[Update: November 07] Samsung One UI 3.0 update (Android 11) eligible devices & expected release date

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on April 2, 2020) follows:

Seven months into the Android 10 era, Samsung has only managed to push the new OS to at least 20 devices, including their multiple 4G and 5G variants.

For those who have already picked up the new OS, you’ll know that it comes with the company’s in-house One UI 2.0 custom skin. Although there is a newer One UI 2.1 update rolling out, it’s still based on Android 10 OS.

But keen followers already know that Google has started working on the next iteration of Android. Codenamed Android R, the stable version will arrive as Android 11.

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As far as Samsung Galaxy devices are concerned, Android 11 should arrive with One UI 3.0 on top. But when? Wait, is your device even eligible for the said One UI 3.0 update? Let’s find out.

One UI 3.0 update release date

The first One UI 2.0 stable update started rolling out in late November 2019. This came after a month and a half of testing the beta version following the global launch on October 14, 2019.

Unless Samsung has plans of adding one of its own into Google’s Android R public beta testing program, little might change with respect to the availability of One UI 3.0 based on Android 11.

Granted, we could see another October launch for the One UI 3.0 beta program and the stable release the following month, perhaps a little earlier than last year. We will update this post when the official details come out.

Samsung devices eligible for the One UI 3.0 update

We don’t know of any imminent plans from Samsung as far as changing its software update policy is concerned. For the uninitiated, the South Korean company provides two OS upgrades to all of its devices, premium or budget.

That said, all Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that came pre-installed with Android 9 Pie should expect another (final) OS upgrade to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. This includes units still waiting for their first major OS upgrade to One UI 2.0 or 2.1 for that matter.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ will receive the One UI 3.0 update

The OS will also be made available to all Sammy devices that come pre-installed with the latest stable One UI 2.x based on Android 10. This will be their first major OS upgrade, meaning this group should also be in line for the next update to Android 12.

Below is the list of devices (in no particular order) that should be upgraded to One UI 2.1 update based on Android 11 beginning later this year, although most of them will likely see the OS in 2021.

One UI 3.0 – List of eligible Samsung devices

– Galaxy A01
– Galaxy A01 Core
– Galaxy A10
– Galaxy A10e
– Galaxy A10s

– Galaxy A11
– Galaxy A20
– Galaxy A20e
– Galaxy A20s
– Galaxy A21

– Galaxy A21s
– Galaxy A30
– Galaxy A30s
– Galaxy A31
– Galaxy A40

– Galaxy A41
– Galaxy A50
– Galaxy A50s
– Galaxy A51
– Galaxy A51 5G

– Galaxy A60
– Galaxy A70
– Galaxy A70s
– Galaxy A71
– Galaxy A71 5G

– Galaxy A80
– Galaxy A8s
– Galaxy A90 5G
– Galaxy M01
– Galaxy M01 Core

– Galaxy M01s
– Galaxy M10s
– Galaxy M11
– Galaxy M20
– Galaxy M21

– Galaxy M30
– Galaxy M30s
– Galaxy M31
– Galaxy M31s
– Galaxy M40

– Galaxy Note 10 series
– Galaxy Note 20 series
– Galaxy S10 series
– Galaxy S20 series
– Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019

– Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019
– Galaxy Tab Active Pro
– Galaxy Tab S5e
– Galaxy Tab S6
– Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

– Galaxy Tab S7
– Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
– Galaxy Fold
– Galaxy Z Fold 2
– Galaxy Xcover 4s

– Galaxy Xcover Pro
– Galaxy Z Flip
– Galaxy Z Flip 5G
– Galaxy A Quantum
– Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition)

– Galaxy M51 – NEW
– Galaxy F41 – NEW

    NOTE: The list above has been updated with new Samsung devices released as of November 07.

Note that this list might change at some point, be it to include more devices that are yet to be unveiled like the Galaxy Note 20 or maybe to exclude others, although the latter case is unlikely.

If interested, we have similar coverage for OnePlus, Realme, Huawei/Honor, and even Xiaomi’s MIUI 12, which will be based on Android 11 on some devices.

New updates will be added in the section below

Update (July 27)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, which shares the same hardware as the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, is eligible for Android 11 update while the other three are not. See the full story here.

Update (July 30)

According to an image shared on Weibo, Samsung is now working on the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. The image shows a string of code bearing the model number SM-G988B which is of the Galaxy S20. View the full story here.

Update (August 3)

A new Geekbench test result for the Exynos 990 variant of the Galaxy S20+ has popped up which shows the device running on Android 11. Therefore, it appears that the internal testing for Android 11 by Samsung is in full swing. Here’s the full story.

We’ve now got yet another unconfirmed report from Weibo which suggests that the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update is being tested on the UK variants of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. See the full story here.

Update (August 6)

It seems as though Samsung has finally decided to listen to its user base. At yesterday’s UNPACKED event, the company announced that it will be offering “up to 3 OS updates” for some of its devices. At present, this includes the Galaxy S10 series, Note 10 series, S20 series, Note 20 series, Galaxy Tab S6, and Galaxy Tab S7/S7+. See the full story here.

Samsung has also officially announced the One UI 3.0 beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series in several regions. Interested users can now register to participate in the beta program. Head here for more information on the matter.

Update (August 8)

We have now created the Samsung Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update tracker for you to keep track of the Android 11 rollout for all eligible Samsung smartphones. Head here to see which devices from Samsung have received the Android 11 update.

Update (August 19)

Samsung has now confirmed that a few devices from the Galaxy A series will be getting up to 3 major OS updates. Previously, it had only confirmed 3 OS updates for its flagship devices. According to the OEM the Galaxy A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, and A90 5G will be the devices to bag 3 major OS updates.

Update (Sepetember 22)

IST 01:15 pm: According to a recent report, it seems that Samsung has begun the development for One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note 20, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. More details here.

Update (October 03)

IST 08:15 pm: Apparently, the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) public beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series is ready whereas it is almost ready for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series according to a Samsung Care Ambassador. More details here.

Update (October 08)

IST 12:30 pm: New details suggest that the One UI 3.0 public beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 series may release sooner than expected. However, Samsung is yet to begin developing One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 FE. More details here.

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