Compared to global Android device variants, US models have a reputation for being slow with software updates. The OEMs hoped to improve this with their close association with the carriers, but the results have been the best. For example, the US Samsung Galaxy A32 5G model received the One UI 4.1 update, more than two weeks after its international counterpart. The saga continues, as the Korean OEM is now bringing two more phones with Android 12 to the US weeks after the global rollout. The US variants of the Galaxy A42 5G and Galaxy A71 5G are the latest Samsung A-series devices to get the One UI 12 flavor with Android 4.
Galaxy A42 5G
The US carrier unlocked variant of the Galaxy A42 5G is picking up an update to Android 12. Curiously, though, One UI is based on layer 4.0, not 4.1. is for update SM-A426U1 model, and it comes as a software version A426U1UEU3BVD5, In addition to One UI 4 features, the latest software build includes the March 2022 security patch. As of now, the rollout is live on several leading MVNOs and carrier networks.
Galaxy A71 5G
The Galaxy A71 5G has started receiving the stable One UI 4.1 update on US cellular networks. Update contains build number A716USQU6EVD3 and is currently rolling out for SM-A716U carrier version. This particular model is skipping the One UI 4.0 update and going straight to One UI 4.1. The update is based on Android 12 and includes April 2022 security patches.
The Galaxy A71 5G UW, a Verizon-exclusive model, received Android 12 just a few days ago, so it was only a matter of time before the update reached the regular model.
As always, new updates are being rolled out in a phased manner, so it may take some time to reach your device. To check if it’s available for your phone, go here Adjustment , software update, If you want to skip the waiting queue, you can grab the new release directly from Samsung’s Firmware Update Server (FUS) and manually flash it to your Galaxy device.
Have you received the Android 12 update on your Galaxy A42 5G or Galaxy A71 5G? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Samsung Update Server (1, 2)