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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L72 Receives MF9 OTA Software Update

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely the best selling Android smartphone yet, a handset introduced in March which managed to sell over 20 million units in less than two months  after its market debut. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is also available on the US market, and Sprint is one of the carriers that has it listed in its offer.

As you probably know the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean customized with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface. Well, you might be glad to hear that the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, codenamed SPH-L72 has now received a software update. Don’t celebrate yet, we are not talking about the highly-anticipated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, but rather by a minor one meant to bring small improvements and bug fixes.

The MF9 software update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 comes to bring HD Voice improvements along with Audio Clipping with headphones at higher levels. The new firmware update also comes with wallpaper modifications (removes one and adds two new ones) and it will also fix the “Unfortunately Messaging has Stopped” bug.

Anyway, to me the most important feature brought by the MF9 update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is that you will now be able to install Google Play applications on your SD card, which will definitely come in handy when storage space gets low.

As most of the Sprint updates, the new firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is rolling out OTA, so don’t rush to grab your USB cable and launch Kies. If you didn’t already receive the software update notification, it’s worth checking for it manually. In order to do so you will have to go to Settings > More > About device > Software Update then hit the Check for Updates button and follow the on-screen instructions.

You might also want to know that the MF9 update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is sized 357 MB, so we are recommending you to download it through a WiFi network.

Because it would be rude to talk about Samsung Galaxy S4 software updates and not mention anything about its technical specifications, I remind you that the flagship smartphone of the South Korea-based company sports a 5-inch full HD display with Super AMOLED technology and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while packing 2 GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal storage expandable through microSD cards.

There are two international Samsung Galaxy S4 variants, one powered by the company’s proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four Cortex A15 cores at 1.6 GHz (for the tasks that require more processing power) and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz (for the basic tasks and improved battery life), and one based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 solution with Snapdragon 600 SoC (quad-core 1.9 Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU). Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is based on the latter version.

Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a high-end smartphone of 2013, you will find connectivity options like HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, NFC chip, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host, and IR blaster.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts a feature-packed 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, and video recording support at 1080p@30fps with dual-video recording. The front-facing camera has a 2 megapixel sensor and is also capable of full HD video recording.

Have you received the software update on your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720? Please let us know in the comments section below.