Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 is all set to get updated to Android 9 Pie as per the Wi-Fi Alliance certification granted to the phone.
Samsung has been releasing a ‘Wide’ series phone every year in its home country Korea. Galaxy Wide 2 with model number SM-J727S was launched in May 2017 as a successor to Galaxy Wide which was released in Korea with model number SM-G600S.
It’s worth noting that Galaxy Wide 2 was released with Android 7.0 Nougat and is likely getting direct update to Android Pie. We couldn’t find reports of Galaxy Wide 2 getting updated to Oreo except for the unofficial firmware update doing the rounds earlier this year.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 has an octa core processor that clocks at a speed of 1.6 GHz. The phone has a HD LCD display of 5.5 inches in size. The camera specifications are decent for a budget phone with a single 13 MP camera at the rear and 5 MP camera in front for selfies.
The phone has a 2 GB RAM capacity coupled by 16 GB of internal storage and the memory can be extended up to 256 GB, thanks to the availability of an SD card slot. The phone is powered by a 3300 mAh battery. At the time of release, the phone was priced at just $90 after discounts.
Samsung has also released Galaxy Wide 3 in Korea as the successor of Wide 2 and the model number was SM-J737S. It was also called as Galaxy J7 Neo 2 (or) Galaxy J7 Top. Since Samsung scrapped the Galaxy J-series phones last year, Galaxy A20 was released as Wide 4 in the Korean markets a few months ago.
It typically takes around four to six weeks for the phones to get the update once they obtain the Wi-Fi Alliance certification but it could be a little longer as well.