Samsung will update these Galaxy devices to Android 13

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 outside of a beta program. Here’s which devices have already received their update, and which will likely get it in the next few months.

What’s new in Android 13 on Samsung devices?

Android 13 is a fairly small update compared to Android 12 which preceded it. Where this update completely reimagined the platform design on Pixel phones and introduced the “Material You” theme with special colors, this year’s update is much smaller overall.

Related: Android 13 Hands-On: Here’s ALL the User-facing Features, Functions and Tweaks [Video]

On Samsung smartphones, Android 13 brings some system-level changes, including more colors for Samsung’s version of Material You, “Color Palette”. Theme icons on the home screen now also support third-party apps. There are also various privacy features on the lower tiers, but most of what’s new on Galaxy smartphones comes from Samsung.

One UI 5.0 is the latest version of Samsung’s Android 13 skin, and it brings a handful of new features. This includes “Privacy detection” when sharing photos, a new privacy and security dashboard similar to the one built by Google; a new lock screen with more customizable features; “Service Mode”, which hides user data when a 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

Since October 2022, Samsung has launched Android 13 for three smartphones. On October 24, One UI 5.0 with Android 13 started rolling out to all Galaxy S22 series devices globally, with some delays to carrier models and some regions.

This list will be continually updated over the next few months with the latest additions marked in bold. Come back regularly!

Samsung Galaxy S devices with Android 13

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

In November 2022, Samsung extended the Android 13 update much further. On November 7, the update was rolled out to Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series devices. The update has started its availability in parts of Europe, including Germany and Switzerland, and is expected to roll out to other regions soon after. On November 14, the Android 13 update had rolled out to the Galaxy S21 in India, Kazakhstan, and Russia, as well as select US carriers.

  • Galaxy S22 – Available worldwide
  • Galaxy S22+ – Available worldwide
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – Available worldwide
  • Galaxy S21Available in Europe, India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S21+Available in Europe, India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S21 UltraAvailable in Europe, 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
galaxy s22
Galaxy S22

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 11, Samsung has released Android 13 to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, but only for those who previously beta tested the update. The finalized update has launched in the US for unlocked owners, but should roll out fairly quickly to other beta testers as well as all other owners.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4Available first to One UI 5 beta testers
  • Galaxy ZFlip 4Available first to One UI 5 beta testers
samsung galaxy z fold 4 and flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Note devices with Android 13

As Samsung moves away from the Galaxy Note lineup, there are only a handful of Note devices that will officially see Android 13. In fact, it’s really only the Galaxy Note 20 series, which has started to see its early November 2022 update. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra first picked up Android 13 in Switzerland, and expanded to the US from November 15.

  • Galaxy Note 20Available in Europe and the United States
  • Galaxy Note 20 UltraAvailable in Europe and the United States
samsung galaxy note 20 ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy A devices with Android 13

The Android 13 update is moving fast and is already available on select Galaxy A series devices. The Galaxy A53 was first in line on November 9 with the update rolling out in Europe and the UK. The Galaxy A33 was next on November 10 in Europe, while the Galaxy A73 arrived a day later in Malaysia.

  • Galaxy A53 5G Available in Europe and UK
  • Galaxy A33 5G Available in Europe
  • Galaxy A73 5GAvailable in Malaysia

Galaxy tablets with Android 13

The very first Android tablets to be updated 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 is expected to roll out to other models and regions soon.

  • Galaxy Tab S8Available in Europe, 5G only
  • Galaxy Tab S8+Available in Europe, 5G only
  • Galaxy Tab S8 UltraAvailable in Europe, 5G only

Other Samsung devices with Android 13

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

  • Galaxy X Cover 6 ProAvailable in Europe
  • Galaxy M32 5GAvailable in India
  • Galaxy M52 5GAvailable in Europe

And after?

When will my Samsung device get Android 13?

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

Generally speaking, most Samsung smartphones are now guaranteed major Android updates for at least three years after their debut, which means there’s quite a long list of devices to update. 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 its Samsung Members app, Samsung confirmed a preliminary list of devices and a roadmap of when it plans to roll out Android 13. The timeline was also backed up by messages in Malaysia and India. This timeline will likely vary a bit depending on your region and Samsung’s pace, but it’s a good overview of what to expect.

Samsung Android 13 Update Schedule

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy ZFlip 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
  • 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 friend
  • galaxy buddy 2
  • wide galaxy6
  • Galaxy Wide5
  • Galaxy X Cover 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 not on this initial roadmap will be added over time.

Notably, Samsung currently has the Android 13 beta program open for devices including the Galaxy S21 series, S20 series, Fold 3, Flip 3, and several others.

Last updated 2/11 to add India and Malaysia timelines

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