This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Samsung has released a list of devices that are guaranteed to have three generations of Android OS upgrades. Note that this is not the case for the Japanese carrier versions, as mobile carriers will be rolling out their own updates.
For example, the Galaxy S20 series included in this list is running Android 10, but will now be guaranteed to receive three OS upgrades, including Android 11.
The list of guaranteed upgrade devices is as follows. It looks like the latest devices are all covered.
Galaxy S series: Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20 in addition to S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite and upcoming S series devices
Galaxy Note series: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite and upcoming Note series devices
Galaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z series devices
Galaxy A series: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and select upcoming A series devices
Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G4, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and upcoming Tab S series devices
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.