14 January 2019
Samsung has a bad reputation among tech enthusiasts when it comes to pushing Android software updates. But this time around, it is appearing to be making amends by following a relatively faster and better Android update rollout schedule. And now, it is the Galaxy A5 (2017) running Android Pie has been spotted on the Geekbench website.
The Geekbench listing shows that the Galaxy A5 (2017) unit used for testing was running Android 9 Pie. It seems like the software people at Samsung has started working on the latest update for the mid-range from last year. It managed to score 787 and 4131 in single-core and multi-core tests but considering it must have been a test build, an improvement can be expected with the final build.
Samsung launched Galaxy A5 (2017) with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow during the start of the last year. It has already received an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo which happened earlier this year. It means with the possible Android Pie upgrade around the corner, it will be receiving its second major Android upgrade. This is definitely a good thing to see Samsung supporting a mid-range smartphone for such long.
To give you an overview, the Galaxy A5 (2017) sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. Under the hood, it has the octa-core Exynos 7880 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes in 32GB and 64GB internal storage options with support for microSD cards. Both on the back and the front, it has a single 16-megapixel shooter with f/1.9 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery.