Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Galaxy Note 4 is getting a boost even before its release in major international markets. U.S. carriers will start selling the device on October 14. Its launch in the UK was also delayed by a week to October 17. Samsung has confirmed that the Note 4 will go on sale in India on the same day, October 17.
The update is quite small in size
But SamMobile reports that the Korean electronics giant has updated the phone’s firmware to improve battery life and provide more stability. The latest update’s firmware number is XXU1ANJ4. It’s quite small in size at 36MB. Users can install the update when they open retail units on day one. If you have already got your hands on the Galaxy Note 4, go to Setting > About Phone > Software Update to get the latest firmware update.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 comes with a big 3220mAh battery. Reports suggest that it’s not as good as the iPhone 6 Plus battery. But SamMobile says that the update will significantly improve the phone’s battery life. Samsung hasn’t yet announced the update officially. The Korean company launched the Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea and China late last month.
Samsung hopes Galaxy Note 4 to revive its fortunes
Samsung is facing fierce competition from Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that have received over 20 million pre-orders in the first four days. Asian Android vendors such as Xiaomi and Micromax are also eating into its market share in the low and mid-range segment. The Korean company warned investors earlier this month that its third-quarter profits tumbled 60% from the same period last year. The company relies on the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha to revive its crumbling fortunes.
Galaxy Note 4 boasts of a giant 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an improved S Pen stylus, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 3GB RAM, 2.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 processor and up to 128GB storage. The phone comes with 16-megapixel main camera with Smart OIS and 3.7-megapixel front snapper.