On August 15, Google released the Android 13 update for Pixel devices, while Samsung started the One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy devices earlier this month. Google confirmed that the stable Android 13 update coming to your Galaxy devices “later this year.”
Samsung will surely start bringing the Android 13 update as One UI 5.0 to some eligible Galaxy devices later this year. Meanwhile, the company has already showcased most of the new features of this major upgrade including stackable widgets, more Color Palettes, optional call backgrounds for each contact, and much more.
Samsung Android 13 Release Date?
As always, Samsung has not shared the release date of the Galaxy Android 13 update. Well, we can accurately speculate when will Samsung release the One UI 5.0 update atop the Android 13 OS for the qualified Galaxy devices, thanks to records of past rollouts.
Let’s have a look at the recent past:
On October 4, 2021, the US tech giant seeded the Android 12 update for Pixel devices and Samsung bring it to the Galaxy devices as One UI 4.0 in mid-November. Well, the OEM was not able to run the rollout seamlessly as bugs and issues forced it to stop update delivery, which later on resumed in December.
Aside from this, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update took nearly three months to start rolling out for the flagship Samsung devices after the official debut of the base OS version. Seeing the big development with Android 12, we can expect that the company will start providing Android 13 to its flagships starting October this year.
Similar to previous rollouts, the South Korean tech giant will first upgrade its flagship Galaxy smartphones and then tablets. Later on, the company will gradually push the One UI 5.0 update to mid-range and budget phones in different markets globally.
Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices
As of now, the Galaxy S22 series is just officially confirmed for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Aside from this, Samsung has not said anything about the Android 13 update distribution to other Galaxies, however, a number of phones and tablets are already confirmed to get One UI 5.0.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy S22 series
- Galaxy Tab S8 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S21 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Flip 5G
- Galaxy S20 series
- Galaxy Note 20 series
- Galaxy Tab S7 series
- Galaxy A52 and A53
- Galaxy A71, A72, and A73
Aside from the above-listed smartphones, more Galaxy devices that were launched pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.x software will be supported for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update as Samsung provides at least two major upgrades to all Galaxies.
You can check our dedicated article for the biggest Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 eligible devices list, which consists of Galaxy M, Galaxy F, and more lineups. Still, some devices are no longer eligible for Android 13, however, Samsung will give them satisfaction with some new security updates.
Update: October 5
We are listing 11 Samsung devices that will get the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update by the end of this year.
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21+
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy A53
Update: September 25
Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.
These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy A53
Update: September 11
Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.
[Official] Samsung will update these Galaxy devices to Android 13 One UI 5.0
One UI 5.0 officially debuted on October 12 while Samsung started the Stable update rollout on October 24. The new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will continue to be available for more eligible Galaxy devices in the coming and next few months.
At first, Samsung will release the Android 13 update for flagship Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy Z series, Galaxy S series, Galaxy Note series, and select Galaxy A series devices. While flagship Galaxy phones will likely start getting the One UI 5.0 update in November 2022, rollout for mid-rangers will begin in December.
Samsung One UI 5.0 update is packed with a number of new features and improvements for Galaxy devices. Features availability may vary by device and network carrier due to hardware limitations. You can check all new One UI 5 features and tips and tricks here, followed by eligible devices that are officially confirmed.
Note: The list is based on the One UI 5 roadmap for Europe.
Galaxy Z Series
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 – Rolling out
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 – Rolling out
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G/LTE – Rolling out
- Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G – Rolling out
Galaxy S Series
- Galaxy S22 – Rolling out
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Galaxy S21 5G
- Galaxy S21 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra – Rolling out
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 FE – Rolling out
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Rolling out
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite – Rolling out
Galaxy Tab Series
- Galaxy Tab S8+, S8+ 5G
- Galaxy Tab S8, S8 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, S8 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7 – Rolling out
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro 5G
- Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
- Galaxy Tab Active3
- Galaxy Tab A8
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Galaxy A Series
- Galaxy A53 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy A33 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy A72 – Rolling out
- Galaxy A71 – Rolling out
- Galaxy A52 – Rolling out
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy A23 5G
- Galaxy A22, A22 5G
- Galaxy A13, A13 5G
- Galaxy A12
- Galaxy A04s
- Galaxy A03, A03s
Galaxy M Series
- Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy M52 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy M33 5G
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy M23 5G – Rolling out
- Galaxy M22
- Galaxy M13
- Galaxy M12
Galaxy XCover Series
- Galaxy XCover 6 Pro – Rolling out
- Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung updated these Galaxy A series devices to Android 13/One UI 5.0
The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update is live for various Galaxy devices and Samsung is aiming to conclude the deployment by February 2023. Along with flagships like Galaxy Z, S, and Note, Samsung also updated Galaxy A series smartphones to the new Android 13 One UI 5.0 user interface.
So far, Samsung updated these Galaxy A phones to Android 13/One UI 5.0:
[Roadmap] Here’s when your Galaxy A series phone will get Android 13:
According to Samsung Germany, in December 2022, the Android 13 update will be released for the Galaxy A72, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A51, and Galaxy A32 5G smartphones.
In January 2023, the Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A22, A22 5G, Galaxy A13, A13 5G, and Galaxy A12 budget phones will have the new OS upgrade. Lastly, Galaxy A04s and Galaxy A03/A03s are scheduled for One UI 5.0 in February.
What’s new with Samsung’s Android 13 update:
Taking all the goodness of Android 13, Samsung created the One UI 5.0 software for Galaxy devices. It brings top-notch customization capabilities, competitive system animations, additional new features and a lot more.
Thanks to the Material You theming engine, Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is now capable of applying Dynamic Icons on stock Samsung apps, as well as supported Google and third-party applications.
When it comes to customization, you can now create your own lockscreen with various ways of customization, apply new wallpaper from the new dedicated section of wallpapers as well as call background for each contact.
Check more at One UI 5.0 features, tips and tricks
[U: Expanding] Samsung Galaxy A71 grabs Android 13 One UI 5.0 update
[Nov. 26] Update – Expanding in Europe…
[Nov. 21] Initial story…
Samsung is just killing it with massive Android 13 update distribution across all segments of Galaxy devices. After Fan Editions and Lite version of Note 10 series, Samsung pushed the Stable Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy A71 smartphone.
If you have Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone in Poland (right now!), just head towards Settings and download the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update, which carries PDA version number A715FXXU8DVK1. In addition, the update package includes a newer Android security patch for security advancements.
Android 13 is the last operating system upgrade for this 2020 mid-range smartphone, the same goes for its younger brother Galaxy A51. Both the Galaxy A71 and A51 are eligible for three major OS updates and four years of regular security patches.
In January next year, the devices will have their “third anniversary” and Samsung has already delivered the biggest gift in the form of Android 13 One UI 5.0. This major switch provides a whole new experience to the users of millions of Galaxy devices, worldwide.
How to update
Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.
What’s new with Samsung’s Android 13 update
The One UI 5.0 update brings minor yet significant tweaks in various parts of the user interface such as the notification panel, control center, transparency, and system app icons. However, the One UI 5’s advantage can be doubled by using the brand-new Good Lock suite.
Customers can copy text content from images available in the Gallery and Camera viewfinder itself, thanks to One UI 5’s text extraction feature. And of course, there are a lot of new ways for users who love customizing their smartphone and the user interface. Check all here | One UI 5.0 Features