Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy S23 FE. While it isn’t yet time for Android 14 for the phone, it is getting the latest, October 2023 security patch. The new Android version should be available soon too, with One UI 6.0 on top.
Galaxy S23 FE gets its second software update
Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 FE early in October. Following the initial release in India and a few other markets, the device arrived in the US last week. In the interim, the company rolled out an update for the phone. It brought some system reliability and functional improvements.
The Galaxy S23 FE is now picking up its second software update. The latest release is more basic and only brings this month’s security fixes. According to Samsung’s official changelog, the new update comes with the firmware build number S711BXXS1AWJ6. As of this writing, the rollout seems to be limited to the Exynos version of the phone. The Snapdragon version, which was sold in the US, should join the party soon.
If you’re one of the early buyers of the Galaxy S23 FE, watch out for this update in the coming days. You can manually check for it from the Software update menu in the Settings app. The October SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for Galaxy devices patches more than 40 vulnerabilities, at least two of which are critical security flaws. Installing this update will keep your phone safe from these vulnerabilities.
The new FE phone from Samsung will get updates up to Android 17
Like the three flagship models, the FE (Fan Edition) Galaxy S23 will also get four major Android OS updates. It arrives with Android 13 and will pick up updates to Android 14, Android 15, Android 16, and Android 17. The phone is also eligible for five years of security patches. Debuted in October 2023, it should receive security updates at least until September 2028.
Samsung has already started pushing the stable Android 14 update to eligible models. The Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra received it first. Other devices, including the Galaxy S23 FE, will follow suit soon. The company recently released new One UI 6.0 beta builds for the Galaxy S22 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 5. These phones may be the next in the pipeline.
As usual, Samsung should soon reveal its Android 14 update plan for all eligible models in each market. It may publish a roadmap on the Samsung Members app. If you’re using a Galaxy phone, watch out for the roadmap to check when your phone will receive the big Android update with One UI 6.0