The Android 7.0 Nougat update is finally trickling down to more affordable handsets from Samsung. As expected, the company’s first priority was to release said update for its more expensive handsets. The company today released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy A3 (2017). This handset was released as part of Samsung’s new Galaxy A (2017) series that was released earlier this year.
The new Galaxy A series was launched back in January this year. The Galaxy A3 (2017) is accompanied by two other handsets, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017). Both cost more and offer more specs than the entry-level model.
All three handsets were released some four months after Google had released Android 7.0 Nougat. However, they came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, possibly because Samsung wanted the Galaxy S8 to be its first Nougat-powered smartphone.
Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update of the Galaxy A3 (2017) model number SM-A320F. The firmware update has been released in Russia so far but it’s only a matter of time before the firmware is released in other parts of the world.
This latest firmware release for the Galaxy A3 (2017) carries build number A320FXXU2BQG5 and aside from bringing all of the features that are part and parcel of Nougat, it also brings the latest monthly security patches for the handset.