Which Samsung Galaxy phones will receive an update to Android 12 in 2021 and 2022? Due to Samsung’s predictable update policy, it is already largely clear which devices will receive the next version of the Android OS. We have put it all in a handy overview for you.
These Samsung phones and tablets get the Android 12 update
The roll-out of Android 11 to all Samsung phones that receive the upgrade has now been amply completed. In fact, Android 12 is already rolling out. Moreover, we can predict reasonably well how this rollout will go in the coming months.
In recent years, Samsung’s update policy has become very predictable. In addition, Samsung has made some very clear promises in recent months. For example, a number of phones are now officially getting three major Android upgrades – and we know which those are.
We know that other models will receive at least two Android upgrades. Even though Samsung has not specifically mentioned them in the list of devices that will receive three upgrades, we do know that they will be eligible for the Android 12 upgrade. We can also give an indication of when which device will receive the upgrade based on Samsung’s official rollout schedule.
We are sure that these phones and tablets will get Android 12. We also include the status per device:
- S21 Series: Galaxy S21/Galaxy S21+/Galaxy S21 Ultra – Available
- S20 Series: Galaxy S20/Galaxy S20+/Galaxy S20 Ultra – Available
- Galaxy S20 FE – January ’22
- S10 Series: Galaxy S10 /Galaxy S10+/Galaxy S10e – Available
- Galaxy S10 Lite– January ’22
- 2021 Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3/Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Preview – Available
- Z Series 2020: Galaxy Fold/Galaxy Z Fold 2/Galaxy Z Flip – Available
- Note 20 Series: Galaxy Note 20/Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Available
- Galaxy Note 10/Galaxy Note 10+ – January ’22
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite – February ’22
- Galaxy A03s/Galaxy A22 – July ’22
- Galaxy A32 – May/June ’22
- Galaxy A42/Galaxy A52/Galaxy A52s – February ’22
- Galaxy A72 – available in the Netherlands
- Galaxy A12 – July ’22
- Galaxy A21s – August ’22
- Galaxy A31/Galaxy A41 – June ’22
- Galaxy A51/Galaxy A71 – April ’22
- M Series 2021: Galaxy M22/Galaxy M52 – Spring ’22
- Galaxy M11 – July ’22
- Galaxy M21/Galaxy M31/Galaxy M31s – June ’22:
- Galaxy Xcover 5 – July ’22
- Galaxy Xcover Pro* – May ’22
- Galaxy Tab S7/Tab S7+ – Available
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE – Apr ’22
- Tab S6 Series: Galaxy Tab S6/Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – May ’22
- Galaxy Tab A7 2020 – June ’22
- Galaxy Tab Active 3 – May ’22
Probably Not Including The Galaxy A50
Of course, there are a few phones or tablets that still got (or have yet to get ) Android 11, but that probably won’t receive Android 12 anymore. For example, 2019 A-series devices – such as the Galaxy A50 – were not mentioned when Samsung announced its three-year policy.
In addition, these models already received two major Android upgrades, exactly as expected and promised. We are therefore not counting on these to get Android 12. Nevertheless, we will of course keep our ears and eyes open in the coming period. For the record: of course phones or tablets that don’t get Android 11 won’t get Android 12 either. Think of the Galaxy S9, Note 9, or the A-series from 2018.
When is Android 12 actually coming?
The rollout of Android 12 and the associated One UI 4 interface started in November. First, you can install the update on Galaxy S21 series phones. The other models will follow in the weeks and months that follow. Most devices will then have completed the upgrade in the spring of 2022. The last budget models will follow in the summer of 2022.
The above list contains the data as indicated by Samsung itself. In practice, it often happens that the actual upgrade arrives a bit earlier. In 2020 and early 2021, the Android 11 update for most devices was available a month earlier than expected. Whether this will also apply to the roll-out of Android 12 and One UI 4 remains to be seen, of course.
And what exactly does Android 12 do on your Galaxy?
Of course, the Android 12 upgrade is a big one. Completely new features are installed, and existing functions are refined or expanded. The most important changes can be found in our top 5 new Android 12 and One UI 4 features. We also recommend our overview with tips for preparing for and installing Android 12 on your Galaxy.
If you want to know more about what Android 12 and One UI 4 will look like on your Galaxy, you can visit our preview of Android 12 on the Galaxy S21. You can get an idea of the new interface on larger screens – foldable, tablets – in our preview of Android 12 on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.