One of Samsung’s most potent and robust mid-tier smartphones yet is about to get even better, thanks to silky smooth Lollipop goodies disseminated in parts of Europe and Asia for the time being.
Yesterday, we had both good and bad news to share on the software support front as far as Galaxy stars were concerned. Today, it’s all good. And factual, instead of empty promises from the OEM’s various social media channels, which may or may not materialize with happy endings.
The Galaxy E5 is upgraded as we speak from Android 4.4 KitKat directly to 5.1.1 Lollipop in India and Russia. Next up, the system renovation should gradually spread out across territories where the metal-framed 5 incher saw daylight since February, including the US.
Granted, American carriers never looked interested in playing their part to raise people’s expectations from affordable gear. Still, you can easily score the SIM-free E5 through Amazon starting at $250 or so. Not a bad deal, given the 7.3 mm wasp waist, 720p display, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 MP LED flash rear camera and 5 MP selfie shooter.
The 2,400 mAh battery isn’t half bad either, considering the super-slim profile, and hopefully, the new OS build will further improve autonomy. And general stability, and UI velocity, photography performance, security, as well as notification pushing.
Obviously, you’ll need quite a lot of storage space to accommodate all the enhancements and tweaks. Specifically, roughly 750 MB, at least in India. Good thing there are 16 gigs to go around by default, plus a prospective additional 64 via a microSD card.
Ironically, Galaxy E5’s bigger, more gifted brother, the 5.5-inch/2 GB RAM E7, is stuck with KitKat, and we’ve no idea when might its own Lollipop makeover go down. It could happen tomorrow… or a month from now.
Source: Sam Mobile