Samsung Galaxy S5 update released just hours after release

The first Samsung Galaxy S5 software update has been released, just hours after the phone’s official release date.

If you’ve just purchased a brand new Galaxy S5 or received yours in the post following a lengthy pre-order period, you might have noticed there’s already a software update for the 2014 flagship.

According to our office Galaxy S5, the only new features the update will bring are “improved performance”, which explains why the update is only 31.46MB in size.

Seeing as the phone has only been out for less than a day, it’s pretty worrying that Samsung has already had to issue an update for the device as its Touchwiz UI obviously needs a final few tweaks it couldn’t squeeze in before it was released to the public.

However, it isn’t unusual for new products to require a day one update. The Xbox One and PS4 both required a lengthy update installation before you could start playing, which was quite frustrating for gamers who had waited patiently to receive their new consoles.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD Super AMOLED display running on a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM.

It runs the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Samsung’s new Touchwiz UI and is powered by a 2800mAh Lithium-Ion battery within its 8.1mm thick body.

That body comes with IP67 water- and dust-resistant certification and offers an in-built fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.

In the rear is a 16-megapixel camera with a speedy new autofocus system, which is partnered with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing snapper.

It has been released along with three new wrist-worn gadgets, the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor