Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo has just appeared on GFXBench with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, a suggestion that the phone, which was released in August 2015, could be in line to receive the update.
In line with Google’s software update policy, many OEMs usually roll out major Android software updates to devices that are within the two-year bracket. If this is anything to go by, the Galaxy S5 Neo is less than two years old and will turn two this August.
The fact that the phone has just made a stop on GFXBench also confirms that Sammy could be testing Android 7.0 Nougat OS on the phone. If this is indeed true, we may end up seeing the OTA version roll out in the coming weeks, possibly this coming month of July.
One thing that makes it easy to believe that the Galaxy S5 Neo could indeed be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat is the fact that it has the same hardware configuration as another Sammy device that has already been updated to the new Nougat OS – the Galaxy A5 2016. The S5 Neo, as you may have already guessed, is a variant of the standard S5 and as such, it shares a few specs with the 2014 flagship.
The phone has a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display screen, an Exynos 7580 SoC under the hood paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The back camera has a 16MP lens and the front gets a 5MP unit. Keeping it alive is a 2800mAh battery unit that is removable. The phone also comes with IP67 dust and water resistance certification and so far, it runs Android Marshmallow, which came in via an OTA update.