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Galaxy Note 4 gets battery life-extending update

Ahead of its release in the US and the UK this week, the Galaxy Note 4 is receiving an update that improves battery life "significantly".
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October 13, 2014
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Ahead of its release in the US and the UK this week, the Galaxy Note 4 is receiving a small, but potentially important firmware update.

As reported by the folks over at SamMobile, the 36MB firmware update to version XXU1ANJ4 appears to be primarily a stability patch that covers last minute holes discovered by Samsung following the Note 4’s limited release. It’s not unusual to see such stability updates ahead of full product launches or even in the first days of availability.

But the update also seems to improve battery life, and by a “significant” margin, according to SamMobile. We didn’t receive it yet on our international Snapdragon 805-powered review unit, but there’s a good chance the update will be waiting when you pop open your Note 4 box later this week.

The Note 4 features a 3,220 mAh battery, which is about the same size as the one on the Note 3. Due to the Quad HD screen, some believed the Note 4 wouldn’t last as long as its predecessor, but, as Josh pointed out in the Note 4 review, battery life is just as good as on the Note 3. Now, thanks to the update, the Note 4 may edge ahead the previous generation.