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Android 13: Which Samsung phones will receive the update?

Update: Updates from Galaxy A to Z
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Android 13 has been officially released on August 15. This means that many Samsung smartphones can also look forward to receiving the update to Android 13 and thus, also One UI 5. Fortunately, Samsung's firmware guidelines are exemplary and transparent in nature. As soon as the company released the first stable update, a schedule for other models was announced as well. See when your Samsung Galaxy will be updated to Android 13.

December 2022 update: After the Android 13 stable release for the Galaxy S22, Samsung announced its update schedule for Europe. The update rollout should be similar globally, but expect changes eventually. Older flagship models started receiving the update ahead of time.

As you might know at this point, the South Korean company guarantees at least four years of major Android updates for its flagship smartphones, and up to five years of security updates for its new devices.

After Google released Android 12 in October 2021, the Palo Alto company was faster this time with version 13 by releasing it in mid-August. For Samsung, not much should change in the process compared to last year. Following Samsung's update history, the first devices that received the new One UI 5 features were the Galaxy S22 series, which should be followed by the most recent foldable devices.

According to the timeline announced by Samsung in South Korea, each supported Galaxy S, Z, and Note phone will start to receive Android 13 by December. Some mid-range models from the Galaxy A series will even begin updating around November.

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Galaxy A series update

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy A03 February 2023 Jan/2023
Galaxy A03s February 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy A04s February 2023 Jan/2023
Galaxy A12 January 2023  
Galaxy A13 4G January 2023  
Galaxy A13 5G January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy A22 / F22 January 2023 Nov/2022
Galaxy A22 5G / F42 5G - Read review January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy A23 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy A32 December 2022 Dec/2022
Galaxy A32 5G - Read review December 2022 Dec/2022
Galaxy A33 - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A42 5G - Dec/2022
Galaxy A51 (LTE/5G) December 2022 Dec/2022
Galaxy A52 December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A52 5G - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A52s December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A53 - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A71 (LTE/5G) December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A72 - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy A73 December 2022 Nov/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53 viewed up front
The Samsung Galaxy A53 should be one of the first mid-range phones to receive the Android 13 update. / © NextPit 

Galaxy S series update

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy S10 Lite December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S20 - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S20+ - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S20 Ultra - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S20 FE - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S21 - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S21+ - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S21 FE - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S21 Ultra - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy S22 - Read review October 2022 Oct/2022
Galaxy S22+ - Read review October 2022 Oct/2022
Galaxy S22 Ultra - Read review October 2022 Oct/2022
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus on a table.
The Galaxy S22+ will feature updated software for at least two more years. / © NextPit 

Galaxy Note series update

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy Note 10 Lite December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Note 20 - Read review (LTE/5G) November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra - Read review (LTE/5G) November 2022 Nov/2022
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
There is still hope for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra / © NextPit 

Galaxy Z series update

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy Z Flip - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Z Flip 3 - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Z Flip 4 - Read hands-on November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Z Fold 2 - Read review December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Z Fold 3 - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Z Fold 4 - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
A person putting the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in his fanny pack.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is in the front seat for the Android 13 update / © NextPit 

Galaxy M series update

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy M12 / F12 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy M13 / F13 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy M22 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy M23 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy M32 December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy M33 December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy M42 December 2022 Dec/2022
Galaxy M52 5G December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy M53 December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy M62 (aka F62) December 2022 Nov/2022

Galaxy XCover series Upgrade

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy XCover 5 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy XCover 6 Pro December 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy XCover Pro December 2022 Dec/2022

Galaxy Tab series upgrade

Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy Tab A7 Lite January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy Tab A8 January 2023 Jan/2023
Galaxy Tab Active 3 January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro January 2023  
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite January 2023 Dec/2022
Galaxy Tab S7 November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Tab S7+ November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Tab S7 FE - Read review December 2022 Dec/2022
Galaxy Tab S8 November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Tab S8+ - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra - Read review November 2022 Nov/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
The Galaxy Tab S8 will certainly get the Android 13 new features / © NextPit 

That's it! Bear in mind that this list will be constantly updated with new devices and information concerning the operating system update schedule for Samsung smartphones.

If you own one of the above devices or are thinking about purchasing a new one, bookmark this page so that you always have a shortcut in your browser and can quickly check the status of the Samsung update for Android 13.

Did you find your smartphone to be among the eligible models to receive the new Android 13 and the new One UI 5 updates?

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Camila Rinaldi

Camila Rinaldi

With over 10 years of reviewing smartphones and wearables, I recently became addicted to smart home gadgets. Even though I dove into the Apple ecosystem two years back, Android remains as one of my passions. Previously editor-in-chief of AndroidPIT and Canaltech in Brazil, I now write for the US market. I love my records and I believe that the best way to get to know a place is through its food. I’m (still) on Twitter (@apequenarinaldi)!

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  • S A 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    The A 42 5g,sm-a426u1/ds hasn't received the update, any info?


    • Rubens Eishima
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      3 weeks ago Link to comment

      North American versions of the A42 have started receiving the update just recently. Also, it is being distributed in batches.

      If you have bought the device through a carrier, it may take a bit longer to get the update notification.


  • Vickers C. 3 months ago Link to comment

    You missed the S10 lite that is getting it due to not being released until January 2020


    • Rubens Eishima
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      3 months ago Link to comment

      The list didn't include the S10 Lite (or Note 10 Lite) because it was based on the Korean timeline (apparently the devices weren't sold there).

      We have updated the list with both models, based on the European timeline.

      Thanks for the heads up.

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