Samsung offers a second life to the Galaxy Note 5 … thanks to the late Note 7

a03effb592e7e54be7a410b64148aSamsung recycles the overlay of the Galaxy Note 7, Grace UX, on the Galaxy Note 5. Exit at the end of August 2015, this phablette has never been officially available in France.

Samsung decided to make new with old. The South Korean brand has begun to update the OS running Galaxy Note 5 smartphones held by subscribers to Korea Telecom.

This update, about 600 MB, does not allow these smartphones, released in the summer of 2015, to run under Nougat, but brings them still one of the latest software innovations produced by Samsung: the overlay Grace UX, based on Android 6.0.1.

This interface, originally installed on the Galaxy Note 7, offers new features like “wide” selfies, a blue anti-light filter – not yet available on the S7 Edge, the latest high-end smartphone of the brand – or The Ultra Power Saving Mode, which saves as much as possible the battery of the smartphone by reducing its activity to the essential uses. Compared to the traditional TouchWiz interface, Grace UX also brings a new version of the settings menu, sharper icons and other aesthetic enhancements.

Grace UX with Android Nougat

The owners of Galaxy Note 5 around the world – and the few French who have found to buy it – should also soon take advantage of this update. Not surprisingly, the Grace UX overlay should also happen on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on the occasion of their move to the latest version of Android.

If Samsung had to recall the Galaxy Note 7 last October following unexplained explosions or blazes of several devices, it would have been a pity to lose all the technological advances proposed by this smartphone.

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