Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is the first mid-range smartphone from the South Korean giant to get Android 9.0 Pie beta update.
Samsung has reportedly started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie Beta update to Galaxy A7 (2018) users in India. The beta update brings the latest One UI and the brand has started rolling out the update over-the-air.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is the first mid-range smartphone from the South Korean giant to get Android 9.0 Pie beta update. Although the company has officially revealed about the beta update, multiple screenshots found in the forums reveals that the smartphone is getting the update in India.
In order to get the first Beta update, users will need to register to the Beta programme. Users need to go Samsung Members application and go to the Notices section. There, users will find the notification of the beta programme. Tap on this and then click the Register button to enrol in the beta programme. Once the registration is complete, users can check for the Beta update by going to Settings > Software Update > Download updates manually options.
Coming to the Beta update, it weighs around 1322.48MB and it carries the latest February security patch. The new update also brings the OneUI to the table. With this, users can enjoy host of different features.
The latest UI features newly designed controls at the bottom with larger search box or text at the first half, which it claims will be easier to navigate as compared to its predecessor. Apart from this, users will be able to use new gesture controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A7 was launched in India in two variants - 4GB RAM with 64GB storage priced at Rs 23,990 and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage priced at Rs 28,990. It recently received a price cut after which the phone is now available at a reduced price of Rs 18,990 for the 4GB RAM and Rs 22,990 for the 6GB RAM option.
To recall, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display along with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an Exynos 7885 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. The smartphone comes in two memory configurations - 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. Both the variants are further expandable up to 512GB via micro SD.
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