’s Exynos chips while the other 15 are for issues with Galaxy devices’ system components.

More Galaxy devices will get these security patches soon

Samsung will push these security patches to more Galaxy devices in the coming days. The company will also gradually release the Android 14 update for eligible models. The big Android upgrade is currently only available for the Galaxy S23 series. It’s expected to update all recent flagships to the new Android version before the end of the year. We will keep you posted on the rollouts.