Android may be the dominant mobile operating system out there, but it’s not exactly the best when it comes to updates. Barring a few flagships and Android One-certified smartphones, Android updates take quite a while to reach the intended devices. The situation is even worse for mid-range devices, which get even small security patches either after months, or not at all. However, quite surprisingly, a Samsung smartphone is reportedly getting an update a month ahead of its planned rollout.
Yep, you read that right! According a report by SamMobile, Samsung has begun seeding a new update for the Galaxy J7 Prime, one of its many mid-range smartphones. The update, which is reportedly hitting Galaxy J7 Prime units in Panama, comes with the November 2018 security patch. Interestingly, since October is not over yet, there’s no information as to what security fixes are included with the update.
Although there’s no information when (or if) the update, bearing identifier G610MUBU3CRJ3, will be available for other Galaxy J7 Prime units across the globe, you can check for it under the Software Update section of the smartphone’s settings.
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There’s also a dedicated expansion slot that can take up microSD cards of up to 256GB. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of around 401ppi.
For imaging, the Galaxy J7 Prime has a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper. All standard connectivity options are there, and a 3,300mAh battery rounds off the spec sheet.