Er, surprise? Galaxy A5 (2016) is first to get December security patch

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Last updated: December 5th, 2017 at 17:28 UTC+01:00

For the third time in a row, one of Samsung’s A series phones has become the first to receive an update with the latest security patch. The Galaxy A5 (2016) is receiving the update in the Netherlands, and it’s just not security fixes it brings. The update also improves charging stability and the phone’s performance, but it’s unclear if it fixes a Wi-Fi connection issue that has plagued the device since the October update (according to Galaxy Club).

The December security patch, as detailed earlier today, brings fixes for plenty of Android vulnerabilities and ten specific to Samsung devices. The firmware version after the update will be A510FXXU4CQL1, and the over-the-air download is 200 MB in size. We can see the 2017 variant of the A5, and also the A7 (2016) and A7 (2017), getting the update in the coming days, before the December patch makes its way to flagships like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 and other devices in the company’s galaxy.

Check to see if the update is available for you

To see if the update is available on your phone, tap the Download updates manually option in the Software update menu in the phone’s settings. If you’re not in a rush, you can wait for the update to show up on its own. Seeing the update in another country or another device? Leave a comment to let us know!

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