Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first update brings February security patch

Samsung Unpacked 2020 gave us not just the mainstream Samsung flagship phones that we’ve come to expect each Q1 of every year – the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra – but also the impressive foldable phone dubbed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Sure, the Galaxy Z Flip is only the second foldable smartphone from Samsung and basically the successor to the Galaxy Fold. However, there is a whole lot of difference between the two, not just from a design perspective, but also when it comes to availability.

Considering the Galaxy Fold took ages between its launch and actual availability, one would have thought the Galaxy Z Flip will also take a similar direction. But no, instead, the device begins selling in the U.S. and Korea on February 14, only three days after it was announced.

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Interestingly, the device is likely to be available in more than the confirmed U.S. and Korean markets pretty soon. This is true because the official firmware for the Galaxy Z Flip is already available to download in various markets across the globe.

Even more interesting is that the said firmware isn’t the pre-installed version, rather, the updated version that also bumps the security patch level from the pre-baked January to the latest February 2020.

The Galaxy Z Flip has One UI 2.1 based on Android 10 out of the box. The firmware version is F700FXXU1ATAF, but now the device is receiving a new update with firmware version F700FXXU1ATB6.

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The markets in question (where the new update is available) are United Arab Emirates, France, UK, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and India.

The device is also expected to hit shelves in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Israel, Baltic, Southeast Europe, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Nordic Countries, Austria, Czech, Luxembourg, Kazhakstan, Panama, Hong Kong, and South Africa, among others.

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