The Galaxy J7 (2016) is a mid-range phablet that was released in April and it currently runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but although it’s not known if it will receive the latest Nougat update, Samsung is preoccupied by its security.
Therefore, the South Korean manufacturer has just released the latest security update to this smartphone.
The update weighs in at 190MB and it’s now rolling out to the Galaxy J7 (2016) in Europe. Users in the Netherlands have reported that the update has brought Android security fixes for the month of November, as well as performance and stability-related improvements, in addition to generic bug fixes. The update carries the firmware version XXU2APK2 and it rolls out in phases, so users will need to wait patiently until the notification will pop up on their device’s screen.
If they want to rush things up and manually check for the update, they will head to their handset’s Settings menu.
The first generation may never get Nougat, because according to rumors, Samsung doesn’t want to provide the update to smartphones that are powered by processors lower than Snapdragon 801. Even if there’s a petition in which users beg Samsung to bring Nougat to the Galaxy J7, this phone doesn’t have the best configuration, as it’s available in two variants that use a Snapdragon 615 and an Exynos 7580 chip.
This means that the Galaxy J7 (2016) is not eligible for the update, since it uses a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 / Exynos 7580 Octa chip, which is lower than the required specs to receive Nougat.
However, if you will settle for Android 6.0.1 Nougat, then you will be pleased with the way this smartphone works. The rest of specs include a 5.5-inch HD display, 15GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, expandable up to 256GB, a primary camera of 13MP with autofocus and LED flash, a secondary camera of 5MP and a removable battery of 3000mAh.
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