The Galaxy A8 (2016) could be the next Samsung phone to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Samsung has already refreshed its Galaxy A series with new smartphones, but some of the older models will continue to be supported for at least one more year.

One of the most powerful Galaxy A series handset, the Galaxy A8 (2016) is likely to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat very soon. Unveiled back in September, the smartphone made its debut on the market one month later with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.

Now, it looks like Samsung has started testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy A8 (2016). A unit running the new version of the OS has been recently listed at GFXBench, which suggests the Galaxy A8 (2016) will be the next Samsung smartphone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung has already rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 and all its variations, as well as Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2. Sadly, none of last year's Galaxy A smartphones receive the update until now.

source: GFXBench via AndroidSoul

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Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Even though I can get Nougat on my OnePlus One, there's still no XPosed for Nougat, so, it's still a no go for me. Back on Marshmallow.

2. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 654; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

If Samsug can do it for the A8 (2016) model why can't they just do it for the Note 4 which is still Samsungs last note in the UK. We never got Note 5 and the NOte 7 had its own issues. SO we still stuck on the Note 4, hope this year they don't mess it up.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Note 4 is from 2014... If you so want Nougat, there's always custom ROMs like this:

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