What you need to know
- March 2023 security update arrives for the foldable devices.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 owners are getting new firmware in several regions.
- The new foldable devices join the list of older Galaxy S models that received the update earlier this month.
Android OEMs aren’t always timely with monthly security updates, but Samsung has had a good track record in recent years. Since the One UI 5 release, the company has been on the move to deliver firmware updates and, most importantly, monthly updates to most Galaxy devices, including foldables.
The latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, are receiving the new March 2023 update this week, as noted by SamMobile.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets F721BXXS2CWB5 firmware version rolled out in several regions in Latin America, Africa, Asia and more.
Similarly, the Z Flip 4’s larger cousin, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, is receiving the March 2023 security update with F936BXXS2CWB5 version. The foldable phone users in countries like Latin America and Australia.
The new update comes amid the latest vulnerabilities discovered by Google’s Project Zero team on Samsung’s Exynos-powered chipsets. For the uninitiated, the Galaxy S22 models with Exynos SoCs were among the few Samsung devices affected by the latest vulnerabilities.
While the foldables are the latest to get the March 2023 update, other older models like the Galaxy S23, S22 and S21 models have received the update earlier.
However, SamMobile notes that Samsung has fixed five vulnerabilities with the new update from the list (CVE-2023-26072, CVE-2023-26073, CVE-2023-26074, CVE-2023-26075, CVE-2023-26076, involving) 18 in total.
Until the remaining vulnerabilities are fixed through updates, affected Galaxy device users are advised to disable VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling to avoid exploitation by hackers as the threat can be executed silently and remotely.
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