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The Galaxy S22 series might get more OS upgrades than the Pixel 6

Samsung Galaxy S22 Vanilla Render
Samsung Galaxy S22 Vanilla Render (Image credit: Steve McFly / Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S22 and Tab S8 series is tipped to receive four OS upgrades.
  • Its new phones may also receive five years of security patches.
  • Samsung may also apply this new update promise to its 2021 flagship smartphones.

With only a couple of days until the Galaxy S22 launch, we thought we knew all there was to know about these phones, thanks to the bevy of leaks we've seen. However, the latest appears to give us a surprising look at a new update promise that Samsung may announce with its new flagship, which could give even the Pixel 6 a run for its money.

A tweet from BDTech appears to reveal information they received from Evan Blass (Evleaks) related to the upcoming launch event. The image looks like an excerpt from a press release and mentions that the upcoming flagship series will receive four OS upgrades and five years of security updates.

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If this is true, then the Galaxy S22 series will receive more OS upgrades than the Google Pixel 6 series, which is only promised three major OS upgrades, despite the phones only being months apart. Since both run Android 12, that means the Galaxy S22 series will be supported until Android 16 with an additional year of security support.

Also impressive is that Samsung appears to be extending this to last year's Galaxy S21 series, as well as its best foldable phones, upping its current promise of three OS upgrades and four years of security updates.

With this type of support, Samsung could also put other OEMs on the spot, particularly those with phones powered by the Snapdragon 888. Of course, this new update promise is not yet official, and we'll have to wait and see what the company announces at Galaxy Unpacked on Wednesday.

Derrek Lee
News Editor

Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.

5 Comments
  • This certainly is a welcoming news. I hope this is true.
  • This is why I buy Samsung... Great phones and software plus Apple levels of support...
  • Thumbs up to Samsung if true, they have been very committed with updates in most recent years
  • Does anyone else remember when Samsung was among the bottom for crap software updates. Oh, how times have changed.
  • Yes they could be a little faster with OS updates but this is huge and agree they have improved so much.