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Qualcomm, one of the world’s biggest chipmaker and supplier of processors that power a vast chunk of Android smartphones, has issued a security advisory for users. On its official website, Qualcomm has said that a bug (code name: CVE-2019-10540) may have impacted more than a few of its popular chipsets like Snapdragon 855, 845, 730, 710, 675 and among others.

The company issued a statement, “Qualcomm Technologies has already issued fixes to OEMs, and we encourage end users to update their devices as patches become available from OEMs.” In other words, Qualcomm has fixed the issue on its end but users will still have to update their devices when the next security patch is available. Readers should know that security bugs and flaws are reported almost every month and Qualcomm does fix them but requires users to update their devices as well. Here are some Android smartphones that run Qualcomm chipsets that they the company has issued a security advisory for:

  1. OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  2. OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  3. Google Pixel 3 and 3XL: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  4. Google Pixel 3XL: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  5. Google Pixel 3A XL and 3A: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
  6. Nokia 8 Sirocco: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  7. Vivo Z1 Pro: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  8. Vivo Nex: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  9. Xiaomi Poco F1: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  10. Realme X: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  11. Asus 6Z: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  12. Asus Zenfone 5Z: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  13. Redmi K20: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  14. Redmi Note 5 Pro: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  15. Oppo Reno: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  16. Nokia 6.1 Plus: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  17. Nokia 8.1 : Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  18. LG V30+: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  19. LG G7 ThinQ: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  20. Asus Max Pro M1: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  21. Mi A2: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  22. Redmi Note 7 Pro: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  23. Vivo V15 Pro: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  24. Samsung A70: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  25. Samsung M40: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  26. Oppo R17 Pro: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  27. Nubia Red Magic 3: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  28. Black Shark 2: Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

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