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Android 12: Which Samsung phones will receive the update?

Update: More Galaxy M models updated
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Samsung's software support system is one of the best among Android smartphone manufacturers right now. The company guarantees at least three years of major Android updates for its flagship smartphones, and up to four years of security updates for its new devices. In this article, you can check out the list of Samsung smartphones that are eligible to receive Android 12 and One UI 4.0.

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For additional information on the release of Android 12 for other smartphone manufacturers, do visit our dedicated Android 12 update tracker page.

Update note (04.19.2022): After updating its flagship models to Android 12, Samsung is rolling out the update for the mid-range Galaxy A and M phones.

On this page, we list all Samsung phones that should receive the update to Android 12/One UI 4.0 based on the history of updates and announcements made on the manufacturer's official pages. Below you will find the models divided by categories.

Galaxy A series update

Samsung's Galaxy A series offers mid-range models with some advanced camera and networking features. Thus, devices like the Galaxy A52 deliver the capability of 5G network support, while the Galaxy A72 has a telephoto lens in its quad-camera configuration.

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy A01 July 2022  
Galaxy A02 August 2022  
Galaxy A02s July 2022  
Galaxy A03 July 2022  
Galaxy A03s July 2022  
Galaxy A11 August 2022  
Galaxy A12 June 2022  
Galaxy A21 August 2022  
Galaxy A21s July 2022  
Galaxy A22 June 2022  
Galaxy A22 5G July 2022  
Galaxy A31 July 2022  
Galaxy A32 June 2022  
Galaxy A32 5G May 2022 Apr/2022
Galaxy A41 June 2022  
Galaxy A42 (5G) May 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy A51 (LTE/5G) April 2022 Mar/2022
Galaxy A52 February 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy A52 5G February 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy A52s February 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy A71 (LTE/5G) April 2022 Mar/2022
Galaxy A72 February 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy A90 5G April 2022 Mar/2022

Galaxy S series update

The Galaxy S series needs no introduction, right? Here, at least three generations of Samsung's flagship line will feature the latest operating system version. However, based on Samsung's update strategy, it's worth remembering that Android 12 will be the last major update for the Galaxy S10 series.

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy S10 January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S10 5G January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S10+ January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S10 Lite January 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy S10e January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S20 January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S20+ January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S20 Ultra January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S20 FE January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy S21 November 2021 Nov/2021
Galaxy S21+ November 2021 Nov/2021
Galaxy S21 Ultra November 2021 Nov/2021

Galaxy Note series update

In March this year, Samsung CEO DJ Koh did mention that the company was evaluating whether to release the annual update for the Galaxy Note line in 2021 or not. Not too long after that, models that fall within Samsung's software update policy for the Galaxy Note range were the Note 10 and Note 20. Like the Galaxy S10 series, the Note 10 range is expected to receive Android 12 as the last major OS update.

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy Note 10 (LTE/5G) January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Note 10+ (LTE/5G) January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Note 10 Lite January 2022 Jan/2022
Galaxy Note 20 (LTE/5G) January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (LTE/5G) January 2022 Dec/2021

Galaxy Z series update

And the reason that we don't have new Galaxy Note devices would be due to the Galaxy Z series, which would end up directly competing with the Note 30 in the second half of the year should it roll out then. These are Samsung's folding models that will receive the One UI based on Android 12:

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy Fold January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Z Flip (LTE/5G) January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Z Flip 3 (5G) December 2021 Dec/2021
Galaxy Z Fold 2 (5G) January 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Z Fold 3 (5G) December 2021 Dec/2021

Galaxy M series update

Another popular series from Samsung is the Galaxy M range. Among the highlights of the line, we have the recently announced Galaxy M32 that boasts an absurd 6,000 mAh battery! However, availability of devices in this range is limited depending on which region you reside in.

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy M02    
Galaxy M02s    
Galaxy M12 July 2022  
Galaxy M21   Apr/2022
Galaxy M21s June 2022  
Galaxy M22 June 2022  
Galaxy M31 June 2022 Apr/2022
Galaxy M31 Prime Edition    
Galaxy M31s   Apr/2022
Galaxy M32 June 2022  
Galaxy M42 5G    
Galaxy M51 June 2022 Apr/2022
Galaxy M52 5G May 2022 Mar/2022
Galaxy M62 (aka F62) April 2022 Mar/2022

Galaxy XCover series Upgrade

Samsung's line of rugged phones also has a couple of devices that are eligible to receive the OS upgrade. The most popular models are the:

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy XCover 5 July 2022  
Galaxy XCover Pro May 2022  

Galaxy Tab series upgrade

Last but not least, we also have the list of Samsung's Galaxy Tab series tablets that are expected to receive the OS upgrade to the next version of Android.

Product Model Announced update date Distribution start
Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) May 2022  
Galaxy Tab A7 Lite August 2022  
Galaxy Tab A8 July 2022  
Galaxy Tab Active 3 May 2022 Mar/2022
Galaxy Tab S6 April 2022 Mar/2022
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite May 2022 Mar/2022
Galaxy Tab S7 February 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Tab S7+ February 2022 Dec/2021
Galaxy Tab S7 FE March 2022 Mar/2022

All right then! 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 12.

Finally, I also want to mention that Samsung promises 5 years of security patches for flagships and mid-range phones that are part of the "Enterprise Edition" series, mainly targeting the corporate market.

So, did you find your smartphone to be among the eligible models that will receive the new Android 12 and the new OneUI 4.0 updates?

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