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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 gets Android 13

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Android foldable smartphone (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Android foldable smartphone (Source: Samsung)

With half a decade of security updates guaranteed, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 should receive four major Android upgrades. Released back in August 2021 with Android 11 and One UI 3.1.1, this handset received Android 12 with One UI 4 already. Now, the time has come for Android 13 and One UI 5.0 to hit it as well.

Released on August 27, 2021, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888-powered Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was rebranded as “Galaxy Fold 3” in some European markets due to the connection between the letter Z and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This foldable handset arrived with Android 11-based One UI 3.1.1 onboard, which was then upgraded to Android 12 and One UI 4. Now, the third major Android update for it is already rolling out.

The Android 13/One UI 5.0 firmware for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was tested in India for a few weeks last month, alongside the same software refresh for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Although other markets are still waiting for it, the stable Android 13/One UI 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is now rolling out in Europe.

The firmware version number of the update is F926BXXU2DVK3. The update package includes the November 2022 security patch. Since Samsung tested the beta alongside the one for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, it is not surprising to see it receive the update as well. The firmware version is, in this case, F711BXXU3DVK3.

As it usually happens with such updates that have barely become available and need time to become widely available, those still waiting for the update notification to show up can go to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor – Senior Tech Writer – 5719 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013

In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I’ve been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.

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