Have you ever used a Samsung smartphone that is more than eight years old? Well, there might be very few people in the world who use such old devices. But for those who do, there’s some bad news for you if you are a WhatsApp user. WhatsApp will likely end support for a bunch of old Samsung phones.
The company might soon end support for Android smartphones that are not running at least Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Those devices include seven Samsung smartphones that were released in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The devices include the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2. You can find the complete list below.
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
- Samsung Galaxy Core
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Trend II
- Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
All these devices were updated to Android 4.x, which was their last major Android OS update. So, WhatsApp will stop working on these phones after December 31, 2022. If you are using any of these devices, you need to get a newer phone that’s running at least Android 5.0, but for the long run, we advise you to buy a phone that is running Android 12 or Android 13 already.
The list of devices that will no longer support WhatsApp includes 42 other smartphones, including the ones from Apple, Archos, Grand, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Memoi, Sony, and Wiko.