Samsung may be horrible at pushing software updates, but the company is trying to change that by further supporting older devices which are usually left with the same OS it shipped with. And this doesn’t only applies to flagship devices, but also with its mid-range handsets as well.
Now, the latest to get a love from Samsung is the mid-range Galaxy J5 (2017). As you can tell, the handset was launched back in 2017. That means, it has been on the market for two years now.
It originally shipped with Android 7 Nougat, but has since been updated to Android 8 Oreo. But starting today, users of the Galaxy J5 (2017) should expect an Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie.
Note that the first roll-out will be available in Russia for now. But don’t stress too much as other markets will follow soon. Although it should take a while.
If you haven’t get notified of the new update, just go to Settings > Software Update > Download.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Specifications:
- 5.2″ HD+ Super AMOLED display
- Exynos 7870 SoC, Mali-T830 MP1
- 2GB/16GB (Global), 2GB/32GB (LATAM, SEA), 3GB/32GB (Pro)
- 13MP f/1.7 primary camera, LED flash, 1080p@30fps
- 13MP f/1.9 front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3,000mAh of battery