The budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo

The budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo
The last time we reported about the Galaxy J3 (2017), we informed you that Samsung has decided to delay the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for this specific device until September. Although that piece of information might still be accurate, it's worth noting that Samsung has already started to push out the Oreo update to the Galaxy J3 (2017).

However, this seems rather a limited deployment since the update has only been spotted in Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Even so, if nothing wrong happens or no major issues are discovered during the testing, we expect Samsung to start rolling out the update to more countries in the coming weeks.

As a matter fact, the September timeframe might still be valid since testing a new Android OS update usually takes up to a month. In any case, it's worth mentioning that the update contains the June security patch and it's been tagged as firmware version J330FXXU3BGH1 in Russia, and J330FXWU3BRG3 in the UAE.

Along with the Galaxy J3 (2017), two other smartphones should have been updated around the same time – Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 (2017), but if you have the latter, you'll probably have to wait until December.

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Galaxy J3 (2017)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. Shazam777

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 08, 2018

Go Samsung! Just two major updates behind! Wooo!

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You don't get this phone for the updates, you get it because it's cheap

3. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

The bezel is so ugly. Why are they putting company’s name in front of it instead at the back.

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

People who buy this phone don't buy it for the anesthetics, they get it because it does the basics while saving them hundreds of dollars

6. BigVanVader

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

This crap is getting Oreo?

7. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Wow they update j3 Wich is budget phone but not j7 wich is mid range phone. It all makes sense, not!

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