Android 12 is still a very new version of the platform, but Samsung is launching the update for its Galaxy devices less than a month after Google’s own Pixel phones. More devices will be updated over the coming months, and Samsung has confirmed a preliminary list of devices that will be updated.

This article will be continuously updated with new devices as rollouts begin.

What’s new in Android 12 on Samsung Galaxy devices?

Android 12 is one of the platform’s biggest updates ever on a visual level, but most of those design changes are completely exclusive to Google Pixel devices. However, Samsung has brought some changes to the device in One UI 4.0.

Like Pixels, Android 12 on Samsung devices forces all widgets to have rounded corners and also adopts a new design language for some of those widgets. Some of Samsung’s stock apps have been updated with a new design language, too, and Android 12’s Dynamic Color feature works like a charm. The feature can pull colors from your wallpaper and apply them to system accents and many apps.

There are also numerous privacy enhancements in Android 12, with new indicators that visibly show when the microphone or camera are in use, even if it’s in the background. Users can choose to give apps only an approximate location instead of a precise one, and there’s a Privacy Dashboard in the Settings to easily show which apps are using sensitive permissions.

Samsung devices confirmed to get Android 12

What devices will get Android 12? The list of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that will eventually be updated is quite long, and generally speaking includes every device released within the past two years, and flagships going even further back. So far, Samsung has confirmed the following devices for updates to Android 12.

Devices newly added to Samsung’s official list are marked in bold.

Galaxy S:

The list starts with Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series, which has already seen its update roll out to device owners in the US, on carriers, and in other regions around the world. Samsung will further update the entire Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10 lineups to Android 12 in the first couple of months of 2022.

Samsung opened up the Galaxy S20 to its Android 12 update in beta in November of 2021, with the devices scheduled to be updated in January and February of 2022. In December, the beta expanded to Galaxy S10 devices.

  • Galaxy S21 — Available now
  • Galaxy S21+ — Available now
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra — Available now
  • Galaxy S20 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy S20+ — Beta available now
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra — Beta available now
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S10 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy S10e — Beta available now
  • Galaxy S10+ — Beta available now
  • Galaxy S10 5G — Beta available now

Galaxy Note:

Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup, which certainly seems to be going away for good, will only see 5 devices updated to Android 12. That includes both Galaxy Note 20 devices as well as the Galaxy Note 10 series. The Galaxy Note 20 series has been in beta for some time, and in December 2021, Samsung extended support to the Galaxy Note 10 series.

  • Galaxy Note 20 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Note 10 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Note 10+ — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Note 10 5G — Beta available now

Galaxy Foldables:

Samsung’s foldable lineup is growing and the entire portfolio is eligible for the update to Android 12 and One UI 4.0. Samsung already has an active beta program for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 as of November, with the update scheduled to roll out before the year’s end. Samsung has also offered beta updates for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip series.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G — Beta available now
  • Galaxy Z Flip — Beta available now

Galaxy A:

As the company expands its work on updates, Samsung is bringing Android 12 to a huge list of its popular Galaxy A series. So far, Samsung has confirmed the update will come to 15 Galaxy A devices, with most of those being confirmed as of November 16.

  • Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A21
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A02s
  • Galaxy A01
  • Galaxy A11

Galaxy Tab:

In the Android world, tablets are not a big deal, and finding one with good support is pretty difficult. Samsung, though, is standing by most of its Android tablets, with Android 12 coming to 8 tablets over the next few months.

  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3
  • Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

When will my Samsung device get Android 12?

Not long after starting its rollout to the Galaxy S21, Samsung also confirmed an official timeline of when to expect Android 12 updates on various other Galaxy smartphones.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are next in line, with Samsung planning a launch in December of this year. Notably, we’ve seen multiple beta updates for these devices since the program first opened, so Samsung is clearly getting close to that launch.

The timeline, released via the Samsung Members app, sees most of Samsung’s smartphone being updated to Android 12 in January and February of next year, with previous-generation flagships such as the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S10 series updated in those months. One interesting quirk is that Samsung says the standard Galaxy S20 won’t be updated until February, where the rest of the series will be coming in January.

Also of note on this schedule is that Samsung currently plans to be rolling out Android 12 for the next 8 months, with some Galaxy A series devices not being updated until August of next year. Of course, there’s always a chance things could speed up if development goes well.

Keep in mind these dates could vary by region, carrier, or various other factors.

December 2021

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

January 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S20+/S20 Ultra/S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20/Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10/10+/10+ 5G
  • Galaxy Fold

February 2022

  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G

March 2022

  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE

April 2022

  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

May 2022

  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3
  • Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32 5G

June 2022

  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy XCover Pro
  • July 2022
  • Galaxy A21
  • Galaxy A12

August 2022

  • Galaxy A02s
  • Galaxy A01
  • Galaxy A11

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