The Galaxy A5 may not be the most premium smartphone on Samsung’s roster, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from rolling out this month’s patch to the model. It is really nice to see Samsung sending out the December patch so early for a change, but at the same time, we were surprised to know that the Galaxy A5 (2016) was the device to get it before every other model. Not that Samsung always maintains a hierarchical list when sending security patches though, because that’s reserved mostly for major updates like OS upgrades.
The security patch comes in with firmware version A510FXXU4CQL1 and at roughly 200MB, so be sure to hook it up to your Wi-Fi before trying to download the OTA package. In addition to the fixes which every December update carries for all Android powered smartphones, it will reportedly also bring improved charging stability and smoother performance. If you are one of the users who have been experiencing Wi-Fi related issues with their A5 (2016) since the October update, do let us know if this fixes anything. Although the news reports are currently coming in from Netherlands only, we are sure that more regions will be getting the same update soon.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)