Android 13 is already here, and the special kind of people who buy Pixel phones are already enjoying the new software goodies from Google. Android 13 is also being tested in many other devices, including TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G. Others such as the OPPO Find X5 Pro are already receiving a stable version of the OS.
Samsung has also been running a beta Android 13 and OneUI 5.0 on the S22 series. The OS, which is different from what you would find in Pixel phones, or in any other smartphone brand for that matter, should be hitting a bunch of Samsung phones before the year ends.
Among the general Android 13 features, which might be backed into OneUI 5 are:
- New Material You colour schemes and new cinematic wallpapers.
- Opt-in notifications.
- QR code scanner in the quick settings toggle
- Android 13 will warn you of crooked apps that cause background battery drain.
- UWB(Ultra-wideband) support is coming to Android 13
- Full support for Bluetooth Low Energy(LE) audio
- A new look for the output picker and media player.
- The option to make the lock screen clock more subtle
- Improved clipboard management
- Predictive back gestures
- 7-day view on the Privacy Dashboard
And we know that some of you want to be sure that your Samsung is in line for the update.
Well, here is the full list of Samsung smartphones that will receive some cosmetic overhauls and other under-the-hood features before we transition to 2023:
- Galaxy S22.
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Fold 4
- Galaxy Fold 3
- Galaxy Flip 4
- Galaxy Flip
- Samsung Galaxy A53
The A53 is an interesting device on the list because it is not a flagship. Nonetheless, it is equally capable with the Exynos 1280 5G chip. The silicon is very fast, matching flagship phones in terms of day-to-day performance and keeping its price at a reasonable number.
Samsung is currently the leading Android manufacturer that does an exemplary job as far as sending updates to devices is concerned. No other company (sans Pixel) does what the South Korean phone maker has been able to achieve over the last three or four years because it has proved that committing to software updates can go a long way in attracting customers to a brand. Those phones also get to have a long shelf life because they receive constant bug-squashing updates.