Samsung Galaxy A12 was released in Q4 2020 that runs on Android 10 out of the box and now running on Android 11 (One UI 3.1) that packs MediaTek Helio P35 SoC. Will it get an Android 13 update on top of One UI 5.0?
If you are someone who is wondering whether Samsung Galaxy A12 will get the official Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update, then let’s find out. In this article, we will make sure to update you on all the Samsung Galaxy A12 Android 13 (One UI 5.0) related news, information, and downloads, and also guide you to flash the firmware on your device.
Will Samsung Galaxy A12 Get Android 13 Update?
According to Samsung’s official blog, the company is committed to delivering 3 major Android OS updates and 4 years of Android Security Patches. Well, Samsung Galaxy A12 came out of the box with Android 11 based on One UI 3.1, and recently Samsung promised to roll their first major OS update; Android 12 based on One UI 4.1. There is no info on whether Samsung will roll out the Android 13 anytime soon. However, if you are here to know the exact date, we regret it because no such news is currently coming out from the official’s side. But, it is confirmed that by the end of 2023, you’ll for sure get the update.
It won’t justify if we are talking about whether this device meets the minimum requirement for the update or not because this is just launched.
Samsung Galaxy A12 Specs Overview
The Samsung Galaxy A12 is a budget phone, and there is no AMOLED here. Instead, we get a 6.5 inch HD+ TFT display. In terms of performance, we will see an octa-core processor here, but we don’t yet know anything specific about this processor. There have been reports saying that it is the MediaTek Helio P35, but we will have to wait till the launch to get the official information. This phone will come in three RAM and storage variants: 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB. There is a MicroSD slot for storage expansion of up to 1TB.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy A12 offers a quad-camera setup in the rear consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens, a 5-megapixel sensor with an ultrawide angle f/2.2 lens, a 2-megapixel macro sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. Towards the front side of the phone, we get an 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.2 lens in a small notch.
The fingerprint sensor of the phone is located on the side of the phone. And this is not a 5G ready phone. So in terms of connectivity, we get only LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and all other essentials. Powering it all up is a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. This smartphone will be available in four color variants: Black, Blue, Red, and White.
What’s New in Android 13
According to Google’s schedule, Android 13 will be released in Q3 2022. As we know, Google has already rolled their 2 developer previews and they have started rolling the beta build to the developer to test it.
In terms of the Android 13, it seems that the Android 12’s successor has plenty of additional features and improvements to its predecessor. We’ve already seen and used the major UI and design element changes in Android 12 last year which is known as ‘Material You’. This materialistic theming design enhanced the Android user experience in every aspect from the minimal subtle look, rounded corners, improved pop-ups, etc.
Whereas the improved scrolling screenshots, optimized one-handed UI mode, better privacy & security features, improved app notifications, per-app basis language preferences, app permissions to send notifications, BT LE Audio support, auto theme icons, updated now playing widget, etc. Whereas users will also find out intuitive QR scanner support, enhanced silent mode, tap to transfer media controls, multiple profiles for NFC payments, and more.
Android 13 (One UI 5.0) Update Tracker:
Regrettably, we do not have any particular release date for Android 13 for the Samsung Galaxy A12. But, you can bookmark this page as we will soon add an update tracker to this page along with respective links. So, just stay tuned with GetDroidTips.
New Software Update Tracker:
Updated on June 18, 2022: Samsung started seeding May 2022 security patch update for the device with software version A127FXXU5BVE4. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on June 18, 2022: Samsung started seeding May 2022 security patch update for the device with software version A125USQS3BVD6. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on July 18, 2022: Samsung started seeding June 2022 security patch update for the device with software version A127FXXU5BVF3. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on July 18, 2022: Samsung started seeding May 2022 security patch update for the device with software version A125WVLS3AVF3. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on July 21, 2022: Samsung started seeding June 2022 security patch update for the device with software version A125MUBS3BVF1. The update is based on Android 11.