Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Update

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is having a rather curious survival within the Samsung ecosystem. In February, the company closed its cycle of official updates – three years of security patches – but curiously went on to the list of products to gain quarterly updates. Well, now we’re seeing the first one.

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is getting a new firmware update which brings the April 2019 security patch. Reported to have been released in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine, the update also comes with a series of fixes.

It fixes five critical Android flaws, plus a few dozen minor issues, and 15 unique bugs from Samsung’s customizations over the OS. So it’s really relaxing news for Galaxy A5 (2016) users.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) came with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7580 Octa-core chipset, and 13MP rear camera. It has a 5MP front camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

The update is rolling out in phases and will land slowly on all eligible devices. You can also check the update manually by going Settings > About Phone > Software update.