Samsung Galaxy A6+ & A8+ start receiving October security updates

Samsung has certainly brushed up when it comes to delivering security updates for its devices this year. Be it delivering the latest November security update for the Galaxy S10 lineup (even before Google!), or be it preparing its compatible devices to Android 10.

Samsung is quite on a roll this year, especially this later part of the year. And in a recent development, two more devices have been ticked off from the list of devices that have been served with the October security update.

Galaxy A6+ and Galaxy A8+ are reportedly receiving the security updates. Notably, both the devices are put under the “Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates” category of Samsung’s update security update cycle.

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Let us take a look at the updates one by one.

Galaxy A6+

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ was launched back in 2018 and packs in Snapdragon 450 processor. It offers 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of onboard storage. It sports a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 24 MP selfie camera in the front.

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At the back, you get a dual 16MP+5MP shooters that have features like LED flash, panorama, HDR. Under the hood, it is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and houses the fingerprint scanner at the back.

Now coming back to the update, it arrives with the version number BSJ1 and weighs in about 471.69 MB in size for the OTA update. The update is purely incremental in nature though, you cannot overlook the stability and performance enhancements the update brings in.

Below is the official changelog along with the screenshot of the update prompt:

What’s new:

  • The security of your device has been improved
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Source

Galaxy A8+

Another 2018 device is getting the incremental October security patch i.e. the Galaxy A8+. To recall, the device is powered by the Exynos 7885 processor paired with 4/6 GB of RAM. It has a 3,500 mAh battery and sports a 6-inch display as well.

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Galaxy A8+ offers 32/64 GB of onboard storage and also offers a dedicated microSD card slot. The device has a 16 MP main and dual 16MP+8MP selfie camera. 

Talking about the update, it carries version number CSJ2 and weighs in about 497.66 MB in size for the OTA update. Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the update prompt:

What’s new:

  • The security of your device has been improved
a8+-update
Source

Moreover, the update is being pushed via OTA in batches and will take some time in hitting all the devices. But, you can check for the updates manually by heading to System>>Software Updates>>Download updates manually.

Happy installing!

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