When will my Samsung phone get Android 12? It’s a common question. But we now have definitive news about when your Samsung phone will get Android 12…
Samsung’s track record with Android updates never used to be great. But since about 2019, the company has shifted gears. It now makes getting the latest build of Android out to its phones one of its top priorities. It even matches Google for the number of updates you get with three major Android updates supported.
Starting from December, Android 12 will start rolling out to Samsung phones. The first in line for Android 12 will, of course, be Samsung’s other, most expensive phones (the Galaxy S21 Android 12 update is now rolling out), meaning the rest of its high-end models – the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy S20, Note 20 – will get Android 12 from December.
Samsung Android 12 Rollout & Release Date
Below is a breakdown of when you can expect Android 12 to hit specific Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy Z series phones, Galaxy A series phones, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices.
Samsung Android 12 Update List
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 / Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra
- Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 / Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+
- S20 FE
- S10 / S10+ / S10e / S10 5G
- Quantum 2
- Galaxy Tab S7 / Tab S7+
- Galaxy A51
- Tab S7 FE / Tab S7 FE 5G
- A90 5G
- Tab S6 / Tab S6 5G
- A Quantum
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Buddy
- Galaxy Wide5
- Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy A21s
Samsung’s New One UI 4 For Android 12
All phones (and tablets) that run Android 12 will also get Samsung’s new-look One UI 4 which comes with a range of new color palettes, improved and new widgets, more emoji, and loads more gifs and stickers.
One UI 4 will also notify you when an app is attempting to use your camera which is pretty cool. And there’s even a new privacy dashboard for keeping track of what’s going on inside your phone.
One UI 4 also brings a uniformed look across all Samsung devices, so if you’re using the Galaxy S21, a Galaxy Tab, and a Galaxy Watch, the UX on all these devices will look and feel the same. Nice and cohesive.
“We are committed to giving everyone access to the best mobile experiences possible, as soon as possible,” said Janghyun Yoon, Executive Vice President and Head of Software Platform Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“One UI 4 delivers on that promise, equipping Galaxy smartphone users with the latest customization and privacy features. But we won’t stop there. Soon, other smartphone and tablet users will also be able to benefit from this software update, enabling a more seamless experience across our entire ecosystem.”
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Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.