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Android 13: Which phones are expected to get the update?

Update: More OnePlus, Samsung, and Vivo updates
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Google announced the final version of Android 13 earlier this year. Since August 15 the update package is being sent OTA to the Pixel devices. But which other phones will receive the update? In this article, we list the smartphones that are receiving the new version and also those expected to be updated to Android 13.

With the Android brands slowly improving their update policies, it is increasingly easier to predict which phones will be supported in the future operating system versions. Some companies even promise longer support than Google.

Even though the brand-new OS had just hit the market, we can already reasonably predict some things by analyzing the rollout for previous Android versions, like the beta tests, and release dates.

November/30 update: More OnePlus, Samsung, and Vivo updates rolling out.

Google

Just like in the past five years or so, the Pixel phone line it's the first to receive the update. The official update is rolling out to Pixel devices since August 15, 2022. Here are the compatible devices:

Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 6 side by side
The Pixel 5 (left) and Pixel 6 can already run Android 13 / © NextPit

Samsung

After promising four years of software support and three versions of Android for its high-end phones in 2021, Samsung raised the stakes in 2022 by announcing four Android updates and five years of security patches for its flagship phones. And just like Apple and Google, Samsung has a testing program for those who want to actively participate in building the new version of the operating system by submitting feedback.

The Android 13 beta testing program is already open, and we prepared a guide on how you can sign up and participate in the development of One UI 5. Here are the Galaxy devices that will be updated:

In distribution

Expected to be updated

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 display open
The entire Galaxy Z Fold range is expected to be updated to Android 13 / © NextPit

Xiaomi

Xiaomi tried to follow Samsung's steps by announcing that it was also extending the software support for its flagship phones, but since then, the Chinese brand published a webpage where it lists not only which updates each phone should receive but also the frequency of security patches. Archived here, just in case.

Xiaomi 11T Pro back
The 11T Pro not only changed Xiaomi's naming but also established a clear update policy for the brand / © NextPit

Oppo

When it comes to Oppo, the sheer number of phone ranges and all their suffixes (Lite, Neo, Plus, SE, etc.) makes it really hard to predict which phones will be updated to Android 13. In any case, the list includes the models below.

In distribution

ColorOS 13
Just like its BBK sister companies, Oppo announced a rough timeline for its Android 13 update / © Oppo

Expected to be updated

Oppo Find X5 Pro display
The Oppo Find X5 Pro will take ColorOS to Android 13 / © NextPit

Vivo

Vivo tried to match Samsung's policy by promising three Android updates for the flagship X60 Pro line, but made no guarantees to its mid-range and entry-level phones. However, after announcing its beta version rollout, we can expect to see the update on the following devices:

In distribution

  • Vivo X80 Pro

Expected to be updated

  • iQOO 7
  • iQOO 7 Legend
  • iQOO 8
  • iQOO 8 Pro
  • iQOO 9
  • iQOO 9 Pro
  • iQOO 9 SE
  • iQOO 9T
  • iQOO Neo 6
  • iQOO Z3 5G
  • iQOO Z5
  • iQOO Z6
  • iQOO Z6 5G
  • iQOO Z6 Lite 5G
  • iQOO Z6 Pro
  • Vivo T1 5G
  • Vivo T1 Pro 5G
  • Vivo T1x
  • Vivo V20
  • Vivo V20 2021
  • Vivo V20 Pro
  • Vivo V21 5G
  • Vivo V21e
  • Vivo V23 5G
  • Vivo V23 Pro
  • Vivo V23e 5G
  • Vivo V25
  • Vivo V25 Pro
  • Vivo X60
  • Vivo X60 Pro
  • Vivo X60 Pro+
  • Vivo X70 Pro
  • Vivo X70 Pro+
  • Vivo X80
  • Vivo Y20G
  • Vivo Y20T
  • Vivo Y21s
  • Vivo Y21T
  • Vivo Y22
  • Vivo Y22s
  • Vivo Y31
  • Vivo Y33s
  • Vivo Y33T
  • Vivo Y35
  • Vivo Y51A
  • Vivo Y53s
  • Vivo Y72 5G
  • Vivo Y73
  • Vivo Y75
  • Vivo Y75 5G
FuntouchOS 13
Vivo/iQOO announced a timeline for the Android 13 testing, without promising dates for the stable release / © Vivo

Realme

With the Realme 9 and GT2 lines, the Chinese brand improved its update policy for the mid-range and flagship ranges. With two and three android updates, respectively.

In distribution

RealmeUI Android 13
RealmeUI Android 13 upgrade will go through 2023 / © Realme

Expected to be updated

  • Realme 8 4G
  • Realme 8 5G
  • Realme 8 Pro
  • Realme 8i
  • Realme 8s 5G
  • Realme 9 4G
  • Realme 9 5G
  • Realme 9 5G Speed Edition
  • Realme 9 Pro 5G
  • Realme 9 Pro+
  • Realme 9i 4G
  • Realme 9i 5G
  • Realme C30
  • Realme C33
  • Realme C35
  • Realme GT
  • Realme GT 2
  • Realme GT Master Edition
  • Realme GT Neo 2 5G
  • Realme GT Neo 3T
  • Realme Narzo 30 5G
  • Realme Narzo 50
  • Realme Narzo 50 5G
  • Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G
  • Realme Narzo 50A Prime
  • Realme Narzo 50i Prime
  • Realme X7 Max
Realme 9 Pro Plus display
The Realme 9 Pro+ will receive Android 13 and its successor, according to Realme / © NextPit

OnePlus

OnePlus also clarified its update policy last year, offering a clear roadmap for its device's updates. So far, the brand's Android 13 list includes:

In distribution

Expected to be updated

The Nord 2 (Pac-man edition in the picture)
The Nord 2 (Pac-man edition in the picture) is expected to be updated to Android 13 / © NextPit

Motorola/Lenovo

Even after setting its sights back on the flagship market, Motorola still hasn't offered a clear update policy for its customers, something that is starting to be noticed not only here on NextPit but also in other media outlets. Unless noted otherwise, we can usually expect only one major Android update for Moto phones.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro with the display turn on
For the 2021 models, Motorola is committed to offering Android 13 only for the Edge 20 family / © NextPit

Honor

With Honor still establishing itself on the market and without a clear update policy publically announced, it seems a bit premature to predict which models will be updated to Android 13. As soon as the company gives more details about its Magic 4 and Magic V lines, we will update this section.

Nokia

Despite being one of the last holdouts in the Android One program (remember that?), HMD Global hasn't been exactly the best example when it comes to Android upgrades, despite offering timely security updates. The company canceled the promised Android 11 version for its former flagship 9 PureView, and simply offered a discount for its entry-level X phones (this archived linked page has since been taken offline). So, take this list with a grain of salt:

  • Nokia G10
  • Nokia G11
  • Nokia G20
  • Nokia G21
  • Nokia G50
  • Nokia G300
  • Nokia X10 / X100
  • Nokia X20 (was in the beta test)
  • Nokia XR20

Sony

With a small range of devices in the market, Sony has been offering two major Android upgrades for its phones, which for Android 13 would look like this:

In distribution

Expected to be updated

A close up in the Sony's smartphone rear camera
Sony is expected to offer Android 13 only for its 2021 (and 2022) models / © NextPit

Asus

Asus was part of the Android 12 beta and delivered quick updates for its flagship ZenFone 8 range. With a product line-up consisting of basically the ZenFone and ROG Phone lines, Android 13 should be expected for these models:

Asus Android 13
Asus will begin the Android 13 updates in December 2022 / © Asus

From Dec/2022:

  • Asus ZenFone 9

From Jan/2023:

From 2023Q1:

From 2023Q2:

Asus Zenfone 8 with the display on
The compact ZenFone 8 was part of the Android 12 beta and received the stable version already in 2021 / © NextPit

Other brands

Sharp, TCL, Tecno, and ZTE also offer customers the chance to preview the new operating system via Beta Testing Program, together with Asus, Oppo/OnePlus, Realme, Vivo/iQOO, and Xiaomi.

Also worth noting is that LG announced (at least in South Korea) that the Velvet and Wing phones would receive Android 13. The former model is expected to receive Android 12 in 2022Q1 (page in Korean), but the situation in the West is still unclear.

This list will be updated as soon as the brands announce their update schedules. Are you looking forward to seeing Android 13 on your phone? Did we forget a specific model? Let us know in the comments!


This article was last updated on November 30th. Comments from before the last update have been kept.

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Rubens Eishima

Rubens Eishima

Rubens has been working with tech journalism since 2008, with works published in Brazil, Spain, and Germany.

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  • Davin Peterson 9 months ago Link to comment

    Why isn't the Samsung A32 5G on the list? It should be, stop leaving it out. The A32 5G was released in Feb 2021 with Android 11 and is scheduled to get Android 12 in May 2022. Samsung guarantees at least 2 years of Android updates, so it should get Android 13.


    • Rubens Eishima
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      8 months ago Link to comment

      The A32 should receive the update indeed.
      But since it wasn't explicitly announced for devices "below" the A51/A52, we preferred to not list it.