A few days ago Samsung started the rollout of the stable Android 13 update. But as always first, it is available for the top flagship phone which in this case is the Galaxy S22 series. But the update takes time for other devices like Galaxy S21 FE. If you have a Galaxy S21 FE we’ll share when you can expect Android 13 based One UI 5.
It’s been over two months since Android 13 was launched to the public. But since other OEMs have their own custom skins, it takes a long time for the update to be available for all eligible phones. Talking about Samsung, it has it’s own One UI 5 and Samsung has already started rolling out the stable update starting with the Galaxy S22 series.
Also, Samsung is testing One UI 5 beta on several phones. But beta testing is not available for the Galaxy S21 FE. And so it is obvious that its users will think that the phone will get the update late than the phones that are already in beta testing. Well, this is not the case when it comes to Fan Edition devices.
Samsung doesn’t test beta builds on Fan Edition phones. The company releases updates directly. This may be because either the testing results are checked through the beta testing on its sibling devices (Galaxy S21 series) or there could be different reasons.
Galaxy S21 FE to get Android 13 Update in 2022
Basically, the Fan Edition phone gets updates soon after its siblings. This means that the Galaxy S21 FE will get the stable Android 13 update soon after Galaxy S21 series gets the update.
Recently Samsung shared the official One UI 5 rollout plans for November and December. Well, the list seemed incomplete but the point I want to prove can be made from the list. According to the list, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is going to get the update in November and the Galaxy S20 FE is going to get the update in December.
So this means that the Galaxy S21 FE may get the Android 13 update as early as November. And as its predecessor S20FE is planned to receive the update in December, there is no way that the S21 FE will receive the update later than its predecessor.
Galaxy S21 FE One UI 5 Internal Testing in progress
Recently the Galaxy S21 FE internal testing firmware build was spotted, this means the update could arrive soon. You also need to keep in mind that the update availability will be different for different regions.
The Galaxy S21 FE was released early this year and is eligible for four major updates. And that means the Fan Edition model will get Android 16 whereas the Galaxy S21 series will only get up to Android 15.
So if you have a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and are curious to know when your device will get stable One UI 5, then you can expect the update in November and December. We will share once the update starts rolling. I hope this answers your question without a doubt.