Samsung’s recent announcement of a seven-year software update commitment for the Galaxy S24 series surprised many. Aligning the brand with Google’s Pixel line in terms of long-term support. However, this improved policy appears to be exclusive to the company’s flagship devices, leaving the mid-range Galaxy A55 and A35 to stick to the previous standard of four major Android updates and five years of security patches.

Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 will not receive seven years of updates

While it outperforms most competitors in software support, Samsung’s decision to limit the extended policy to the Galaxy S and Z lines raises questions about the future of mid-range software support. This distinction may discourage potential buyers of the A55 and A35. Especially given the added limitation of not having AI-powered features typically found in higher-end models.

Although Samsung has not officially addressed this discrepancy, reports suggest that the A55 and A35 may launch with One UI 6.1. However, their less powerful processors may limit the full potential of advanced AI features.

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The official presentation of the A55 and A35 will take place on March 11. Additional information regarding their software support and AI capabilities may be revealed at that time. Nevertheless, this distinction in software policy highlights a potential strategic direction for Samsung. Prioritizing extended support for its premium devices while maintaining a more standard approach for its mid-range offerings.

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Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 will not receive updates for seven years