Galaxy J7 Neo gets March 2018 security patch

Samsung is rolling out the March 2018 security patch for yet another mid-range handset today. This doesn’t come as a surprise since the company has developed a habit recently of rolling out the latest security maintenance releases to its mid-range devices first. The March 2018 security patch is now available for download for the Galaxy J7 Neo bearing model number SM-J701M.

Galaxy J7 Neo March 2017 security patch

If you’ve never heard of this device but the model number sounds familiar that’s because the SM-J701 has been released in other markets as the Galaxy J7 Core and the Galaxy J7 Nxt. The Neo branding was used for Latin American markets.

It’s a textbook mid-range device with an Exynos 7870 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The device also features a 5.5 inch 720×1280 pixel resolution display, a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera.

Samsung has rolled out firmware version J701MUBU3ARC1 for the Galaxy J7 Neo in Peru. The update is being rolled out now over-the-air and it’s also available for download from our firmware section.

The security maintenance release for the month of March 2018 fixes nine critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system aside from patching many high-risk and moderate-risk vulnerabilities. Fixes for five Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items are also onboard.

Expect Samsung to roll out the March 2018 security patch to more compatible smartphones in the coming weeks.

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