Samsung was ahead of the curve again this month when it released the May 2021 security patch for the international Galaxy S21 before anyone else. That continues now as several devices on T-Mobile receive the same update, even as the June security patch arrives for several devices.
Samsung already announced its international lineup of 2021 A-series devices — some last year, some last month. They look promising, with sleek designs, capable specs, and some serious improvements over last year's selection. But it turns out the US selection will look a bit different at launch. For one, no fun colors: the whole series will initially only be available in monochrome colorways stateside. There are also currently no plans to launch the A72 in the US. Still, there's plenty for American customers to be excited about — and soon.
Samsung is launching its cheapest 5G handset yet in the form of the Galaxy A42 5G. These A-series devices have come to represent excellent value, especially when compared with Samsung's pricey flagship S and Note series. Our reviews for the recent A11, A21, and A71 5G were largely positive, so there's good reason to believe the Galaxy A42 5G will be worth considering.