Samsung’s first triple-camera smartphone, the Galaxy A7 (2018) just went official a few days ago. And customers in India will be able to purchase the phone starting today via Flipkart.
Which is why you might be interested to know that the Galaxy A7 (2018) firmware is already available for download. You can get it from our Galaxy A7 firmware page, complete with instructions on how to the included September security patch.
Strangely enough, the Galaxy A7 (2018) launched with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, not even with Android 8.1. This might have been because Samsung was rushing to get a triple-camera phone on the market. It’s indeed the first mid-range device of this kind, considering that so far, triple-cameras have only been spotted on flagships.
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Even though Galaxy A7 2018 packs Oreo, thankfully, it is eligible to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. However, given that Samsung hasn’t revealed any information about its Pie update roadmap, we can’t be sure when it might arrive. Good news is that they are working on preparing the Samsung Experience 10 OS that is based on Android Pie — in fact, a leaked firmware is already available on the Galaxy S9+.
One thing’s certain, don’t expect it before 2018 comes to an end. We think the Galaxy A7 (2018) could get updated to the latest Android version by Q2 2019.
As for the previous Galaxy A7 model, the one dating back to 2017, the phone was updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, but unfortunately, it’s not eligible to receive the Pie update.