The T-Mobile variants of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are currently receiving new software updates. This is not the first update for the US carrier, however, this one is being dubbed as a rather substantial one that brings along various features and enhancements. Also, the update most likely brings the April security patch for both the devices. It bumps the software version to UVU2APC8 on both devices.
It is worth noting that the update does not change the Android version for the devices, thus they will still be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But the update does tweak the functionality of both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. After the update, users of these devices will get an improved voice service, better battery life, system enhancements, better video recording, and an overall enhanced functionality of the device. Moreover, it also includes an update for Samsung Pay.
The total size of this update on the Galaxy S7 is 215.56 MB while it weighs 146.91MB on the Galaxy S7 edge. Being an OTA update, it might take several hours for it to hit your device. For those who do not want to wait for the notification to pop up, we suggest you check it manually. Simply go to settings > about phone > check for updates. The device will then check for the update manually and will prompt a message if it finds one.
Here is the complete changelog for the update on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge:
- Improved voice services
- Update for Samsung Pay
- Several system enhancements
- Improved stability for video recording
- Enhanced overall device performance
- Optimized Battery life
- Improved security and bug fixes
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were launched at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016. Since then both the flagships have created quite a stir in most of the regions where Samsung launched them. The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S7 edge comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. Both the devices boast 3D glass and metal built, which gives them ultimate sturdiness and curves for a better grip. Both the flagships also feature the “Always-On Display”. On the hardware front, both the smartphones come powered by either the 64-bit 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos or a 64-bit 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipsets (depending on the region). It is worth mentioning that T-Mobile variants come with a locked bootloader, which disables users flashing or rooting custom ROMS.
Both the smartphones feature 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB expandable internal storage, fingerprint scanners, and IP68 water and dust resistance. They come equipped with a 12-megapixel primary camera with dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), and 4K video recording, along with a 5-megapixel front snapper. Backing the Galaxy S7 is a 3,000mAh of battery while the Galaxy S7 edge features a 3,600 mAh battery.
Are you a T-Mobile Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge user? If yes, then let us know about your experience after installing the update.