After Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has now listed Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show.
With this listing, it only means that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users can expect to see the OS in the coming weeks, if not month. This also goes hand in hand with a recent report that claimed those in Europe will be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat before this month comes to an end.
The WFA has listed all carrier variants for the U.S. model, including Verizon Wireless’ SM-N920V, AT&T’s SM-N920A, U.S. Cellular’s SM-N920R4 and Sprint’s SM-N920P. All have Android 7.0 Nougat on board, but strange enough, there is no site of T-Mobile, although this shouldn’t mean the carrier will not be rolling out the new OS. The rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will for sure vary with each carrier. But if all goes well, we should start seeing the OS before the end of this month or probably early next month.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the newest member of the Galaxy Note series following what happened to the Galaxy Note 7. Although a 2015 release, the Galaxy Note 5 has some real power. It offers a huge screen size of 5.7 inches – a Super AMOLED panel with QHD resolution. This screen is a little bit more special than the usual panels as it can allow Note 5 users to scribble notes or draw objects on it using the S Pen.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 5 has an Exynos 7420 processor that is paired with a RAM of 4GB. The choice of this Samsung-owned processor for the 2015 model was as a result of an overheating problem in the Snapdragon 810, although Qualcomm later released a second version of the chipset with the issue controlled – the version that powers the Google Nexus 6P. There is no microSD card and thus Samsung went for three storage options of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The camera is good, with the back shipping with a 16MP sensor while the front has a 5MP snapper. The battery powering it has a capacity of 3000mAh.