Android 12 update: These smartphones can expect the update

Every year, Google brings us a new version of Android, and we have now reached Android 12. Every year, we are also concerned with the question of which smartphones can expect the update. This article lists the candidates sorted by manufacturer.


Update, September 2nd: More models from Xiaomi, Nokia, Motorola, and OnePlus were added.


Google announced the latest version of its mobile operating system with Android 12 at I / O 2021. You can imagine it like in the previous year.

After the various developer preview versions in the past few months, the first public beta is out just in time for the I / O. Android 12, nicknamed “Snow Cone”, is available on smartphones from a total of eleven manufacturers. Until the final release in autumn, the beta will experience one or the other update. As usual, the Pixel smartphones should be the first devices to enjoy the finished Android 12 this year.

Android 12 Beta 1 is available from eleven manufacturers

You can’t wait that long? Then check this list to see if your smartphone is already among the chosen ones who can already install the Android 12 Beta 1. We have noted the information behind the respective models in brackets.

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Eleven times Android 12: Beta 1 is already available for some smartphones from these manufacturers. / © Google

Otherwise, you can of course also see in this list whether your smartphone at all should receive the update to Android 12. We update this article regularly as soon as we get new information. For the sake of clarity, we have sorted the list by the manufacturer. Click on one of the following links to get to the respective area.

  • Google
  • Samsung
  • Xiaomi
  • Oppo
  • Vivo
  • Huawei
  • Honor
  • OnePlus
  • Lenovo / Motorola
  • Realme
  • LG
  • Nokia
  • Sony
  • ASUS
  • Other manufacturers

Google

Google itself is of course starting again: As soon as Android 12 is final, the software will also be available for their own Pixel smartphones – as long as they are young enough. These models can count on Android 12.

  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 3a XL
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 5

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Samsung

Suddenly Samsung is particularly committed to updates. The Koreans are certainly not the quickest with their implementations but recently announced that they want to provide many of their smartphones with updates for four years. This results in a whole range of candidates who are supplied with Android 12:

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21 +
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 +
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10 +
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10 +
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A90 5G
NextPit Samsung galaxy S21 Ultra screen
Samsung even offers its smartphones new software updates for four years – of course, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of them / © NextPit

Xiaomi

The Chinese have an almost unmanageable flood of smartphones and accordingly many devices can hope for an update. With usually two major updates that Xiaomi gives its models, it could work for the following handsets with Android 12:

  • Blackshark 3 *
  • Blackshark 3 Pro *
  • Blackshark 3S *
  • Blackshark 4 *
  • Blackshark 4 Pro *
  • Wed 10 *
  • Mi 10 Ultra *
  • Mi 10S *
  • Wed 10D *
  • Mi 10T Pro *
  • Mi 10T Lite *
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 (in beta)
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (in beta)
  • Xiaomi Mi 11I (in beta)
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro (in beta)
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite *
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro *
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite *
  • Redmi 9 Power *
  • Redmi 10X *
  • Redmi 10X Pro *
  • Redmi Note 9 *
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro *
  • Redmi Note 9T *
  • Redmi Note 10 *
  • Redmi Note 10 5G *
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro *
  • Redmi Note 10S *
  • Redmi Note 10T *
  • Redmi Note 9T
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 Pro *
  • Redmi K30S Ultra *
  • Redmi K40 *
  • Redmi K40 Pro / Pro + *
  • POCO F3
  • POCO F2 Pro *
  • POCO X3 Pro *
  • POCO X3 *
  • POCO X2 *
  • POCO M2 Pro *
  • POCO X3
  • POCO M3

* = officially confirmed by Xiaomi

Oppo

Oppo Reno 4 screen
The Reno 4 is one of the models that can hope for Android 12 / © NextPit

Two major Android updates are the industry standard and OPPO, which is currently causing a sensation in Europe, is no exception. The Chinese are also likely to have various Android 12 irons in the fire. This should certainly include the models of the Find X3 series, which will be presented in the near future.

  • Reno 4 Pro
  • Reno 4
  • Reno 4 Z
  • Reno 4 Lite
  • Find X3
  • Find X3 Pro (in beta)
  • Find X2
  • Find X2 Pro
  • Find X2 Neo
  • Find X2 Lite
  • A73 5G
  • A91
  • A52

Vivo

With Vivo, we are dealing with a company that has long been a giant in Asia, but is still completely new in Europe. The models available here are therefore still so new that they should all receive Android 12 as part of Vivo’s 2-year update policy.

  • Vivo iQOO 7Legend (in beta)
  • Vivo X51
  • Vivo Y70
  • Vivo Y20s

Huawei

Well, Huawei – what should we say? For the sake of completeness, we are including the Chinese, but I probably don’t have to tell you how theoretically there are currently the chances that an Android update can be seen on a Huawei smartphone at all. Instead, the upcoming models will rely more on their own Harmony OS.

Honor

Honor looks very similar to Huawei. Although they are now detached from Huawei and have formulated very ambitious goals for this year, Honor still has to find its way back into Google’s lane under the umbrella of the “Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology” consortium. New models such as the international version of the View 40 can again rely on Android and Google services, but how this will affect the old smartphones remains to be seen.

  • Honor View 40

OnePlus

From OnePlus we are actually used to an exemplary update policy with quick implementations. However, with the introduction of additional rows, this is tipping a bit, because OnePlus only wants to deliver one major update for models like the Nord N10 5G. For the N10 5G shipped with Android 10, this means that it is already after the Android 11 shift. So here are the models that we expect to be minded with Android 12.

  • OnePlus 9 (in beta)
  • OnePlus 9 Pro (in beta)
  • OnePlus 9 Lite
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus North
  • OnePlus North 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE
  • OnePlus Nord N200
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
 OnePlus 8T screen
The OnePlus 8T is also a clear Android 12 candidate! / © NextPit

Lenovo / Motorola

Motorola is also such an Android problem child. Once you were a model boy, but unfortunately somehow changed from Hero to Zero under the Lenovo umbrella. Not every model gets updates for two years and Motorola users wait a long time for their new software. Here are the most likely candidates for the Android 12 update:

  • Motorola Moto G30
  • Motorola G40
  • Motorola Moto G60
  • Motorola Moto G100
  • Motorola Razr 5G
  • Motorola Razr
  • Motorola Edge
  • Motorola Edge Plus
  • Motorola Edge 20
  • Motorola Edge 20 Lite
  • Motorola Edge 20 Pro

Realme

Realme 2 has announced major updates for its flagship series X and Pro and the upcoming Realme GT is of course a crystal clear Android 12 candidate.

  • Realme GT
  • Realme X3 SuperZoom
  • Realme X50
  • Realme X50 Pro
  • Realme X7 Pro 5G
  • Realme X7

LG

In April 2021, LG announced the closure of its smartphone division after 19 years. At the same time, there was also confirmation of the smartphones that will receive the update for Android 12. The information was published on the official website of LG in Korea.

  • FAQ on the end of LG phones: How about updates, warranty and support?

In addition to the list of updates for Android 12, there was also a confirmation of the models that will receive Android 11 by the end of 2021, as well as the models that will be updated to Android 13. The LG smartphones that have been confirmed to be updated to Android 12 are:

  • LG Wing (also Android 13 already confirmed)
  • LG Velvet (also Android 13 already confirmed)
  • LG V50S
  • LG V50
  • LG G8
  • LG Q31
  • LG Q52
  • LG Q92
NextPit LG Wing screen
The LG Wing is definitely one of the most unusual smartphones. Will it get Android 12? / © NextPit

HMD Global / Nokia

Nokia is one of those candidates, who basically delivers updates reliably, but also likes to take its time. With the following models, we can imagine that the update to Android 12 will hit the devices at some point:

  • Nokia G10
  • Nokia G20
  • Nokia X10
  • Nokia X20 (in beta)
  • Nokia XR20
  • Nokia 8.3 5G
  • Nokia 5.4
  • Nokia 5.3
  • Nokia 1.3
  • Nokia 2.4
  • Nokia 3.4

Sony

The Japanese join the phalanx of those manufacturers who promise two major updates at least for the flagship smartphones. Sony has not yet officially confirmed an update, but we expect Android 12 on the following devices:

  • Xperia 1 II
  • Xperia 1 III
  • Xperia 5 II
  • Xperia 5 III
  • Xperia 10 II
  • Xperia 10 III

ASUS

ASUS should at least treat its current gaming smartphone and the ZenFone 7 (Pro) Android 12. With the ROG Phone 5, a new gaming bolide from Taiwanese is right in front of the door and is of course also suitable for Android 12.

  • ROG Phone 5
  • ROG Phone 3
  • ZenFone 8 (in beta, ZS590KS only)
  • ZenFone 8 Flip
  • ZenFone 7
  • ZenFone 7 Pro

Other manufacturers

  • TCL 20 Pro 5G (in beta)
  • Tecno Camon 17 (in beta)
  • ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G (in beta, China only)

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