Samsung is fixing several outdated Galaxy models through a performance and bug-fix update patch. Some models that were discontinued almost 7 years ago will also benefit from this update.  

The update has been seen on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices purchased from various network operators in a number of regions.

These old Samsung models are expected to receive a software update soon:

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  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Note 9

All S6 models, including carrier and unlocked models as well as international models, are anticipated to be included in the next update. You can manually search for updates if you don’t see any notifications.

The update may not mention a GPS repair as it did with the Galaxy S8. The only performance enhancements and bug fixes are mentioned in the change log.

In comparison to the S8’s 420MB upgrade, it is also a lot smaller update, weighing in at about 13MB. It goes without saying that neither a new Android version nor a new security patch is included.

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is significantly more current, having only been released in 2019, but its four years of guaranteed security fixes are already about to expire.

The A40 was using the July patch and is now updating with a 280MB update to the September 1.

The phone is currently updated every three months, thus the gap is to be expected. However, it might switch to a biannual schedule when it reaches 4 in March 2019.