Samsung Latest News & Update: Samsung Evolving The Galaxy Note 5 Into The Note 7?

By CJ Estimada , Updated Nov 29, 2016 11:45 AM EST

It hasn't been long since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been declared officially "discontinued" due to exploding batteries that made it a fire hazard. This means that users of last year's Galaxy Note 5 are left without a flagship smartphone for 2016. For those who are still holding onto the Note 5, the good news is that if you don't plan to switch over to the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, the Korean giant tech company has something for you.

Exciting Features From The Grace UX Includes Ultra Power Saving Mode & More

Over in Korea, according to reports, it seems that Samsung is on the go spread out an update for the Note 5 in which takes in some of the Note 7's features onto the Note 5. In particular, the Grace UX, which made its debut in the Note 7, is now being rolled out to the Note 5. This consists of new and exciting features like Wide Selfie, Blue Light Filter, Game Tools, Ultra Power Saving Mode and Smart Manager, BGR reports. The year-old Galaxy Note 5 may perhaps be the perfect Samsung phablet money can buy right now, thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding battery.

Note 7 Software Being Rolled Out To The Note 5 In Korea For the Meantime

Currently limited to South Korea, the Grace UX update is still a Marshmallow-based update for the old phablet, but that shouldn't make it any less delightful. Apparently, this won't turn your Note 5 into a Note 7, but it should make your phone feel new to some degree. Thanks to the slicker animations.

It isn't Android 7.0 Nougat either. Nevertheless, Note 5 users will probably have to wait if they want to get their hands on the Nougat update whose release date we cannot confirm yet. No word on when Samsung plans on pushing out this update to users outside of Korea yet either cited, Ubergizmo.

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