Flagship Galaxy S and Z series phones, as well as the mid-range A53, can expect the update to the Android 13-based One UI 5 this year.
Samsung has the best software update policy in the Android world and is about to prove it again by updating some of its phones to the Android 13-based One UI 5 by the end of the year.
A report on Samsung’s launch timeline reveals that the Galaxy S21 and S22 and the latest two generations of Galaxy Z phones will receive the update, as well as the mid-range A53.
Which Samsung Phones Are Updated?
According to SamMobilethe following phones should be updated to One UI 5 and Android 13 this year:
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Series
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy A53
It comes as no surprise that the most recent flagship devices from the S and Z series are on the list. Samsung launched its public One UI 5 beta for select models in August, and the company has always prioritized its most premium phones for quick updates.
However, the mid-range A53 is perhaps less expected, and certainly welcome. While it’s one of Samsung’s best-selling phones, mid-ranges often have to wait much longer for updates — many manufacturers don’t even bother updating their non-flagship phones.
When exactly will you get it? There’s no word on the exact timing, but last year’s date could give us an idea.
One UI 4 was launched for the S21 series on November 15, 2021 and then rolled out to other phones in the following months (for example, the A52 5G got it in December and the original A52 got it in January).
There is no word on the timeline for other phones. Based on previous schedules, we expect most eligible models to be updated in Q1 2023. This includes phones like the S20 series, the Note 20 series, other mid-range phones in the A, M and F series, and some tablets.
Test One UI 5 today
If you’re interested, there’s still time to sign up for and test out One UI 5 through the beta program. This will give you an early look at the new features coming to your phone soon, including interface tweaks and navigation gestures, as well as some of Samsung’s new apps like the new and improved Camera app.