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Samsung Galaxy A30 Update Brings July Android Security Patch, Improves Moisture Detection: Report

The Samsung Galaxy A30's OTA update weighs 198.25MB.

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Samsung Galaxy A30 Update Brings July Android Security Patch, Improves Moisture Detection: Report

Samsung Galaxy A30 was launched in February, earlier this year

  • Samsung Galaxy A30 is receiving a new security update
  • The new update is being rolled out to users in India
  • The new update bumps the version number to A305FDDU2ASF3

Soon after the Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly started receiving the July 2019 Android Security Patch, it is now the Galaxy A30's turn. The smartphone is said to be receiving the July 2019 Android Security Patch update. The new update is currently being rolled out to users in India and it bumps up the version number to A305FDDU2ASF3. Apart from fixing the general security issues, the update also brings better stability as well as improves the charger/ USB port's moisture detection algorithm.

First reported by SamMobile, the July 2019 Android Security Patch update weighs at 198.25MB and is being pushed to Galaxy A30 devices in India. The report mentions that apart from fixing the vulnerabilities found within the Android OS, the security patch update also fixes 13 vulnerabilities that seem to only affect Galaxy devices.

The reported changelog mentions that the new update improves the overall stability of functions and it also improves on the moisture detection algorithm that was first introduced in the Galaxy S7 smartphones. The moisture detection has caused problems in the past as well on Galaxy S7 devices, barring the users from charging their smartphones if moisture was detected inside the charging port.

Users should be able to download the July 2019 Android Security Patch via an over-the-air (OTA) notification on their Galaxy A30 devices. Moreover, the update can be downloaded manually as well by going to Settings > Software Update and tapping Download.

To recap, the Samsung Galaxy A30 was released in February 2019 in India. The phone is currently available for purchase at a best buy price of Rs. 15,490. The Galaxy A30 sports a vibrant 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity U display with full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. There's an Exynos 7904 SoC under the hood and the phone is available in a single 4GB RAM variant coupled with 64GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD card to up to 512GB.

The phone runs One UI on top of Android 9.0 Pie. Other specifications include a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor and a 4,000mAh battery. In terms of optics, there's a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 lens coupled with a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens. On the front, there's a 16-megapixel sensor with a fixed-focus f/2.2 lens.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Vivid Super AMOLED display
  • Up-to-date software
  • Solid battery life
  • Built well
  • Bad
  • Weak speaker
  • Fingerprint sensor isn’t easily accessible
  • Underwhelming cameras
  • Processor not competitive enough at the price
  • Sluggish face recognition
Front Camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Battery Capacity4000mAh
OSAndroid Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels

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