The Samsung Galaxy Android 12 update, also known as One UI 4, first arrived on November 15th, 2021, for select Galaxy S21 models. Following months of beta testing by both Samsung and Google, the update is finally here for more devices. If you’re wondering when your Galaxy will get Android 12, this is what you need to know.
Google officially released Android 12 in early October, and now it’s headed to other brands. 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 started first for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra on November 15th, then December and January for older devices. 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 and the latest Folding phones, 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 —Rolling out now
- Galaxy S20+—Rolling out now
- Galaxy S20 Ultra—Rolling out now
- Galaxy S20 FE —Rolling out now
- Galaxy S10 —Rolling out now (Feb for US S10 models)
- Galaxy S10e —Rolling out now
- Galaxy S10+ —Rolling out now
- Galaxy S10 5G —Rolling out now
Galaxy Note Phones:
- Galaxy Note 20 —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Note 10 —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Note 10+ —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Fold —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Z Flip —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Tab S7 —Rolling out now
- Galaxy Tab S7+ —Coming in February for U.S.
Galaxy A Series:
- Galaxy A82 5G —Coming in April & May
- Galaxy A72 —Coming in May
- Galaxy A52 —Coming soon
- Galaxy A52 5G —Coming soon
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
Following right on track, Samsung started rolling out the Android 12 update to the latest Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in December, then the Fold 2 and original Fold at the end of the month and in early January. We’ve seen hints of the Galaxy A52 update, but it’s yet to officially arrive.
Update, 1/4/22: Back in December Samsung halted the Android 12 update rollout for all devices due to several bugs and issues, most notably for Fold devices. However, Samsung resumed all Galaxy Android 12 updates at the end of December and is still on track to meet all the deadlines detailed above.
Then, Samsung’s older flagship phones and folding devices like the Galaxy Note 10, S10 lineup, and similar devices can expect their arrival in January. We’re seeing those updates hit for the Galaxy S10 series in select regions, with the U.S. rollout to begin soon. Following that, expect the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus to be among the first tablets to receive One UI 4 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.