Samsung Galaxy J3 receives PL3 update to fix critical security vulnerability

The Galaxy J3 from Samsung’s budget division has received a Marshmallow based update today. The 173MB OTA update with build no J320FXXU0APL3 brings bug fixes, performance and stability improvements and mainly provides the patch for a critical security vulnerability.

Although, Samsung didn’t mention the vulnerability in question, but we guess it would be the DirtyCow root exploit that was found in mainstream Linux kernel (which Android also uses) some time back.

The J3 aims to compete with Motorola’s Moto E Power and other such devices mainly in budget oriented markets like India. The smartphone features the-not-so-popular Spreadtrum SC9830 SoC along with 1.5GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p display and a moderate 2300mAh battery.

Samsung does have a tendency to price their budget devices slightly higher than the competing ones. It’s loyal customers who’ve had some history with Samsung who opt for devices like the J3 providing Samsung the saving grace it needs in the budget department.

Pushing aside the budget sector, Samsung is planning big according to a leak revealing their plans for the upcoming foldable smartphones.