Samsung aims to improve security on its smartphone and has taken it to the "Next Level" by alloting four years of security updates on the built-in "Knox" to protect and serve the Galaxy devices. The smartphones included would start from those with the initial release and activation dates last 2019, and proceed to update its security settings.

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Security would always be one massive concern on smartphones, especially on Androids as they are open-source and can be subjected to several malware or viruses that may steal data or ruin the operating system. Samsung's Knox would be focusing on improving the security conditions and overall defense of its Galaxy smartphones in an extended period. 

The South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung, would strengthen its smartphone security updates, which would result in customer retention and people keeping their mobile devices for a long time.

The update would help in prolonging the device's life span and be secure despite the rapid aging in the smartphone industry. 

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Samsung Security Updates Extends Four Years

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According to Samsung, the next-level upgrade of its Knox Security would be extending its features to smartphones for up to four years since it was first used or purchased to effectively improve performance. Moreover, the South Korean tech giant aims to add a monthly upgrade to the Knox starting this year, and so forth. 

The move by Samsung is to ensure and give its users "peace of mind" whenever they use their smartphones, especially as data and information are more accessed by apps and other users. Not only that, but third-party applications also have stakes in user data, as warned by new research and studies, and may access more than people know. 

Despite the yearly update of Samsung with its Galaxy smart devices, it would aim to prolong the use of a gadget for a minimum of four years, and the company said that it could extend more than that.

The Knox would aim to protect the total of 130 Galaxy devices that are currently in circulation since 2019 for the security service it promises. 

What Samsung Galaxy Devices are Eligible for the Update?

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According to Samsung, these are the devices that are eligible and would be receiving the monthly update of the Knox: 

  • Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy A series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
  • Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
  • Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
  • Galaxy Tab series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7+

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