Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets February 2021 Android security patch

by Joseph K. Clark

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has turned out to be one of the most popular phones in the Galaxy S20 series. It brings a plethora of features in the upper mid-range segment. The company has made the right compromises to keep the price of the smartphone under check. It was recently upgraded to Android 11-based One UI 3.0. Now, the smartphone has started receiving the February 2021 Android security patch. The update reportedly emphasizes tackling some man-in-the-middle attack vulnerabilities that Google’s OS had accumulated recently. That said, it isn’t clear in which regions the OTA update is rolling out at the moment.

 Android security patch

According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is receiving the February 2021 Android security patch. It comes with firmware version G780FXXS2BUA5. You can check if the update has been rolled out for your unit by going to Settings > System updates > Check for system updates > Download now > Install the update. Make sure your phone is sufficiently charged before installing the update. Apart from the new security patch, there is nothing new in the update. The Galaxy S20 FE has already received its Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update.

As per the report, the security patch is dated February 1, 2021. It places more emphasis on specific vulnerabilities accumulated by Google’s OS. As per Samsung, the February Android security patch appears to be focused on tackling man-in-the-middle attacks. Aside from the Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung has also rolled out the February 2021 Android security patch to the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy A8 (2018). It’s good to see Samsung taking updates seriously. The company has been consistently rolling out updates to its smartphones, including mid-range and budget devices.

    The new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE mobile phone features high-powered pro lenses for beautiful portraits, stunning landscapes, and crisp close-ups
    The new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE mobile phone features high-powered pro lenses for beautiful portraits, stunning landscapes, and crisp close-ups

Prakhar Khanna

I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014, when I built my first blog. I’ve worked with Digit, one of India’s most prominent tech publications. As of now, I’m working as a News Editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write about cutting-edge tech. You can reach out to me at [email protected]

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