Samsung Galaxy C7, Galaxy C5 Pro Android Oreo update starts rolling out

Both mid-range smartphones were launched in China.

  • Published: August 28, 2018 5:28 PM IST

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Samsung’s smartphone line-up is an expansive one, and includes everything from budget offerings to flagships. While some of the company’s smartphones (such as the recently-launched Galaxy Note 9) have the entire technology world buzzing with excitement months before they are even launched, others don’t get to enjoy that kind of popularity. The Galaxy C7 and Galaxy C5 Pro fall in the latter category.

Samsung launched the Galaxy C7 and Galaxy C5 Pro in 2016 and 2017 respectively, in China. While the Galaxy C7 ran Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box, the Galaxy C5 Pro came with Android Nougat. However, it seems that the chaebol hasn’t forgotten about these two, as it has started seeding Android Oreo update for both smartphones.

Spotted by The Android Soul, the Oreo update for Galaxy C7 bears software identifier C7000ZCU3CRH3. On the other hand, Galaxy C5 Pro’s Oreo update comes with software identifier C5018ZMU1CRH2. The update also comes bundled with security patches (up to August for Galaxy C7, and June for Galaxy C5 Pro) for the two smartphones.

As is always the case with OTA rollouts, the update is being seeded in a phased manner, so it may take a while to show up on the two smartphones.

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Having a 5.7-inch FullHD display, Samsung Galaxy C7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. It has a 16-megapixel primary camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper. Having all standard connectivity options, the Galaxy C7 is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset under-the-hood. It’s complemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. For imaging, the smartphone features a 16-megapixel rear camera and 16-megapixel selfie shooter. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch FullHD display, and a 2,600mAh battery rounds off the spec sheet.

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  • Published Date: August 28, 2018 5:28 PM IST