Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro & Galaxy A5 (2017) August security update rolls out

Several Samsung devices have been receiving the August Android security patch since the Korean OEM introduced it last week. And as is usually the case, Samsung started rolling out the security patch to its flagship devices first.

We’ve already highlighted the August patch’s advent on Samsung Galaxy S10 & S9/S9+. And now it seems, after the flagships, the OEM has started rolling out the security patch to its mid-range devices as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro & Galaxy A5 (2017) are reportedly receiving the August update.

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ August security update

As you may know, Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro was launched back in 2017 and left the factory with Exynos 7870 processor, single rear camera setup carrying a 13MP sensor and Android Nougat 7.0.

Apart from Galaxy J7 Pro, same is the story with Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), for it is also receiving the August patch. For refresher, the device was announced two years ago sporting Exynos 7880 processor, single rear camera setup carrying a 16MP sensor and Android Marshmallow 6.0.

A Twitter user confirmed the arrival of the August update on their Galaxy A5 (2017) in the Brazilian region. The update bears build number A520FXXSBCHSH2, as can be seen in the following image:

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
August security update on Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

With this being said, it’s still not clear what exact changes have been included in the new Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro & Galaxy A5 (2017) updates other than the upgraded security patch. But we’re looking for more info regarding this, and will share as and when we catch hold of it.

While the Korean OEM is still managing to roll-out timely security updates to the device which was announced almost two years ago, phone makers like Motorola are struggling to provide timely security updates to even to their freshly launched smartphones like Moto G7, G7 Plus & G7 Power.

Moto G7/G7 Plus just got the June OTA

Anyway, the August update is live for both of the devices, and you can check your device for updates. If you haven’t received the update notification yet, please be patient, as airborne updates are pushed in batches, and hence all devices may not receive the update at the same time.

Let us know in the comments section below if you got the new update already. And don’t forget to mention, if you find any bugs and issues after updating the latest security patch.

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Anubhav Tyagi

Anubhav identifies himself as gadget fanatic & a stickler for detail and accuracy. He’s quite an aficionado of sci-fi movies, gaming, and music. When not writing about his favorite genres on PW, he can be seen clicking photographs.