Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has not been confirmed as part of the Sammy devices that will be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat, leave alone Android 7.1.1 Nougat. But it appears that the tech phone is currently being tested for the latter version, according to a listing on GFXBench.
Many owners of this phone will for sure be hoping that the new Android 7.0 Nougat update makes it to this handset, but whether Samsung will be willing to dedicate some time to work on the phone’s update is still anyone’s guess.
According to the benchmarking website, the said Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show. Under the hood, the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC that is clocked at a speed of 2.6GHz. This is then paired with a Qualcomm Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the listed Galaxy Note 4 has 32GB and for photography, you get a 16MP main camera and 3.7MP lens for selfies.
It is strange that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has not been officially confirmed whether or not it will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat or the newer v7.1.1. The phone was released in October 2014, which happened to be a month earlier than the release of the Google Nexus 6. Interestingly, the latter has already been updated to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but this should be the end of it.
The Google Nexus 6 shares the same hardware specs with the Galaxy Note 4 and as noted, it was released a month after the Note 4 went live. While we could say the Nexus 6 received the Nougat update just because it’s a Google phone, this doesn’t give Samsung a reason not to push the same OTA updates to the Note 4. If anything, it would mean folks at Samsung are somehow lazy, especially since there’s really no major difference between the two phones’ hardware.
Like the Galaxy Note 4, the Nexus 6 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC that is clocked at a speed of 2.7GHz and is paired with an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. You get a 13MP shooter on the back and a 2MP lens for selfies.
Hopefully, this GFXBench listing is actually a confirmation that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is coming to the phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It would be a delight for many, wouldn’t it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.