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Galaxy S24 series gets a seven-year Android update promise

The phones will match Google’s update promise for the Pixel 8 series.

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Google is the uncrowned king of Android update policy with seven years of commitment. However, it seems, the search engine company has finally found its match, and it’s none other than Samsung. 

Samsung just launched the Galaxy S24 series, along with other features and services, at yesterday’s Galaxy Unpacked, and S24 pre-order deals are now live.

However, in addition to the latest hardware, the new Galaxy handsets also come with a promise of seven years of Android and security updates, matching Google’s update policy for the Pixel 8 series.

Currently, only the Galaxy S24 handsets are on the seven-year update cycle 

Google’s latest flagships arrived last October, but before that, Samsung was the champion in smartphone software updates with four years of Android and five years of security updates for all its latest flagship and mid-range smartphones. 

The quad-year update policy is still applicable to older Samsung handsets like the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, and others. 

But it is unfortunate that Samsung is not extending its new seven-year policy to older phones, at least not yet. The best part is that the update promise is also available on the cheaper S24 and S24+ models.

Samsung Galaxy S24 & S24+ Samsung Galaxy S24 & S24+

The Samsung Galaxy S24+ is a fusion of sleek aesthetics and strong performance. Its standardized one-mass design and slimmer bezels around a 6.7-inch display contribute to a visually pleasing and immersive viewing experience. Available in a spectrum of colors, with storage options of 256GB and 512GB, starting from $999.99.

What We Like:
  • The S24+'s sleek design and larger screen size significantly enhance the viewing experience.
  • An advanced thermal control system ensures optimal performance without overheating.
  • The S24+ offers a balance between cost and features, starting at $999.99.
  • A variety of color options allow buyers to personalize their device choice.
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So, if you want a Samsung Galaxy handset with the longest software updates, you will have to choose between the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and the S24 Ultra. 

The entire Galaxy S24 series is set to get updates right up to Android 21.

Either way, this is an excellent update policy. It will not only ensure that you will hold on to your Galaxy S24 handset for longer, but it also adds to the phone’s value when you decide to sell or exchange it.

The future is really bright for the next batch of Galaxy phones – the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6.

However, Samsung may not put its foldable phones on the same seven-year update plan, keeping it only reserved for the flagship Galaxy S series phones, making the S24 Ultra a better value phone than the Z Fold flagship.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra marries form and function with a seamless one-mass design and slimmer bezels. Its 6.7-inch display offers immersive viewing, while the improved thermal control system ensures sustained performance power. Available in a range of colors and storage options, starting at $999.99.

What We Like:
  • The S24 Ultra's larger screen size and slimmer bezels make for an improved, more immersive viewing experience.
  • The device’s enhanced thermal control system ensures optimal performance, even during heavy use.
  • With a starting price of $999.99, the S24 Ultra offers value for money, considering its advanced features and sleek design.
  • Available in a variety of colors, the S24 Ultra gives you the freedom to choose a device that reflects your personal style.
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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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