Samsung already released the Android security updates for its flagship phones in September, shortly after Google released the patches on Tuesday (September 8th).
Android Police reports that some versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, Note 10, Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, S10, A21, A51 and A70 have already received the updates as of Tuesday, which vary from country to country general software updates from Samsung.
Bleeping Computer reported yesterday (September 9th) that some Galaxy S10 5Gs also received the update.
Google’s September Android Security Bulletin lists fixes for more than 50 vulnerabilities, some of which are rated “critical”
Many of Samsung’s top-end phones receive monthly security updates, including all Galaxy S, Galaxy Z, and Galaxy Note phones released in the past three years. Midrange phones receive quarterly updates, and some flagships older than three years are referred to quarterly updates for an additional year of support. Visit the Samsung Mobile website for a full list of Samsung models that are on which update schedule.
However, no Samsung cell phone will immediately be upgraded to Google’s next mobile operating system, Android 11. This was introduced on Google’s own Pixel phones on Tuesday. Certain OnePlus, Oppo, RealMe, and Xiaomi phones are getting near-definitive beta, but not Samsung models.
You should see an on-screen notification on your Samsung phone that a software update is available. If you want to check manually, go to Settings> Software update or Settings> About the device> Software update, depending on your model.