Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has appeared on Geekbench today with Android 9 Pie OS onboard.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Geekbench listing reveals that it is running on Android 9 Pie OS which suggests that the South Korean manufacturer could be testing the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy A5 (2017) internally.
It features Exynos 7880 chipset and 3 GB of RAM. The handset has scored 787 and 4131 in single-core and multi-core tests on the benchmarking site.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with model number SM-A520F was released in January 2017 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. Since the handset has already been upgraded up to Android 8.0 Oreo, it is surprising to see the phone running on Android 9 Pie on Geekbench.
Meanwhile, there is an ongoing petition on Samsung Community site where people are expressing their frustration on Samsung for releasing the Galaxy A5 (2017) with outdated Marshmallow OS while other phones like Nokia 6, Honor 8 Lite, OnePlus 3T, etc that had released that were time introduced with Android 7.0 Nougat. People who are backing the petition feel that the Galaxy A5 (2017) should be treated with Android 9 Pie OS update.
In Q2 2018, Samsung rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI onboard. Since the South Korean company has already launched the last major update for the Galaxy A5 (2017), it appears that the smartphone is unlikely to receive Android 9 Pie update even if it has been spotted on Geekbench with the new Android software so we’ll have to wait and see if this listing turning fruitful.
The metal bodied Galaxy A5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with support for 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. The handset comes in 32 GB and 64 GB storage options. It features a rear camera of 16-mgeapixel and a frontal shooter of 16-megapixel. The handset is packed with a 3,000 mAh battery.