The January Security Patch is Now Out for the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J1 Mini

16 January, 2018 Samsung Updates

It's mid-January now so it's natural that even Samsung's low-end handsets will start receiving this month's security update and we are about to report just that. The Galaxy J1 Mini and the Galaxy J3 (2017) are the latest Samsung smartphones to be updated with the January security update via OTA. However, we must admit that it would be very unfair to state that Samsung plays favorites when it comes to security updates because they really don't. For example, Samsung started rolling out the January patch for the Galaxy Tab A (2016) first and the tablet was certainly not a flagship model! Add that to the fact that even these mid-Jan updates have reached these two devices before the Galaxy S8 or the Note 8 and it suddenly starts to seem like Samsung actually focuses on releasing the monthly updates for their low-mid range handsets first.

The Galaxy J3 (2017) is receiving firmware version J330FXXU3ARA3 in Russia and Slovakia, while the Galaxy J1 Mini is receiving firmware version J105FXXU0ARA2 in Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and Kenya. Both updates will solve and address at least five bugs in the base Android OS and thirteen in Samsung's own UI software.

Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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