Updated: October 11, 2021 4:33:09 pm
Google made Android 12 open-source earlier this week and that enables most smartphone vendors to get Android 12 code for their own user interfaces. Samsung’s OneUI, OnePlus’s OxygenOS, and Xiaomi’s MIUI will now be able to develop an Android-12 based version for their smartphones. In fact, many brands have announced plans to release the next version of their own OS based on Android 12 soon. Oppo for one is releasing Android12 based ColorOS on October 19.
However, the update will not be coming to all older devices. Most companies will soon release a list of smartphones that have come out in the last 1-2 years that will get an Android 12 update. While some brands may offer the update for much older devices, others may not.
Here’s our expected list of phones that could get Android 12, sorted by popular brands. Keep in mind that the list is not final and some models may not get the update. The list is also based on past trends from the brand, given that phones which launched one or two years back typically do get an update.
Google Pixel smartphones
Pixel phones as far back as the Pixel 3 series are expected to get the update. This includes the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL, and the Pixel 3a XL. Newer phones like the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, and the Pixel 5a will also get the update. Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 series is expected to feature Android 12 out of the box.
Samsung has the Android 12 beta available for some of its flagship devices. A stable update will be coming to a lot of Samsung phones. Samsung has started offering three years of Android OS updates to select Galaxy phones and tablets, and the policy is valid for devices that launched in 2019 and after. The policy is not valid for all models. Below is the full list, according to SamMobile:
S-series: Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra, Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, S20 FE, Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10 Ultra, S10 Lite, S10e
Note-series: Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20 series.
Z-series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold
A-series: Galaxy A72, Galaxy A52s, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A42, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A02, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A Quantum
M-series: Galaxy M62, Galaxy M42, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M02s, Galaxy M02, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M31 Prime, Galaxy M21s, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M01s, Galaxy M01
F-series and others: Galaxy F62, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F12, Galaxy F02s, Galaxy F41, Galaxy XCover 5, Galaxy XCover Pro
A number of OnePlus smartphones from both the (number) series and the Nord series are expected to get the update since OnePlus promises 3 years of Android updates for most phones. This means the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 7/7 Pro, and OnePlus 7T/7T Pro/ 7T Pro McLaren Edition could be eligible for Android 12.
The OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord 2, and OnePlus Nord N200 are also expected to get the update.
A lot of Xiaomi phones are expected to get the update across the Mi and Redmi series phones and the brand’s Poco smartphones. Here’s the list of phones we think will get an update.
Xiaomi/Mi series: Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite, Xiaomi Mi 11T, Mi 11T Pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, Mi Mix Fold, Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Youth, Mi 10i, Mi 10s, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T Lite
Redmi series: Redmi 10, Redmi 10 Prime, Redmi Note 10 series, Redmi Note 9 series, Redmi Note 8 2021, Redmi K40 series, Redmi K30 series, Redmi 10X series
Poco: Poco F3, Poco F2 Pro, Poco X3, Poco X3 Pro, Poco X2, Poco M3, Poco M3 Pro, Poco M2, Poco M2 Pro, Poco C3
Oppo has also announced a roadmap for all its smartphones that will get the ColorOS 12 update. The image shows that the update will come to the Find X3 Pro 5G in October 2021, while the Find X2 and Reno 6 series phones will get it in November 2021.
In December 2021 the update will come to the Reno 5 Pro 5G, F19 Pro+ and the A745G. Other devices including the Reno 10X Zoom, Reno 3 Pro, Reno 4 Pro and some more F-series and A-series phones will get the update in 2022.
Realme announced Realme UI 3.0 following the official announcement of Android 12. The brand says it will be one of the first brands to offer updates and the first phone to get the same is the Realme GT 5G. A detailed roadmap on which phones could get should be available in the coming few weeks. For now the company is testing Android 12 on the Realme GT 5.
Vivo, iQoo smartphones
There is no official list of Vivo and iQoo phones that will get the new Android 12 update yet. Until it comes out, we expect that flagship X series will be eligible for Android 12.
X-series – X60t, X60 Pro, X60, X60 Pro+, X50 5G, X50, X50e, X50 Pro, X50 Pro+, X50 Lite, X51 5G
iQoo series – iQoo Z3, iQoo Z5, iQoo 7, iQoo 7 Legend
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