Samsung has been busy rolling out Android Lollipop to its high-end devices and now it looks like the company’s mid-rangers are in for the update treatment too. According to SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 are scheduled for an Android 5.0 Lollipop update sometime in the third quarter of the year.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update will include all of the Android features and changes found on Samsung high-end products and will also give the smartphones a bit of a face-lift, thanks to Material Design inspired elements found in the new Touchwiz. Speaking of which, Samsung’s latest iteration of its TouchWiz UI seems quite improved over previous versions, and the mid-range E5 and E7 could benefit greatly from Samsung’s performance optimizations. Although we will probably have to wait until Q3 2015 for the full list of changes heading to Samsung’s latest mid-rangers.
The Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 were launched by Samsung at the beginning of the year in India and have apparently been selling rather well in emerging markets. Although the handsets don’t pack in all of Samsung’s cutting edge high-end features, the E5 and E7 do include Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Private Mode and Multi screen software features, along with larger Super AMOLED displays and 5MP front facing “selfie” camera sensor hardware.
Although Google’s new Android M operating system will be close to its official release later in the year, it is promising to see that Samsung is intent on providing substantial updates for its full range of smartphones going forward. Perhaps Samsung could have been a little quicker, but Q3 isn’t that long to wait anymore.