Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt/J7 Core now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

The Android Oreo upgrade brings in some nice new features for the users of this budget smartphone, such as picture-in-picture mode, which is in addition to the split-screen mode first introduced in Android Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt

The budget smartphone by Samsung called Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt in India and Galaxy J7 Core in some other markets has now started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update. The J series of budget smartphones by Samsung started receiving the update to Oreo yesterday, with the firmware reaching the sub-Rs 10,000 phone Galaxy J7 Nxt today.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt: Android Oreo Update

According to a report, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt in several Asian countries such as Thailand, Philippines, and Cambodia has started receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update over-the-air (OTA). The build number of the firmware is J701FXXU6BRH9, and it should arrive in your Galaxy J7 Nxt in a few hours or days.

OTA updates sometimes take a few days to reach all handsets. If you haven’t received a notification from your phone’s Settings app, open it and check in the Software Update section if you see this new build number.

Android Oreo Update: What’s New

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt users moving from Android Nougat to Android Oreo will see some useful improvements in the software. These include notification dots, autofill API, picture-in-picture mode, and additional features by the Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 skin.

The notifications dots bit lets you see notifications from apps without having to open them, and you see a ‘dot’ on the top corner of each app that is waiting with unopened notifications for you. You can enable and disable this feature from the Settings. Just go to the Settings app, click on Notifications section, click on more options, and allow notification dots.

The autofill API saves your time from the unnecessary search for your passwords, as it takes password info from your logged-in Google Chrome account and auto-fills the details. You can enable this feature from the advanced settings in the Language & Input section.

Picture-in-picture mode is where one app is allowed by Oreo to run over another app, so you can use both at the same time, or see your home screen while one app is minimized and still running over the home screen. This is an improvement of and an addition to the split-screen mode you saw in Android Nougat.

This feature comes in most handy when using a video calling app or video viewing app that you wish to keep on while using some other apps. You can enable the setting from app options of individual apps. There are other new additions to the Oreo update, and we suggest you take a demo tour before you start using it.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt: Specifications, Price in India

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt costs Rs 9,440 at and a wee bit more at other places. This price is for the 2GB RAM variant, which packs in 16GB of internal storage. There is also a larger 3GB RAM model, which comes with 32GB of internal storage, and costs Rs 10,599.

The handset ships with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, and follows the old 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor, and draws life from a 3,000mAh battery. The camera on the front has a 5MP sensor and the rear primary camera is 13MP. Both the front and rear cameras get LED flash.

You get dual 4G SIM support, but the setup is a Hybrid type, so you can either use two SIM cards or one memory card for stretching the storage to 256GB. The phone does not have a fingerprint sensor, and weighs about 170 grams.