March update widely available for Galaxy A53, A52 & A51 in the US

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Samsung‘s Galaxy A53, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy A51 are receiving a new update in the US. No, it isn’t One UI 6.1 or the April security patch. The company is pushing the March security patch to the devices. The former two should get One UI 6.1 in a few weeks or months, while the latter is no longer eligible for feature updates.

Galaxy A53’s March update goes nationwide in the US

The Galaxy A53 was one of Samsung’s first mid-range phones to receive the March security update in the US. However, the company initially rolled out the new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to only the carrier-locked variants of the device. It is now widely available for unlocked units nationwide. The update comes with the firmware build number A536U1UES8DXC2.

Last month’s security update is also rolling out to carrier-locked and unlocked variants of the Galaxy A52 in the US. The new build numbers for the phones are A526USQSCFXC8 and A526U1UESCFXC6, respectively. Like its successor, this phone is also only getting new security fixes with no additional changes. The March SMR has more than 60 patches, including a few critical Android OS fixes.

The Galaxy A51 is another Samsung phone widely getting the March SMR in the US. The Korean firm is pushing the update nationwide for both variants across all wireless networks. The update for this model bears firmware versions A516USQSEGXC3 and A516U1UESCGXC3, respectively. The changelog remains the same. There aren’t any new features or improvements in tow.

In fact, as said earlier, the Galaxy A51 will not receive feature updates anymore. Debuted with Android 10, the device picked up updates to Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13. That is all it will ever get. Samsung may soon cease security patches as well. It is about time Galaxy A51 users upgrade to a newer model. The company recently launched the Galaxy A55 but doesn’t plan to bring it to the US.

One UI 6.1 is rolling out to older Galaxy devices

The Galaxy A51 may be done getting feature updates but the Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A52 still have a lot of life left in them. These phones should soon get One UI 6.1 with a host of new features. Debuted with the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung has already pushed the new One UI version to its 2023 flagship offerings, including the latest foldables and S series. Eligible mid-range models may get it over the next few weeks.