Samsung Galaxy Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 26, 2024

Samsung is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers around the world. Developed by Samsung Electronics, they also make other gadgets and appliances, including the Galaxy smartwatches and tablets.

One of Samsung’s flagship phones is the Galaxy series which we have covered in the table below.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

Galaxy S21 FE 5G
2 years and 1 month ago
(7 January 2022)
Supported
Ends in 2 years and 10 months
(7 January 2027)
Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021)
2 years and 3 weeks ago
(17 January 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A03
2 years and 3 weeks ago
(21 January 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy S22 5G
1 year and 11 months ago
(25 February 2022)
Supported
Ends in 3 years and 1 week
(25 February 2027)
Galaxy S22+ 5G
1 year and 11 months ago
(25 February 2022)
Supported
Ends in 3 years and 1 week
(25 February 2027)
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
1 year and 11 months ago
(25 February 2022)
Supported
Ends in 3 years and 1 week
(25 February 2027)
Galaxy F23
1 year and 10 months ago
(16 March 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Tab S8
1 year and 10 months ago
(22 March 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A13
1 year and 10 months ago
(23 March 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A23
1 year and 10 months ago
(25 March 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A33 5G
1 year and 10 months ago
(1 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A53 5G
1 year and 10 months ago
(1 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy S20 FE 2022
1 year and 10 months ago
(1 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M23
1 year and 10 months ago
(8 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M33
1 year and 10 months ago
(8 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Tab S8+
1 year and 9 months ago
(14 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A73 5G
1 year and 9 months ago
(22 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M53
1 year and 9 months ago
(22 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
1 year and 9 months ago
(30 April 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022)
1 year and 8 months ago
(23 May 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy F13
1 year and 7 months ago
(29 June 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M13
1 year and 7 months ago
(1 July 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A13 (SM-A137)
1 year and 7 months ago
(1 July 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
1 year and 6 months ago
(13 July 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M13 (India)
1 year and 6 months ago
(23 July 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M13 5G
1 year and 6 months ago
(23 July 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Z Flip4
1 year and 5 months ago
(25 August 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Z Fold4
1 year and 5 months ago
(25 August 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Watch5
1 year and 5 months ago
(26 August 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Watch5 Pro
1 year and 5 months ago
(26 August 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A23 5G
1 year and 5 months ago
(2 September 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
1 year and 4 months ago
(13 September 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A04s
1 year and 4 months ago
(22 September 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A04
1 year and 4 months ago
(10 October 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A04e
1 year and 3 months ago
(7 November 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2022)
1 year and 2 months ago
(21 November 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy M04
1 year and 1 month ago
(16 December 2022)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy F04
1 year and 1 month ago
(12 January 2023)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy A14 5G
1 year and 1 month ago
(12 January 2023)
Supported
Supported
Galaxy S23
11 months and 3 weeks ago
(17 February 2023)
Supported
Ends in 4 years and 4 days
(17 February 2028)
Galaxy S23+
11 months and 3 weeks ago
(17 February 2023)
Supported
Ends in 4 years and 4 days
(17 February 2028)
Galaxy S23 Ultra
11 months and 3 weeks ago
(17 February 2023)
Supported
Ends in 4 years and 4 days
(17 February 2028)
Galaxy A34 5G
10 months and 2 weeks ago
(24 March 2023)
Supported
Ends in 4 years and 1 month
(24 March 2028)
Galaxy A54 5G
10 months and 2 weeks ago
(24 March 2023)
Supported
Ends in 4 years and 1 month
(24 March 2028)
Galaxy S23 FE
4 months and 1 week ago
(5 October 2023)
Supported
Ends in 4 years and 7 months
(5 October 2028)

Samsung offers 3 support models for its Galaxy devices. However, it varies which support model(s) a device falls under. You can check which Galaxy device falls under which Samsung support branch here.

  • Active/Monthly Android support: As new versions of Android are released, this model gives a device access to them. With a few exclusions, this model also offers monthly security updates. This covers a device for a maximum of two years, on average, following its release.

  • Quarterly Security Updates: Quarterly security updates are provided for the devices that fall under this support model. This model, which typically lasts a year, takes over once the active/monthly support concludes.

  • Biannual Security Updates: A biannual security update is provided by this model for the supported devices. After the conclusion of the quarterly security updates, this support model takes over and often lasts for another year, or until four years have elapsed since the gadget was introduced.

Note that the dates mentioned in the table above can vary depending on the region of your device.

Also, recently Samsung announced that the S21, S22, and S23 families will receive at least 4 Android updates since the time they were initially launched.