Samsung Galaxy A series One UI 4.0/4.1 (Android 12) update status: Here's what we know [Cont. updated]

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

Original story (published on September 04, 2021) follows:

Samsung has been overly quite about its Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update which is currently in the beta testing phase.

While the One UI 4.0 beta is being tested for the Galaxy S21 series devices, the OEM has a vast portfolio of Android 12 eligible devices.

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One UI 4.0 internal beta for the Chinese Galaxy S21 Ultra (Source)

Among them, several devices from the Galaxy A Series which are also part of Samsung’s three Android OS updates program.

This means that some of these devices will get OS updates till Android 14 whereas some new entries may get the same till Android 15. It is, however, unclear which newer entries in the series are eligible for three Android OS updates.

Apart from that, a bunch of Galaxy A Series devices are indeed in line to get the upcoming One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update. So, here’s a list of devices from the series that we believe will get the upcoming OS update:

– Samsung Galaxy A71
– Samsung Galaxy A51
– Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A11
– Samsung Galaxy A21

– Samsung Galaxy A21s
– Samsung Galaxy A31
– Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A02s
– Samsung Galaxy A02

– Samsung Galaxy A01
– Samsung Galaxy A12
– Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A41
– Samsung Galaxy A72

– Samsung Galaxy A52
– Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Since Samsung has not yet shared any timeline or feature details for One UI 4.0, it is unclear what the OS update will bring for the Galaxy A Series devices.

However, considering how the OEM has been doing on the software front, the upcoming Android 12-based custom skin is expected to bring many improvements and features.

To recall, reports indicated that Sound Assistant support for DeX on eligible tablets might be added with One UI 4.0 along with redesigned apps, new animations, and much more.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Thus it is safe to assume that the upcoming OS update from Samsung might bring major changes to the eligible Galaxy A Series devices as well.

However, all this is still based on speculation until the OEM shares more details regarding the One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update.

Also, Samsung will first focus on updating its flagship devices to One UI 4.0 (Android 12) before moving on to other eligible devices.

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That being said, we will keep tracking the development of One UI 4.0 (Android 12) for the Galaxy A Series devices and will update this story as and when new information emerges.

In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on our dedicated Samsung Android 12 (One UI 4.0) update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

Update 1 (November 11)

IST 10:21 am: Fido has updated their update tracker to show that the Galaxy A12 is slated to get updated to Android 12 come November 16. How true these claims are remain to be seen.

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This is most likely a mistake and as such, should be taken with a pinch of salt. Many thanks to Grim Oak for the tip.

Update 2 (November 16)

IST 10:14 am: Now Samsung has unveiled its Android 12-based One UI 4 rollout plan. A number of Galaxy A devices are slated to bag this update next year. More on that here.

Update 3 (December 16)

IST 04:35 pm: New developments indicate that Samsung might have begun testing the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 for the Galaxy A51 (Indian variant).

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A new build (FLU4) was spotted on the CheckFirm app indicating a major release granted that the latest build is EUJ4. Of course, this by no means guarantees that we’ll see the update go live anytime soon.

Update 4 (January 03)

IST 11:43 am: A YouTube channel named MoboNews has uploaded a video of the Samsung Galaxy A52 running Android 12-based One UI 4.0. This comes as a surprise as Samsung is yet to release an Android 12 update for Galaxy A52 phones.

For now, users of Galaxy A52 can check out the hands-on video, however, the official update will take some time to reach your handset.

Update 5 (January 05)

IST 11:06 am: Samsung is reportedly rolling out stable Android 12-based One UI 4 to users of the Samsung Galaxy A72.

Update 6 (January 07)

IST 10:29 am: Samsung is updating the Samsung Galaxy A52 to Android 12-based One UI 4 starting with users in Russia. This can be identified by the build number A525FXXU4BUL8.

Update 7 (January 14)

IST 04:13 pm: Samsung Galaxy A42 users have now begun receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update. It comes with version A426BXXU3CUL9 and is initially rolling out in Poland.

Update 8 (January 15)

IST 01:49 pm: Samsung Galaxy A42 5G on Verizon is now getting Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US.

Update 9 (January 17)

IST 05:38 pm: Samsung is now rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for the Comcast variants of Galaxy A42 5G in the US.

Update 10 (January 18)

IST 02:02 pm: Samsung Galaxy A52 is now grabbing the latest Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the UK.

Update 11 (January 19)

IST 01:06 pm: Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is now getting Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in more countries including Italy, Austria, Germany, England.

Moreover, the Galaxy A52 is also receiving the latest update in Canada and Galaxy A72 in India.

Update 12 (January 25)

12:09 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for Metro by T-Mobile locked Galaxy A52 5G phones in the US.

Update 13 (January 26)

11:21 am (IST): The Galaxy A52s is now getting the latest Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in India and some more regions. The new software update bears version number A528BXXU1BUL7.

Update 14 (January 27)

01:51 pm (IST): Samsung is now expanding its Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to more regions as Galaxy A52s users in South Africa have reportedly begun receiving this update.

Update 15 (February 02)

12:36 pm (IST): The Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update is now rolling out for T-Mobile locked Samsung Galaxy A52 5G in the US.

Update 16 (February 09)

05:58 pm (IST): Thanks to one of our readers, we now know that Samsung Galaxy A52s has begun receiving Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in Egypt.

Update 17 (February 17)

09:44 am (IST): Samsung is now rolling out the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 to Galaxy A52 users in Egypt.

Update 18 (February 22)

06:44 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A52 unlocked models are now receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US.

Update 19 (March 07)

10:13 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for the unlocked variants of Galaxy A52 in Argentina.

Update 20 (March 10)

05:23 pm (IST): Samsung released Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy A71 users. It can be identified with version number A715FZHU8CVB6 and is currently rolling out in Hong Kong.

Update 21 (March 28)

05:54 pm (IST): Samsung is directly rolling out the One UI 4.1 update with Android 12 to Galaxy A51 users in India, skipping One UI 4.0.

Note: The rollout hasn’t yet begun, we apologize for the error.

Update 22 (March 29)

12:56 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is now receiving the Android 12 update in South Korea, most likely with One UI 4.1.

Update 23 (March 30)

12:50 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A51 4G locked to Verizon is getting Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US. It can be identified with software version SP1A.210812.016.A515USQU7DVC2 and brings February 2022 patch.

Update 24 (March 31)

04:27 pm (IST): Samsung released One UI 4.1 update with Android 12 for Galaxy A52s 5G in Europe and Korea. Also, it is rolling out for Galaxy A71 5G in UAE and Korea.

Update 25 (April 01)

11:47 am (IST): Samsung is now rolling out One UI 4.1 update with Android 12 for Galaxy A52s users in Serbia.

Update 26 (April 08)

07:43 pm (IST): One UI 4.1 update based on Android 12 is now rolling out for Galaxy A52 users in Bangladesh, Morocco, and the Philippines. Moreover, the update is also released for Galaxy A51 in the Philippines.

Update 27 (April 15)

11:21 am (IST): Samsung is now rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy A32 5G users in Thailand.

Update 28 (April 18)

03:18 pm (IST): The Android 12-based One UI 4.1 could be coming soon to Galaxy A12 in India. As spotted on CheckFirm, Samsung is internally testing the software for Indian units.

Update 29 (April 23)

01:48 pm (IST): One UI 4.1 update with Android 12 is now rolling out for the Galaxy A51 users in India.

Update 31 (April 29)

04:42 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW locked to Verizon has begun receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US.

Update 32 (May 3)

03:18 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy A32 5G locked on T-Mobile and Sprint networks in the US.

Moreover, the Galaxy A71 5G locked to US Cellular is also getting Android 12 update with One UI 4.1.

Update 33 (May 4)

12:56 pm (IST): Samsung has released the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy A71 in India and the carrier unlocked Galaxy A42 5G units in the US.

Update 34 (May 6)

04:25 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A71 users in Germany are now receiving the latest Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update.

Update 35 (May 7)

05:16 pm (IST): According to the update schedule of Koodo and Telus, Samsung Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51, and Galaxy A32 users in Canada are expected to receive the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update on May 10.

Update 36 (May 11)

12:11 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to Galaxy A51 units locked to T-Mobile in the US. Moreover, Galaxy A71 users in Canada are also getting this update.

Update 37 (May 12)

01:26 pm (IST): Samsung has released the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy A71 users in Qatar.

Update 38 (May 17)

06:52 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW locked to Verizon is now receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update in the US.

Update 39 (May 23)

10:43 am (IST): Samsung Galaxy A32 users are now getting the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update in UAE.

Update 40 (May 24)

12:19 pm (IST): Samsung Galaxy A22 and Galaxy A41 users are now receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update in Russia.

Update 41 (May 25)

10:40 am (IST): Samsung is rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy A12 Nacho users in Russia.

Device BETA STABLE Notes
Galaxy A52s 5G Released Stable released in Serbia
Stable released in Korea, Canada, Germany, India
Galaxy A42 5G Released Stable available for carrier unlocked units in the US
Galaxy A51 5G Released – Stable available in the US (Verizon)
Galaxy A90 5G Released Stable available in South Korea
Galaxy A32 5G Released Stable available in UAE
– Expected on May 10 in Canada (Telus & Koodo)
Stable available in the US (T-Mobile & Sprint)
Stable available in Thailand
Device BETA STABLE Notes
Galaxy A31 Released Stable available in Russia
Galaxy A12 Internal testing underway
Galaxy A21s Stable Expected in July
Galaxy A51 Released Stable available in the US (T-Mobile)
– Expected on May 10 in Canada (Telus & Koodo)
Stable released in India
Stable released in Philippines
Stable released in the US (Verizon)
Stable available in UAE
Galaxy A72 Released Stable released in India
Device BETA STABLE Notes
Galaxy A41 Released Stable available in Russia
Galaxy A22 Released Stable available in Russia
Galaxy A12 Nacho Released Stable available in Russia

Featured image source: Samsung

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