Three months ago, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime users in India started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates. This OS was rolling out to model number SM-G610F/DD, which is indeed a variant of the J7 Prime sold in India and Pakistan.
However, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is not just sold in India, but there are also other markets where the phone sells. Most of them are in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and Latin America. When the OS rolled out in India, those in other markets, including here in Kenya, did not get the update, but according to the latest developments, it won’t be long before the OS comes your way.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has just cleared multiple variants of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime with Android 7.0 Nougat, an indicator that the OS will be ready for release in a short while, probably before the end of the year or in early 2018. Usually, when a new OS update stops by the Wi-Fi Alliance, it shows that the OTA will be rolled out in the next couple or so weeks, but it may also take longer.
The cleared variants have model numbers SM-G610F/DD, SM-G610M, SM-G610Y/DS, SM-G610M/DS, SM-G610F, SM-G610F/DS and SM-G610Y. Here in Kenya, you’ll mostly come across a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime with model number SM-G610F or SM-G610F/DS, but with the many retailers selling Sammy phones in the country, it’s possible to come across other variants as well.
The Galaxy J7 Prime was released in August 2016 and so far, this is the first and probably only OS upgrade the phone will be getting. It packs a 5.5-inch TFT screen with a 1080p resolution, Exynos 7870 octa-core, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable), 13MP+8MP camera and a 3300mAh battery. And no, this one doesn’t support Faiba 4G’s band 28 (700MHz).