Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is one of the many Samsung devices expected to receive Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the year. It also might be the first mid-range smartphone to get the update since Samsung only took care of former flagships like the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

The good news is Samsung timidly starts pushing the update to other smartphones such as the Galaxy A5 (2016). One user in Russia claims he already managed to successfully capture the update via OTA, and he's also got a video to prove it.

If you happen to own a Galaxy A5 (2016) and you live in Russia, you might want to look for a new update with firmware version A510FXXU4CQDK. The update is not available through Samsung Smart Switch, so the only way to get it is via OTA.

Even though we expect Samsung to continue the rollout of the update to other countries in the coming weeks, we don't know how long it will take for it to propagate to all Galaxy A5 (2016) units. 

source: XDA Forums via SamMobile

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Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



9. aynonomus

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2017

Why cant the change such a small mistake even after a month? Bad PR.

10. MercuryHero

Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 2017

I don't think they care.

8. MercuryHero

Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 2017

Grrrrr! Title claims to be about 2017 model, article body is all about 2016 model!

6. zerdanya

Posts: 2; Member since: May 03, 2017


7. zerdanya

Posts: 2; Member since: May 03, 2017

I used to get like 20mb updates and now I got a 900mb one, I found that suspicious. You can find my screenshot on

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

And yet the A5 2017 is still running on Android Marshmallow What the hell Samsung?

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 728; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I believe PA had wrongly written the title, however you should read the article before blaming Samsung.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 728; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Should the title change to A5 (2016)?

3. Yeahseen

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

correct, they have mistaken the title


Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

We still didn't get any update for the galaxy s6 the unlocked version in the middle east

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