Samsung has reportedly rolled out Android Nougat 7.0 update for the Galaxy A3. The Android Nougat update comes in new version labeled as A310FXXU3CQE6. The 2016 iteration of Galaxy A3 smartphone was initially launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop. Also Read - 5 tips to keep in mind before buying a second-hand smartphoneAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 series cannot update seamlessly like OnePlus, Xiaomi phones
The update is 1GB in size, and is being rolled over-the-air (OTA). According to StechGuide, the Android Nougat 7.0 update for Galaxy A3 (2016) is available in Germany. There is no official word from Samsung about the update. So, Galaxy A3(2016) users in other global markets would have to wait until they are notified about the update on their smartphone. Those who are eager to check, if their device is ready for the update or not can go to the settings and check for software update. To do so, go to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F62, Galaxy M02 support page goes live in India
Since the update is over 1GB in size, it is recommended that you connect the device to a Wi-Fi network. Also, users need to ensure the smartphone is sufficiently charged over 50 percent for the update to complete successfully. Remember, an unsuccessful installation can put your smartphone potentially on the risk of getting bricked. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), A5 (2017), A7 (2017) launched: Specifications, features
The Android Nougat update brings new features such as split-screen, improved Google Keyboard, Google Assistant, customizable quick settings, enhanced notification along with Doze on the Go feature that puts your phone on power saver mode when in the pocket. The update will also enable the Double Tap function on the recent button to switch between recent apps quickly.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) specifications, features
In terms of specification, Galaxy A3 (2016) has a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. It has a 1.5GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 128GB via micro SD. For the optics, it has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear panel and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper on the front.
The smartphone houses a 2,300mAh battery, and offers connectivity features like 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB and 3.5mm audio jack. It currently retails in India at a price of Rs 8,190. The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is now succeeded by Galaxy A3 (2017), which launched earlier this year in Russia. The smartphone is expected to launch in India this June, and is expected to be priced at around Rs 12,000 for 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage variant.