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Here's when your Galaxy smartphone will likely get Android 13

Samsung has released a roadmap for the rollout of One UI 5.
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October 25, 2022
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TL;DR
  • Samsung is starting to roll out the stable version of One UI 5 to its phones.
  • Only the S22 lineup has received the update so far.
  • The update will be coming to Samsung’s other devices later in the year and in early 2023.

It’s taken some time, but Samsung has finally begun rolling out the stable version of its Android 13-based OS — One UI 5. Here’s everything you need to know about the update and when it’s coming to your device.

When Google released Android 13 back in August, only Pixel devices had access to the update. However, a couple of weeks later, Samsung released a beta version of One UI 5 for the Galaxy S22 series. After that, the beta slowly opened up to more devices within Samsung’s portfolio and for more markets. Two months later, Samsung is finally ready to release the stable version of One UI 5.

What comes with Android 13?

Just as a refresher, let’s quickly go over what’s new in Android 13. This update brings a number of design changes to the UI including auto-theming icons, more theme options, an alternative lock screen clock setup, and a new look for your Now Playing widget. It also introduces a few functionality improvements like QR code scanner support, Bluetooth LE, a reworked audio output selector, per app language options, a revamped clipboard, and smart home controls that can be accessed without unlocking your phone. In addition, there are a variety of privacy and security improvements, as well as internal optimization upgrades.

Samsung’s version of Android 13 will come with a few benefits unique to itself. This includes a privacy detection feature for photos you share, a Privacy and security dashboard similar to Google’s, Bixby Text Call, video wallpapers, more lock screen customization options, a Maintenance Mode, and stackable widgets.

When is Android 13 coming?

Samsung announced earlier this month that One UI 5 would first roll out to Galaxy S22 devices later this month. The update has arrived and is available for download right now for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

As for the rest of Samsung’s phones, 9To5Google found that the company sent consumers in Korea a preliminary list through the Samsung Members app. The list shows a roadmap that starts with the devices planned to get the update for October and moves down from there.

Here’s the full list:

October

  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra

November

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
  • Galaxy Quantum 3
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G

December

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy A Quantum
  • Galaxy A Quantum 2
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy Jump
  • Galaxy Jump 2

January 2023

  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3
  • Galaxy Buddy
  • Galaxy Buddy 2
  • Galaxy Wide 6
  • Galaxy Wide 5
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy XCover 5

February

  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro

It can be assumed that any device on Android 12 that is not included on this list, but is still eligible for an update will be added to the list at some point. But this is what Samsung’s current plan for the rollout is.