Samsung Galaxy S21 series devices are reportedly receiving a new update that, in addition to general bug fixes, brings support for digital car keys in South Korea. Samsung is reportedly also rolling out a new update that comes with the October Android security patch for the Galaxy S21 series phones in Germany, India and the Philippines. The latest security update has reportedly been released for Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices.
According to reports on Samsung community page, Galaxy S21 series smartphones are receiving an update with firmware version F711BXXU2AUI1G99 * BXXU3AUIE. According to report from TizenHelp, the update includes support for number keys for the Samsung Galaxy S21 + and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in South Korea.
The digital key function is said to work with some Audi, BMW, Genesis and Ford models. Once updated, it allows users to register car keys with Samsung Pass, which uses biometrics to log into websites and apps on a Samsung phone. The user will then be able to open and lock the car doors using the Near Field Communication (NFC) tag. The user can even start the engine by placing the phone on the car’s cradle for wireless charging.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced the latest security patch yet, but it reportedly includes general bug fixes and security-related updates.
It is recommended to update your smartphone while it is in a stable Wi-Fi connection and charging. The latest update should come automatically over the air. You can also manually check for updates for your Samsung Galaxy S21 series phone by clicking Settings> Software update> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications
Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 series in India in January this year. It includes the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones. All three models feature 120Hz adaptive refresh rates and an Exynos 2100 SoC under the hood. The Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 + in this series have a triple rear camera, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra has an excellent quad rear camera with a 108MP primary sensor.
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