Samsung should no longer offer an update for the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Launched in April 2015, almost 3 years ago the Samsung Galaxy S6 is no longer young. However, the technical data sheet of the former flagship remains solid: 3 GB RAM, Super AMOLED QHD display, 16 megapixel camera capable of shooting in 4K at 30 frames per second and 32 to 128 GB storage.
This smartphone also marks an important transition from Samsung, it’s the first time the manufacturer developed such a well finished device, with a chassis using metal and glass, enough to make you forget the Galaxy S5 “plaster effect”. It was also the generation of discord, as the Galaxy S6 broke with several of the brand’s traditions such as the presence of a microSD port and a removable battery.
Samsung lists on a web page the Android devices that are entitled to monthly or quarterly security updates The latest devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are obviously mentioned on this list.
On the other hand, the last update of the page removed all mention of the Samsung Galaxy S6, and its cousin the Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the page does state that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy S6 Active continue to be supported, and for good reason, they were released a few months later.
The Galaxy S6 will not stop working overnight, but that means they will no longer be protected against the new vulnerabilities discovered in Android. Those who are concerned about this issue should therefore consider switching to a newer model, or try to install an alternative ROM that is still supported.
The latest official version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 should therefore be Android 7.0 Nougat with the update of March 1, 2018, as shown in this screenshot.