Android 12: Which phone brands will get the new OS and when?

Many phones from global brands will get Android 12 in the new year, 2022. Samsung’s flagships Galaxy S21 and Z Flip/Fold 3 have their own One UI 4, and the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro received OxygenOS 12. The novelty follows ASUS, OPPO, Realme, Xiaomi, and more.

The beta version of Android 12 has been tested for months, but the official launch has been delayed all the time. Let’s look at which phones will get the long-awaited official Android 12 and when.

ASUS

At ASUS, the update with Android 12 will get the first two devices – Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip. Next, the update will go to the ROG Phone 5.

The entire list of ASUS phones with Android 12:

  • Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip (early 2022);
  • ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s Pro (Q1 2022);
  • Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro (Q2 2022);
  • ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition (Q2 2022).

The ASUS operating system design will be close to the Android 12, but there will be specific changes for ZenUI.

Google Pixel

Android 12L is expected on Google Pixel phones for early 2022, but the update is set for folding devices with tablets. It is known that the novelty will not particularly affect the functionality of Pixel smartphones.

The Android 12 update, which is available for Google Pixel now:

  • Pixel 3,
  • Pixel 3 XL,
  • Pixel 3a,
  • Pixel 3a XL,
  • Pixel 4,
  • Pixel 4 XL,
  • Pixel 4a,
  • Pixel 4a 5G,
  • Pixel 5,
  • Pixel 5a,
  • Pixel 6.

LG

LG had planned to leave the smartphone market, but in April 2021, the company promised to upgrade some LG phones to Android 12.

The list of LG phones that will receive Android 12:

  • LG Wing,
  • LG Velvet,
  • LG V50S,
  • LG V50,
  • LG G8,
  • LG Q31,
  • LG Q52,
  • LG Q92.

So far, LG hasn’t said when the update would appear on its phones, nor has it provided a beta version. If the company does release it, the first phones with Android 12 will be the LG Wing, LG Velvet, and LG V50.

Motorola

Motorola doesn’t update its phones very often. The latest Android 10 handsets, which came out in 2020/2021, will not get Android 12.

Motorola will provide a list of Android 12 updates for phones released this year and have Android 11.

A list of Motorola phones that will get Android 12:

  • Motorola RAZR 5G,
  • Motorola Edge+,
  • Motorola Edge,
  • Motorola Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro, Edge 20 Lite,
  • Moto G10 Power,
  • Moto G20,
  • Moto G30,
  • Moto G40,
  • Moto G50,
  • Moto G60,
  • Moto G100.

The first Motorola phone with Android 12 is due in early February 2022.

Nokia

Nokia smartphones were once market leaders. Their phones had the fastest software updates. Nokia missed a lot of Android 11 updates, and the Android 12 roadmap hasn’t even arrived yet.

Android 12 Developer Beta became available on the Nokia X20 last fall, so the public beta of Android 12 to this phone will start soon. Nokia XR20 and Nokia 8.3 5G may also provide the novelty.

Here’s the list of Nokia phones that should get the Android 12 update in 2022:

  • Nokia XR20,
  • Nokia X20,
  • Nokia X100,
  • Nokia X10,
  • Nokia G300,
  • Nokia G50,
  • Nokia G20,
  • Nokia G10,
  • Nokia 8.3 5G,
  • Nokia 8 V 5G UW,
  • Nokia 5.4,
  • Nokia 5.3,
  • Nokia 1.3,
  • Nokia 2.4,
  • Nokia 3.4.

OnePlus

OnePlus has been launching stable OxygenOS 12 on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones since last December. A closed beta on the OnePlus 8 was found last fall, and that will soon happen with the OnePlus 9R, 8T, Nord 2, Nord CE, Nord, and 7T/7.

The list of OnePlus Android 12 updates:

  • OnePlus 7,
  • OnePlus 7 Pro / 7 Pro 5G,
  • OnePlus 7T,
  • OnePlus 7T Pro / 7T Pro McLaren,
  • OnePlus 7T,
  • OnePlus 8,
  • OnePlus 8 Pro,
  • OnePlus 8T,
  • OnePlus 9,
  • OnePlus 9 Pro,
  • OnePlus 9R,
  • OnePlus Nord,
  • OnePlus Nord CE,
  • OnePlus Nord 2,
  • OnePlus Nord N200.

OPPO

OPPO is trying to release more phones to Western markets. ColorOS 12 will be available for OPPO phones very soon. The Find X3 Pro 5G has the final stable ColorOS build.

OPPO is working on updates for more than a hundred phones! OPPO Android 12 update list:

  • Find X3 / Find X3 Pro / Find X3 Neo / Find X3 Lite,
  • Find X2 / Find X2 Pro / Find X2 Neo / Find X2 Lite,
  • Reno 6 / Reno 6 Pro / Reno 6 Pro+ / Reno 6Z,
  • Reno 5 / Reno 5 Pro / Reno 5 Pro+ / Reno 5 Lite / Reno 5K / Reno 5F,
  • Reno 4 / Reno 4 Pro / Reno 4F / Reno 4Z / Reno 4 Lite / Reno 4 SE,
  • Reno 3 / Reno 3 Pro,
  • OPPO A95 / OPPO A94 / OPPO A93 / OPPO A93s,
  • OPPO A74 / OPPO A73 / OPPO A72,
  • OPPO A55 / OPPO A54 / OPPO A53 / OPPO A53s / OPPO A52,
  • OPPO A35 / OPPO A33 / OPPO A32 / OPPO A31,
  • OPPO A16 / OPPO A15s / OPPO A12s / OPPO A12e,
  • OPPO K9 / OPPO K7x / OPPO K7 OPPO,
  • F19 Pro / OPPO F19 Pro+ / OPPO F19,
  • OPPO F17 Pro / OPPO F17,
  • OPPO F15.

Realme

Realme UI 3.0 powered by Android 12 has received an official appearance schedule. And Realme GT has “early access” to the Android 12 release.

Here’s the complete list of Realme Android 12 updates:

  • Realme GT Master Edition, Realme GT Neo 2 5G, Realme X7 Max, Realme 8 Pro already received.
  • First half of 2022: Realme X7 Pro, Realme X50 Pro 5G, Realme 8 4G, Realme 8i, Realme 7 Pro, Realme Narzo 50A, Realme Narzo 30, Realme C25, Realme C25s.
  • Second half of 2022: Realme X7, Realme X3, Realme K3 SuperZoom, Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, Realme Narzo 30 5G, Realme 8s, Realme Realme, Realme 7 5G.

Samsung

The launch of the One UI 4 beta for the Galaxy S21 series last fall was the first among the Android 12 updates. In late 2021, Samsung officially launched One UI 4 on the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Z.

The list of phones that have received/ will receive Android 12:

  • 2021: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3.
  • January 2022: Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+.
  • February 2022: Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 (5G), Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+.
  • Spring 2022: Galaxy S7 FE, Galaxy A51 (5G), Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy S7 FE 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy Tab A7.
  • Summer 2022: Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy XCover Pro, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A12, Galaxy Xcover 5, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5 Android 11 OS is the best software in years. Now several Xiaomi phones have received a beta version of Android 12. 

Xiaomi released the beta version of MIUI 12.5 Android 12 first on Mi 11. Many phones also received the MIUI 12.5 Android 11 update.

Xiaomi Android 12 update list:

  • Xiaomi Mi 11 / Mi 11 Pro / Mi 11 Ultra / Mi 11i / Mi 11 Lite,
  • Xiaomi Mi 11T / Mi 11T Pro,
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 / Mi Mix Fold,
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 / Mi 10 Pro / Mi 10 Youth / Mi 10i / Mi 10s,
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T / Mi 10T Pro / Mi 10T Lite,
  • Redmi 10 / Redmi 10 Prime,
  • Redmi Note 10 series,
  • Redmi Note 9 series,
  • Redmi Note 8 2021,
  • Redmi K40 series,
  • Redmi K30 series,
  • Redmi 10X series,
  • POCO F3,
  • POCO F2 Pro,
  • POCO X3 / X3 Pro,
  • POCO X2,
  • POCO M3 / M3 Pro,
  • POCO M2 / M2 Pro,
  • POCO C3.

When the updates get to the other Xiaomi phones is difficult to guess. Most likely, each user will get Android 12 until the end of 2021.