Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Refreshes With April Android Security Update

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Samsung has rolled out April Android security patch update for the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) smartphone. According to SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the first handset to receive the update. Even though the company launched two variants of the device in the US and Europe such as Netherlands and Luxembourg, Samsung avoided Indian market due to unknown reasons.

From our point of view, the latest batch of the update will most probably contain improvements and bug fixes. However, we don’t have any confirmation since there is no changelog provided by the company. If you have access to the Galaxy J3 (2017), you can install the update and experience the features. That said, you will not be able to visualize the new additions if the features are embedded deep inside the Android system.

Like in the case of any other updates, the April security patch update for the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is currently being pushed via OTA. Hence, it will take few days for the new update to hit your devices. In addition to OTA updates, you can also download Zip files, which can be installed using an unlocked bootloader.

You will view a message notification if the update is made available. Alternatively, you can navigate to Settings | Software update to check for the presence of the update. You should also establish connectivity with Wi-Fi to avoid interruptions and should also charge the smartphone up to full capacity. If the charging level is below 50%, you should connect the smartphone to the AC power.

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Talking about the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is equipped with a 5-inch PLS HD display, Exynos 7570 processor, Mali-T720 graphics, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera powered by a 2400mAh battery. The smartphone is pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat. The rear camera offers support for face detection, HDR, and panorama, while the front camera provides support for LED Flash.

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