Samsung will update these Galaxy devices to Android 13

After launching on Pixel phones earlier this year, Android 13 is now heading to Samsung Galaxy devices out of a beta program. Here are the devices that have already received the update, and which ones are likely to get it over the coming months.

What’s new in Android 13 on Samsung devices?

Android 13 is a very small update compared to Android 12 that preceded it. Where this update completely reinvented the platform design on Pixel phones and introduced “Material You” in special colors, this year’s update is a lot smaller overall.

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On Samsung smartphones, Android 13 brings some system-wide changes, including more colors for Samsung’s version of Material You, the “Color Palette”. Themed icons on the home screen now support third-party apps, too. There are also many privacy features on the lower tiers, but the bulk of the new features on Galaxy smartphones come from Samsung.

One UI 5.0 is Samsung’s latest skin on top of Android 13, and it brings quite a few new features. This includes Privacy Detection when sharing photos, a new privacy and security dashboard similar to the one Google has built; a new lock screen with more customizable features; “Maintenance mode”, which hides user data when the smartphone is sent in for repair; Stackable widgets and more. The update was supposed to finally bring multi-user support, but Samsung removed it during the beta program.

Android 13 is already available on these Samsung devices

As of October 2022, Samsung has released Android 13 for three smartphones. On October 24, One UI 5.0 with Android 13 began rolling out across all Galaxy S22 series devices globally, with some delays on carrier models and some regions.

This list will be continually updated over the coming months with the most recent additions highlighted in bold text. Check back regularly!

Samsung Galaxy S devices running Android 13

In October 2022, Samsung updated three devices to Android 13 as the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra saw updates to the latest Android version and One UI 5.0. The update launched globally on October 24, but is still expanding to some regional variants and carrier models.

In November 2022, Samsung expands the Android 13 update a lot more. On November 7, the update was launched on the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series devices. The update has started to be available in parts of Europe including Germany and Switzerland and is expected to roll out to other regions soon after. By November 14, the Android 13 update had expanded to the Galaxy S21 in India, Kazakhstan, and Russia, as well as some US carriers.

  • Galaxy S22 – Available worldwide
  • Galaxy S22 + – Available globally
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – Available globally
  • Galaxy S21 – Available in EuropeAnd the India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S21 + – Available in EuropeAnd the India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – Available in EuropeAnd the India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S20 – Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S20 + – Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – Available in Europe
Samsung Galaxy S22 phone

Galaxy Foldables with Android 13

Samsung also started rolling out Android 13 to its foldable devices from mid-November, but in a limited capacity. As of November 11th, Samsung has released Android 13 to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, but only to those who were previously beta testing the update. The final update has been released in the US for unlocked owners, but should be expanded to other beta testers as well as all other owners soon. By November 17, the update was widely rolled out to users who were not in the beta program, but still in a limited number of countries. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are now getting the Android 13 update globally for those who were in the beta program.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4It’s now rolling out starting in South Korea and India
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4It’s rolling out now starting in South Korea
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3Available to One UI 5 beta testers first
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3Available to One UI 5 beta testers first
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Note devices running Android 13

Since Samsung is moving away from the Galaxy Note line, there are only a few Note devices that will see Android 13 officially. In fact, it’s just the Galaxy Note 20 series, which started seeing its update in early November 2022. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra caught Android 13 in Switzerland first, and expanded to the US from November 15th.

  • Galaxy Note 20 – Available in Europe and the United States
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Available in Europe and the United States
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy A devices running Android 13

The Android 13 update is moving quickly, and is already available on select Galaxy A series devices. The Galaxy A53 was initially released on November 9 with the update rolling out in Europe and the UK. The Galaxy A33 came next on November 10 in Europe, while the Galaxy A73 came just one day later in Malaysia. Also updated on November 17, the Galaxy A52 is the first device from Samsung’s mid-range 2021 lineup to get the update.

  • Galaxy A53 5G Available in Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Galaxy A33 5G Avaialble in Europe
  • Galaxy A73 5G – Available in Malaysia
  • Galaxy A52 5GAvailable in Russia

Galaxy tablets with Android 13

The first Android tablets to update to Android 13 became Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 series on November 14. The update has started rolling out to 5G versions of every tablet in several countries across Europe, but it should expand to other models and regions soon.

  • Galaxy Tab S8 – Available in Europe, 5G only
  • Galaxy Tab S8 + – Available in Europe, 5G only
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – Available in Europe, 5G only

Other Samsung devices with Android 13

Outside of Samsung’s core product lineup, there are other devices getting Android 13 as well. This includes the rugged XCover 6 Pro, which was updated on November 14th alongside the Galaxy Tab S8 series. On November 15, Samsung released the update for the Galaxy M52 5G and Galaxy M32 5G in select markets.

  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro – Available in Europe
  • Galaxy M32 5G – Available in India
  • Galaxy M52 5G – Available in Europe

What’s Next?

When will my Samsung device get Android 13?

When will Galaxy devices get Android 13? If Samsung’s usual pattern continues, most recent and supported flagship devices will be updated within weeks, with budget devices and other regional exclusives getting the update throughout 2023.

In general, most Samsung smartphones are now guaranteed major Android updates for at least three years after their debut, which means there’s a pretty huge list of devices to be updated. You can check the update policy for your Samsung smartphone below.

Related: Everything you need to know about Android updates on Samsung Galaxy devices

In a message sent to users in Korea through the Samsung Members app, Samsung confirmed an initial list of devices and a roadmap for when it plans to roll out Android 13. The timeline has also been supported by messages in Malaysia and India. This timeline will likely vary slightly depending on your region and Samsung’s own pace, but it’s a good outline of what to expect.

Samsung Android 13 update schedule

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy A73 5G – November 11th
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 5G – November 17th
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A Quantum
  • Galaxy A Quantum2
  • galaxy jump
  • Galaxy Jump 2

January 2023

  • Galaxy A13 5G
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M12
  • galaxy friends
  • Galaxy Buddy 2
  • wide galaxy 6
  • galaxy wide 5
  • Galaxy Xcover 5
  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3

February 2023

  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A23 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy M23 5G
  • Galaxy M32

March 2023

  • Galaxy A03
  • Galaxy A03s
  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A13 LTE

April 2023

Looking at Samsung’s list of updates from 2022 with Android 12, it’s almost guaranteed that other devices will Not In this initial roadmap they will be added in due course, but this gives us a good idea of ​​what to expect.

Last updated 11/18 to add rollouts for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, Galaxy A series, and other Galaxy S expansions.

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