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Galaxy Note 9 camera improvements arrive in new update

Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update which brings improvements for the Galaxy Note 9 camera. The handset has one of the best cameras you can find on a flagship smartphone today but there’s always room for improvement on the software front. Those who found the camera software a bit lacking in terms of further enhancing the imaging experience will be happy with this update.

The company has started rolling out this update in Germany. It’s obviously going to take a while before this firmware update for the Galaxy Note 9 becomes available in other markets across the globe.

Galaxy Note 9 camera improvements

The company has focused on software features to enhance the Galaxy Note 9’s imaging chops from the get-go. The Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung’s first smartphone with Scene Optimizer. This artificial intelligence-based feature can study the subject and scene before matching them to 20 presents automatically. The presets include landscapes, food, portrait, animals and more. Flaw Detection is another feature that informs users with a pop-up notification if they take a blurry photo or if someone in the photo blinked.

Samsung is rolling out firmware version N960FXXU2ARI9 for the Galaxy Note 9. The update weighs in at around 302MB. The changelog mentions that the camera picture quality has been improved with this update. It also improves the brightness of faces in backlit conditions. Day/Night HDR control accuracy, low light brightness and SNR or Signal Noise Ratio has been improved too.

This firmware update for the Galaxy Note 9 is now rolling out over-the-air. It brings substantial improvements for the camera which device owners will certainly appreciate. It’s good to see that Samsung is working diligently to ensure that its camera remains competitive. That too in a market which has no shortage of handsets with powerful camera hardware and software.

Galaxy Note 9 camera

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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nathan807
nathan807

that’s what so far in India NO U{|PDATES for NOTE 9. Leading position in India for premium segment model phones. Samsung is not ready to update the Premium phone with at least Monthly security updates. No update for NOTE 9 India since its launch… it is the Flagship device for Samsung so try to update with Monthly security updates.

Bv38
Bv38

Just delivered in France. 304,39 Mo. It includes the camera update.

nathan807
nathan807

Note 9 in India since it purchases NO Updates so far. super Samsung does good in India. Soon You will lose Indian market

Ruwin Daniel
Ruwin Daniel

My Indian note 9 received 1 update , the one with 0.4s superslow mo

aarozone
aarozone

September security update just arrived on UK BTU, but it weighs only 71.84 MB and doesn’t list any of the camera updates as above. Also, can you guys update the comment engine so we can upload screenshots?

Ruwin Daniel
Ruwin Daniel

The Indian note 9 received only one OTA since its launch -_-

ejaz786
ejaz786

want android 9.0 in my note 9

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Yes, Samsung def needs to start focusing on more software updates post release for the camera especially the front facing camera to bring more details at the level of the Pixel phones.
Anything for Note 8? Selfie focus? Or the ability of swapping down from any area of the display to show the notification panel?

Ruwin Daniel
Ruwin Daniel

You can swipe down from any area in the display in the homescreen to open notification panel after you toggle it on in homescreen settings

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I just did it. I didn’t know about it on Note 8. Thanks for the tip 👍
Now I just need selfie focus to replace the crappy and slow selective focus. A good software update for Note 8 camera should be released too.

Nicque
Nicque

hope it arrives to Asia soon 😉

rmbln01
rmbln01

Downloading now… Philippines (SMA)

Robbo67
Robbo67

Bought the latest and greatest note 9 thinking it would be updated with the latest security and firmware, since i bought it havent had 1 update yet. SM-N960F good job samsung

madenx5
madenx5

I have just updatet my Note 9 here in Norway . I took some pictures outside and theire are some sligthly improvments in dayligth shoots but it is atleast nice that samsung has updatet the note 9 .

Leonotabot
Leonotabot

Meanwhile with an Unlocked Note 9 in the UK that I got direct from Samsungs website, still no September security update.

But yet again Samsung release multiple software updates before fully deploying existing ones.

Matthaus79
Matthaus79

Same story the last 3 years with UK unlocked phones

S7E N8 and now N9

preime101
preime101

They seem to take about 6 months to get their backside into gear for UK unlocked phones, after that the updates are pretty regular. Not really to class service

nathan807
nathan807

that’s what so far in India NO U{|PDATES for NOTE 9. Leading position in India for premium segment model phones. Samsung is not ready to update the Premium phone with at least Monthly security updates. No update for NOTE 9 India since its launch… it is the Flagship device for Samsung so try to update with Monthly security updates.

RockBastard
RockBastard

Anyone who has experienced some substantial improvement?

preime101
preime101

Can you now finally capture RAW from the second, zoom lens?

rmbln01
rmbln01

I may have to switch to BDT CSC to have this update.

kaizer
kaizer

can you tell me how to do that

rmbln01
rmbln01

My current CSC (SMA) has the secret codes enabled.
When I entered this code in my dialer:

*#272*IMEI#
.: where, IMEI = your 15 digit IMEI number.

I got the list of all availaible CSC. So, I will just choose DBT and hit INSTALL.

However, if I do so, I don’t know if DBT firmwares have the secret codes enabled as well, as I still want to go back to my previous CSC using the same method whenever I wanted.

kaizer
kaizer

ok thank you ill try

kaizer
kaizer

nothing shows up when i put those codes in is there another method

kaizer
kaizer

im using the galaxy note 9 exynos n960f

rmbln01
rmbln01

Samsung codes are CSC dependent. I’ve noticed that European Firmwares and some other regions usually have those codes disabled. I think it has something to do with government regulations.

Flashing a German (DBT) firmware using Odin is your another option. I’ve been doing this method on my old samsung devices but this requires you to download the full N960F DBT firmware from sammobile database.

kaizer
kaizer

yea i have the latest from that new one from germany but doing that does not chance my csc though it only gives me the latest security patch

kaizer
kaizer

ive been trying to do that because mine is on bri