What you need to know
- The April 2022 security patch is arriving for Samsung Galaxy S22 phones.
- Samsung is rolling out the update a few days before Google publishes the update's security bulletin.
- The security update is going live for the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea and Europe.
Samsung has always been punctual, if not ahead of schedule, when it comes to rolling out security updates for its smartphones, the most recent demonstration of which being the March 2022 security patch release (opens in new tab). It stays true to that reputation with the April 2022 security update.
The best Samsung phones (opens in new tab), including the Galaxy S22 (opens in new tab) series, are beginning to pick up the latest security patch with firmware version S90xNKSU1AVCK. This is now available to the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra in South Korea.
The update includes improvements for the phone's camera, such as flash support for close focus operations. This improves UHD 30 and 60 video recording performance in low memory conditions.
Samsung also improved View Cover usability. That said, the update comes in at more than 1.5GB, indicating that it comes with loads of changes.
In Europe, the update is also available for Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 Ultra (opens in new tab) handsets (model number SM-S90xB). It's 1.3GB in size, and the changelog doesn't mention any camera-related improvements.
It should be noted that the update arrived on March 31 for those models, just a few days before Google publishes the April 2022 security bulletin, per XDA Developers (opens in new tab). So Samsung deserves a pat on the back.
The update should also be available in more regions in the coming days. You can go to Settings > Software update > Download to check if it's live for you.
Samsung Galaxy S22 $700 (opens in new tab)
With a cutting-edge chipset, redesigned cameras, a new glass back, and the same display quality that helped make the S21 an excellent phone, the Galaxy S22 demonstrates that Samsung does not like to rest on its laurels.
Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He has been writing about consumer tech and apps for as long as he can remember, and he has used a variety of Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. Send him a direct message via Twitter or LinkedIn.
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