Samsung is working on the Android 7.0 Nougat update for quite a few of its devices. It has already launched a beta program for Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Reports reveal that the company is also working on this update for the Galaxy S6 series as well as the Galaxy Note 5. Now, a Galaxy Note 5 has been spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on GFXBench.

This more or less confirms that Samsung has started testing the Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 internally. Last year’s flagship phablet is currently the most recent handset in the Galaxy Note series considering the fact that Samsung has had to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 over fire safety issues.

The benchmark results from GFXBench show that Galaxy Note 5 handsets running Nougat have been tested for performance on the benchmarking website. It’s normal for this to get spotted considering the handsets which are bound to receive a new update in the near future are put through their paces with the firmware prior to its public release. All this shows is that developing on Nougat for the Galaxy Note 5 is going along nicely.

It’s quite likely that Galaxy Note 5 owners will have to wait until next year to get Nougat on their handsets given the fact that Samsung hasn’t even released this update for the Galaxy S7 series yet. Galaxy Note 5 may not receive Android 7.0 Nougat until early next year.

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