Samsung is testing Android 13-based One UI 5.0 for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 [Update]

UPDATE 2: August 19 (07:08 ET) –  One UI 5.0 beta testing

According to two different reports, Samsung is currently testing the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 3.


According to Sammy Fans, the South Korean Samsung Community reveals that Samsung is developing a One UI 5.0 beta update for Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra in the country, and this update will soon go live for the users.

The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra One UI 5.0 beta updates are testing with the build version G991NKSU3ZVHA and with  G996NKSU3ZVHA and G998NKSU3ZVHA respectively.

According to Sammobile, Samsung is testing the Android 13 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 users in select markets. The source added “might not have to wait much longer before they can take One UI 5.0 out for a test drive.”


UPDATE 1: August 05 (07:08 ET) – Android 13 beta testing


Google has delayed the release of Android 13 till September, but Samsung seems to be continuing with its beta phase as a new beta build has been detected through the post on Reddit. The screenshot shared on Reddit shows that T-Mobile is testing a new firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in the US, which probably be the Android 13.

As per the SammyFans, a new test build for Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra devices has been detected on the checkfirm with the code CSC,  and this test build could be the Android 13-based One UI 5.0, notably the test build is spotted for the T-Mobile locked devices in the United States.

The test build is spotted with the firmware version G998USQU5DVG2 for Galaxy S21 Ultra devices in the United States. But currently, it’s not confirmed whether this build belongs to Android 13-based One UI 5.0 or it will go with Android12L One UI 4.1.1.

Galaxy S21

If this information comes out to be true then the users of Galaxy S21 Ultra will participate in the beta activity and will experience the offerings of the upcoming major update before anyone else. After evaluating the stability of the beta update it will be expanded for more users.

T-mobile Galaxy S21 Android 13

Samsung is currently busy sending its August 2022 Android security patch for its several devices and the Galaxy S21 series is one of them. Recently, the Fan Edition of the device has also started obtaining the latest month patch- August 2022 in India.

Furthermore, if this test build belongs to One UI 4.1.1 then the users of Galaxy S21 devices must watch the live stream event on August 10, at 6:30 PM IST. Because the South Korean tech giant is going to unveil the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 Android software pre-installed with the fourth generation foldable.


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