Samsung is already testing OneUI 5.0, its new Android 13-based smartphone software, but not all of the company’s devices will make the switch in 2022. SamMobile has published a list of devices that will get the new software update among the first, and all of them are scheduled, at least unofficially, to receive the update before the end of the year.
Samsung’s top 2021 and 2022 phones will get Android 13 update, along with a mid-range model
Mainly, Samsung is focusing on its flagship models like the S and Z series for new software updates. As such, OneUI 5.0 testing is already underway on Galaxy S models, and rumors say the final version for these models will be released in mid-October. The Galaxy S22 would be first in line, while the Galaxy S21 range wouldn’t be far behind. Other devices that could get the Android 13 update this year are foldable devices.
The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Fold4 could get the update very quickly, while the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Flip4 could follow later. Incidentally, the hardware differences between the two generations aren’t that big, with the only major difference being the new-generation Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.
There is one surprise, however, that fans of the mid-range models might get. Samsung’s most popular mid-range phone, the Galaxy A53, could also be upgraded before the start of 2023 to Android 13. This is quite unusual for such mid-range models, but Samsung has announced that from 2022 its mid-range phones will also receive software support comparable to that of its flagships.
That means all Galaxy S, Galaxy Z and Galaxy A series phones will receive four major system updates and five years of security updates.