Samsung has massively evolved as a brand in terms of providing software support to their devices. It recently committed to 4 years of support to a range of Galaxy devices. Now, the brand has started rolling out a software update to its 4-year-old mid-range device. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has started receiving the June 2021 Security Patch.
The June 2021 update for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is based on Android 9. The new update for J7 comes as firmware version J730GMUBSCCUF3. This update doesn’t bring any other changes to the device except the security patch. The June 2021 Security Patch comes with around 4 dozen and 19 fixes from Google and Samsung, respectively. To recall, the device was launched in 2017 with Android Nougat. Since then, the brand has upgraded the device to Android 8, followed by OneUI based Android 9 updates.
Availability and Roll-Out
The update is currently being rolled out in Mexico in batches. J7 owners from Mexico can manually check for the update by navigating to Settings -> Software Update -> Download and install. Users in other regions are requested to patiently wait for the update.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) was launched in June 2017. The device is shipped with a 5.5″ FHD Super AMOLED display. The smartphone has a screen-to-body ratio of 73.1%. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by the Octa-Core Exynos 7870 SoC. The processor is built on the 14nm architecture. Graphical duties are handled by the Mali-T830 MP1. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) sports a single 13MP rear camera and a 13MP front camera for selfies. It is backed up by a 3600 mAh battery. For security, the device possesses a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and a compass. The device was available in four colors – Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold. The device has a metal back and weighs 181 gm.