Samsung has rolled out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy A5 (2016) in India, as per a report of SamMobile. The smartphone was launched last year along with Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016). It is also to be noted that Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) was earlier spotted with Android Nougat 7.0 on a GeekBench benchmarking website.
Users must have 1GB of free space to download and install the update as the update weighs 970MB. Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update.
Android Nougat brings in a bunch of features including split-screen multi-tasking, more customisable quick settings, improved Google keyboard, enhanced notifications and recent applications window. Further, the latest Android OS version also brings in ‘Double Tap’ on the Recent button to switch between the two most recent apps which come in very handy at times. For extended battery life, Android Nougat comes with ‘Doze on the go’ which will get activated even if your Nougat running device is in your pocket.
If we look at the specs of the Galaxy A5 (2016), it offers a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display with full high definition resolution. It is powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 octa-core processor and has 2 GB RAM. It offers 16 GB of internal memory and a 128 GB micro SD card slot. The A5 (2016) offers 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with the juice coming from a 2900 mAh battery.
In comparison, the Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging. It is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it sports a 16-megapixel rear and front cameras with aperture f/1.9. The smartphone is powered by a 3,600mAh battery with fast charging technology and support connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, dual-SIM and NFC.