Samsung officially announced the Digital key function is coming to the major flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, the new feature is installing on supported Galaxy phones with a new October firmware update. The update is already rolling out in South Korea, and yesterday it has dispatched for Galaxy S21+, S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 devices. Now, more Galaxy phones are joining this squad as Samsung has released Digital key function to older Galaxy models. The new function is now releasing on the Galaxy S20 series, S20 FE, Note 20 series, Z Flip 5G & Z Fold 2 devices.
Samsung hasn’t mentioned most of the smartphones in its official blog post, but the changelog mentions it clearly. As per the company, the Genesis GV60 electric car will be the first to get Digital key support. The car key has been added to the Samsung Pass on these devices. The supported Galaxy smartphones, which come with NFC & UWB can be used as a car key.
With the car key, users can lock or unlock doors, start the engine, open the trunk, and adjust seats & mirrors. Users can also share Digital Car key with friends and family as well as a set time limit for them.
The Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 have received firmware version N98*NKSU1DUI2. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G & Z Fold 2 get firmware F707NKSU1DUI4 & F916NTBU1DUI4, respectively. The Galaxy S20 series has received the G98*NKSU1EUI3 firmware version. The Galaxy S20 FE is getting a G781NKSU3CUI5 firmware update.
All these Galaxy devices have been promoted to the October security patch. The Digital Key is limited to South Korea for now. The October security patches for these devices may soon roll out in other countries.
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