Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are the latest Verizon smartphones to be updated with the June Android security patch. The update for these two comes about a week after the same update was pushed to this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
This is somehow unusual for Verizon users as this carrier rarely takes the front seat when it comes to rolling out software updates. In addition, Samsung has also been doing great lately as far as software updates are concerned. Of course, it’s a little late for the update to reach the devices at this stage of the month, especially given that Google started rolling out the same update in early June. Still, it’s better late than never.
Those using any of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+ on Verizon can now get this new security patch installed on their devices via an OTA update. While the former will be receiving a software update with version number MMB29K.N920VVZW2BPF2, the latter will be updated with version number MMB29K.G928VVZW2BPF2. According to the update’s changelog, users of Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be treated to the most up-to-date Android security patch that brings bug fixes as well as security improvements from both Google and Samsung.
While this is happening, Verizon users of the Galaxy Note 5 can also rejoice in the fact that they can now make use of the Write On PDF feature, which the carrier has removed from this 2015 phablet. Samsung is aware of the fact that some carriers remove and add certain functionalities to their devices, however, to ensure that you keep using this amazing Write On PDF tool, the South Korean tech giant has decided to avail it as a standalone app via the Google Play Store. Cool huh!
As mentioned earlier, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ were both released in 2015. In essence, the two phones are mainly differentiated by the design of their screens and the distinct S Pen stylus. Where the Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a curved dual-edge panel, you get a flat screen panel on the Galaxy Note 5. In addition, while the latter comes with an S Pen stylus, the former lacks such capability.
As for the rest of the internals, you will find the same spec sheet on both phones. An octa-core Exynos 7420 paired with a 4GB RAM are what you find beneath the 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD screens on the two handsets. Currently, the two phones can be updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Note 5 has three storage options of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB whereas the S6 Edge+ only manages two options of 32GB and 64GB.
The camera specs remain the same, where there are a 16MP rear snapper and 5MP selfie camera, both with f/1.9 aperture, OIS and LED flash on board, among other features.