Australian carrier Optus has assured the owners of the Galaxy A5 mid-range smartphone that the Android 7.0 Nougat is on the way and it will reach their devices in late January. It seems that Samsung will still support this model, although in December it turned two years.
The Galaxy A5 was released with a full metal body that measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm and weights 123 grams. It sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a HD resolution (720×1280 pixels) at 294ppi, which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and inside, it houses a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset that’s powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with an Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Samsung has equipped it with only 16GB of internal storage, but it also added a microSD card slot for expansion up to 64GB. If you take pictures with the primary camera, they will decent quality, as the resolution is 16MP and there are plenty features that have a special role in obtaining great images. Also, for video calls you can use the primary camera of 5MP, but you can also take selfies and post them on social media websites.
Unfortunately, the battery is pretty small and non-removable, supporting a capacity of only 2300mAh.
This phone was released with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but much later it was upgraded to 5.0.2 Lollipop and then to 6.0 Marshmallow. It seems that this won’t be the end of Android OS updates for the Galaxy A5, as according to carrier Optus, the phone will be updated to Nougat in January.
The update is currently in testing, but it’s not sure exactly when it will be released globally. The Galaxy A3 has the same chipset as the A5, but less RAM, and the owners are hoping that this phone will be updated as well.
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