Even though the new Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 and it’s 2017 counterparts are some of the best smartphones you can find in the midrange market.
Be it in terms of aesthetics, performance or even features, one thing that let the series down is running a 2015 OS in the shape of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
But according to the latest developments, this might not be for a long time, at least for the entry-level Samsung Galaxy A3 2017. Apparently, the OEM seems to be testing the new Android 7.0 Nougat on the device. The phone has appeared on GFXBench with Nougat running the show, but this doesn’t include the expected release date of the OS.
The listed Galaxy A3 2017 has model number SM-A320X and it comes after the largest member of the Galaxy A 2017 series – Galaxy A7 2017 – appeared on the same platform with Nougat on board. With this in mind, it is safe to assume that Samsung won’t take long before releasing the OS to the public, including those using the Galaxy A5 2017.
Just to keep you refreshed, the Galaxy A3 2017 has a compact 4.7-inch AMOLED screen with an HD resolution. Under the hood, you get an Exynos 7870 SoC that is paired with 2GB of RAM and just 16GB storage, but this can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
The back panel has a 13MP shooter while the front comes in with an 8MP sensor for selfies. Keeping it going is a 2350mAh battery unit, which should get better in terms of duration thanks to the enhanced Doze mode feature on Android 7.0 Nougat.
We’ll keep track of the matter and let you know when exactly the OS starts rolling out to the Galaxy A3 2017 alongside other Galaxy A 2017 handsets.