Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) receives April Android security patch

We are not sure why the company decided roll out the update to its budget offering, instead of a high-end device.

By Chandrika Jana

    When Google releases monthly security updates, usually Pixel and Nexus devices are the first ones to get them. However, that is not always the case. SamMobile reports that a Samsung smartphone has already received the Android Security patch for April. The device in question is the Galaxy J3 (2017) and it seems to be the only smartphone to get the April security patch.

    Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) receives April Android security patch

    Since Samsung has started pushing out the April security patch, a wider rollout is expected soon. We are not sure why the company decided roll out the update to its budget offering, instead of a high-end device. There's no official word on this matter yet. The changelog of the update is not available as well. However, Google will soon release the update along with all the information.

    According to the report, the update is currently available in only a few European countries like Luxembourg and the Netherlands. However, the update is likely to roll out to other regions in the following says. Eligible users can download the update by going to their phone's Settings>About Phone> System Updates.

    Other than that, OTA zip files that can be installed on devices with an unlocked bootloader. OTA zip files can be sideloaded too on top of the existing software version.

    To recall, the Galaxy J3 (2017) was launched in June last year. The smartphone is available in the US and the Europe, but it didn't reach the Indian market. It comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

    In terms of optics, The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) sports a 13MP main shooter at the back, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera. It packs a 2,400mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

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    The smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor, which is coupled by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The storage space is further expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.

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