Few days ago ~ actually just late this weekend, Samsung surprised everyone when they released a software update for the Korea Telecom variant of the Galaxy Note 5. The update is the one that has been anticipated by many that bears Samsung’s latest Grace UX which debuted with the Galaxy Note7. As we all know, the Galaxy Note7 has been discontinued and pull out from the market because of “still” an unfigured battery problem. Since the incident, many if not most Galaxy smartphone users are wishing for Samsung to port the said user interface to other Galaxy Devices.
Grace UX was expected to become available together with Android 7.0 (Nougat) update rollout for Galaxy devices, but for the case of the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung didn’t wait for Nougat update to bring the user interface to users. In fact, Grace UX is solidly built on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) in which the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 came with out of the box. And since the two devices could have shared some of the key features, it was then easy for Samsung to port the features into the one year old handset without the much-needed modification and further customizations.
Along with the new UI changes, the new update also includes a number of enhancements like the Wide Selfie, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Smart Manager, Blue Light Filter and Game Tools. Along with these new features, the UI also brought a cleaner and much more intuitive user interface. Though still built on top of Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz interface, the new changes has made the user experience more engaging and the system itself has become a lot smoother and virtually lag free.
The firmware comes with version KKU2CPI1 and is being rolled out in stages and as we’ve mentioned, the update was first spotted on devices from Korea Telecom and in the coming weeks, it’s been projected to spread across the country and hopefully to other regions as well.
If you’re one of those users that welds a Galaxy Note 5 device from Korea Telecom then you may check and download the update from Settings > About Device > Software Update > Update Now.