On the last day of August, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show.
At the time, we pointed out that the phone should start receiving the OTA update in the coming weeks. Well, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat is finally with us as at the time of this writing, but so far, it has only been confirmed in India.
At the Wi-Fi Alliance, multiple variants of the phone were certified with Nougat, but so far, the update is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime with model number SM-G570F. The update comes with software version G570FXXU1BQI6 and weighs about 1.1GB. Unless you are okay with downloading such a huge file using mobile data, you might want to connect to a Wi-Fi network before downloading the new OS.
Take note that the update is rolling out to model number SM-G570F, but the variant that dominates the local market has model number SM-G570F/DS, which is just a dual-SIM variant of the other model. Regardless of the model number, you may try a manual update by heading to Settings>About device>Software updates, but this doesn’t guarantee you the update. Alternatively, you can just wait for the OTA notification, which may take days or even weeks before showing up.
In addition to installing a new Samsung Experience user interface, users of Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime will also get a new Dual Messenger feature that lets them sign into an app like WhatsApp with more than one account. Other basic features you get on all Nougat phones include more control over app permissions, enhanced notifications, new emojis and superior battery saving features. You can read more on Android 7.0 Nougat features here.
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