The Exynos-powered variant of the Galaxy S5 flagship which was released in August 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box is starting to receive 6.0.1 Marshmallow in Europe. The update carries a build number of G903FXXU1BPD4 and it’s available only for the SM-G903F model.
According to reports, Samsung started pushing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Galaxy S5 Neo in European countries such as Austria, Greece, UK, Germany and Netherlands and soon, more countries will follow. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with firmware version G903FXXU1BPD4 brings changes to TouchWiz that are seen in other Galaxy devices that have been upgraded and this update comes also with app permissions – allowing users to decide which parts of the device an application can access, Google Now on Tap – it provides relevant information based on what’s on the screen, or Doze mode – it extends battery life.
If you’re planning to buy this device, you’ll find it on Amazon at a price of $455. Its specs include a plastic back with perforated dots, resistance to water and dust, a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen supporting a Full HD resolution, an Exynos 7580 chip powered by an octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor backed by 2GB of RAM, an internal memory of 16GB expandable up to 256GB, a primary camera of 16MP with an aperture of f/1.9 and basic features such as autofocus and LED flash, a secondary camera of 5Mp with the same aperture, and a removable battery of 2800mAh.
We remind you that another Samsung device that is currently being upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is the Galaxy Note 4 connected to T-Mobile. Users are getting version VU2DPE3 or VU1DPE3 which weighs in at 1.5GB and it can be downloaded over the air, while connected to a wireless network. If users haven’t been notified yet about the availability of this update, they can manually check for it by going to Settings > About device > Software update.