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Samsung Galaxy A52 gets Android 13 and One UI 5

Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 devices not in the One UI 5 beta program will also get the update


Samsung was widely panned for its slow and non-existent software support during the TouchWiz era. However, over the years it has made significant improvements in this area and with One UI 5, the Korean giant has raised the bar to a new level altogether. The Galaxy S22 was the first device in Samsung’s stable to receive the stable Android 13 build at the end of October. Less than a month ago, the company updated many of its older flagship and premium devices to One UI 5. Now it’s the turn of the Galaxy A52 – Samsung’s best mid-range phone of 2021 – to get a taste of Android 13.

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The One UI 5 firmware of the Galaxy A52 is currently live in Russia, with the build number A525FXXU4CVJB and with the November 2022 security patch (via SamMobile). A wider rollout to more regions around the world should begin next week. The Galaxy A52 launched with Android 11 and received the Android 12 update at the end of 2021. This is the third major OS release for the phone. Samsung promises four years of OS updates for the A52, so it should also receive the Android 14 update next year. It will continue to receive security patches until August 2025.

Impressively, the Galaxy A52 isn’t the first mid-range Samsung phone to receive its stable Android 13 build. The Galaxy A53, A33, A73 and Galaxy M32/52 have all received their One UI 5 update.

In addition, Samsung has released the stable One UI 5 firmware for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 in South Korea. The final Android 13 build first rolled out to these devices last week, but was limited to members of the beta program. Firmware availability should expand to more countries in the coming weeks.

Aside from Samsung, OnePlus is the only Android manufacturer to update some of its devices launched in recent years to Android 13.

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