Samsung has released its October 2023 security update for several more A-series phones. The Galaxy A72, Galaxy A33, and Galaxy A32 5G are all receiving the latest security patch. The Korean firm has already pushed this update to dozens of Galaxy devices around the world, including a few tablets.
Samsung’s October update is now rolling out to the Galaxy A33 and more
As of this writing, Samsung’s October SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for the Galaxy A72 is only available in Latin America. Users in the region are getting the update with the firmware build number A725MUBU6DWJ1. The company’s official changelog states that the phone is picking up some system reliability and stability improvements along with the new security fixes.
Samsung should release this update for the Galaxy A72 in other markets in the coming days. The phone never arrived in the US but was sold in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Don’t expect any major new features with this update, though. The company is keeping everything for the Android 14 update. The major Android OS upgrade, which will be the last for this phone, will arrive in a few months with One UI 6.0 on top.
The Galaxy A33 is another Samsung phone that recently picked up the October SMR. It’s receiving the latest security patch widely in Europe and Latin America. The new build numbers in the two regions are A336BXXS7CWJ1 and A336MUBS7CWJ1, respectively. The update doesn’t seem to bring anything else. Since the phone is eligible for the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update, there are plenty of goodies in the pipeline.
Finally, if you have a Galaxy A32 5G, Samsung’s security fixes for October 2023 are rolling out to your phone as well. Once again, the company has begun the rollout in Latin America with firmware version A326BXXU8CWJ2 (via). Hopefully, it won’t be long before the update is available globally, including in the US. The 4G-only Galaxy A32 hasn’t picked up this month’s security fixes anywhere yet.
The new security update patches 46 vulnerabilities on Samsung devices
The October SMR for Galaxy devices patches 46 vulnerabilities. Some of these security issues are only present in Samsung products while others affect the entire Android ecosystem. At least two flaws patched this month were critical. If you’re using a Samsung device and have yet to receive the latest security patch, you might soon. As usual, you can check for new updates through the Settings app on your phone.