Samsung Galaxy S5 mini starts receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

The Galaxy S5 mini is an old smartphone launched back in the summer of 2014. However, Samsung has already provided those who haven't switched to a new device with an Android 5.0.1 Lollipop upgrade last year.

The good news is Galaxy S5 mini owners can expect another major OS update to roll out in the coming weeks. According to a user on XDA Developers, Samsung has already kicked off the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow deployment to all Galaxy S5 mini users in Russia.

Keep in mind though that the update has been confirmed for the Galaxy S5 mini duos model (SM-G800H), so if you own the single SIM version, the update might not be available yet, but we so no reason why Samsung won't offer the update to this variant as well.

It's also worth mentioning that this is a fairly sizable download (800MB), so make sure you have plenty of free storage to upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The update seems to be available from around October 22, so many Galaxy S5 mini owners might have already upgraded to Marshmallow. Aside from the usual new features and improvements included in Android 6.0.1, the update also contains the September security patch.

It looks like Samsung didn't have time to add the latest October security update that's been detailed earlier this month. Either way, the fact that the Galaxy S5 mini is getting another major OS update more than two years after its launch, is almost a miracle.

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Galaxy S5 mini
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Marienx

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Seriously, how can you buy a device that never sees updates... This is the problem with other OMs as they have million phones and their priorities shift... And I never get why can they freaking update all of their devices at once with one update... Why did they have to take so long to do it for only one phone and leave other being... That's right... So consumers have a reason to spend their money one next year's model. This is why I will always stick with Google line of phones. Get a Samsung and see 1 update and that's it.

2. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yet another old update...

3. krakmh

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

That's too late, Nougat is out.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Really? But no love for the Note 3?

5. mohsen47

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I'm happy ... good news for the lastest mini of S series ! I want this update come for the g800h , dual sim model.

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