Even if Android 7.0 Nougat has not made it to all regions across the globe, Samsung has made the OS’ update available to all of its 2016 and 2015 Galaxy flagships.
This list has the Galaxy S7 pair, the Galaxy Note 5 as well as the Galaxy S6 trio from 2015. In fact, the Nougat treat has already been rolled out to carrier variants of these phones in the U.S., but it’s true that there are others in other markets who haven’t received the OTA updates as at the time of this writing. Despite the delay, the OTA updates will arrive sooner or later.
Since Samsung is done with its flagship phones, attention has recently turned to the midrange and budget handsets. Not so long ago, we saw Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016 start receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The tech giant is also reportedly testing the same update on Samsung Galaxy A8 2016, but the release date is still unclear.
Well, it appears that the Galaxy A series is not the only family of Samsung phones that are currently in the company’s thoughts as far as Android 7.0 Nougat is concerned. According to GFXBench, the Galaxy J7 2016 is also being tested for Nougat. The phone has just appeared on the benchmarking platform with the new OS running the show, which all but confirms testing is under way.
Previous speculations had claimed that Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 would receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of July. With this latest development, it makes perfect sense. The Galaxy J7 2016 becomes the first budget phone from Sammy to appear with Nougat on board, something that will breathe some needed new life into the phone’s package of an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with 2GB RAM.
Other specs of the Galaxy J7 2016 include a 5.5-inch display screen with a 720p (HD) resolution, 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone supports dual-SIM connectivity and 4G LTE.
Meanwhile, Samsung is expected to unveil the successor to the Galaxy J7 2016 in the coming days with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box as well as some hardware improvements compared to the current model.