Samsung Galaxy S7 may receive Nougat update on January 17

Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 was launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow onboard, and while that may have been good news during the time of its release, this phone is still to be blessed with the Nougat update by its makers. January 17 is now being touted to be the date on which that will happen.

It’s worth noting that Samsung will be skipping the Android 7.0 Nougat release and jumping directly to the 7.1 edition which has so far only been seen on Google’s Pixel handsets. A beta of the same is under testing since December 8; so it’s high time the company comes up with a stable version for the Galaxy S7 range.

News about its arrival on January 17 has come via a website named The Android Soul which has spotted a screenshot showing an announcement from Samsung Turkey. This announcement clearly mentions that the Nougat update for the SM-G935F model will be outed on the said date.

Here’s a quick glance at all the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7:

– Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED, QHD 1440 x 2560 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgraable)
– CPU: Octa core Exynos 8890
– GPU: Mali-T880 MP12
– Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 200GB)
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
– Weight: 152 grams
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, microUSB v2.0

Let us now wait and see whether January 17 indeed turns out to be the date when Nougat finally arrives for the Samsung Galaxy S7. Its Edge variant will presumably get the software around the same time.