Some good news for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Samsung has started to seed a new software update to the phablet, bringing the Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to it.
The update is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is currently rolling out on the Korea Telecom network in Samsung’s home market of South Korea. It carries the firmware version KKU2CPI1 and is being rolled out via the OTA route.
The update includes all the new features introduced with the Grace UX, such as Wide Selfie mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Smart Manager, Blue Light Filter, and Game Tools. It also happens to leaner than the previous iteration of TouchWiz, along with smoother animations. As with any update, it does include a few bug fixes and other minor improvements as well.
OTA updates, whether minor or major, are pushed out in stages to users, so it might take a few days for the update to reach most Galaxy Note 5 owners on the Korea Telecom network. While there is no confirmation yet, we do expect the same update to arrive to Galaxy Note 5 units in other regions as well. Since the Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 is far from ready at this point, this minor update should keep owners of the phablet busy until Samsung is ready to push out the final Nougat update.
While you’re waiting for the update to become available for your unit, take a look at the update screenshots below.