Budget Samsung Galaxy A04s is Receiving Android 13 Update


Samsung is currently the best Android smartphone manufacturer in terms of updating its devices. The company has a strong track record in this area and has been consistently providing updates to its devices faster than any other company, with the exception of Google, which owns the Android platform. Samsung has a large number of devices, and updating them all to the latest version of Android is not an easy task. However, the company promises to provide up to four major software updates for its devices, which is something that no other company does. If you are interested in receiving regular updates and want to keep your device for a long time, it is recommended that you consider purchasing a Samsung device.

The Galaxy A04s is the latest device to receive the Android 13 update. It is an affordable, entry-level smartphone that is available for around KES 19000 or less in Kenya. It is likely one of the few, if not the only, devices in the country that is priced under KES 20K and has received the latest Android update.

The Galaxy A04s, being a low-end smartphone, runs on One UI Core 5.0, which includes a subset of the full version’s features. The latest update also includes the November 2022 security patch. As this device is set to receive quarterly security updates, the next update is expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year.

Some of the notable key features of the One UI 5 are:

  • A new redesigned lock screen that is customizable.
  • A wide set of clock faces
  • A wide set of color palettes to choose from
  • A video wallpaper that will allow you to place a short video on your lock screen.

Overall, Android 13 includes:

  • 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

Here are other Samsung devices that have been updated to Android 13


  • Galaxy S22 
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 
  • Galaxy S21 
  • Galaxy S21+ 
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S10 Lite


  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 
  • Galaxy Z Flip 
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G


  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite 


  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy A72 
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A71 


  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
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