Samsung has started rolling out the November 2023 security update to its flagship Galaxy S22 series in the US. The update is available for both unlocked and carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The update brings the latest security patch that fixes several vulnerabilities and improves the stability of the devices.
The November 2023 security patch is one of the most comprehensive security updates released by Samsung so far. It fixes 49 vulnerabilities that affect Android OS and 23 vulnerabilities that are specific to Samsung’s software. Some of the issues fixed by the patch are marked as critical or high severity, so it is recommended to install the update as soon as possible.
The update also includes some bug fixes and performance improvements for the Galaxy S22 series. According to the changelog, the update improves the camera quality, the fingerprint recognition, and the overall stability of the devices. The update also optimizes the battery usage and the memory management of the Galaxy S22 series.
How to download the update
The firmware version for the November 2023 security update for the Galaxy S22 series is S901USQU2BVK1. The update is currently rolling out in stages, so it may take some time to reach all the devices. You can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update and tapping on Download and install.
Alternatively, you can also download the firmware file for your device from our database and flash it manually using a Windows PC and a USB-C cable. However, you should back up your data before proceeding with the manual installation, as it may erase some of your settings and files.
Galaxy S22 series features and specs
The Galaxy S22 series is Samsung’s flagship lineup for 2023. It consists of three models: the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ feature 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED displays, respectively, with 120Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and Quad HD+ resolution.
The Galaxy S22 series is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor in the US and the Exynos 2100 processor in other markets. The Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ have 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra has 12GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage. All the models support microSD card expansion up to 1TB.
The Galaxy S22 series has impressive camera setups, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra being the most advanced. The Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ have a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 10MP periscope camera with 10x optical zoom. All the models have a 10MP selfie camera.
The Galaxy S22 series has a 4,000mAh battery for the Galaxy S22, a 4,800mAh battery for the Galaxy S22+, and a 5,000mAh battery for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The devices support 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The devices also have stereo speakers, IP68 water and dust resistance, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S22 Ultra also has an S Pen stylus support.
The Galaxy S22 series runs on Android 13 with One UI 5.0 out of the box. The devices are expected to receive Android 14 and One UI 6.0 in the near future, as Samsung has already started the beta testing program for some of its devices.