Samsung updates Galaxy A03 & Galaxy F12 to Android 13

Samsung Galaxy A03

Samsung may have already updated more than 60 devices to Android 13, but the job isn’t complete yet. It still has a few budget models awaiting the big Android update. A couple of them are joining the party today. The new Android version is now available for the Galaxy A03 and the Galaxy F12.

As of this writing, the Android 13 update is rolling out to the Galaxy A03 in Russia. The updated firmware version for this entry-level smartphone is A035FXXU2CVL4. It is picking up Samsung’s One UI Core 5.0 with this release. The November 2022 Android security patch is also part of the package. The rollout should soon expand to other markets, including the whole of Europe and Asia, as well as Africa and Latin America. This device didn’t arrive in the US.

The Galaxy F12, on the other hand, is an India-only budget model. It is getting Android 13 with firmware version F127GXXU3CVL4. According to SamMobile, the update brings One UI 5.0 (non-Core) to this phone, though the security patch is still the November 2022 release. The rollout should soon cover all users in the country. If you’re using this phone, or the Galaxy A03, go to the Settings app, scroll down and select the Software update menu, and tap on Download and install to check for updates manually.


The Galaxy A03 and Galaxy F12 will not get Android 14

This is the final major Android OS update for the Galaxy F12 and the Galaxy A03. Both phones debuted running Android 11 out of the box and picked up the Android 12 update last year. They will now end their lives on Android 13. Samsung only promises two major updates for its budget models. Security updates will come for a few more years, though. The Galaxy A03 arrived on the market in January 2022, so it will get security patches for at least until January 2026. The Galaxy F12, meanwhile, debuted in April last year and will get security updates until April 2026.

But ahead of that, users are getting Android 13 with a host of new goodies. The latest update brings several new features and improvements that add to the functionality of your phone. You get new camera features, improved system animations and transitions, refreshed UI, more customization options, new gestures, more controls of notifications, RAM Plus, improved stock apps, and a lot more. Samsung has also improved the accessibility, privacy, and security of your Galaxy smartphone. Install the new update and start exploring.