The One UI 5.0 beta update based on Android 13 has now been officially rolled out to users by Samsung. However, not all devices can participate in this program.
As usual, only a handful of Samsung devices are eligible for the One UI 5.0 beta program. Although in recent years, the Korean company has expanded the testing of the new software to more devices, it is still limited to flagship phone models.
Samsung devices are eligible for the One UI 5.0 beta program
With the One UI 4.0 beta program last year, Samsung rolled it out to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 20 series. There are also foldable devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Since the Galaxy S10 is not on the list of Samsung devices eligible for the Android 13 update, it will of course not be able to participate in the One UI 5.0 beta. As for the Galaxy S series, the test program will be limited to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy S20 series.
The Galaxy Note 10 also suffered the same fate as the Galaxy S10, so it didn't receive the test update either. Samsung has discontinued the Galaxy Note series, so it remains to be seen if it will release beta versions for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both these devices will definitely get One UI 5.0 and Android 13 once the update is officially rolled out.
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are all eligible for the One UI 5.0 update, so it's likely that they will also be included in the test program. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 may also be included in the beta program.
Unfortunately, Samsung's mass-market devices such as the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series will not be able to participate in the beta program. That won't change with One UI 5.0. Users of these devices will receive the official Android 13 update once they are released.