Samsung always have a pretty slow schedule of rolling out new Android operating systems to their smartphones.
The Galaxy A3 2017 edition which was launched in the month of January this year and it was running on Android Marshmallow.
Any phone that gets launched in 2017 should most probably run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. However, Samsung decided to launch the latest smartphone with an older version of operating system. The company as part of their update cycle is prepping to upgrade the phone with Nougat. A GFXBench report suggested the phone running on the best of operating system available on the market so far. There is still no word on when Samsung plans to roll out the upgrade to their smartphones. There are multiple devices in the A series including the A3, A5 and A7 models.
While the J series smartphones focus on budget friendly performance, the A series phones are always the best when it comes to having best hardware, chipset and the company’s popular AMOLED displays. The A3 2017 is the cheapest phone you can get in the series while the A5 and A7 are usually priced much higher than this one. In terms of specifications, the Galaxy A3 is powered by an octa core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. It uses Samsung Exynos processor with Mali T830 graphics chip.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 edition features a compact 4.7-inch display but the resolution is bit disappointing. It has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels which is not a great addition this time when phones are rapidly moving towards quad HD and other higher resolution displays. The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 operating system out of the box but those who purchase it now and existing owners should possibly see a software update notification in the following weeks.
The Android Nougat 7.0 OS for the phones are probably in their early testing stages to fix any bugs before Samsung pushes it out to the A3 2017 edition as well as other phones in the series. The company’s latest flagship models Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus have managed to impress audience worldwide giving a tough fight for Apple to put up with. Unless the iPhone 8 is out, we can’t finalize the winner in the flagship smartphone race this year. Until then, Samsung will enjoy the throne and will continue to witness some amazing sales.