Samsung is pushing a second Android 14-based update to the Galaxy S23 series in some markets. While the previous release was a major update with One UI 6.0 on top, the company is only pushing the latest security patch this time around. The November SMR is also available for the Galaxy A54 5G and Galaxy A52, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is now getting it outside the US.
The Galaxy S23 series gets the November security update
A couple of weeks back, Samsung released the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S23 series. The rollout began in Europe and gradually expanded to other markets. It reached the US last week. While the update came complete with the November security patch stateside, it wasn’t the case in other markets. Users got the October security patch there.
Samsung is now separately updating them to the latest SMR. As of this writing, the November update is rolling out to the Galaxy S23 lineup in Europe and Asia with the firmware build number S91*BXXS3BWK5. As said earlier, the US versions have already received the latest security patch, so they won’t get this update. Users in other markets who received Android 14 with the October patch can expect the new release in a few days.
The second Android 14-based update for the flagship trio has an OTA (over the air) download size of around 340MB (via SamMobile). As expected, the changelog mentions nothing more than the latest security fixes. It’s worth noting that One UI 6.0 has yet to reach the Galaxy S23 series in a few markets, including South Korea and China. Samsung will probably bundle the November SMR with the big update in these countries.
The new SMR is available for more Galaxy devices
Samsung is also pushing the November SMR to a few more Galaxy devices. Namely, the Galaxy A54 5G and Galaxy A52 (4G) are picking up the latest security patch. The former is getting the update in Latin America with the build number A546EXXS5AWJ4. The rollout is live in Europe for the latter. It’s receiving the new SMR with firmware version A525FXXS6DWK1. The 5G version of the Galaxy A52 has yet to get it.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5, meanwhile, is receiving the November update in international markets. Samsung updated the latest clamshell foldable to this month’s security patch in the US last week. It’s now pushing the new SMR to the phone in Asia, Africa, Europe, and other regions. The new build number is F731BXXS1AWJ1. The Galaxy A54 5G, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will all get Android 14 in the coming weeks.