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Here's every Samsung device eligible for four (or more) major Android updates
Google and Samsung may be locked in a new arms race. While they’ve long competed in areas like phone specs and smart home platforms, the new race involves support, as each strives to prove their devices will still be viable a few years later. As of the launch of the Galaxy S24 lineup Samsung is promising seven years of Android upgrades, matching Google’s seven years of updates for its new Pixel phones.
Samsung has promised at least three years of Android updates for all flagships from 2019 and later, and extended that to four for various devices, including tablets, flagships, foldable phones, cheaper Galaxy A-series phones, and Galaxy Watches.
Samsung also says that all devices from 2019 or later will get at least 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 recent flagship devices like the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and others are scheduled to get five years of security updates. The S24 series is due to get seven years.
With all that in mind, here are all the Samsung devices currently eligible for three, four, or seven years of major Android updates.
Editor’s note: We’ll continue to update this list of devices as more information arises.
Samsung devices eligible for seven Android updates
At the moment, only the Galaxy S24 series is slated for seven years of coverage, including both Android upgrades and security updates. We’re expecting this list to grow in 2024 and beyond.
- Samsung Galaxy S24
- Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Samsung devices eligible for four Android updates
Samsung improved its commitment to Android updates with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series. Fortunately, some older Galaxy flagships and other devices also got love from Samsung, along with the later Galaxy S23 range.
Samsung Galaxy S-series
The Galaxy S21, S22, and S23 series are all eligible for four years of Android updates from Samsung. S23 models should be updated through at least Android 17.
- Samsung Galaxy S23
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy A- and F-series
Many Galaxy A-series phones are only eligible for three years of updates, but more recent models do come with the promise of four. Below are the phones that benefit from the policy.
- Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A73
- Samsung Galaxy A34
- Samsung Galaxy A33
- Samsung Galaxy A24
- Samsung Galaxy F54 5G
Samsung foldable phones
Not too surprisingly, Samsung is making a four-year commitment for some of its state-of-the-art foldables, though only going back to the third generation.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Samsung Galaxy Tablets
Samsung’s newest Galaxy Tab S9 series tablets (including the S9 FE and FE Plus) and older Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus, and Tab S8 Ultra should all get four years of Android updates. All upcoming Galaxy S-series tablets will likewise be eligible.
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The Galaxy Watch 4 series, Galaxy Watch 5 series, and the Galaxy Watch 6 line come under the purview of Samsung’s four-year policy. That includes upgrades to One UI Watch and Wear OS (which is based on Android).
Samsung devices eligible for three Android updates
Samsung Galaxy S-series
Samsung has promised at least three years of Android updates for all S10 and S20 variants. Sadly, that means that the Galaxy S9 series is excluded, but you’ll find relatively few people using those phones in 2024.
- 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
Samsung Galaxy Note series
Among Galaxy Note devices, only Note 10 and Note 20 models are eligible for three years of updates. Samsung has killed off the Note line, so don’t expect this list to change.
- 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
Besides older flagship phones, Samsung has extended its three-year policy to some Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy A-series phones, and foldables. Below is a complete list.
- Samsung Galaxy A71 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Samsung Galaxy A51 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Select present and upcoming A-series devices
Galaxy foldable devices
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G/4G
- 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
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.”