Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

It looks like the A3 will be the first Galaxy A 2016 series smartphones to receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. Although we had reports about the upcoming release of the update, Samsung usually offers large time frames that are subject to change.

Well, it turns out that many Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) users in Germany and Hungary confirmed they have successfully captured the update on their smartphones.

As such, it looks like the update will first be pushed to the majority of users in Europe, but Galaxy A3 (2016) owners in other regions should expect it in the coming weeks as well.

Keep in mind that this is a relatively sizable download that weighs in at 950MB, so make sure you have enough free storage before attempting to download and install it. Aside from the usual Android 7.0 Nougat new features and improvements, the update is supposed to bring one of the newer security patches.

Also, two other Galaxy A 2016 smartphones are expected to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update this year: Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7.

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Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat




Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Interestingly, the Galaxy A3 2016 received two Android upgrades (such as the A5 2016 and the A7 2016) while the A3 2015 only received one (unlike the A5 2015 and the A7 2015).

2. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Maybe Snapdragon was the problem? 2015 series had 410 while 2016 lineup has Exynos on board.

3. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Original A-series got 2 updates: Lollipop and Marshmallow...


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

But only the SM-A300FU and SM-A300Y were contemplated. It is noteworthy that the SM-A300FU has a difference in hardware compared to the rest: it has 512 MB more RAM.

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