Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime gets new security update, but it's not One UI (Android Pie 9.0)

The newest incarnation of Samsung’s smartphone OS interface One UI, as you may know, is the OEM’s customized skin based on Android 9.0 Pie. The company’s latest flagship phones Galaxy S10 series embrace One UI out of the box, and it has slowly been making way to older Samsung phones.

Over past few weeks, Galaxy J series’ phones namely J7 Pro, J7 Nxt/J7 Neo and J4 Core were upgraded to One UI. Just yesterday, Android Pie landed on the Virgin Mobile variants of Galaxy J3 Achieve (aka Galaxy J3 2018). The update brought along the June security patch.

One UI/Android Pie on Galaxy J3 Achieve (Virgin Mobile)

But what about Galaxy J series’ device J7 Prime? For a quick refresher, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is a 2016 mid-ranger phone powered by Exynos 7870 Octa processor. The device embraced Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and currently sits on Android Oreo.

Since it’s a 3 year old phone, it has already got its share of 2 major OS updates (as per the general software update policy). But considering that its online variant Galaxy On7 Prime was upgraded to One UI, Galaxy J7 Prime should also get to taste Android Pie-based One UI.

While J7 Prime users are desperately eyeing Android Pie’s arrival, the phone is now receiving yet another monthly security patch. The update weighs about 240MB, bears build number G610FDDU1CSF2/G610FODD1CSF1/G610FDDU1CSF1 and brings the June security patch.

Galaxy J7 Prime June OTA (India)

As is usually the case with updates, they are rolled out in batches, so the June patch may take time to make it to all units in India. As for Android Pie/One UI, Galaxy J7 Prime users will have to wait, as there’s no ETA for the update’s arrival.

Rest assured, we’re keeping a continuous tab and will let you know as and when Pie gets rolling on Galaxy J7 Prime (aka Samsung Galaxy On Nxt or Galaxy On7 Prime). That’s not all.

Galaxy J7 Prime 2 gets June OTA

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 (aka Galaxy J7 Prime (2018) is also getting the June security update. Back in May, the device was upgraded to Android Pie/One UI in India. The update bumped the version to G611FFDDU1CSD8/ G611FFODI1CSE3 and brought along the May security patch.

The currently rolling out June update (~50MB) on Galaxy J7 Prime 2 bumps the version further to G611FFDDU1CSF2/G611FFODI1CSF2/G611FFDDU1CSF3.

Galaxy J7 Prime 2 June security update

Just like J7 Prime, the June update on J7 Prime 2 may also take time to reach all units. So hang in tight, as you may get to see the notification anytime. And yes, feel free to drop a comment and share with us how the updates act on your units.

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