Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A31 Getting October 2021 Security Patch: Report

Samsung Galaxy A51 update comes with firmware version A515FXXU5EUJ2.

Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A31 Getting October 2021 Security Patch: Report

Samsung Galaxy A51 is reportedly getting the update in India

Highlights
  • Samsung has started rolling out for Galaxy A51, Galaxy A31
  • Galaxy A31 said to be receiving update in Latin America
  • The latest update brings bug fixes

Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A31 have reportedly started receiving the October 2021 Android security patch. The update is said to have stability improvements and bug fixes. Eligible Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphones in some Asian markets including India are receiving the update now, while the update for Galaxy A31 is said to be rolling out in a few Latin American regions. Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 in January 2020 with Android 10 and the phone subsequently received Android 11 in March this year. Galaxy A31 was launched in India in June 2020 with Android 10-based One UI 2.1.

Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A31 update changelog

As reported by SamMobile, the update for Samsung Galaxy A51 comes with firmware version A515FXXU5EUJ2 and brings the October 2021 Android security patch to handsets in India, Nepal, Russia, and Sri Lanka. The firmware version of the latest security update for Samsung Galaxy A31 is reportedly A315GDXS1CUJ4 and it brings along the October 2021 security patch. The update is said to be currently rolling out for Galaxy A31 devices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

The update for the two Samsung Galaxy-A series phones are said to fix more than 60 privacy- and security-related vulnerabilities apart from the general bug fixes and stability improvements.

The latest update will arrive automatically to the devices in the above-mentioned regions. Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A31 users can also manually check for the update by heading to Settings > Software update > Download and install. Users are advised to update their phones while they are connected to a strong Wi-Fi network and put on charging.

Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications

Launched in January 2020, the Samsung Galaxy A51 sports a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) Infinity-O Display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and in-display fingerprint sensor. It packs an Exynos 9611 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A51 features 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. The handset offers a quad rear camera setup and is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.

Samsung Galaxy A31 specifications

As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy A31 was launched in India in June 2020 with features including a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED Display, a MediaTek Helio P65 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM, and a quad rear camera setup. The handset offers 128GB of onboard storage that can be expanded to 512GB using a microSD card. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Clean, feature-rich software
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Biometric authentication isn’t very quick
  • Underwhelming performance for the price
  • Average low-light camera performance
Display 6.50-inch
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Solid battery life
  • Vivid display
  • One UI is good
  • Bad
  • Underwhelming system performance
  • Mediocre cameras
  • Fingerprint sensor isn’t quick
  • Slightly boring design
Display 6.40-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio P65
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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Nithya P Nair is a journalist with more than five years of experience in digital journalism. She specialises in business and technology beats. A foodie at heart, Nithya loves exploring new places (read cuisines) and sneaking in Malayalam movie dialogues to spice up conversations. More
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