September security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

September security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy A5 (2016) smartphone.

Currently hitting units in Europe, the update bumps the firmware version to XXS3BPI8, and brings along the Android security patch for the month of September.

September security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A5

September security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A5

Versions:
A500F (Global), A500FU (Europe), A500M (Peru, Colombia), A500Y (Australia, New Zealand), A500YZ (Taiwan), A500F1/A500K/A500S (Korea), A500FQ (Turkey)

NETWORK
° Technology – GSM / HSPA / LTE

LAUNCH
° Announced – 2014, October
° Status – Available. Released 2014, December

BODY
° Dimensions – 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 in)
° Weight – 123 g (4.34 oz)
° Sim – Nano-SIM

DISPLAY
° Type – Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
° Size – 5.0 inches (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio)
° Resolution – 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
° Multi-touch – Yes
° Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 4

PLATFORM
° OS – Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
° Chips – Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
° County – Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
° GPS – Adreno 306

MEMORY
° Card slot – microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
° Internal – 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

CAMERA
° Primary – 13 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, autofocus, ° LED flash, check quality
° Features – Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
° Video – 1080p@30fps, check quality
° Secondary – 5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm

SOUND
° Alert types – Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
° Loudspeaker – Yes
° 3.5mm jack – Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS
° WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band,
° WiFi Direct, hotspot
° Bluetooth – v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
° GPS – Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
° NFL – Yes (LTE model only)
° Radio – FM radio, recording
° USB – microUSB v2.0

FEATURES
° Sensors – Accelerometer, proximity, compass
° Messaging – SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
° Browser – HTML5
° Java – No
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice
– MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

BATTERY
° Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
° Talk time – Up to 15 h (3G)
° Music play – Up to 68 h

MISC
° Colors – Pearl White, Midnight Black,
° Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
° SAR US – 0.65 W/kg (head) 0.48 W/kg (body)
° SAR El – 0.23 W/kg (head) 0.40 W/kg (body)
° Price group – 6/10

TESTS
° Performance – Basemark OS II: 555 /
° Basemark OS II 2.0: 569
° Basemark X: 1897
° Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.895 (sunlight)
° Camera – Photo / Video
° Loudspeaker – Voice 57dB / Noise 60dB /
° Ring 66dB
° Audio quality Noise -94.5dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
° Battery life Endurance rating 74h

September security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A5

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