The release of Android 13 may well be the beginning of a necessary change in the platform, allowing manufacturers to update their devices sooner. We are already seeing the effects of this change, with brands like Oppo announcing ambitious plans to update much of their current range.
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The big question we had was what about Samsung? The South Korean manufacturer has boasted in all its latest releases of offering the best support on the market, with five years of security updates and four versions of Android promised for all new devices. If it intends to keep that promise, it should hurry to offer Android 13.
Android 13 on Samsung phones
Now, SamMobile has revealed the initial list of Samsung devices that will receive One UI 5.0, based on Android 13, throughout the remaining months in 2022. And there are the odd surprise, in every way.
According to the leak, which Samsung has not officially confirmed, the list of devices is as follows
- Gama Samsung Galaxy S21
- Gama Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy A53
As we can see, all high-end mobiles launched in 2022 and 2021 will be the first to receive One UI 5.0; given their price and that they are aimed at the most enthusiastic users, it is understandable that they take precedence over other models. Also, keep in mind that this is not the complete list of Samsung phones with Android 13; next year is when the update should hit most of the range.
In that sense, the only surprise is the presence on the list of the Samsung Galaxy A53, the only mid-range mobile that should be updated before 2023. It was launched with a promise of four years of Android versions, which forces Samsung to be quick to adopt each new version. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that its ‘sister’ model, the A33 which was launched at the same time, does not appear on the list.
However, we are literally in the first weeks of Android 13, and there are still many manufacturers that have not clarified their update plans, so in that sense, Samsung is ahead of the rest.