Galaxy S22, A53 & A52 in the US: Samsung’s September security update has reached more Galaxy phones in the US. The company is now pushing the latest security patch to the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A52 stateside. The new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) has already been rolled out to the Galaxy S23 series and all recent foldables.
The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra were one of the first Samsung phones to receive this month’s security patch. However, the initial rollout was limited to Europe. The Korean firm gradually expanded its coverage to more markets in recent days. The update has now reached the US versions as well.
We can confirm the availability of the September SMR for both carrier-locked and unlocked units of the Galaxy S22 trio in the US. The new firmware build numbers for the two variants are S901USQS3CWH3 and S901U1UES3CWH3, respectively. It’s a wide rollout for unlocked units, but the update is currently limited to T-Mobile, Metro, and Dish networks for carrier-locked units.
Nevertheless, now that the rollout has begun, it shouldn’t take much longer before Samsung pushes the update to everyone. Don’t expect anything major here, though. As confirmed by the official changelog, this release is all about the latest security fixes. The Korean firm’s September SMR for Galaxy devices patches more than 60 vulnerabilities, including at least four critical ones.
The Galaxy A53 and A52 also get the September update in the US
Galaxy S22, A53 & A52 in the US: Alongside flagship models, Samsung has also been pushing the latest security patch to its budget and mid-range phones. In fact, the Galaxy A14 5G, which is a budget device, was the first to receive the new SMR globally. Since then, the company has released this update for the Galaxy A52, Galaxy Xcover 5, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A71, and a few more low-cost handsets, albeit in select markets.
The Galaxy A52 is now picking up the September SMR in the US, and so is its successor, the Galaxy A53. As of this writing, the update is available for unlocked variants of the two phones. The updated firmware version for the former is A526U1UESBEWH1, while that for the latter is A536U1UES6CWH1. Like the Galaxy S22, neither Galaxy A model is getting anything more than this month’s security fixes.
Samsung will soon push the new security patch to the carrier-locked variants of these two premium mid-range smartphones in the US. If you’re using either of them, you can look forward to a notification about the update in the coming days. You can also navigate to Settings > Software update > Download and install to check for updates manually.