Samsung has started rolling out Android Oreo update for its last year mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017). The latest update brings all the goodies of Android Oreo.
The company has started rolling out Android Oreo update for its Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) in Russia, while the Galaxy A7 (2017) has started receiving the Oreo update in Vietnam. The latest update brings the April 2018 security patch as well. However, it is important to note that there is no information on when other regions or countries will receive the Oreo update for its 2017 Galaxy A-series.
After the Oreo update, the smartphone will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
To recall, Samsung skipped the Galaxy A3 and launched only the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 in India. The Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced at Rs 28,990 while the Galaxy A7 (2017) is priced at Rs 33,490.
The Galaxy A7 (2017) comes with a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor (Exynos 7880) 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 Li-Polymer battery with fast charging technology. The smartphone also houses a Fingerprint Sensor as well. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, and Barometer. The handset measures 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm and 186 grams.
The Galaxy A5 (2017) shares a lot of specifications with the A7 (2017) apart from its 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, the 3,000mAh Li-Polymer battery with fast charging measures 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm, and weighs 159 grams.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A3 (2017) sports a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded. On the camera front, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The device is powered by a 2,350mAh Li-Polymer battery with fast charging and offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, dual-SIM and NFC for connectivity. The smartphone also houses a Fingerprint Sensor as well. The handset measures 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm and weighs 138 grams.