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Latest Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) news

Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), with regular updates and all the information you need.

July security update now available for the Galaxy A3 (2016) and Tab S4

  • By Naresh
  • 3 years ago

No more security updates for the 2016 Galaxy A3, Galaxy J1, and Galaxy J3

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

December security patch update arrives on Galaxy A3 (2016) and A3 (2017)

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy A3 (2016) October security patch rolling out now

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy A3 (2016) charging bug fixed by latest maintenance update

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy A3 (2016) Nougat bug prevents charging beyond 87%

An odd bug has been making life difficult for Galaxy A3 (2016) owners. We’ve heard from several users that this Galaxy A3 (2016) Nougat bug prevents the device from charging beyond 87 percent. It’s very odd and there’s no explanation for this bug as yet. Countless Galaxy A3 (2016) owners have complained about this bug […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy A3 (2016) Nougat update released

It appears that Samsung is now rolling out the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update to the cheapest model in its Galaxy A series. The company has reportedly started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy A3 (2016) in Europe. Not like this wasn’t expected. We saw evidence of the Nougat update being developed for […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy A3 (2016) running Nougat surfaces on Geekbench

We’ve known that Samsung’s preparing to start distributing the long-awaited Nougat update for the Galaxy A3 (2016) for a while now, but unfortunately we don’t have an exact release date. It looks like it could arrive on the device soon, though, as a variant has been spotted on the official Geekbench online database for the second time running […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Galaxy A3 (2016) receives February security patch in the Netherlands

Samsung officially detailed the February security patch for compatible devices earlier this week and it has now started rolling it out for those devices. We’ve received word that the Galaxy A3 (2016) is receiving the February security patch in the Netherlands. Interestingly, last year’s Galaxy A3 has received this patch before the Galaxy A3 (2017), […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 years ago

Here’s a list of all the Galaxy devices that should receive the Nougat update

Now that Samsung’s finally started distributing the long-awaited Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, many owners of the firm’s other handsets have started to question whether their unit will be graced with the latest flavor of Android. To clear up the confusion, we’ve decided to compile a list of all the […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A3 (2016) Nougat update being tested

We exclusively reported about a month ago that Samsung has started working on the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy A (2016) series. Australian carrier Optus started testing this update for the Galaxy A5 (2016) just a few weeks ago. Samsung is also testing said update for the Galaxy A5 (2016) and the Galaxy […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 years ago

Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Earlier today, Samsung took the wraps off three new handsets as part of its Galaxy A series — the Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). They’re all essentially revamped versions of last year’s models and will go on sale next month. But how to they compare to their predecessors? We’ve already pitted the […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Exclusive: Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) lineup

The original Galaxy A lineup was unique in that it was the only non-flagship smartphone series in Samsung’s stable to have received two major Android upgrades, and it looks like the company is looking to do the same for the 2016 Galaxy A smartphones. We have received confirmation that the company will be updating the Galaxy […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 6 years ago

November security patch now making its way to the Galaxy A3 (2016) in Europe

Samsung has today started distributing the November security patch for the factory unlocked model of the Galaxy A3 (2016) in Europe. Just like the build that started rolling out for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the Netherlands last week, the upgrade brings a total of 14 specific bug fixes for the company’s mobile devices, […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung starts rolling out October security patch for the Galaxy A3 (2016) in Europe

Samsung is now in the midst of pushing out a fresh build of the Marshmallow update for the International variant of the Galaxy A3 (2016) in Europe. In addition to transporting a handful of new Android-related changes, the upgrade also carries the patches baked into this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR), which includes fixes for a […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

T-Mobile rolls out Marshmallow update for the Galaxy A3 (2016) in the Netherlands

T-Mobile is now in the midst of rolling out the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 update for its carrier-branded variant of the Galaxy A3 (2016) in the Netherlands. The upgrade — firmware version XXU2BPI3 — weighs in at approximately 2GB and bundles all of the standard features you’d expect to find baked into Marshmallow, in addition to […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Revised user manual suggests that Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy A3 (2016) is imminent

Earlier today, Samsung uploaded a new version of the Galaxy A3 (2016) user manual to its Download Center. Based on initial impressions, it would appear that the support booklet has been revised to include instructions on how to use the new functionality baked into Android 6.0.1, indicating that a Marshmallow rollout for the handset is […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung’s latest ads showcase the design and functionality of its Galaxy A (2016) series

Earlier today, Samsung took to its official YouTube channel to share a trio of commercials showcasing the design, camera ability and mobile payment functionality of its latest mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A9 (2016). https://youtu.be/Hs_56G0CGjs https://youtu.be/St72qtDedpY https://youtu.be/X2meojUo5GQ At present, the Galaxy A (2016) series is only […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 7 years ago

Modular or unibody? For Samsung fans, the LG G5 has a case of confused identity

Until now, consumers have been forced to choose between an elegant design and the enhanced convenience offered by removable batteries. However, the G5 doesn’t compromise beauty or convenience. It has all: the sleek, full metal unibody as well as removable batteries thanks to the modular-type design. –Juno Cho, President & CEO, LG Electronics, MWC 2016 […]

  • By Deidre R.
  • 7 years ago

Tip: What to do without notification LED on Galaxy A (2016) devices

As Samsung puts ever more upmarket specifications into its mid-range Galaxy devices, one nifty little feature remains exclusive to the expensive, high-end side of its portfolio. Amazingly, we’re not talking about fingerprint readers here, nor about cameras with optical image stabilization. If you’ve read our Galaxy A5 (2016) preview, you know those are no longer exclusive […]

  • By Michel G.
  • 7 years ago
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