Samsung Galaxy S21 FE gets January 2022 Android security patch in first update in India

Deepak Gupta January 17, 2022
Updated 2022/01/17 at 8:57 AM

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G that debuted in India on January 10th has received its first update. As per the changelog, the smartphone received the January 2022 security patch, improved stability, performance improvements and bug fixes. A successor to the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, the Galaxy S21 FE is an improved variant of the regular Galaxy S21. It comes with triple rear cameras and a 120Hz AMOLED display. The Indian variant comes with the Exynos 2100 SoC and runs on Android 12 with One UI 4.

According to the update changelog received in reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G handset with Gadgets 360, the update has firmware version G990EXXU1BUL5/ G990EODM1BUL5/ G990EXXU1BUL5 and is 441.69 MB in size. The update brings the January 2022 Android security patch along with general stability, bug fixes, new and/or improved features, and performance improvements. Additionally, Samsung apps like Samsung Notes Add-ons, Galaxy Wearable, Samsung Notes, Samsung Internet, Samsung Health, SmartThings, Samsung Members and Samsung Pay have also been updated to the latest version.

ONE report by SamMobile claims that users in the US also received the update. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G users will get a notification to install the update or users can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ 2X dynamic AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It is powered by Exynos 2100 SoC along with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G comes with the triple rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. There is a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. There’s also Wireless Dex support for connecting the phone to a bigger screen. It has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The phone comes with a 4,500mAh battery with 25W super-fast wired fast charging, 15W wireless fast charging, and reverse charging support.


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