Before consumers can even get their hands on the freshly launched Samsung galaxy Note 7, the company has released the first firmware update for the device. At the moment, the update is only rolling out to unlocked models which means carrier models like those in the US are less likely to receive the update right now.
The upgrade which was first spotted in Canada weighs 96MB and brings along essential bug fixes, stability improvements and software enhancements. The latest update by Samsung is an effort by the company to leave no place for error as it wants consumers to have a smooth run with the Note 7 the moment they receive their devices.
Lucky pre-order consumers who may already have the device in their possession should be able to install the over-the-air (OTA) update through an alert notification. Else you can head over to Settings> About Device>Download Updates to check for the update. In case you cannot find the update, you can also get the software package from a firmware database and manually flash it onto your device.
The Galaxy Note 7 has been one of the most awaited flagship phones of the year with Samsung recently declaring that demand for the device may be so high that they might be short-stocked. The company's China subsidiary, in addition, has announced a special model only for the competitive Chinese market with a mammoth 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage to take on flagships from homegrown brands like Huawei, Xiaomi and OnePlus.