An unusual bug was discovered by many Galaxy A3 (2016) users recently after Samsung updated this handset to Android 7.0 Nougat. The bug was preventing the device from beyond charged beyond 87 percent. It didn’t make any sense and it wasn’t known for sure what was causing this. Samsung looked into the matter and has now sent out a firmware update to address the issue.

Many Galaxy A3 (2016) took to Samsung’s user communities to complain about this bug. Even though the cause wasn’t known, reports from far and wide filtered in, suggesting that this wasn’t limited to just a few devices.

Users reported that the handset would charge normally till around 80 percent and would then basically stop. The device wouldn’t charge beyond 87 percent for no reason. Restarting the device or clearing the cache didn’t do anything to fix the issue.

Samsung hasn’t really detailed what was causing the Galaxy A3 (2016) to do this but it has rolled out a fix. The company has released firmware update version A310FXXU3CQI8 for the Galaxy A3 (2016).

This update takes care of the Galaxy A3 (2016) charging bug which is believed to have been caused by a faulty line of code in a recent update that was reportedly meant to patch the Blueborne vulnerability on the device.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
Display
4.7"
1280x720 Super AMOLED
Price (approximative)
~$355 - Amazon
Camera
13 MP
F1.9 Aperture Size
Weight
132 g
Battery
2300 mAh
Launched in
2015/12/01
System
1.5GB RAM
Snapdragon 410Exynos 7578 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
16
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