Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo, but don't get your hopes up

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo, but don't get your hopes up
It looks like the Galaxy A3 (2017) is the next Samsung smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update. But it's not the only Samsung handset to get the update before the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, as some of you might remember that another Galaxy A series phone, namely the Galaxy A5 (2017), received the same treatment last week.

However, if you're a proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) don't get your hopes up, as this seems more like a limited rollout with just one country on the list of regions where Android Oreo is available for download, rather than a global deployment.

On the flip side, if you live in Russia, you will eventually be able to update your Galaxy A3 (2017) to Android 8.0 Oreo. The only thing we know about the update is that it includes the April security patch.

According to a report from Samsung Turkey, the Galaxy A3 and A5 (2017) are expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates in early June, so if you don't live in Russia, then you'll probably have to wait two more months for the update to arrive.

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Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2350 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

I doubt that the update is 64bit Android. Beside the S6 or later, Note5 or later , and A5/A7 2017 or later, all Sammy phones come with 32bit Android on 64bit SoCs. What a joke.

3. Weiman

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2018

You do not want a 64-bit OS on a 2GB device. It would just use more memory without any benefit.

4. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Nope. Try to run VLC, both 32 and 64bit version on a 64bit phone. Play a FHD h.265 movie, the 64 bit version's CPU load is around 40% while it's 70% on 32bit. I'm talking about the same phone(my Note5), and the power consumption is twice as high on 32bit as the 64bit one. ARM ain't Intel. Running 32bit OS on 64bit SoCs is a blasphemy.

2. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't mind waiting. I expected June in my head anyway.

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