The original Samsung Galaxy J7 could receive Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The two-year-old Samsung Galaxy J7 was definitely not in the cards for an Android 7.0 Nougat update. However, it looks like for whatever reason Samsung has decided that the original Galaxy J7 is popular enough to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Otherwise, we can't explain why the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2015) with Android 7.0 Nougat on board recently received its Wi-Fi certification. The device is listed with model number SM-J701M, one of the many model numbers that the original Galaxy J7 was tagged with since its release.

If Samsung will indeed push Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy J7, it would be the second major OS update the smartphone received in one year. Samsung's mid-range handset was launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the box, but an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was released last year.

In any case, Android 7.0 Nougat will be the last major OS update the Galaxy J7 (2015) will receive, so it would probably be best to switch to a newer device if you want to benefit from all the new features and improvements included in Android O.

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Galaxy J7
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



7. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Yet the Zmax Pro gets nothing, how's that fair

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Talk to ZTE about that

8. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

What about the 2016 version?


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

According to Samsung Turkey, it's for as of August, dmitrilp.

9. Asifgill

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2017

This software is availible for J7 10 or


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Although this certificate is strange. Samsung has not released any Galaxy J7 with the SM-J701 numbering. Could it be that the correct one was SM-J710 and, for some reason, it was spelled wrong?


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Now this story of SM-J701 is explained. It is a new edition of the original Galaxy J7 2015, which according to a news of the own PhoneArena, will be called Galaxy J7 Reloaded.

13. kyleshawn86

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

That's not that great of news when you pay over 200 dollars for a phone it should get all the updates with in it's life expectancy. You pay 200 for your brand new phone and a year later you pay another 200 just to have the updated OS yet Apple gets a new update during that year possibly 2 updates in the same year. So the phone you pay your hard earned money for becomes obsolete then what ? Not really fair only the flagship phones get the update or that only the Google phones get the update budget phones should get update just like the flagships you just don't pay a car note

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