Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt has now reportedly started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update. The company has skipped 8.0 Oreo update and directedly rolled the Android 8.1 to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt. The smartphone is also called Galaxy J7 Core in some markets.
As per a report of GetDroidTips, the update is over-the-air and it comes with the software version J701FXXU6BRH9. The update is currently rolling out in a few countries like Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand but is expected to be rolled in other countries as well later.
To manually check for the latest update on Galaxy J7 Core / Nxt, one can go to Settings > About Phone > System updates. The update also brings August 2018 security patch.
With the new update, there would be features like improved battery life, Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots, and more. The Samsung Experience 9.0 UI brings the dual messenger feature as well that enables two accounts on one messaging application.
The smartphone was launched in India last year for Rs 11,490 with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Later a 3GB RAM variant was also launched in December 2017, for Rs 12,990. The phone this year received a price cut after which Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 2GB and 3GB retail for Rs 9,990 and 11,990 respectively.
To recall the specs, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 1.6GHz Octa-Core processor. Both the memory variants can be further expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. It has a 13-megapixel camera with the f/1.9 aperture in the rear and 5-megapixel with the f/2.2 aperture in the front.