Samsung is currently rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to its eligible devices worldwide. The Galaxy Note 10 lineup is also on the eligible devices list. The Android 12 update marks its third major Android update since launch. As the Android 13 update is getting near, Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ users might be wondering if their phone will get the Android 13 (One UI 5) update or not. Read more to find out.
About Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+
The Galaxy Note 10 5G/4G and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G/4G were released in August 2019. The Galaxy Note 10 was available in two versions: 4G and 5G. Powered by the Samsung Exynos 9825 or the Snapdragon 855 (depending upon the region), the Galaxy Note 10 featured a 6.30-inch display, 3500mAh battery, and a triple camera set up (12MP+16MP+12MP) on the rear and a 10MP camera for selfie. Powered by the same two chips as the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy Note 10+ featured a 6.80-inch 1440p display, 4300mAh battery, and a quad-camera set up (12MP+16MP+12MP+0.3MP) on the rear and a 10MP selfie camera on the front.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus were available in 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB expandable storage. Both phones launched with Android 9 Pie (One UI 1) out of the box. Since then, these phones have received several minor updates and three major Android updates— Android 10, 11 and 12.
Will Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ get the Android 13 update?
- The Galaxy Note 10 series (Note 10, Note 10 5G, Note 10+) may not get the Android 13 update based on One UI 5.
Update: Samsung Android 13 (One UI 5) open beta program is live for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra in the United States, Germany and South Korea. If you own an S22 model, visit the Samsung Members app and join the beta program.
In 2020, Samsung made it clear with their new update policy that all their flagship phones launched in 2019 or later will receive three years of major Android updates and four years of security updates. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have already received three major Android updates since 2019.
The phones started with Android 9 Pie and are now running on the latest Android 12-based One UI 4.1. This marks the third and last major Android update for these smartphones. Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will have to spend the rest of their lives on Android 12-based One UI 4.1.
The Android 13 public beta has already been released, which means that Android 13 is not too far. The Galaxy S22 series phones will be the first Galaxy devices to get the update. Alongside the Note 10 and Note 10+, the Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ will also end their software support on Android 12. This means that these devices will not get the Android 13-based One UI 5 update.
However, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite users are luckier as their smartphones may get the Android 13-based One UI 5 update. This is based on Samsung’s update policy as these smartphones launched with Android 10 and have only received two major Android updates till now. This means that these smartphones will get one more year of major Android updates, Android 13.
It is clear that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will not get the Android 13 update. However, one can still enjoy Android 13 with the help of custom ROMs. And don’t forget that Samsung will still provide security updates for one more year.