Samsung announced the Galaxy A7 (2018) in September this year. Unlike the A-series smartphones announced before it, the Galaxy A7 (2018) brought some new innovation to the mid-range segment. It was the first relatively affordable smartphone to be launched with a triple-camera setup at the rear, making it a more attractive buy than most other budget and mid-range smartphones launched by Samsung this year. The handset has now been spotted on Geekbench running on the Android 9 Pie operating system, suggesting that Samsung is making progress with the stable update for the Galaxy A7 (2018).
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Appears on Geekbench Running Android Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) SM-A750FN variant has appeared on the popular Geekbench benchmark database running on the Android 9 Pie operating system. While we do not expect Samsung to begin pushing the Android Pie stable update for the smartphone anytime soon, the listing does make it quite clear that the South Korean company is currently testing the update internally. Looking at the benchmark scores, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) scored 1,686 points in the single-core test and 4,894 points in the multi-core test. Both the scores are very slightly on the higher side when compared to the scores achieved by the handset on Android Oreo. This means the Android Pie update for the Galaxy A7 (2018) will be well-optimized and users can look forward to slightly improved system performance as well.
While Samsung has confirmed that it will be bringing its One UI Android interface with the Pie update for its flagship models, it is not clear if devices like the Galaxy A7 (2018) will also get the updated UI. Samsung is expected to begin rolling out the stable Android Pie update with the One UI to its flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S9 series and the Galaxy Note 9 starting next month. Mid-range Galaxy smartphones will likely receive the Android Pie update sometime towards the end of Q1 or early Q2 2019.