Samsung is rolling out the February security patch to the Galaxy J5 / J7 (2017)

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)

Samsung is rolling out the February security patch for its Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) devices. The smartphones follow the already updated Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 and Galaxy A5 (2017) to be of the first receiving the fixes.

The Korean company rolls out security improvements every other month, tackling numerous security based issues. February’s patch includes all the changes from the Android Security Bulletin, fixing six crucial vulnerabilities …


T-Mobile will update its Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy Tab E to Android 8 Oreo

T-Mobile recently revealed that it’s going to update two of
its affordable Samsung devices to Android 8 Oreo: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, and Samsung
Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (both launched last year with Android 7 Nougat on board). This is
newsworthy because cheap phones and tablets are often neglected when it comes
to new software updates. The Galaxy J7 Prime and Tab E are joining a bunch of
high-end Samsung phones in the waiting line for Oreo, including the Galaxy Note
8, plus all Galaxy S8 and S7 models available on T-Mobile (or course, we
already knew that these would be updated to Oreo). At …

Amazon India teases new Samsung Galaxy On handset which could be a rebranded Galaxy J7 Pro

Amazon India has started teasing a new Samsung Galaxy On handset. Considering that the Galaxy On models have always been rebranded Galaxy J units, the question is which one of the latter models is getting turned on. Or should we say, turned into an On. Amazon’s Indian website mentions the phone’s “Superior Performance,” and a “New Way To Shop.” The latter could be hinting that the phone will be equipped with Samsung Pay or another mobile payment system. Since the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the only model in the series with support for the complete Samsung Pay package, that could be the phone that …

T-Mobile begins Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout for the original Samsung Galaxy J7

The original Galaxy J7 is the latest Samsung smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android Nougat update at T-Mobile. The US carrier has already published the changelog of the update, but there isn’t anything interesting mentioned there.

Although T-Mobile claims the Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update, the smartphone is being upgraded directly to Android 7.1.1. A security patch is included in the update as well, but we can’t say for sure whether it’s the one released by Google in September or October.

We can definitely say that you …

Samsung Galaxy J7+ goes official with dual-camera setup, solid aluminum body

Samsung has just officialized its second smartphone to feature dual-camera setup on the back side, the Galaxy J7+. The device leaked for the first time a few days after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, its flagship smartphone meant to hit the shelves on September 15.

Over the weekend, the Galaxy J7+ popped up on Samsung Thailand website, along with information about price and availability. The bad new is the phone won’t come cheap, as Samsung announced the Galaxy J7+ costs about $390 outright.

On the flip side, those who pre-order the smartphone will receive …

Meet the Galaxy J7+, Samsung's second dual-camera phone

It appears that Samsung is readying itself to launch another dual-camera phone. Merely two days after the Galaxy Note 8 officially broke cover, a leak from Thailand revealed the second Samsung handset to officially take advantage of the new ISOCELL Dual image sensors. 
Meet the Galaxy J7+, an upper mid-range successor to the J7 (2017) that should premiere soon in the Southeast Asian country. The device’s main camera composition consists of a 13MP f/1.7 sensor complemented by a secondary 5MP f/1.9 unit. …

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro unofficially available in the US via Amazon

One of Samsung’s newest mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy J7 Pro, can now be bought in the US. While it’s not officially sold by Samsung, the J7 Pro (model number J730G) can be purchased via Amazon from a third-party seller. This seems to be a version of the phone that’s made for Latin America, so it’ s fully compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, but, unfortunately, it does not come with US warranty.

Essentially, the Galaxy J7 Pro is the same device that Samsung is selling in Europe under the name of Galaxy J7 (2017). This means it’s different and better than AT&T’s …

Official: Samsung to launch unlocked Galaxy J3 and J7 in the US on July 28

The inexpensive Samsung Galaxy J3 and J7 are already available in the United States, but you can only get them from various carriers in the country. Both devices made their debut on the market recently, but they are sold under different names, which might confuse consumers.

For whatever reason, Samsung has decided to offer customers the option to purchase either of the two budget-friendly smartphones from just about any major retailer in the country. The South Korean company announced that unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy J3 and J7 would be available for …

Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) coming soon

Samsung is never clear about Android OS updates unless it involves high-end smartphones and tablets, which are almost always getting major software upgrades for about two years.

The Galaxy J7 (2016) is one of Samsung’s mid-rangers that made its debut on the market more than a year ago. The smartphone is still running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as Samsung hasn’t said anything about a possible Nougat update.

The good news is Samsung doesn’t have to say anything as long as we can crawl the internet for info. The Galaxy J7 (2017) has been recently listed at Wi-Fi …

Samsung Galaxy J3, J5, J7: 2017 vs 2016 versions

The Samsung Galaxy J series is a relative newcomer to the Samsung smartphone family. That being said, it does cater to users that don’t require the best of the best from their handsets, and would rather save a few hundred bucks.

That’s why the series enjoys a moderate success globally, and it’s being upgraded for another year. But what exactly are the differences between last year’s Galaxy J smartphones and the current generation?

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

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