Days after Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 (2017) users received the update, users of the higher-end Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) as well as Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) versions have got the new update with the most current security patches. The latest update is now arriving through an OTA notification and it contains the new security patch update which comes from the month of February.
Google always releases a brand new security patch update once in a month, however, this particular one is important because not just because it is an upgraded one but also it contains the fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, which happen to be some of the most dangerous ones ever discovered on this operating system.
According to the report, the update also contains fixes for around 16 vulnerabilities that have been discovered on Samsung’s software. The update for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) weighs about 34 MB. And it has started rolling out in the markets of Russia for the A5 (2016) as well as in the markets of Netherlands for the A7 (2017).
The update’s build number is A510FXXU5CRB2 and A520FXXU4BRB1 for the A5 2016 and the A5 2017 versions. It is still based on the Android Nougat as these two handsets still do not get Oreo. Gradually, the update will expand all around the globe. If one still did not get the notification, they do not have to worry as it is not immediate. The update will shortly roll out on the high-end Samsung flagships: the Galaxy S8, S8+ as well as the phablet: Galaxy Note 8.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) bears a 5.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive display and supports a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Shielding the device, there’s the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, there the octa-core Cortex-A53 Mali-T830MP3 clocked at 1.9 GHz. With the inclusion of 3 GB RAM, the device comes with a native storage of either 32 GB or 64 GB. In the 9imaging department, it comes with 16 MP (f/1.9, 27mm), autofocus, as well as the LED flash. Up front, there’s a 16 MP with the inclusion of f/1.9 aperture.