Samsung is yet to properly release the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its mid-range smartphones. So far, we’ve only seen the company release the latest version of Android for flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy Note 5. However, it appears that the Galaxy A5 (2016) Nougat update is now being rolled out by Samsung. The company might just be conducting a soak test.


A soak test isn’t a proper roll out of a major firmware update. It’s meant to test the update before it’s released for everyone. Several reports have come in from Russia where Samsung appears to be conducting this soak test.

Some Galaxy A5 (2016) owners in Russia have reported that they have received build number A510FXXU4CQDK on their handsets which has bumped up the core Android OS version to Android 7.0 Nougat. They now have all of the features that are part and parcel of Nougat.

Since this is a soak test, after all, even all users in Russia have not received this update yet, let alone users in markets other than Russia. This is a good sign, though, as it confirms that Samsung has finished work on the Nougat update for the Galaxy A5 (2016).

It shouldn’t be long now, hopefully, before Samsung starts rolling out the Nougat update for the Galaxy A5 (2016) in other markets across the globe.

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