Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge To Reportedly Receive Android Oreo Update Soon


After a wait of several months, it looks like Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge may finally get the taste of Oreo on their phones. The latest report suggests that both the Samsung phones may get the Android 8.0 Oreo update in the coming few days. The report states that all the US carrier-bound and unlocked versions of Samsung’s 2016 flagship have already received Android Oreo certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. These carriers are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge: WiFi Certification Confirms Update Arrival

This new report comes after folks at SamMobile recently revealed that carriers in North America first submit devices for certification before rolling out a major update. And the certification report from WiFi alliance further confirms the report that both the Samsung flagships are all set to receive the Oreo update in a matter of few days.

The report also suggests that Samsung Turkey had already exposed that the Oreo OTA update for both the phones was in an experimental phase and is expected to go official on April 13. While the revealed date has already passed, the new reports about the update in the US reaffirm that the full-fledged update rollout is around the corner. As is the case with most of the OTA updates, the rollout will be done in a phase-wise manner, starting in the US first and then gradually getting distributed around the world.

To recall, Samsung recently rolled out the Oreo-based Samsung Experience update to its Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge: Price in India

Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is up for purchase in India for as low as Rs. 29,990. The Galaxy S7 edge 32GB storage variant’s price in India is Rs. 35,900 while the 128GB storage version is available for as low as Rs. 43,900.

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge: Specifications and Features

Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were launched in India with Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC instead of Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is available on the global variant.

The Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S7 edge settles for a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. Both the phones come with Samsung’s Always-On display, which helps users check notifications, time, and date without the need to wake the device. Under the hood, both the devices feature 4GB of RAM. The 32GB internal storage on both the devices can be further expanded up to 200GB via microSD card.

Concerning optics, both the phones sport a 12MP Dual Pixel’rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture and smart OIS feature. On the front, both the phones have a 5MP selfie camera with f/1.7 aperture. The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

Currently, both the phones run Android 7.1 Nougat. The Galaxy S7 boasts a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S7 edge packs a 3600mAh battery. Connectivity options on both the phones include Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and USB OTG.