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Here's every Samsung devices eligible for four major Android updates

The list includes Galaxy flagships, mid-rangers, tablets, foldables, and watches.
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May 23, 2022
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Samsung is currently the undisputed king of software updates. Last year, the company declared that it would provide three years of Android updates to all flagships from 2019 and later. Taking things a step further, Samsung announced in February 2022 that a whole bunch of Galaxy devices will be eligible for four years of Android updates, including tablets, flagships, foldable phones, cheaper Galaxy A series phones, and Galaxy Watch models.

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Moreover, Samsung also announced that all devices from 2019 or later will get four years of security updates. That includes every Galaxy line: Galaxy S, Note, Z, A, XCover, and Tab, for a total of over 130 models. Meanwhile, some flagship devices like the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and others are scheduled to get five years of security updates.

With all that in mind, here are all the Samsung devices currently eligible for three and four years of major Android updates.

Editor’s note: We’ll continue to update this list of devices getting three and four years of updates from Samsung as more information arises.


Samsung devices eligible for four Android updates

Samsung extended its commitment to Android updates with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series. Fortunately, some older Galaxy flagships and other devices also got the update love from Samsung and became eligible for four years of Android software updates.

Samsung Galaxy S-series

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in black white and blue cards
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The Galaxy S22 and S21 series are both eligible for four Android updates from Samsung. The latter launched with Android 11, so they should get updates till Android 15. Meanwhile, the S22 devices should be updated till Android 16. Below is a complete list of Galaxy S-series phones eligible for Samsung’s extended update policy.

  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • All future Galaxy S-series phones

Samsung Galaxy A series

Samsung’s older Galaxy A series phones are currently only eligible for three years of Android updates. However, the newly launched crop of Galaxy A series phones comes with the promise of four major Android upgrades. Below are the phones that’ll benefit from the policy.

Samsung foldable phones

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 standing upright.
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Only two Samsung foldable devices get the four-year update commitment from the company. These include the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Older foldables will still be eligible for three Android updates.

Samsung Galaxy Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra with keyboard
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Samsung’s newest Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus, and Tab S8 Ultra launched with Android 12. With the new policy, they should get Android 16 at some point in the future. All upcoming Galaxy S tablets will also be eligible for four years of Android updates.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Android Authority Best of 2021 badge
Kris Carlon / Android Authority

The Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, and all upcoming Galaxy Watch series devices come under the purview of Samsung’s four-year update policy. This includes upgrades to One UI Watch and Wear OS.


Samsung devices eligible for three Android updates

Samsung Galaxy S series

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE upright front
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Samsung has promised three years of Android updates to all Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 variants in the Galaxy S series. Sadly, the Galaxy S9 series isn’t included in the list. This means that Android 10 would be the last update for the S9 and S9 Plus, given that they launched with Android Oreo.

As for the Galaxy S10 series, you can expect Android 12 to be its last update. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE are in line to get Android 13 in the future. Below is a list of all Samsung Galaxy S-series phones eligible for three years of Android updates.

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 4G/5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G/5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

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Samsung Galaxy Note series

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra S Pen on back
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

In the Galaxy Note series, only the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 phones are eligible for three years of Android OS updates. So we’re not expecting to see Android 11 on the Galaxy Note 9. Android 12 will be its last major OS update for the Galaxy Note 10 series. The Galaxy Note 20 phones, just like the Galaxy S20 flagships, will be eligible to get Android 13. Below is a list of all Samsung Galaxy Note phones eligible for three years of Android updates.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Other Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for three Android updates

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 butterfly shot
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Besides Samsung’s flagship phones, the company will also extend its three-year Android update policy to devices like the Galaxy Tabs, high-end Galaxy A series phones, and foldables. Below is a complete list.

Galaxy A series

  • Samsung Galaxy A71 4G/5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A72
  • Samsung Galaxy A51 4G/5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A52 4G/5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Select upcoming A series of devices

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Galaxy foldable devices

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G/4G

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Galaxy tablets

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G/4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

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For Galaxy devices not on this list, Samsung says it “is committed to providing the latest Android OS upgrades until the hardware specifications allow to provide the optimized mobile experience.”