It’s been over a month since the 2022 version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite got Android 13. Now it’s the turn of the original model. The update to Android 13 and Samsung’s One UI 5 skin is available for the 2020 Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in the LTE version at launch.
For now, availability seems limited to the LTE model (SM-P615), but the Wi-Fi version (SM-P610) shouldn’t fall too far behind. Even for the LTE model, as of this writing, the update will only appear in France. But again, it’s likely that other countries in Europe and other continents will soon get One UI 5.
One UI 5 brings a new taskbar to Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. It improves multitasking and allows for a more desktop-like experience on the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. The same applies to the new multi-window gestures, which make split-screen applications, for example, an integral part of the user experience. Other goodies include better animations for the Recent apps view, a new Connected devices section in the Settings app, an updated lock screen customization menu, and overall better performance.
Also, the One UI 5 firmware update based on Android 13 brings the November 2022 security patch. The update carries the firmware version P615XXU4FWA5. Owners of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE (2020) in Europe or at least in France should already see the update. Alternatively, you can also search for the new software manually. To do this, simply start the manual search in the settings under software update and tap on “Download and install”. Those who prefer to update their Galaxy Tab manually via a PC can download the official firmware from the source link.
UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Wi-Fi also gets Android 13 and One UI 5
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Wi-Fi with the model code SM-P615 now also gets the Android 13 update with One UI 5. Here, too, the new firmware brings stability and performance improvements as well as a new customization menu for the lock screen. The recent apps menu has got nicer animations and there is a new item called “Connected devices” in the settings menu.
And here, too, the Android security patch from November 2022 is still on board instead of the security patch from January 2023 or at least December 2022. The update is currently live in France. However, the rollout should soon reach other regions.