Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Android update status

Currently: Android 11

The latest official Android version available for Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is Android 11. This is the same Android version the phone was originally launched with - it hasn't received any Android updates as of yet. This phone was originally released on 1 / 2021.

Upcoming updates?

Expected: Android 12, Android 13, Android 14

Samsung has promised to deliver these major Android versions for Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Android 12, Android 13, Android 14. However, this is only the manufacturer's promise, as far as we know - Samsung might release even further updates to the phone later or might end support earlier on.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G update history

Why my phone still has the older Android version...?

Please note that most of the time the new Android versions get rolled out relatively slowly: manufacturers don't deliver over-the-air (OTA) Android updates to all users at the same time, but instead, roll out the update in cycles.

Additionally, if your phone has been bought from an operator, this complicates things. While the unlocked phones might get the updates, the operator-specific, so-called "locked phones" might be out of luck. Typically, the large operators have their own customizations in place for the phones sold through them and due those customizations, the update schedule for operator locked phones can be totally different than those that are unlocked.

You can try to manually check if there's an update available for your phone by visiting your phone's Settings. There, you can find a place for System updates. Visit that section: it will check whether there's updates available for your phone right now.

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Samsung Android Update Policy