Android Marshmallow beta update rolling out to Galaxy Note5 in the US

Samsung Galaxy Note5 which was announced in August last year with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will soon be receiving the Marshmallow update. The reason for saying this is that Samsung has already begun to roll out the beta version of the Marshmallow update to some Galaxy Note5 units in the US.


Those users of Note5 who signed up for the beta testing received an email with instructions regarding the installation of this beta version of the Marshmallow update. It’s said that Samsung only chose around 200 participants out of those who signed up for this program.


As can be seen in the image above, the Marshmallow update is being rolled out to the Note5 carrying model number SM-N920A which is an AT&T variant. Upon installation of the 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update, the build number changes to MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPB1. This update also includes Android’s February security patch.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 specifications:

  • CPU: 2.1 GHz Exynos 7420 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T760 MP8
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Display: 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP with LED flash and OIS
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Internal Storage: 32/64 GB
  • Connectivity: microUSB 2.0, OTG Support, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Other: Heat Rate Sensor, Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with Wireless Charging

There’s no information about the battery life and performance of Note5 after the installation of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update. If you live in the US and have received the Marshmallow beta update on your Note5, do share any new features and difference in performance with us that you noticed.

Do read our Samsung Galaxy Note5 review if you are thinking of buying one.