Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Gets Firmware Update Which Brings Samsung Pay App

Samsung has already started rolling out the updates for Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. One fascinating feature of this update is, you will get the Samsung Pay App that was not launched till date. It indicates, Samsung is also cashing on the demonetization in India.

The South Korean company might announce the payment services in India very soon. The update offered by Samsung includes some security patches and bug fixes as well. India will soon see the launch of Samsung mobile payment service. Well, for some of the users, this was quite expected while others are looking forward to checking out the Samsung Pay App.

How to check for updates?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 received the firmware update. The build number is N920GUBU3BQA3. The update size is 320MB and it also being some security updates to the Galaxy Note 5 as well. There are stability improvements in this update. If you haven’t got the notification of the update, you have to check it manually. Go to settings, scroll down to the end and click on “About Phone.” You will see “system updates,” click on it to get the latest version. If that does not work out too, then you have to wait for one or two days because it takes a few days to reach every device.

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Samsung Pay App

In last year December, we heard that Samsung was planning to bring the mobile payment services in India in 2017. The company recently launched this service in Malaysia, which was the beta version. The company teased that Samsung Pay App will soon start in India with the new Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The digital payment system of Samsung supports contactless payments, and it uses the Near Field Communications NFC as well as the electromagnetic transmission system.

You can use it on payment terminals where only the magnetic stripe cards are accepted. Some speculations suggest Samsung Pay App will come with both Magnetic Secure Transmission and Near Field Communication.

It is an important launch for the company especially during a time when all the transactions in India are gradually becoming cashless. At present, there are no chances of other payment options like Apple Pay and Android Pay. After the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung also rolled out a small firmware update with a download size of 15MB. Only Samsung S7 Edge uses that update. It is not clear whether the Galaxy S7 will get the same update or not.

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