Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update: Report

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update: Report
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has now been receiving Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Some users report that the update is currently live in Russia and Romania
  • It comes with Samsung Experience 9.0

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update weeks ahead of the formal schedule. The new update reportedly brings Samsung Experience 9.0 as well as a bunch of performance improvements and tweaks. The handset was notably launched back in January last year with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and received an update to Android Nougat in September.

As reported by users on XDA Developer forums, the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy A5 (2017) is initially rolling out in Russia and Romania. The update package comes in 1.2GB and brings software version A520FXU4CRD5/A520FOXE4CRD3/A520FXXU4CRD3. Among other features, the latest Android version includes Samsung Experience 9.0 that uplifts the original user interface and comes with an improved keyboard. The keyboard has standard emoji characters, GIFs, and stickers. Also, there are Bixby automation features and improved security integration.

Users are recommended to back up their data before proceeding with the update process. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Android 8.0 Oreo update also requires the latest version of some preloaded apps, including Samsung Pay, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, and Email, that users can install individually.

Though the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy A5 (2018) is initially live in select markets, it should roll out in other markets soon, and you can check its availability manually by going to Settings > Software updates.


There is importantly no news on the release of Android Oreo for the Galaxy A7 (2017) that debuted alongside the Galaxy A5 (2017) but with superior specifications. Nevertheless, the handset is also scheduled to receive the fresh Android experience next month.

Earlier this week, it was found that Samsung is in plans to upgrade the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8.0 Oreo. As per the details obtained from the Wi-Fi Alliance, all US carrier versions of the Galaxy S7 family, including the ones with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks, have reportedly received Android Oreo certification.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Ergonomic size, good build
  • IP86 rating
  • Samsung Pay support
  • Functional UI
  • Bad
  • Autofocus is slow, struggles in macros
  • Weak speaker for media playback
Display 5.20-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 7880
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at Please send in your leads and tips. More
Jack Ma Says Alibaba 'Doing a Lot of Research' on Driverless Cars
Intel's New Devices Group, Responsible for Its Vaunt Smart Glasses, to Shut Down

Related Stories

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment



© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on