Back in February, we came across a listing on Samsung Turkey’s official website, giving us details of all Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets that would receive Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates.
On the list, a good number of midrange and budget handsets were included, among them the original Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500), a phone that was unveiled in June 2015. Typically, Samsung doesn’t roll out more than one major OS upgrade to its budget and midrange phones, but this isn’t true as far as the Galaxy J5 2015 is concerned.
As if to add more weight to the listing on Samsung Turkey, another report emerged in June 2017, suggesting that Samsung Galaxy J5 will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat on November 3rd. Of course, this date was subject to change, which isn’t unusual when it comes to software updates.
Now, in a new development, Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 has been spotted on benchmarking platform Geekbench with Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show. Samsung has been rolling out different versions of Nougat to its phones, for instance, the Galaxy J5 2016 has Android 7.1.1 Nougat while Galaxy J7 2016 and Galaxy J5 Prime have been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. With this in mind, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the OG J5 is on course to receive the newer v7.1.1.
Having appeared in benchmarks with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board, it’s only a matter of days – or weeks for that matter – before the OS starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 over the air (OTA). The OG Galaxy J5 comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED panel with HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, and runs Android Lollipop out of the box, but this will soon be updated to Nougat.
We can’t give you a specific date, but based on history, Samsung Galaxy J5 users should start getting the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat before the end of this month.