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Samsung promises seven years of updates for the Galaxy S24 Series

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Samsung announced that it will provide seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates for the Galaxy S24 Series. The new update policy matches Google’s seven-year update policy for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

Samsung said it is committed to extending the product lifecycle and enhancing the user experience.

The announcement was made at the Galaxy S24 Series launch event in San Jose, California, where Samsung unveiled its latest flagship devices. The Galaxy S24 and S24+ feature the Exynos 2400 for Galaxy chipset, a triple camera setup, and a host of AI features. The Galaxy S24 Ultra, on the other hand, packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, a quad camera setup, and a flat display.

Samsung did not specify if other phones are eligible for the seven-year update policy but expect more details soon. Eligibility will likely depend on factors such as device hardware capabilities, constraints, and market situation.

The new update policy is a significant improvement over its previous policy, which offered four generations of OS upgrades and four years of security updates. Samsung is one of the few smartphone makers that offer such long-term support for its devices.

Aside from the new update policy, Samsung is boosting sustainability by increasing the use of recycled materials for the Galaxy S24 Series and applying recycled plastics, glass, and aluminum to internal and external components. Recycled steel and Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) were also used in some parts of the devices.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra incorporates at least 40% recycled steel in its speakers and a minimum of 10% pre-consumer recycled TPU in the side and volume keys. Even the packaging gets an eco-friendly makeover, constructed entirely from recycled paper material.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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