Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 update to Android 7.0 Nougat not far after Wi-Fi Alliance certification

Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 Android 7.0 Nougat

We know that Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 is among the devices that are getting ready to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, almost a year since the OS was released.

Towards the end of May, the Galaxy A8 2016 appeared on GFXBench with Nougat running the show. This was an indicator that the Korean company had started testing the OS on the phone, but at the time, there were no further details regarding the expected release date of the OS.

While the latest development doesn’t give us a specific release date, it does confirm that Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 will receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat very soon. Actually, the fact that the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has cleared the phone with Nougat on board could mean users of this phone might start seeing OTA notifications towards the end of this month or early next month.

The WFA cleared three variants of the phone with model numbers SM-A810F/DS, SM-A810YZ and SM-A810S, suggesting that the OS will be rolled out in multiple regions simultaneously.

Released in October 2016, Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 ships with a decent package that includes a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display screen with a Full HD resolution, an Exynos 7420 SoC mated with 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP camera on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front.

The phone has a decent 3300mAh battery unit as well as a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Software-wise, it comes preinstalled with Android Marshmallow.

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