Which devices will receive the update?

After launching on Pixel phones earlier this year, Android 13 is now heading to Samsung Galaxy devices outside of a beta program. Here’s which devices have already received their update and which ones are likely to receive it in the coming months.

What’s new in Android 13 on Samsung devices?

Android 13 is a rather small update over the previous Android 12. Where that update completely reinvented the platform design on Pixel phones and introduced the special color “Material You” theme, this year’s update is much smaller overall.

Related: Hands-on Android 13: Here are EVERY feature, function, and user-facing change [Video]

On Samsung smartphones, Android 13 brings some system-wide changes, including more colors for Samsung’s version of Material You, “Color Palette”. Themed icons on your home screen now support third-party apps as well. There are also various privacy features at the lower tiers, but most of the new Galaxy smartphones come from Samsung.

One UI 5.0 is the latest skin release from Samsung on Android 13 and brings a handful of new features. This includes “Privacy Detection” when sharing photos, a new privacy and security dashboard similar to the one created by Google; a new lock screen with more customizable features; “Maintenance mode”, which hides user data when a smartphone is sent in for repair; stackable widgets; and more. The update was supposed to finally bring multi-user support, but Samsung removed it during the beta program.

Android 13 is already available on these Samsung devices

As of October 2022, Samsung has rolled out Android 13 for three smartphones. On October 24, One UI 5.0 with Android 13 began rolling out to all Galaxy S22 series devices globally, with some delays on carrier models and in some regions.

This list will be continuously updated over the coming months with the latest additions marked in bold. Come back regularly!

Samsung Galaxy S devices running Android 13

In October 2022, Samsung updated three devices to Android 13 as the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra saw updates to the latest version of Android and One UI 5.0. The update launched globally on October 24, but is still rolling out to certain regional variants and carrier models.

In November 2022, Samsung further expanded the Android 13 update. On November 7, the update was rolled out to Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series devices. The update has begun rolling out in parts of Europe, including Germany and Switzerland, and is expected to roll out to other regions shortly thereafter. By Nov. 14, the Android 13 update rolled out to the Galaxy S21 in India, Kazakhstan, and Russia, as well as some US carriers.

  • Galaxy S22 – Available globally
  • Galaxy S22+ – Available globally
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – Available globally
  • Galaxy S21Available in Europe, India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S21+Available in Europe, India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S21 UltraAvailable in Europe, India, Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Available in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S20 – Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S20+ – Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – Available in Europe
Samsung Galaxy S22

Foldable Galaxy with Android 13

Samsung has also started rolling out Android 13 to its foldable devices starting in mid-November, but in a limited capacity. Starting November 11, Samsung has released Android 13 on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, but only to those who were previously testing the beta update. The finalized update has rolled out in the US for unlocked owners, but should roll out to more beta testers and all other owners soon enough.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4Available to early One UI 5 beta testers
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4Available to early One UI 5 beta testers
samsung galaxy z fold 4 and flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Note devices running Android 13

As Samsung moves away from the Galaxy Note line, there are only a handful of Note devices that will officially see Android 13. In fact, it’s actually only the Galaxy Note 20 series, which started seeing its update in early November 2022. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra first picked up Android 13 in Switzerland and expanded to the US starting November 15th.

  • Galaxy Note 20Available in Europe and the United States
  • Galaxy Note 20 UltraAvailable in Europe and the United States
samsung galaxy note 20 ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy A devices running Android 13

The Android 13 update is moving fast and is already available on select Galaxy A series devices. The Galaxy A53 was first online on November 9 with the update rolling out in Europe and the UK. The Galaxy A33 was next in line on November 10 in Europe, while the Galaxy A73 arrived just a day later in Malaysia.

  • Galaxy A53 5G Available in Europe and the UK
  • Galaxy A33 5G Available in Europe
  • Galaxy A73 5GAvailable in Malaysia

Galaxy tablet with Android 13

The very first Android tablets to be updated to Android 13 became Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 series on November 14th. The update has started rolling out to 5G versions of each tablet in several countries across Europe, but is expected to expand to other models and regions soon.

  • Galaxy S8 tabAvailable in Europe, 5G only
  • Galaxy Tab S8+Available in Europe, 5G only
  • Galaxy Tab S8 UltraAvailable in Europe, 5G only

Other Samsung devices with Android 13

Outside of Samsung’s core product lineups, there are other devices also getting Android 13. This includes the beefy XCover 6 Pro, which was updated on November 14 alongside the Galaxy Tab S8 series. On November 15, Samsung released the update for its Galaxy M52 5G and Galaxy M32 5G in select markets.

  • Galaxy X Cover 6 ProAvailable in Europe
  • Galaxy M32 5GAvailable in India
  • Galaxy M52 5GAvailable in Europe

What’s next?

When will my Samsung device get Android 13?

When will Galaxy devices get Android 13? If Samsung’s usual model holds up, the most modern and supported flagship devices will be updated in a matter of weeks, with budget devices and other regional exclusives receiving the update throughout 2023.

In general, most Samsung smartphones are now guaranteed major Android updates for at least three years after their debut, meaning there’s a pretty huge list of devices ready to be updated. You can check the update policy for your Samsung smartphone below.

Related: Everything you need to know about Android updates on Samsung Galaxy devices

In a message sent to users in Korea via its Samsung Members app, Samsung confirmed a preliminary list of devices and a roadmap of when it plans to roll out Android 13. The timeline was also supported by messages in Malaysia and India. This timeline will likely vary slightly depending on region and Samsung’s pace, but it’s a good rough outline of what to expect.

Samsung android 13 update program

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy S21FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy A73 5G – 11 November
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A Quantum
  • Galaxy A Quantum2
  • Galactic leap
  • Galactic leap 2

January 2023

  • Galaxy A13 5G
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy friend
  • Galaxy friend 2
  • GalaxyWide6
  • Galaxy Wide5
  • Galaxy X Cover 5
  • Galaxy A8 tab
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab active 3

February 2023

  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A23 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy M23 5G
  • Galaxy M32

March 2023

  • Galaxy A03
  • Galaxy A03
  • Galaxy A04
  • Galaxy A13 LTE

April 2023

Looking at the list of updates from Samsung since 2022 with Android 12, it is almost guaranteed that other devices Not on this initial roadmap they will be added over time.

Notably, Samsung has currently opened the Android 13 beta program for devices including the Galaxy S21 series, S20 series, Fold 3, Flip 3, and many more.

Last updated 11/2 to add timelines from India and Malaysia

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