However, Samsung Galaxy smartphones will also come sooner or later to the fateful moment when they will no longer be supported by the Korean giant and this could become a source of concern for users who wish to continue using a phone for a longer period.
One of the latest models to have been "abandoned" is Samsung Galaxy S9 and those who still use this device are probably asking how long they can continue to do so with a certain tranquility.
Once a smartphone comes out of the guaranteed software support period, it will no longer receive the monthly security updates and this means that, in the event that vulnerabilities are discovered, the relative patches developed by Samsung and Google will not arrive on this device.
However, it is to be considered that the owners of smartphones no longer supported can still be a little more peaceful by worrying about updating the various applications installed on the phone (both through the Google Play Store and through the Samsung Galaxy Store) and using a little of common sense, that is, avoiding to perform risky actions (such as, for example, install apps from other stores or download the relative .apk files and install them manually) and paying attention to the "common" dangers (such as emails with phishing attempts, i links that bring back to "strange" sites, etc.).
In essence, it is possible to use a smartphone with a relative safety for several months after that it has come out of the guaranteed software support period, provided to pay a little more attention than usual. Furthermore, from time to time Samsung also releases updates for "old" models in the event that safety problems of a certain severity emerge.
Guaranteed support for various smartphones:
Finally, what follows is the list of most recent Samsung smartphones with the relative software support period guaranteed by the Korean giant:
Galaxy S10, S10E, S10+ -> March 2023
Galaxy S10 Lite -> February 2024
Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra -> March 2024
Galaxy S20 FE -> Autumn 2024
Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra -> early 2026
Galaxy S21 FE -> January 2027
Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra -> Spring 2027
Galaxy Fold -> Autumn 2023
Galaxy Z Flip (5G) -> Spring 2024 (summer 2024)
Galaxy Z Folding 2 -> August 2024
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 -> August 2026
Galaxy Note 9 -> August 2022
Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ -> August 2023
Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra -> August 2024
Galaxy A10, A50, A70 -> beginning of 2023
Galaxy A20E, A40, A80 -> Spring 2023
Galaxy A51, A71 -> beginning of 2024
Galaxy A21, A31, A41 -> Spring 2024
Galaxy A12, A32 -> beginning of 2025
Galaxy A22, A52, A72 -> Spring 2025
Galaxy A52 -> August 2025
Galaxy M21, M31 -> Spring 2024
Galaxy M51 -> August 2024
Galaxy M22, M52 -> Autumn 2025
Galaxy A13 -> early 2026
Galaxy A33, A53, A73 -> Spring 2027
Written by Matteo with love from Italy