23-05-2023 06:48 AM in
I have a Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS). Its a great phone, last of the true small phones. It was released April 2019, and I am trying to find out if its end of support, or if Samsung will issue any more security updates.
"At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible. Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority."
But I am struggling to find any definitive information if my phone is still supported. If not I need to be looking for a new phone.
On Samsung website:
"Select devices launched in 2019 or later will be supported with firmware security updates for a minimum of four (4) years following their global launch, while select newer devices will receive up to five (5) years of security updates." 
Note the use of the word "minimum". Hmmm, "selected models", what does this mean? Following the link for more information it tells me:
 Availability of security update support may vary by device and market.
For more information visit: https://security.samsungmobile.com/securityPost.smsb
"- Galaxy A Series: upcoming select A series devices"
Not very useful!
Last update for my Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS):
Build Number : A405FNXXU4CWC3
Release Date : 2023-04-28
Security patch level : 2023-03-01
Google Play System Update: 2023-04-01
So pretty good, 4 years and still an update. But is this the final update?
Some vendors let you enter a model number and it tells you when support ends. Does Samsung have anything like this? Or is there a definitive list of end of support dates for each model anywhere?
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23-05-2023 10:18 AM in
23-05-2023 11:38 AM in
Pugs1957 thanks for the info and links.
I had missed that the A40 had been quietly dropped from the listed current update models on:
Time to buy a new phone.
Though not sure how good a reference this is because only the new A54 Enterprise Edition gets Monthly updates. The Consumer Retail version of the A54 gets no updates! Or am I misunderstanding this?
23-05-2023 12:45 PM in
23-05-2023 10:26 PM - last edited 23-05-2023 11:46 PM