Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) may be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) may be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo
It looks like the Galaxy J5 (2017) might be the next smartphone Samsung plans to update, but that's not the only good news. Apparently, based on the recent leaks, this particular handset will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Since Samsung never says anything about the updates it plans to deliver to any of its entry-level and mid-range handsets, the only information we sometimes get is through collateral channels. GFXBench and its database is one of the channels that has offered us reliable info in the past.

The Galaxy J5 (2017), also known as Samsung SM-J530, was recently spotted at GFXBench with Android 8.1.0 Oreo on board. It's not unusual for Samsung to sometimes provide users with a much newer Android update, and the Galaxy J5 (2017) might be followed by other handsets as we're getting closer to the Android P market release.

Unfortunately, we doubt there will be many mid-range smartphones launched last year that Samsung will update to Android P, considering many haven't received Oreo yet.

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Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI



5. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Same 32bit Android? Selling 64bit phones with 32bit OS on them is a scam. Shame on you Sammy.

4. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Samsung mid-range phone only gets update for one year, also lacks sensor compare to that xioami does better in that regard.

3. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I mean whether you update or not, depending on the phone. At some point it will become unusable.

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

My older iPhone se it's still being updated, as being older than this. Lol

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I'd rather choose to be stuck on certain versions rather than update my phone to slowly become obsolete.

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