The Samsung Galaxy Android 12 update, also known as One UI 4, is available starting November 15th, 2021, for select Galaxy S21 models. Following months of beta testing by both Samsung and Google, the update is finally here. If you’re wondering when your Galaxy will get Android 12, this is what you need to know.
Google officially released Android 12 about a month ago. Still, manufacturers like Samsung have been working for months behind the scenes to get it ready for multiple devices, not to mention running its own beta program.
The Samsung Galaxy Android 12 update starts today for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with older devices getting it soon. As expected, this release delivers new theming options, a privacy settings dashboard, keyboard tweaks, and more. First, here’s a quick video highlighting what’s new, then below is a big list of what devices, and when, will get Android 12.
Which Samsung Galaxy Phones Will Get Android 12, and When?
While the One UI 4 update is currently limited to Samsung’s S21 series, the company says it’ll be available “soon” on multiple other devices we’ve detailed below. And yes, that includes foldables, tablets, and older phones.
Samsung Korea shared a complete list of devices to see an update but quickly removed the post. Thankfully, we found it on Twitter.
Update, 11/17/21: After this post was published, Samsung released a detailed calendar of its Galaxy Android 12 updates for the United States inside the Samsung Members app. Confirming the latest Folding phones will get One UI 4 in December, followed by the Galaxy S20 series in January. All eligible Samsung phones will see the update by August.
Galaxy S Phones:
- Galaxy S21 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy S21+ —Rolling out now
- Galaxy S21 Ultra —Rolling out now
- Galaxy S20 —Coming in January for the U.S.
- Galaxy S20+ —Coming in January
- Galaxy S20 Ultra —Coming in January
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S10 —Coming in February for the U.S.
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10 5G
Galaxy Note Phones:
- Galaxy Note 20 — Available in beta
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — Available in beta
- Galaxy Note 10 —Coming in January
- Galaxy Note 10+ —Coming in January
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 — Available in beta
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 —Coming in January
- Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 — Available in beta
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G —Coming in January
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Tab S7 —Coming in February
- Galaxy Tab S7+ —Coming in February
Galaxy A Series:
- Galaxy A82 5G —Coming in April & May
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
The now-deleted post by Samsung did share timelines for some of these devices, but considering the company quickly deleted the post, those dates may not be correct. It stated that the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, S20 series, Note 20 series, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip 5G could all see the Android 12 One UI 4 update in December.
Then, Samsung’s older flagship phones and folding devices like the Galaxy Note 10, S10 lineup, and similar devices can expect its arrival in January. Following that, expect the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus to be among the first tablets to receive One UI 4 starting in February.
In closing, it’s important to remember that these are rough estimates, plus things can and will change when it comes to carriers. For example, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the U.S. will likely take a little longer to deliver updates to supported devices. Either way, we’ll keep an eye out and report back as we learn more.