Yeah the a3 2017 should get it as well as it has the a6's cpu. In fact, the j6+ with an sd425 and the J3 2017 with exynos 7570 is getting pie which are worse processors than the one in the a3 2016, so there can be no excuses.
Chewbacca: That is not true. The update to Pie is scheduled for many of Galaxy J series (J2 to J7) with notable lower powered hardware than A5 2017 has. Galaxy A6 is scheduled for update as well. A6 has equal RAM of 3GB & 32Gb but 1/3 weaker CPU than A5 2017 has.
A5 was released at the time when Android 7 Nougat was already on all other phones I knew at the time but I was wondered why A5 2017 is listed with Andropoid 6 in specs. As Samsung promised 2 major updates for A5 2017 I can see from where the wind blows now :-))) . Anyway my A5 2017 was already shipped with Android 8 Oreo & I expect update to Android 9 Pie. Thanks.
Szeretnénk a frissítést, a telefon hardver szempontjából nem képez hátrányt.
Aki új telefont vesz, nem azért veszi mert nem jött rá az új szoftveres rendszer, hanem mert hardveres fejlődést szeretne elérni.
A5/A7 2017 were released with an outdated 6.0.1 marshmallow while other phones released at the same time were running nougat.
Samsung claims that it gives A series phones 2 major updates but this was not technically 2 major updates because they were released with an outdated os version an unfair update policy for the A5/A7 2017 users,we consider this cheating!
Phones that were released in the same time as A5/A7 2017 but they were running nougat
LG K10 (2017),LG K8 2017,Huawei P8 Lite (2017),Nokia 6,Honor 8 Lite,LG Aristo,Huawei Mate 9 Pro,OnePlus 3T, HTC U Ultra,Asus Zenfone 3s Max,ZTE Blade V8.