Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices are receiving a new update that brings eSIM and Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) support, as well as general bug fixes and improvements. Samsung is reportedly rolling out the July 2022 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 phones in the US. The Android 12 update for the foldable comes with firmware version F916USQS2HVF3. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched in September 2020 with Android 10 with One UI 2.5 on top.
According to a post on Verizon support page, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones are receiving the July 2022 update with firmware version number F916USQS2HVF3. The update brings eSIM support to Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices in the US. An eSIM is an embedded SIM inside a device, and with an eSIM, users can connect to their network without a physical SIM in their phone. The update also adds support for the Dual SIM and Dual Standby (DSDS) protocol, which means Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 users can use both a physical SIM and an eSIM at the same time with two different numbers on the phone.
According to user reports on Reddit, a June 2022 security update for both unlocked and non-carried Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices enabled the eSIM feature. As informed Developers XDA firmware versions for two variants: F916USQU2HVF1 and F916U1UEU2HVF4 respectively.
Since the July build is already available, users can directly get the July update with all the new updates. If past updates are any indication, Samsung will likely expand the release of its latest update to other markets in the coming days.
Eligible Samsung Z Fold 2 users will receive the latest update automatically. Interested users can also manually check for updates by clicking on the link Settings > Software update > Download and install. It is recommended that smartphones be updated when they are connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network and are charging.