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New Galaxy Note 9 update brings camera improvements and more

Samsung is pushing out a second Galaxy Note 9 update with the April 2019 security patch in Germany. There are a couple of new features that this update brings to the device — the Note 9 finally has the option to set a schedule for Night mode, and it is also getting the ability to switch between a narrow and wider field of view when taking selfies.

The field of view on the selfie camera is now set at 68 degrees by default and can be changed to the full 80-degree field of view with a tap on the toggle switch that resides above the shutter button. This is something Samsung introduced on the Galaxy S10 lineup and then later brought to the Galaxy S9 with a software update in March. It has now come to the Note 9, and it’s possible the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will also get the field of view switch at some point.

galaxy s9 camera update

The new update does not bring a Night mode for the camera app, in case you were wondering. It was the first thing we checked after installing the update on one of our Note 9s, and while Samsung has constantly been bringing camera features from new flagships to older devices, the company is likely to keep some of the Galaxy S10 camera functionality exclusive to the S10 trio for some time.

You can download the new Note 9 update over the air from the Settings Β» Software update menu by tappingΒ Download and install. The update is currently available in Germany with software version N960FXXU2CSDE; Samsung might bundle this update with the May security patch for some countries, so it may be a while before these changes come to Galaxy Note 9 users outside Germany.

Have you received this update on your Galaxy Note 9? Noticed anything new or different other than the things we’ve mentioned above? Let us know in the comments!

  • 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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wesamothman
wesamothman

Ever since the new April 2019 update is installed on my note 9, seems to have RAM issues. Any body facing this ? The amount of Free RAM is almost 0.5GB less than before as if System is using more RAM in this update!!

ars lan
ars lan

note 9 april 2019 update pakistan???πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ™„πŸ™„

tohid81
tohid81

Unfortunately after the update, the lens configuration in exif tag for all of your photos will be saved as 4.30mm lens, whether it’s taken with the wide or telephoto lens. If your photo is taken with the tele lens, then the lens should be saved as 6.00mm in exif, and it was correct before the update. Samsung is being very unclear about the telephoto lens performance from the beginning and it’s growing!

sudheerkarusala
sudheerkarusala

Finally downloading update for UK unlocked note 9

locarno
locarno

“Samsung might bundle this update with the May security patch for some countries”

You never know what Samsung do.

locarno
locarno

So now S series have better software support than Note.

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

Note is always better

locarno
locarno

But in this year they late with new features for Note. S first then Note.

Alofane
Alofane

Better give us an improvement on the s10 plus. The note9 is the best phone Samsung made.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

April 1 CSD1 patch on my US N9. No camera changes.

Ferrari La Ferrari 001
Ferrari La Ferrari 001

***k you Samsung for this s**t service of update
From S2 user in 2012 and Note 4 user in 2014, and now note 9, update service still sucks, a flagship device treated just like rubbish, pie update (downgrade) is terrible, i still on oreo system.🀬😑

morit
morit

One Ui doesn’t suck
I think it’s an improvement rather a big one (still a little buggy but after this update it’s much better)

JadJay
JadJay

Still stuck on the March update…

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

And what about dual capture mode?
Why did they took it away from Samsung flagships?
And is no more available ?

6Kids1Tank
6Kids1Tank

Can Samsung bring back the feature that lets you use the s pen to take still photos while recording video? This dissapeared when i upgraded to oreo sigh

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

It’s a tricky situation; on one hand, Samsung created the One UI but it definitely removed some practically functionality (the method of initiating multi-window IS a downgrade). Maybe they were over-ambitious & now they’re trying to catch up with integrating features they DIDN’T have time during the One UI release window. On my Note 8, they removed Qol options like: 1. Entering my Pin & initiating without tapping “OK” 2. Have to swipe & Then entering my Pin on the screen lock 3. Installing the silly Screen rotating button that overrides Portrait mode in Settings 4. Apps like Clash of… Read more »

Anthony17
Anthony17

Install Good Lock, it’s brings the multi-windows functionality.

siaho
siaho

Not fully and it’s not available for most regions. Yes, you can side load it and update it manually, but it’s not user friendly and this also leaves questions about bugs and problems (also yes, I did tried it, side loaded).

Mgarcia73
Mgarcia73

How about bringing pro video mode back? After updating to pie and one ui pro video went bye bye. One of the main factors in my purchasing a note 9 is now gone. If it doesn’t return the note 9 will be the last Samsung phone I ever purchase.

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

That’s right!
Pie update was most terrible update I ever seen on android devices. Huge downgrade.
No dual camera mode, no call recording- very useful apps for many people.

NikiLeigh
NikiLeigh

I’m in the US. We got the note 9 update. We don’t have a toggle switch for the selfie size but swiping the screen right to left changes the filed of view the same .

gajjar
gajjar

The button next to camera button is toggle (front/back) for camera.

Puriak
Puriak

finally…i got it today with DBT CSC.bugs fixes and new camera features added too,thank you….but the HD Bluetooth audio codec is still missing!!

Marty04
Marty04

Did S9/S9+ receive the HD Bluetooth audio codec?

Puriak
Puriak

i don’t know for sure…i don’t think so!…they completely remove Samsung HD codec from Bluetooth codecs in Pie…disappointing!

shikhu
shikhu

This is my last flagship phone from Samsung (Note 9). Worst service ever.

vasilis78
vasilis78

I have the best service experience from Samsung, the problem is only a few like you are disappointment and go instantly to write negative comments.

shikhu
shikhu

Ohhh seriously ??? What about like you people who has been sold out by Samsung ? Not even getting a stable update at such huge cost and still saying that this is a good review of Samsung. And if you really think that after spending such a huge amount of money , it’s worth to use a buggy phone. For your kind information man before telling anything just get to know properly about the property. What kind of issues it has ?? Just check out camera issues, battery issue and there is a lot of issues related to it man.… Read more »

morit
morit

Hmm It’s only you who is getting these issues

havetoberooted
havetoberooted

I just got the update yesterday and it didn’t give me the field of view toggle in selfie mode….

NikiLeigh
NikiLeigh

Try to swipe left to right on the screen. I got the update and that works. Just no toggle switch

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

Note 9 in China got that update a month ago, although chinese Samsung phones have independant updates compared to international version. They didn’t get 60 degrees selfies though. Chinese models are always better than International version πŸ™ For example, their S10 have L1+L5 GPS exclusively (maybe HK too because they are the same hardware and same model number)…

egoroff1987
egoroff1987

in the meantime, the Galaxy and 50 gets a live focus effect for the camera. And we on Galaxy Note 9 finally got the update, which came out on S9 2 months ago, where the schedule for night mode is provided and gives the opportunity to change the angle of shooting for the front camera. Thank you, we are buying a flagship just to wait for normal updates and further improvements for months.

vanillasky
vanillasky

Yeah, Note 9 is the first nite I bought and I’m very disappointed about how Samsung treats this model, especially in UK. Still on February patch when other countries received that month ago, and for the new update I’ll propably gonna be waiting another month.

chippyuk
chippyuk

But is this not down to our individual carriers! I am with O2 and they are renowned for being terrible with updates. So unless things have changed it is the UK carriers that hold up the updates by adding their crappy addon apps, well if they even have people working on the updates at all πŸ™

siaho
siaho

First off – samsung can force carriers hands about updates and how fast they release them. After all – everyone wants samsung phones in his catalog, will do anything that samsung wants. Secondly, this doesn’t help the missing features and improvements that are in the galaxy S series from months.

chippyuk
chippyuk

I know they can force the updates but that does not mean it does, especially in the UK. I agree it does not help with missing features but my point is that is it not always down to Samsung when the updates get pushed out as the carriers have th eability to hold them whilst they work on adding their c*ap… Just to add though, the update hit mine on the 1st but this was the first one since February. You can see in the F/W lists when the individual carriers release them and the pattern is pretty clear. Some… Read more »

sudheerkarusala
sudheerkarusala

It’s available now for unlocked note 9 UK

morit
morit

Finally